Meet the Pecan People
Penny Loveless - Senior Partner
Penny founded Pecan in 2012. Immediately prior to establishing Pecan Penny was Business Leader for Culture and Colleague Engagement at Co-operative Banking Group. Her responsibilities included designing and leading the strategy to change the culture of the bank and integrate Co-op and Britannia, which resulted in industry leading customer and colleague advocacy scores.
Previously Penny designed and led award winning organisation change programmes for NatWest, Santander, Standard Life, Getty Images,Britannia Building Society and GlaxoSmithKline among others.
Penny is pragmatic, tenacious and determined. She brings energy, focus and unshakeable belief that “it can be done” to everything she does. She’s also been told she has a lightness of touch and GSOH, which helps to balance these terrier-like characteristics.
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Andrew Loveless - Senior Partner
Andrew has 25 years’ experience of bringing about performance improvement and culture change for the likes of Bupa, Panasonic, Orange, Nationwide and Standard Life, generating outstanding business results and winning numerous industry awards.
Andrew is an ex-professional footballer and remains an avid sports participant, fan and youth football coach. He is passionate about achieving peak performance and maximising the power of team whilst enjoying the journey.
People love working with Andrew. He is genuinely interested in what makes them tick and has a fantastic ability to simplify apparently complex situations, providing vision, clarity and ease of change.
Ella Overshott - Senior Partner
Ella’s experience reflects her love of change and variety working in retail, financial services and voluntary sectors across the UK, latterly achieving award winning success for her work in mergers and acquisitions. Her background leading sales and operations teams brings a much needed practicality and commercial focus to the challenge of culture change and people engagement.
Ella is intrigued by the link between customer experience, culture and business performance. As an experienced coach, business leader, psychologist (and shopper) she is able to help organisations ‘join the dots’ that connect people on the inside of a business to their customers on the outside.
Escapism is found in the form of cinema, comedy, walking and photography ideally whilst travelling the world with her husband and three boys.
Tim has been leading change and development within organisations for 18 years. An experienced consultant, Tim has worked with over 20% of the FTSE100. With a tenaciousness for delivering bottom line results, combined with an infectious engaging style, Tim’s ‘can do’ positive approach acts as a strong catalyst for sustainable change.
Tim has delivered multiple award winning programmes, in both Financial Services, Telco and Utilities companies often delivering best in industry results.
Tim is a qualified CIPD trainer, MBTI part 1 and 2 qualified, a Master NLP practitioner, and is in the final stages of completing his Ashridge Masters Degree in Executive Coaching.
Outside of work, Tim spends a lot of time in France, having worked and lived there in the past. He’s a qualified outdoor pursuits assessor, enjoying sea kayaking, cycling and trekking. Tim volunteers a number of days a year to coach Senior Leadership teams in charities, in addition to his work with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
Having worked in the UK and internationally, Sorrel has experience of managing complex projects and relationships in a range of sectors, from ultra-high net worth individuals to the creative and charity sectors. With nine years working for Comic Relief, in her role as International Events Account Manager, she was responsible for generating new income streams and expanding the international reach of the charity’s fundraising brands.
Trained to post graduate level in Business and Personal coaching, Sorrel is passionate about harnessing the benefits of coaching to help organisations and their people realise their potential. Clients describe her coaching style as insightful, supportive, challenging and pragmatic. She is fascinated by employee engagement and what it takes to foster and maintain it.
Outside of work, she is mother and stepmother to three daughters, who are mostly teaching her something new and unexpected about life.
Mandy has a rich and varied career in Coaching, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement and Organisation Development. She has a proven track record of working at all levels in large, complex and diverse organisations both in the private and public sectors as well as a long established commitment to the third sector. She is an NLP Master Practitioner with a post-graduate diploma in psychology and is a member of the CIPD.
Mandy’s strength lies in her ability to combine practicality with creativity while keeping an eye on both strategic and operational factors. Mandy uses a blend of compassion and challenge when working with with groups and individuals in order to achieve long-lasting learning. She is currently researching mindfulness and the work of the Human Givens Institute and how these can be used in organisation and individual development.
When not at work Mandy can usually be found outdoors – on the allotment, walking and camping. She’s also partial to a peaty single malt!
Jane has thirty years experience working with leaders and teams to support them through the human journey of change and achievement. Within the context of a commercial approach and bringing strong business experience, she provides challenging insight and development that enables more conscious choice, action and personal fulfillment, and less stress! This in turn drives the results companies want. Jane has worked with a range of clients in financial services, oil, and technology, in the UK, and throughout the world, and is currently coaching leaders from Beijing to Kazakhstan. She holds a Masters degree in change management.