The Team

Emoquo is brought to you by our highly experienced board and executive management team. They have deep and broad experience building businesses from scratch, leading transformation programmes in large organisations, and working at executive levels within global corporates. They’re supported by an extremely talented team and a panel of over 25 best in class coaches and therapists.

Abigail Rappoport, CEO & Director

As an executive at Microsoft, Abi launched Office 365 to market. She also
led a successful IPO of a startup business. With extensive corporate and
SMB experience, Abi brings strong leadership and bold vision to Emoquo.

Tim Aston, CPO & Founder Director

Tim has over 25 years’ experience leading large-scale behavioural change
projects for global brands, including HBOS, Citi and Colchester Council.
A proven, inspired entrepreneur, he’s taken two startups to a successful
exit. He drives the Emoquo product forward.

Jim Bailey, CFO & Director

Jim’s raised tens of millions for startups and has completed 40+ merger
and acquisition deals. He was also behind an early cloud services startup.
He brings significant tech and finance expertise to Emoquo.

The Experts

Emoquo’s core senior team are supported by some of the best training consultants, business coaches, therapists and creators. Their diverse range of skills, experience and perspectives enables us to offer a comprehensive set of example situations and expert advice – advice people can act on right away, to set real change in motion.

Angela Massey 


  • A learning and development professional, with over 20 years’ experience
  • Has immense expertise in designing bespoke training programmes
  • Has worked with several Local Authorities and numerous state schools, as well as household brands including Whitbread, Cineworld and Nestle
  • A IACP (International Association of Career Professionals) member

Mike Boud

  • A seasoned consultant and coach, with considerable experience designing and delivering transformation programmes
  • Has worked across the private, public and voluntary sectors, and in FE and HE
  • Has worked in 17 countries

Lynne Walker

Cert.Ed, B.Ed (2.1 Hons), MA

  • Lynne is a specialist in training design and delivery including nationwide programmes for the Department for Education (UK), the Training and Development Agency (UK) and the National Remodelling Team in schools (23,000 in England).
  • Lynne has worked in many countries, including: national and local Government (UK, Australia), Higher Education (UK, USA, Latvia, Albania, Ireland) including ten years as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education at UWE, Bristol; schools and further education colleges (UK).

Ruth D’Alessandro

  • A scriptwriter, author and editorial manager with over 20 years’ experience
  • Fluent in Arabic and French, with a strong science background
  • Set up her own company, combining her writing skills in the arts and sciences
  • An observant and empathetic scriptwriter, whatever the scenario

Patsy Wood

  • A certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Master Practitioner of Time Line
  • Therapy, training consultant and coach
  • Has worked with blue chip and public sector companies, in the UK and Europe
  • Passionate about people development, drawing on a range of techniques for the best outcome

Karen Flemming

  • A life coach, business coach, training consultant, and Master Practitioner of NLP
  • Over 15 years’ industry experience, including cross-cultural coaching and training
  • Has worked in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia
  • Solid experience across all aspects of the training cycle

Other experts include

Neil Marshall

Lisa Pett

Walter Blackburn

Derek Hall

Neil Kirkwood

Paul Chequer

Sali Hallsworth

Mike Brown

Fiona Anderson

Jane Boyt

Kate Copeland

David Thorne

Jeannie Osmond

Alex Nairn

Jayne Stallard Moore

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