WE ARE THE PHYSICAL

INTELLIGENCE INSTITUTE

The world’s leading expert resource and community of people interested in the development, sharing and application of Physical Intelligence.

A COMMUNITY

Pioneering, adventurous coaches and leaders – either practicing Physical Intelligence and/or learning how to apply the techniques and the theory of Physical Intelligence to their coaching and people transformation activities.

A PLACE TO SHARE

All of the best “how tos”, insights, research, technologies, practices, experiences, and resources, to continue to develop and share the Physical Intelligence pedagogy.

A PLACE TO CELEBRATE

Using the amazing ability of our bodies — to provoke thought, raise standards and leverage this work to help people achieve more, stress less and live more happily.

A COMMUNITY

Pioneering, adventurous coaches and leaders – either practicing Physical Intelligence and/or learning how to apply the techniques and the theory of Physical Intelligence to their coaching and people transformation activities.

A PLACE TO SHARE

All of the best “how tos”, insights, research, technologies, practices, experiences, and resources, to continue to develop and share the Physical Intelligence pedagogy.

A PLACE TO CELEBRATE

Using the amazing ability of our bodies — to provoke thought, raise standards and leverage this work to help people achieve more, stress less and live more happily.

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Claire Dale

Founder, mover and shaker

Movement specialist, leading exponent of Physical Intelligence, international speaker and co-author of the award-winning book Physical Intelligence, Claire successfully coaches, trains and consults to help individuals and teams achieve peak performance through Physical Intelligence. 

With a background in contemporary dance, Claire led her own dance company to European critical acclaim during the 1990s representing Great Britain and creating works for Sir Paul McCartney, Alsop Architects, CandoCo and L’Oreal.

Claire began integrating Physical Intelligence into the world of business in 2002 when she founded Companies in Motion. Her highly charismatic coaching, facilitation and guest speaker skills have engaged individuals and training audiences at National Express, Sony, Bank of New York Mellon, BAE, SAGE, J.P.Morgan, Mars, Shell and AstraZeneca among many others.

As advisor to Nasreen Sheikh, Director of The Empowerment Collective, Claire is actively working to campaign for global human rights and an end to modern-day slavery.

Kevin Chapman

Momentum and mission

Kevin is a highly experienced coach, consultant, trainer, communication specialist and business leader with significant commercial experience designing and delivering leadership and high-performance coaching. He has worked with clients including BP, Coors, Shell, HSBC, PwC, Aon and Jaguar Land Rover.

As managing director of RADA Business, Kevin built a market-leading performance brand in communication training and leadership impact, growing the business substantially over 5 years. This work included developing pioneering training for women in multiple countries to build confidence and presence at work.

He is highly valued for his expertise in storytelling, narrative, leadership performance and change management becoming a trusted advisor for leaders and leadership teams to manage through difficult periods of change or improve business reputation and performance.

Kevin holds a degree in Mathematical Statistics and Operations Research from Exeter University, an MBA and is a qualified coach. He is also a Trustee of the Comedy School and supporter of The Forgiveness Project.

Jill Harris

The voice

Jill has spent most of her working life in communications. Her corporate career focused on public relations and employee communications in the alcoholic drinks and insurance sectors where she had a wide range of responsibilities from writing annual reports and corporate brochures to developing change management communications and organising management conferences and sponsored corporate events.

Since retraining in social media marketing with Digital Mums in 2015, Jill has worked as a freelancer with a range of B2B, B2C and Not-for-Profit clients.

Jill loves all aspects of communications, especially written and visual, and enjoys getting lost in analytics and strategy. She holds a degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Sheffield but did once consider training to be an accountant.

In her spare time, Jill loves walking her super-cute rescue maltipoo – Nula, practising Pilates and cooking healthy meals for her family. She is also a member of Toastmasters International and is addicted to health and wellbeing podcasts. As a lifelong learner she is looking for her next challenge – it will probably be yoga.

Chloe Hodgkinson

Organisational Wizard

Chloe has an extensive background working as an Executive Assistant, Project, Event, and Marketing Manager, in management consultancy, film and media, travel, and the charitable sector. She’s an organisational wizard, loves problem-solving, and is a real team player.

Chloe has a passion for all things health and wellness. A certified habit change health coach and yoga teacher, on a personal journey to become the best version of herself, she has tapped into a number of modalities ranging from somatic work, breathwork, therapy, qi gong, dance, fasting, and detox, neuroscience, and meditation.

In her spare time, you will find Chloe off on an adventure to some far-flung destination, emersed in the local cultures, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or in nature meditating.

Dean Jackson

Everything IT

Isabel Pollen

Performance Coach and Queen of Engagement

With the combination of over 25 years as a Professional Actress on stage and screen, and almost 13 years as a Professional Coach working around the globe across multiple industries, Isabel is uniquely positioned to facilitate the practice of confidence and connection with our audience and each other.

Isabel obtained a scholarship to attend RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) gaining a three-year Acting Diploma, and has worked extensively in the West End, Broadway. This includes her recent role as the lead in Emma Rice’s ‘Brief Encounter’ on the Haymarket and UK tour. Her work also includes TV, Commercial, Independent Film and BBC productions in this country as well as overseas.
Isabel was nominated for the prestigious ‘Carlton Hobbs’ award whilst at RADA and she continues to do regular voice over work.
Isabel is also the founder of her own work ‘Isabel Pollen’, as well as working with consultancies such as Fieri Leadership and Dark Swan.

Isabel’s clients include Wagamama, Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Group, Mizuho Bank, Smart Tech, Wipro, Hertfordshire University, Mitsubishi UFJ, Partners Group and Cote as well as numerous others.
Her work includes designing and delivering Leadership Development, Communication and Presentation trainings for 1:1 C-suite/exec clients, through to graduate level and teenagers.
Isabel uses performance and coaching techniques and to support and amplify physical, psychological, and emotional awareness.

When not delivering coaching or performing, Isabel is the mother of Jemima (6 years old) and step mum to 17-year-old Ben.

One of Isabel’s favourite quotes is from Dolly Parton:
‘Find out who you are and do it on purpose’.

Anna Kuusela

Performance Coach

Anna is a ballet dancer at heart and passionate about exploring and expressing potential. Originally from Finland, Anna has lived around the world and notably in London, working with various well-known fashion and luxury businesses. During her career as a management consultant working with KPMG and Deloitte she supported businesses such as Selfridges, New Look, ASOS, Mothercare, Ann Summers and Argos to successfully undertake and execute transformational change from the leadership team to the shop floor.

Having worked in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment for a decade, Anna took a two-month sabbatical learning tango in Argentina and then setup her own business working with people and supporting them to master their own change journeys.

One of her light bulb moments has come in the form of embodiment and somatic work, highlighting the need to align the mind, body and soul. Anna was drawn to the world of Physical Intelligence to gather even more powerful tools to help her clients navigate life. She believes we all have the tools to live an extraordinary life and desires to demonstrate this herself. Anna is passionate about creating paradigm level shifts at the highest level of organisations, amongst leaders and change makers, for the ultimate butterfly effect. Anna in an ICF-certified executive coach, a neuroscience nerd, still a dancer, a mover and a shaker, and is often found with a book or a journal in her hand, radiating her contagious energy.

Kath Burlinson

Performance Coach

Dr. Kath Burlinson is a professional theatre director and performer with extensive experience working in the corporate sector helping individuals to increase personal impact and companies and organisations to improve performance and envision their futures.

Her diverse list of clients includes Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Program, Pershing Ltd, Capgemini, Tata Consulting Services, Oxera, Avanade, The Home Office, Atos/Origin amongst others. She is currently one of the team of Business tutors for RADA Enterprises, and has worked for Gareth Bunn Consultancy, Inside Leadership, Morton Corporate Consulting, Andrena Cumella Consulting, Camille Nickson Associations and Steps.

From 1997-2002 Kath was co-director of the Weird Sisters Theatre company producing hit performances that toured nationally and internationally winning 5 international theatre awards. Kath has also been Associate Director of Youth Music Theatre UK, and has recently produced ‘The Mothers Bones’ and ‘Wolf’ with her artists collective. She has written sketches for BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends as well as a critical book on Christina Rosetti and a number of published essays.

She leads The Art of Being Heard, a professional development programme for DanceEast Ipswich and the Key Theatre Peterborough, which has attracted participants from Greene King, Gross & Co Solicitors, Norfolk Churches Trust, Wherry Housing Association and other private and public sector companies.

Kath’s doctorate is from London University and from 1989-1997 she was a lecturer in English and Drama at Southampton University.

Mairi McHaffie

Performance Coach

Mairi is a specialist in people development, training and talent initiatives delivering across the Civil Service and private sector for the past 10 years. As a trained professional actress and BBC TV presenter, Mairi uses her skills to enable individuals and groups to communicate and present better, build confidence, increase visibility and align personal branding to organisational values. She is passionate about unlocking potential through teaching how the body and breath operate and how these can be developed to influence ourselves and others into achieving more positive outcomes.

She previously set up the award nominated Coaching Squared™ programme and is founder of the Houses of Parliament Women into Leadership (WIL) programme. Mairi’s style is dynamic and she firmly believes that a hands on experiential approach allows us to learn at a deeper level and understand how the practise of new skills can help us evolve. Previous clients include Coca Cola Enterprises, Ministry of Justice, PwC, Transport for London, Serco, BT, Environment Agency, The Met Police and many central government departments.

She is an associate trainer for Civil Service Learning through CAPITA and frequently works globally with PwC as a high level role player enabling executives to practise networking, influencing and sales skills. As part of the year-long core delivery team for the PwC/HMRC Module 48 programme, she led bespoke sessions on the highest scoring elective “Communicating Confidently with Customers and Advisors”.

As a sought after speaker, Mairi regularly speaks for women’s networks across the City with practical sessions on confidence and impact skills based on the work of Harvard social psychologist, Professor Amy Cuddy.

In 2014 Mairi was invited to be a judge on the BBC Apprentice Final as part of a team of business experts assessing the market potential of a key product and in 2016 was a judge for the WeAreTheCity Rising Stars awards for pipeline talent across the sectors. She is the mother of two young boys, a School Governor and occasionally dabbles in stand-up comedy.

Dr. Justin Kennedy

Close Collaborator

Dr. Kennedy holds the position as the professor of wellbeing neuroscience and organisational behaviour at UGSM-Monarch Business School, in Hagedorn, Zug, Switzerland.

He is the Ph.D. professor of applied neuroscience with Canterbury Christchurch University as well as with several other U. K. universities, like Middlesex and Chester University.

His academic work recently defined the model of ‘Organisational Wellbeing Neuroscience’ and is a chapter in the academic textbook: The Handbook of Organisational Wellbeing (SAGE). His academic research informs his consulting in psychological safety to organisations globally. His clinical practice licence is in neuro-behavioural analysis.
His consulting and coaching practice is informed by his research and is globally sought as a keynote speaker after his TEDx talk. He coaches and collaborates with Professional Ph.D. candidates as part of his personal goal toward ensuring effective application of brain-based protocols that emerge in collaboration with Ph.D. candidate’s research and other industry experts.

His book, Brain Re-Boot, is an overview of applied neuroscience which proposes various approaches to resilience from behavioural and social neuroscience, neuroeconomics, educational and health neuroscience. The book offers brain-based tools to hack one’s behaviour that build resilience to stress related pathology and improving cognitive performance.

Liz Clayton-Jones

Learning facilitation

Angela Keane

Learning supervision

Fred Funck

Adviser: Future of leadership

George Graham

Adviser: Science and nutrition

Nayim Mahomade

Adviser: Physical recovery

Patricia Peyton

Adviser: PI Specialist

Nadine Benjamin

Adviser: Artistic connections

THE PHYSICAL
INTELLIGENCE BOOK

Harness your body’s untapped intelligence to achieve more, stress less and live more happily.

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