The Team

Mindbridge is led by Kate Lanz, with a small, hand-picked team of partners and associates.

The Mindbridge Team

Kate Lanz - CEO - Mindbridge Leadership & CEO coaching Kate Lanz

Kate Lanz

CEO, mindbridge
Kate Lanz, CEO and leader of Mindbridge, works to push the boundaries of the Neurosmart™ method and specialises in consulting and coaching at senior levels including the Board.

Kate has over thirty years’ business experience – nearly twenty years’ in leadership coaching combined with an outstanding track record of success as a senior executive. Kate was the first female – and youngest – International General Manager at Diageo, the world’s leading spirits producer. (See Lanz Executive Coaching for details of Kate’s executive coaching career.)

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It was in the role of General Manager that Kate developed an interest in the psychology of the working environment. Building on her MBA, her BSc in Psychology and her business experience, Kate established her international practice in corporate coaching.

During and after the 2008 financial crisis Kate found herself fascinated by the patterns of behaviour of clients at work and what it means about how the brain works. This lead to work on the return on investment organisations were making from different brains in their businesses.

She now focuses on the power of modern neuroscience for releasing latent brain potential at work. Kate’s approach is uniquely effective because of her powerful blend of neuro-psychological understanding and direct, senior-level business experience.This is the basis of Kate’s doctoral research and recent book “All the Brains in the Business: the engendered brain in the 21st Century Organisation” (Palgrave Macmillan)

‘At mindbridge, we understand how to switch people’s brains on, to light them up and inspire. We enable leaders to share this knowledge effectively.’
Kate Lanz
CEO, mindbridge

Doug Montgomery - Independent Accredited Executive Coach Doug Montgomery

Doug Montgomery

Independent Accredited Executive Coach
An accredited member of the APECS, a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF and an accredited supervisor with the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA)

After 28 years at GlaxoSmithKline, Doug understands what it is to perform and lead in a challenging and fast-moving environment. He started out as a Ph.D. research scientist, progressing to become a senior leader managing staff and projects globally. Doug’s passion for supporting the development of others to fulfil their full potential led to him becoming an internal coach. He has since left his corporate role and now works as an independent executive coach and coaching supervisor, in addition to training coaches and running coaching skills courses for leaders.

Doug has built up particular experience coaching individuals and leaders from a STEM background, and also coaches clients from a variety of backgrounds and in organisations of all sizes. A large part of his work is with clients who are preparing for or entering transitions in their roles, careers and lives. He knows that we all get stuck in our own stories of what type of person or leader we are, and what we can and cannot do, which can limit our performance and stifle our potential. In a non-judgemental and supportive way, he challenges beliefs and assumptions to enable his clients to see themselves and their situation from different viewpoints, bringing previously unimagined possibilities to light and potential within reach. Working with Doug is both challenging and fun.

Ongoing professional and personal development is important to Doug, and he is an accredited member of the Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors (APECS), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and an accredited supervisor with the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA). In addition, he is also an accredited coach and mentor trainer with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Alyssia Bailey Alyssia Bailey

Alyssia Bailey

P.A to Kate Lanz & Administrative Manager
Having worked in roles like managing groups of children from a tent in France, to a Site Secretary in construction, Alyssia has a broad skillset with a knack for organisation, she keeps everything in tip top shape.

Before joining the Mindbridge team, Alyssia spent three years working for the Academy for Chief Executives, here she was privy to a gold mine of learning and information, designed specifically to help business leaders to develop and grow. She moved into a role of Speaker Development Manager where she helped to recruit new speakers, alongside offering PA support to her local chairman. This put her in a very unique position to slot straight into the Mindbridge team, having experienced first hand working with world class speakers and business leaders in a variety of industries, it meant that joining the Mindbridge team was the perfect way to continue her own personal development and growth as well as offer her support to a field she is passionate about.

With experience in administration, digital marketing and graphic design, she ensures the smooth running of the business each day behind the scenes, making life easy and always with a smile.

“At Mindbridge I can really work honestly, openly and be myself. I know that my voice will be heard and my opinions valued. That in itself allows my brain to truly thrive and lets me do the best work that I can.”Alyssia

Harry Lanz - Mindbridge App Developer Harry Lanz

Harry Lanz

App developer, Mindbridge
Harry is our team coding boffin! He enjoys figuring out the maths behind the issue and writing the code to do the analysis. An invaluable member of the behind the scenes team.

Harry is a student at Imperial College, London, studying Aeronautical Engineering. He has helped with the mindbridge app development, specifically the algorithm to generate the thriveability score for the user and choosing what kind of data to collect to yield the most practical results. The app is designed to improve the user’s working life by showing behavioural patterns and helping to push them in a more positive direction.

Helen Lanz - Mindbridge Materials Development Helen Lanz

Helen Lanz

Materials development, Mindbridge
Helen works behind the scenes with Alyssia, helping to produce materials for the bespoke, individual coaching and neurosmart™ programmes.

Helen has over twenty years’ experience in developing educational materials. Helen started her career in education, graduating with a B.Ed. (Hons) degree and is a qualified teacher. Helen moved into the educational publishing industry, having achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Publishing, working with a variety of renowned educational and commercial publishers. Helen has over 18 years of experience in developing distance-learning materials with The Open University. She combines this with an HND in Graphic Design to help produce individual and engaging materials for Kate’s coaching programmes.


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