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Kademy began life as an idea at Alex’s kitchen table in leafy Sussex, UK. Having managed training for communications teams for many years, Alex knew there was an opportunity to breathe fresh life into learning and development for comms professionals. Something that reflected not just changes in technology and the nature of learning, but also in the workplace and comms function itself. So, in 2019 she joined forces with some former colleagues from Melcrum and Kademy was turned from an idea into a reality.

Today, we’re lucky to work with many inspiring organisations and as Kademy has grown, we’ve stayed committed to listening to our members and responding quickly to their needs to deliver exceptional learning programmes.

 

Meet the team

We're always hiring

We're always hiring

We’re always looking for great people to join the Kademy team. If you’re naturally curious, determined, with a passion for innovation and continuous improvement, we’d love to talk to you.

Alex Hentschel

Alex Hentschel

Managing Director

Alex has worked in the communications field for over 12 years and has extensive experience leading world-class professional development programmes.

Katie James

Katie James

Commercial Director

Katie has been partnering with Communications, L&D and HR teams for almost 11 years to understand and advise on key business challenges.

Victoria Mellor

Victoria Mellor

Co-Founder

An entrepreneur in the communications world for over two decades, Victoria was one of the co-founders of Melcrum.

Robin Crumby

Robin Crumby

Co-Founder

Robin is a serial entrepreneur with hands-on experience in starting, managing and advising high-growth businesses.

Julie Verry

Julie Verry

Content Strategy & Instructional Design

Julie has worked in professional development for almost 25 years. Her expertise is in adult learning, iterative design, problem-based analysis and course development. Julie holds her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialisation in educational technology.

Jean Burke

Jean Burke

Kademy Coach

Jean Burke is an accredited executive coach with over 30 years of experience in communications and change management across public and private sectors. Jean’s style is characterised by empathy for her clients, intellectual curiosity and an aptitude for connecting and working at a deep level to create lasting shifts in perspective and behaviour.

Jenna Clarke

Jenna Clarke

Kademy Coach

Jenna is an accredited ICF coach and trainer and also brings 20 years of journalism and communications experience to Kademy. She has created and managed global teams for international organisations in the areas of media relations, change management, crisis communications and internal communications.

Ann-Mari Freebairn

Ann-Mari Freebairn

Kademy Coach

Ann-Mari Freebairn has 20 years’ marketing and communications experience. She brings warmth, energy, and deep connection to the coaching relationship, as well as the ability to challenge clients and hold them accountable.

Helen Humphreys

Helen Humphreys

Kademy Coach

Helen is an experienced strategic communication director with expertise in culture and behaviour change. Having advised large, global organisations on employee communication and engagement, Helen provides support and advice to comms leaders to help them successfully navigate times of significant change.

Mona Nabil

Mona Nabil

Kademy Coach

Mona Nabil is a seasoned communications professional with more than 20 years’ experience in communications, employee engagement and organisational culture programmes.

Kinga Nagy

Kinga Nagy

Kademy Coach

Kinga is a certified leadership and executive coach and has 15 years of global communications experience. She partners with leaders to elevate their communications, self-awareness and visibility to achieve greater results and innovation.

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Kademy Coach

Karen has over 25 years’ experience supporting comms leaders and teams around the world to develop, navigate change and create great results for their organisations. She brings deep presence and a compassionate approach to coaching, helping clients connect with sources of energy, curiosity and authenticity to create sustained change.

Justine Williams

Justine Williams

Kademy Coach

An accredited leadership coach, Justine has more than 20 years of senior communications experience in the US and UK. She brings empathy, insight, and challenge to the coaching relationship.

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