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Who are we?


We are a group of executive and performance coaches who come from a variety of organisations and backgrounds, with decades of experience. Our philosophy is simple – we want to help create an environment in which people can thrive.

We’ve seen first-hand the difference it can make when executives are genuine, passionate and innovative leaders … it translates to an engaged, high-performing, committed workforce whose enthusiasm for their brand spills over to customers.

We are a group of Executive Coaches with differing expertise and backgrounds that provide:

  • 1-1 Face to face coaching and remote coaching for those in more far flung locations. 
  • Facilitation of offsites and strategy sessions. 
  • Workshops and development programmes for teams and high performing individuals.

We help business leaders drive change through their people, building trust within teams – up, down and horizontally, among peers and with leaders alike – to remove the barriers that prevent them from getting to “great” and unlocking their full potential.

Through 1:1 coaching, either face-to-face or remotely, we building on what’s already great, identify and mend what’s broken and also to achieve a high-performing environment through engaging with their teams to drive and validate the same behaviours.

We are proud to be involved with Fortune 500 companies and organisations that have regularly been ranked in “The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for”, understanding that these two elements are in many ways inextricably linked.

The philosophy of People Plan founder Nicola Blatch is that trust is the foundation of great leadership.  “If leaders can create a safe, trusted environment for their teams they will see the best from those around them,” she says. As a coach and consultant she helps leaders and teams to achieve this and go from “Good to Great”.

Nicky Blatch
People Plan
People Plan founder Nicky Blatch is an Executive Coach and Consultant, with over 20 years experience in her specific field of expertise, which is focused on getting the best from individuals and teams. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She was educated at Brighton University, achieving a BA Hons in Hotel & Catering Management. She later attained a Wines & Spirits Trust Higher Certificate.
Nicky entered the wine trade straight after university, working for Majestic Wines, where she really learnt the power of High Performing Teams and of course a lot about great wine. Nicky has loved working for some great brands like Ocado, Ford and Rackspace where the focus was developing great cultures and helping organisations to develop the best customer experience through growing the best people.
She is a mum of a creative and flamboyant teenager and has two interesting hounds that she loves to walk. Her greatest love is to travel to far-flung parts of the world with her equally adventurous son.
In short ...
  • Executive coach
  • Consultant and facilitator
  • Mum to a wonderful teenage son
  • CEO and Founder of People Plan
  • Loves walking, travel and great food and wine
  • Always looks for a solution to every challenge
Nicola Lutz
No Fluff

Nicola has been selling stuff since she was five years old and, funnily enough, loves it. For the last 23 years she has been training successful sales people in how to maximise every opportunity presented.

Her experience is vast and extends over many different organisations, although a clear love of languages and the education sector does shine through. Nicola is all about the customer experience and leaves nothing to chance, embedding clear end-to-end processes within the organisations that she supports that leads to delighted happy customers. “It's not rocket science.” she says and “it should be fun,” is a familiar phrase you'll hear her say.

The proof is in the numbers. “No Fluff” - she is there to impact the bottom line.

She is a constantly creative mum to two teenagers who are polar opposites and keep her on her toes. She loves cooking toast and coffee and is highly skilled at throwing and catch-keeping her cockapoo, Bilbo, entertained almost as much as the teenagers.

In short ...

  • A trained mentor and coach
  • Director at Study Travel
  • Mother of two wonderful teens
  • Guest speaker at global events
  • CEO of No Fluff Training
  • Loves coffee, the beach and her cockapoo
  • Is always smiling
Kate Mansfield

Kate has an extensive background in HR and career coaching. She is a highly qualified career coach and an accredited Strengthscope™ Trainer and has honed her skills across all sectors.

She works with those individuals and teams who are really keen to identify their own strengths and develop their own career plans; she is amazing if you're transitioning roles or sectors. She has a personal passion for supporting parents returning to work after a career break to raise children. She is wonderfully passionate about what she does and the impact that she has on people’s lives. She is gentle and pragmatic in her style and will provide a safe place for individuals and teams to get the best from coaching.

Kate is mum to six-year-old Oscar and two-year-old Molly. Family life is inevitably hectic but there is always time for dancing around the kitchen on weekends! She loves what she does and hopes she is instilling in her children early on that work should be fun, enjoyable and you must play to your strengths!

In short ...

  • Qualified career coach
  • Accredited Strengthscope Trainer
  • Great mum and boogie queen
  • Avid traveller
  • Loves the Welsh countryside
Tracey Jones

With over 20 years of experience in the world of HR and how to get the best from people, Tracey is fabulous at helping and supporting businesses of all types to achieve a high level of excellence in this arena. With a flare and passion for growing and developing others, Tracey is a qualified coach and is really respected in her field.

She is a trusted pair of hands that will rapidly become an extension of the team, working collaboratively with all concerned. She knows her stuff and will not dress things up; she is here to make your business better and help you achieve success.

Living in Nottinghamshire close to Sherwood Forest, Tracey loves the great outdoors and is never happier than trekking the countryside, as well as supporting her husband in running their newly-acquired bed-and-breakfast - she makes the best breakfast in the area.

In short ...

  • Performance and Life Coach
  • Senior HR Consultant
  • Experience with: Unions, Tupe, Restructure, Transformation projects, Communications, Engagement, Leadership Development
  • Fried breakfasts & healthy morning smoothies