Hilary is a respected teacher, coach and author, contributing valuable insights and support to Bright Field.
Hilary is a co-founder of Bright Field Consulting. With 30 years of experience as a teacher and school leader in both the maintained and independent sectors, Hilary transitioned to consultancy, earning qualifications as an executive coach and workplace mediator. Her clientele encompassed education leaders, families, and young people. Co-authoring “The Magic in the Space Between,” she detailed the establishment and evolution of Bright Field’s Global Mentoring Network for Aspiring Leaders.
Although Hilary has retired from client-facing roles, she remains an integral part of Bright Field, providing ongoing support behind the scenes.
Colonel Lucy Giles, first female College Commander, Sandhurst
Having been the beneficiary of mentoring myself, and as a practitioner on the mentoring programme, I know first hand the benefits of collaborating with other sectors. Ian and Hilary Wigston expose us to an external perspective in leadership development, highlighting the organisational advantage gained through diversity of thought.
David Laws, Schools Minister 2012-2015
Thought provoking and based on a wealth of personal experience. Great insights on raising our sights for professional development in the world of education.
Trudy Hall, formerly Principal Emma Willard School
Ian Wigston artfully and provocatively blends the right questions with a gentle yet productive prod. He has that rare ability to adjust his style as needed, no cookie cutter strategies, no formulaic protocol. Each session is what you need it be; your energy drives; his energy offers a roadmap through uncertain terrain.
Julie Taylor, CEO Thomas Deacon Education Trust
I was attracted to your work initially because of the EQ measure. I felt it had a credibility as a model for beginning to understand why some people were more effective as leaders when you stripped away all the common skills and qualifications.