About Knowledge Connections

Knowledge Connections was born in 2014 out of decades of friendship and shared history. We share a common passion for individuals to thrive in their working environment, for Teams to grow and develop and for Leaders to overcome challenges, in a way that makes a lasting difference to them and their organisation.
We each bring our own experience, strengths, styles and skills and that makes us a great team. Using our experience we  partner with you to identify the right approach that will deliver the best results for your situation.

Our Values

We are down-to-earth individuals working together
We are focussed on mutual long-term relationships
We encourage you to think and do differently
Everything we do is customised for you
We are ‘all in’

Meet The Core Team

Brian Gatt

Brian is all about helping people achieve breakthroughs in their thinking. He thrives in making sense of what others see as chaos.

Brian is an experienced facilitator, coach and consultant and uses these skills to help people to see and relate to different perspectives.

This approach has been shaped by over 20 years of working in large multinational corporations, excelling in leadership roles across consulting, HR, IT and business transformation.

Brian is intellectually curious and results focussed. His calm, reflective style helps our clients to find their own best answers to the challenges they face.

Sam Twomey

Sam’s natural ‘go to place’ in any Business scenario is the people. She firmly believes that delivering successful business activities and projects or simply high performance ‘business as usual’ starts with the people.

Sam excels in building safe environments and facilitating focussed group discussions. She works with people to ‘reframe’ and explore new concepts. She is naturally empathetic and when in sessions working with her people become inspired to action!

Sam is an experienced and Qualified Coach, NLP Practitioner, Change Management Practitioner and Facilitator with a passion for helping people grow together. This, coupled with her 30 years’ experience in a Global Corporation in the FMCG industry, provides her with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on.

Alison Roper

Alison is a passionate, energetic and experienced facilitator and coach. She believes that everyone has the potential to be amazing once they find what they love!

She excels at designing and delivering sessions that involve the whole group and challenges them to think differently and step out of their comfort zone. She loves working with group dynamics and identifying how, together, the different strengths of each person can lead to extraordinary results.

Her inclusive style ensures that everyone has a voice and she creates space for reflection as well as action. An expert listener, Alison is able to work with individuals to get to the root cause of problems by asking insightful questions and working to enable them to come up with meaningful insights and solutions.

the Benefits of Working With Us

At Knowledge Connections we like to position ourselves as your Partners.
We stand alongside you and /or your team and ensure that together, we understand the full extent of your opportunity or get to the root cause of your challenge.
Critically we like to build a relationship with you and truly understand the culture of your business and always aim  to propose approaches or solutions, endure the test of time.
Brian has worked with all business segments and functions during his time as an internal consultant in Mars. He has an amazing ability to get people to look at the world from a different angle, allowing clients to pause, (re)think and ultimately unlock new opportunities.
He is an excellent facilitator and is passionate about personal development, being a coach to many Associates in the company.
The combination of these skills mean that Brian builds strong relationships with those he interacts with and is especially sought after when there is a significant challenge or opportunity being faced.
Andy, director at mars university
I worked with Sam to co-create a programme that will help drive change across our organisation. Sam has really helped by bringing a strong blend of change and project leadership knowledge coupled with a really insightful understanding of the people effected by the change, the group has been really receptive to the proposed changes, and we have some great measures in place to track progress. Thanks for your help and support.
Alison is probably the most positive person I've met for years.
She is wonderfully warm and empathetic, and full of encouragement.
She takes time to really listen and understand you, and gets you to think differently through useful exercises and challenging questions. I recommend her highly.
catherine, Ceo
Brian was instrumental in facilitating crucial alignment for a global team of technical experts: his steering and alignment framework ensured the team landed key decisions, clarified intent and achieved results that progressed the strategy execution and deployment.
I would engage Brian again for any conversations requiring multidisciplinary alignment, strategy implementation and divergent stakeholder management with high stakes business impact.”
Paola, Director, R&D Strategy
I have worked closely with the Knowledge Connections team on upskilling our associates in Project Leadership skills, taking a Change Management approach. Sam leveraged her great partnering skills and has worked tirelessly to ensure the change management process and training material is tailored to our needs to set this initiative up for success. As a result of her professional and friendly style, she has engaged our Senior Leaders, Line Managers and Associates in making the changes needed to move the needle on Project Leadership
Graham, Senior Research Manager, Capabilitites
Alison was born to be a coach. Her passion for helping people succeed and natural ability to put anyone at ease in her company are skills made her an absolute pleasure to work with.
Areas of excellence I noticed while collaborating were;  Designing and facilitating brilliant visioning and coaching sessions using a variety of techniques (virtual and face to face). No two workshops with Ali are the same!
Crafting fantastic questions that really help you shift the way you think and help to unlock potential.
Building rapport with a variety of clients and coaches in a number of different settings.
Karmel, Consultant
I worked with Brian on a complex behaviour change project. He brought amazing expertise in observing and understanding human behaviour, and an ability to generate ideas for driving change.
He is a thoughtful and insightful consultant, with great facilitation skills, and an amazing ability to step into highly complex and ambiguous situations, and find ways to cut through without getting lost. Definitely someone to have on your team.
Rob, global organisation design & change Director
I have had the pleasure of working with Sam for the past year and it has been an absolute pleasure. From the first meeting to the end result, she always kept the customer and learner in mind. She brought great ideas to the table in regards to content design, learning best practices, and project management. Partnering with Sam really enabled us to deliver a engaging and educational session for our associates during capability week. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam and look forward to building upon the success of our last program to deliver additional learning opportunities in the future.

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