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Your Performance Partners

You are the company you keep...

At ICC, we believe that lasting partnerships are the key to sustainable performance uplifts for so many reasons including:

  • Collaborating with others helps you benefit from diverse thought and creativity
  • Working with a team develops performance behaviours that become habit
  • Staying accountable to others supports your continuing development

Team Cool unlocks human potential by operating as a ‘force magnifier’. Our mission? To elevate your performance.  

Join our community and you’ll be In Cool Company!

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Jazz Cool - Founder

Performance Coach, Trainer and Speaker

Jazz has more than 25 years’ experience at the leading edge of coaching mindset and performance: conducting bespoke corporate training initiatives and providing team and individual performance coaching at all levels of the organisation.

Once described as the “leaders’ coach”, Jazz’s extraordinary ability to ask the uncommon question is what sets her apart as a performance specialist. Alongside her professional coaching credentials, Jazz is certified in psychotherapy and counselling and is a qualified nutrition coach. In the early 2000’s, Jazz raced around the world on a yacht, an experience that cemented the determination and positivity that uphold both her professional and personal integrity today.

Jazz has been described as “bold, authentic, challenging and insightful”. She is the dynamic heart of ICC and its vision.

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Kenton Cool - Founder

Mountaineer, Summit Coach and Speaker

Kenton is one of the world’s leading high-altitude mountaineers, a leadership expert, keynote speaker and summit coach. 

Whatever the setting, KC has the rare ability to encourage individuals and teams to move beyond their perceived tolerance level: safely, efficiently and with purpose. Crucially, he believes that success only comes to those who are enjoying the process.

A fall in 1996 shattered both his heel bones and his recovery involved a year of surgery and time in a wheelchair. It was this early setback that helped him develop an unrelenting drive to succeed. With 17 Everest summits, his record is unsurpassed by any other mountain leader. Kenton’s autobiography, One Man’s Everest, describes his journey through life.

Decades of handling challenges and opportunities in real time, while maintaining clarity of judgement and confident decision-making, is the juice that KC brings to the ICC family.

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Director of Operations

Sarah has a passion for personal development in its many forms. Her unconventional career path has provided a wealth of experience in recruitment, training, mindset development and fundraising at international development level. Every role across her 20-year career has had a common focus: improving and enhancing people’s lives. Sarah’s approach fully aligns with the ICC principles of finding purpose, engaging others and elevating performance.

Sarah is a lover of the outdoors and she spends every spare minute running, cycling, hiking or swimming, or talking about the benefits of getting outside to anyone willing to listen.

As part of the ICC family, Sarah is responsible for securing and developing our client relationships as well as playing a key role in events and campaign development for the Kenton Cool brand. She also liaises with our carefully selected community of performance coaches on a very regular basis.

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Alex Gregory MBE, OLY - Mentor and Mindset Coach

Transformational High-Performance Coach

Alex is a father of three and a two-time Olympic Gold medallist. He is also an author of Dadventures, a seven-time Guinness World Record holder, and a keynote speaker. Alex’s path to success was by no means straightforward. The first eight years of his sporting career failed to meet his and others’ expectations, defined by disaster, failure, pressure, stress and injury. 

But everything changed after a ‘pivot moment’. His failures became lessons and his successes became tools which allowed him to operate at the highest of levels. He left the world of international rowing after crossing the line to win his second Olympic gold as one of only three men in the world to have won every major championship in six consecutive years. 

Having retired from international sport, he now shares his lessons with others through speaking engagements and coaching. Alex is an expert on how to build and sustain high performing teams and he brings his expertise to the ICC family, offering speaking and coaching opportunities to our very lucky clients! 

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Anna Hemmings MBE, OLY - Performance Coach, Speaker

Resilience and High-Performance Specialist

Anna is Britain’s most successful female marathon kayaker with a staggering eleven World and European Championship medals, 9 of them gold.

At age 24 Anna had been a World Champion 3 times and competed at the Olympic Games. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her services to sport. She achieved this success against all the odds. At the peak of her career, Anna was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was told by medical experts she might never race again. She battled her way to full recovery and went on to win a further 3 world titles and compete at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Since retiring from sport Anna has become a leading inspirational speaker on resilience and high performance. In her speeches she reveals the thinking, methodology and techniques she used to become a world champion 6 times and how those strategies can be applied directly to the business world.

Anna is also an accredited Performance Coach and works with business leaders and teams helping them develop the skills, attitudes and behaviours to deliver exceptional performance. We are absolutely delighted that she is part of the ICC family!

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Dr Nathan Hudson-Peacock - Head of Health and Wellbeing

Expedition Medic

Nathan is an emergency medicine doctor, keynote speaker, adventure photographer and climate advocate. He has provided medical cover for events such as Tough Mudder and the European Championships; medical support to numerous expeditions, including high altitude mountaineering in the Himalayas; and support as a dive doctor to multi-national marine biology research expeditions in remote parts of the Indian Ocean. He is also the founder of Eco Medics, an award winning non-profit startup tackling sustainability within the healthcare industry. When not on expedition or working in A&E, Nathan sings in two choirs and is a concert pianist – to reduce burnout, process the stresses of his role and to balance his mental wellbeing – ultimately making him a better doctor.  

Nathan brings his agile, energetic and consultative style to the ICC family as medical advisor and keynote speaker and we couldn’t be more delighted!

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David Harman - Performance Coach and Trainer

David has been specialising in people development for over 20 years. His work involves creating and facilitating team, leadership and individual development programmes throughout the world. His coaching, both strategically and operationally, has enabled many businesses to achieve significant results through enhancing the energy and capabilities of their people from executive and leadership teams through to high potential leaders and sales teams.

In coaching sessions, David takes time to understand your existing position and your future goals and then gets to work to support you in implementing a powerful plan of action. Along the way, he will facilitate your thinking, challenge your actions, develop your skills and behaviours and support you in the achievement of an inspiring plan for change.

David is a total pleasure to work with and we love his passion for inspiring peak performance in everyone he comes into contact with. He is undoubtedly an asset to ICC! 

Kiki Stanton - Heart-Centred Leadership Coach, Trainer and Speaker

Kiki specialises in coaching high-achieving heart-centred leaders and professionals to realign with themselves and create holistic transformation in their lives personally and professionally. She believes in looking at the whole person and working through every aspect that could be improved and nurtured.

With a successful corporate career in HR, recruitment and coaching Kiki has seen her fair share of people challenges. Having worked for over a decade in consultancy, coaching and recruitment, her whole career has been centred around people at various stages of their professional lives and supporting them to create powerful, purposeful change.

Kiki works with leaders struggling with difficult career decisions, burnout, grief, general loss of fervour for everyday activities, or those needing a reset and she supports them to take inspired action forward.

We’re delighted to have Kiki in the ICC family – she brings compassion, experience, joy and clarity of action to each and every one of her interactions and we can’t wait for you to meet her!

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Sarah Giles - Transformative Life Coach

Sarah is a transformation coach, helping individuals to unlock their potential and make deep and lasting changes to their lives. She works with people to highlight areas that are preventing growth and – most importantly – supports them to achieve the outcomes or changes they genuinely want to see in their lives.

Sarah’s coaching career is borne out of a 15-year tenure in London, supporting very senior leaders in multinational management consultancies and law firms with their marketing, communications and business development needs.

As a coach, Sarah explores each individual’s cognitive, emotional, sensory and relational patterns in order to create a more complete understanding of their perspective on the world. She deconstructs these patterns and helps her clients improve their self-awareness and see things afresh. Through this work occurs the greater potential to unlock a transformational shift, empowering people to rethink what is possible.

Outside of coaching you will find Sarah enjoying time with her family, cycling, in the yoga studio or in the coffee shop!

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Guy Ilott - Head Roadie

Guy is a father of three boys and a proud champion of mental health, wellness and the outdoors. He is a keen trail runner and is all about having a blast (he is an OS Ambassador and fond of the hashtag #getoutside). Guy is passionate about having a purpose, moving forward during adversity and taking wins no matter the size. His ability to start conversations and link people together has led to the creation of thriving, valuable and energetic communities. 

Recently, Guy passed selection to join the International Response Team at Serve On, a humanitarian response charity whose dedicated volunteers help communities in their hour of need, at home or abroad. We couldn’t be more delighted for him, his strengths (physical, mental and emotional) will be beyond valuable to Serve On and the communities that he supports. Guy is also an ambassador for, and huge supporter of Petals, the baby loss charity that provides specialist counselling and support to parents who have experienced bereavement, trauma and loss.

The ICC family would not exist without Guy’s constant support and counsel. His passion and commitment run through the very veins of ICC.

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Dave Talbot - Head of Experiences

Dave is the go-to event consultant for outdoor adventure. Not only is he a qualified ski, climbing and mountaineering instructor, he also has a proven track-record in delivering high-profile corporate and campaign events for clients such as Jaguar Land Rover, FIFA, Channel 4 and Sony. Dave was the lead safety consultant on the Touching the Void theatre production and his filming and stunt work are regularly used by the BBC. Brands work with Dave to get a truly authentic angle, for example Suzuki partnered with Dave on his self-filmed expedition to ride across Europe and scale the north face of Triglav in Slovenia. Dave has worked on events for charities such as the Royal British Legion, Parkinson’s and Noah’s Ark, which have raised in excess of £5 million.

As a member of the ICC family, Dave guarantees that our outdoor events are not only carried out to the highest of standards but are also delivered with passion, enthusiasm and legitimacy. You’ll enjoy getting to know “The MOG”.

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Otis - Head of Positivity

Otis is ICC’s chief ‘meet and greeter’, always with a big smile and usually bringing gifts. 

Otis loves joining ICC outdoor experiences and keeps us all on our toes. He is often present at internal strategy meetings to help provide warmth and maintain calm. He is also a master influencer, embodying the phrase ‘cupboard love.’

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