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About the engagement coach

Most people think a business is the product or service it supplies. Google is a search engine. Barclays is a bank. At the Engagement Coach, we don’t think so. We believe that a business is people coming together to make something happen. 

The bank or the search engine are just the results of the hard work, dedication and expertise of those people. You don’t work FOR the ARE the business.

The Engagement Coach understand that people who care succeed. It’s not talent that makes us achieve great things, it’s passion. The role of a manager is to inspire those around her to care enough to give their very best. You cannot demand greatness, you must earn it.
When you care about what you're doing you can't help but put your all into it. See what you can do when you believe in your work!

Meet the Team

Amrit Sandhar

Founder/ C.E.O.

Amrit started a career as a qualified Pharmacist, working for major UK chains such as Boots, Superdrug and Alliance Pharmacy. During a career spanning over 19 years, Amrit worked within many senior operational roles, concluding in overseeing half of the UK’s Pharmacy and Optical units for Walmart’s UK operation, Asda.

Amrit went on to head up Employee Engagement for Asda, before taking up a role with the prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies organisation, helping organisations improve their employee engagement.

Nicola Newton

Client Director

Nicola has worked in employee engagement for 8 years starting her career in the industry at Best Companies (the name behind The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for lists).  Working with organisations in various sectors throughout the UK and also globally, Nicola's experience includes building and maintaining relationships with clients, facilitating manager level workshops, and helping organisations to understand and improve employee engagement within the workplace.

Kam Sandhar

Operations Director

Kam is our Operations Director working behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. She has worked in Sales and Customer Service roles for the last 20 years, from working in Telesales, to being a Sales Manager to working as a Recruitment Consultant. She has a wealth of experience, and she also has a degree in Sociology too.

She loves to read and go to the theatre so seeing a good Shakespeare production is always sure to make her happy!

Simon Cutler

Learning & Development Business Partner

Simon is an experienced professional with proven HR, L&D and skills utilised to deliver innovative learning and development people solutions to achieve business objectives.

He has experience specialising in strategic & tactical learning and development initiatives as an experienced senior Learning and Development manager, complemented with HR management with a proven track record in Engineering manufacture, FCMG and the Travel and Leisure Industries.

Simon has a passion for classic automobiles, motorsports, history and loves walks in the country. 

Carole Castle

Apprenticeship Trainer

Carole is an apprenticeship trainer who started her career working in retail management, working in supermarkets, clothing and camping stores, and for over twenty years in management for Argos. She discovered a passion for training, and helping others to reach their full potential, and has since focused on learning and development for the last ten years. carole specialises in leadership and management, team leading and customer service training.

In her spare time, Carole is a crown green bowler, an avid reader and she makes all her own jewellery. She is also an amazing cook! 

Thomas Giles

International Engagement Specialist

Tom Giles has worked for over 25 years with teams across the globe, helping them define, implement and assess organisational initiatives that drive employee engagement and deliver significant business results.

A workplace trust evangelist, Tom brings a pragmatic and experienced approach to his consulting engagements, to help leaders and teams unlock their potential, and achieve collective success.

It’s all well and good talking about the need for passion, but how do we actually go about achieving it?
Our Approach
A lifetime working with companies big and small