Practices

    Louise Gardner
    Founder and Managing Director
    Pledge Group
    Louise Gardner is the founder and Managing Director of Pledge Group and has been setting up PMOs in the UK and Australia for more than 20 years.
    Jay Cohen
    Project Manager
    The Canton Group
    "Make Things Better" has been Jay Cohen's personal mantra since he began managing projects in 1998. After gaining experience and serving time in fashion, healthcare, insurance, and entertainment industries, Jay found his happy place amid the chaos at the intersection of IT and public works. He has served as program manager for megaprojects and stood up multiple PMOs in the public sector and utilities industry. Here, he formalized his "Real PM" approach to project management, emphasizing people, simplicity, integrity, and Making Things Better.
    Abbigail Meah-Ali
    Manager
    The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
    Abbigail Meah-Ali is a professional with over 24 years of expertise in quality and construction project management. In her current full-time role as Manager, Construction Services, she has successfully overseen a broad range of projects, aligning them with corporate strategies while ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and on budget. Abbigail is also Certified Trainer for the Profession Education and Certification Board (PECB), an American Society Quality (ASQ) ConnEx Expert and a Maxwell Leadership member. Abbigail's professional certifications are extensive, including PMP, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and Certified Quality Engineer, among others. She is a member of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), where she contributes to the Construction Special Interest Group and Sustainability Special Interest Group. Her commitment to quality and project management excellence is demonstrated through her active participation in industry conferences and as a mentor and speaker at various prestigious events.
    Zoe O’Toole
    PMO Consultant
    Zoe is happy PMO bringing light and trust to organisations. Over 25 years of project management experience, specialising in PMO for nearly 15 of those, she works with clients across a broad spectrum from multinationals to individuals. Zoe provides consultancy, mentoring and presenting services. She loves PMO and chickens.
    Moussa Gherbi
    Vice President
    Customer Success
    Moussa Gherbi is the Head of Customer Success at Planisware. Trained as an Engineer in a top school in France, then as a Business & Technology Consultant at PwC in Paris, he has now been in the PPM industry for over 10 years. Moussa has always been passionate about identifying problems and finding solutions. He prides himself on challenging the status quo and being a driver for impactful and sustainable change. Combining this mindset with his experience, Moussa now focuses on delivering more value for Planisware customers by enabling the Customer Success group and building a customer-centric culture. As it related to the world of PMO, Moussa has been on both sides of the fence. He gets to speak with PMO organizations frequently within the scope of their Planisware program, focusing on understanding their business needs and improving their return on investment. Moussa also previously worked within a PMO during one of his long-term engagements at PwC. This gives him a good understanding of what companies expect out of their PMO organizations and what situations they may face, with a steady need for adaptation to change. Moussa strongly believes that PMO organizations are impact drivers and can be exceptional agents of change within a company.
    Stuart Taylor
    Content Creator
    Influential PMO
    Stuart Taylor is the creator of the Influential PMO YouTube channel, where he shares tutorials, tips, and opinions on all matters relating to project management, PMO, and assurance. He has worked on projects in banking, insurance, fintech, retail, local government, and health; and now - whilst juggling a full-time PMO role and enjoying a healthy family life - spends much of his time creating content that advises fellow professionals and newcomers on how to avoid the self-sabotaging behaviors that prevent projects from being successful.
    Ken Burrell
    Co-Founder & Director
    The PMO Professionals
    With almost 30 years’ experience in Research & Development and Change across a broad range of industry sectors, Ken’s background in engineering research and development and project management enables him to helps organisations to improve the way they change through the strategic application of the right PMO knowhow. Sometimes by supporting the controlled delivery of strategic change programmes, and sometimes by ensuring that senior management get the insights they need to make strategic decisions about those change programmes in the context of an organisational change portfolio. Ken specialises in providing independent, pragmatic advice about learning lessons from project delivery, and how to do it better.
    Lindsay Scott
    Co-Founder
    House of PMO
    Lindsay has over 20 years of experience in project management and PMO. She is a Director at PMO Learning, a training company dedicated to PMO, and Co-Founder of the House of PMO, a professional membership organisation for PMO practitioners. Lindsay co-authored the PMO Competency Framework and edited the Handbook of People in Project Management. Lindsay frequently speaks on project management and PMO career topics and offers one-on-one coaching to those seeking to advance their careers in PMO. She loves walking her dog Reginald, an avid reader and collects gin, not necessarily at the same time!
    Scott Ambler
    Consulting Methodologist
    Ambysoft, Inc.
    Scott Ambler is an Agile Data Coach and Consulting Methodologist with Ambysoft Inc., leading the evolution of the Agile Data and Agile Modeling methods. Scott was the (co)-creator of PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit and helps organizations around the world to improve their way of working (WoW) and ways of thinking (WoT). Scott is an international keynote speaker and the (co-)author of over 25 books, including Choose Your WoW!, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3rd Edition.
    Elise Stevens
    Career Tactician
    EliseStevens.co
    I give STEM professionals and businesses the tools to confidently supercharge their performance, results, and careers. With over twenty years’ experience in working with STEM teams. I understand the issues organizations face when building and sustaining diverse teams as well as the challenges women encounter in achieving career success. My wealth of knowledge in delivering change outcomes for large multinationals, government bodies and organizations, combined with my passion for seeing women in STEM achieve career success, has lead me to develop tools that supercharge their performance and results. I help: STEM Teams: Improving the diversity of teams by providing the tools, training, coaching they require to achieve sustainable success. I believe that diversity in teams in STEM organizations is important, enabling them to implement change/transformation initiatives that are critical to ongoing longevity. With the right focus, organizations can attract and retain exceptional people. Professional STEM Women: Giving women the confidence, tools, and skills to have the career they want with 1 to 1, group and mastermind coaching and training. Although not true for every woman, I have found that some don’t have the same career success as their male peers. While there are many reasons for this, it is important that women have the tools, strategies, and knowledge on how to achieve their own career success. I am the author of ” Age Defying Careers – A guide for women at 40”. The book is a how-to book on how to transition to the career they want. I have been featured in; – Project Management Review China – Future PMO – Project Management Office Hours Podcast – Strefa PMI Poland Magazine If you are a professional or businesses in STEM who needs the tools to supercharge your performance and results – email elise@elisestevens.co Specialities Diversity in STEM, Professional Women in STEM, Facilitating, Coaching & Mentoring, Professional Development, Podcasting, Public Speaking