VIP Authors

We are frequently approached by the media for expert comments, soundbites, articles and features which many of our authors would be perfect for. The following authors are part of our VIP Author programme and are available for any media requests. To contact any of the authors listed below, please contact the Panoma Press PR Team at or call 0845 094 9658.

BRYONY THOMAS – Marketing Expert











Author of Watertight Marketing – Voted CIM Book of the Month and Winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards 2014

Expert Categories: Marketing, Small Business, Entrepreneurial

Bio: Bryony Thomas is the creator of a powerful end-to-end marketing methodology captured in her award-winning book, Watertight Marketing, and the founder of the Watertight Marketing Accredited Consultant Network.

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Bryony’s Latest News:

  • Feb 2015 – Bryony’s article was featured on Digital Marketing Magazine 
  • Feb 2015  – The Watertight Marketing Network of Accredited Consultants is featured on Aberdeen Business News
  • Jan 2015 – Bryony is rapidly expanding her network of Accredited Consultants. She now has 7 consultants in the network, including the first two outside the South West. One in Aberdeen and one in Surrey. She is well on target to grow this to 50, nationwide, within 3 years.




ROBIN SHEPPARD – Hotelier and Recoverer of Guillain-Barre Syndrome  

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Author of A Solitary Confinement

Expert Categories: Health, Disability, Recovering from Trauma, Entrepreneurial, Hotel Industry

Bio: Robin has been in hotels for as long as he can remember, picking up a number of awards and prizes along the way. In 1995 he steered the Bath Spa Hotel to the UK’s top accolade, before forming Bespoke Hotels in 2000 alongside his partner, which has subsequently grown into the UK’s largest independent hotel group, and now boasts over 100 properties spanning the length and breadth of the country.

Although a caterer at heart, Robin enjoyed a brief detour into the world of design in 1988 when he created the Tynant Water Company, which continues to ship large quantities of its handsome blue bottles around the world, as well as penning a series of children’s books, the “Icycle Tricycle” series. Inspired by this success he continues to run a soft drinks business to this day, and produces own-label soft drinks for a number of high street eateries.

Robin’s greatest achievement, however, has been to fight back from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a debilitating illness which interrupted his life in December 2004 and completely paralysed him from the neck down. He recovered sufficiently to write a book on the subject, ‘A Solitary Confinement’, the proceeds of which are given to the disease’s UK charity, the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Support Group. It has sold over 30,000 copies to date,

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Robin’s Latest News:

Feb 2015 – Panoma Press shortlisted Robin for discussions with the Daily Telegraph for a feature on saying goodbye to a part of their life, only to have good things happen afterwards.



KATHRYN LOVEWELL – Emotional Health and Wellbeing Specialist in Education













Bestselling author of Every Teacher Matters

Expert Categories: Education, Teacher Welfare, Emotional Resilience

Bio: Kathryn Lovewell specialises in Emotional Resilience.  Her mission is to reduce stress in schools and promote wellbeing. Having taught inside and outside mainstream education for 20 years, including over three years in prison education, Kathryn is passionate about the benefits of Mindfulness to promote health and wellbeing.

Kathryn is fully committed to heart centred teaching and learning, where education embraces the wellbeing of every teacher and student. She inspires young people from the inside and brings teachers back to balance.  When you spend time with Kathryn you feel inspired, energised and refocused, in your influential role as a teacher.  She leaves you feeling valued and valuable.

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Kathryn’s Latest News:

FEB 2015 – Kathryn is booked for a number of conferences in 2015 both in the UK and also Australia. More details will be released nearer the time




SARAH LANE – Executive and Personal Career Coach


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Author of Choices: From Confusion to Clarity

Expert Categories: Coaching, Leadership

Bio: Sarah Lane is an executive and personal career coach, trainer, facilitator, behavioural change specialists and a busy mum of one. She has spent the last 20 years orking in and with people from all walks of life, from chief executives, to charity fundraisers, FTSE 100 teams to media creatives. She has worked across many sectors, with clients from the British Red Cross, O2 Telefonica, HSBC, Fairtrade Foundation, C Hoare and Co and MTV.

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SUSIE HEATH – Executive Coach and Mentor for Women


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Author of Dance Your Way to the Top and The Essence of Womanhood

Expert Categories: Leadership, Women’s Interest, Coaching, Entrepreneurial

Bio: Susie specialises in working with professional women between the ages of 29 and 55, particularly in the corporate market, who are stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted and who have over adapted to a more masculine way of being, as well as women entrepreneurs who want to create a more fulfilling and balance life by developing confidence as women. Previous clients include executives from BP, KPMG, NatWest, Credit Suisse and senior HR consultants She has run workshops for WIBF (Women in Banking and Finance) and has worked with high profile film stars, opera singers, pop stars and even royalty. Susie is a trained TV presenter and has recently been featured on several radio programme internationally and in a television programme on divorce called ‘What Would Sharia Do?’. Susie is currently co-creating and co-presenting The One Woman Conference with Dr. Joanna Martin and Annie Stoker.

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SIMON ZUTSHI – Property Expert


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Author of: Property Magic, Amazon’s No.1 Best-Selling Property Book

Expert Categories: Property, Entrepreneurial, Finance

Bio: Simon Zutshi is an experienced investor, successful entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is widely recognised as one of the top wealth creation strategists in the UK. Having started to invest in property in 1995, he went on to become financially independent by the age of 32.

Since 2003, Simon has taught thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners how to successfully invest in a tax efficient way to create additional streams of income, giving them more time to do the things they want to and build their long-term wealth.

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Simon’s Latest News:

JULY 2015 – Simon releases the 5th edition of his nationally acclaimed property guide ‘Property Magic’. It also hit number one on the Amazon Bestseller lists on day one of its release!


TESSA NILES – Successful Background Singer to the Stars


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Author ofBacktrack: The Voice Behind Music’s Greatest Stars

Expert Categories: Music, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Family

Bio: If you were listening to music during the 1980s and 1990s, then chances are that Tessa Niles performed live with some of your favourite artists and sang on your most loved tracks. Her first big break came in 1983 when Sting asked her to join The Police on the Synchronicity World Tour. Niles went on to perform with David Bowie at the legendary Live Aid concert and sang on Bowie and Jagger’s hit Dancing in the Streets. Throughout the last three decades Tessa Niles has performed with some of the most iconic artists in music: George Harrison, Annie Lennox, Tears For Fears, The Pet Shop Boys, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams to name a fe

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FLOYD CARLSON – Leadership Expert


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Author ofConscious Leadership In Action 

Expert Categories: Leadership, Business, Management

Bio: Floyd Carlson is the Director of Learning and Organizational Development for a manufacturing company called Greenheck, a North American leader in the design and manufacture of HVAC systems in the non-residential marketplace. He has been leading teams for over 27 years, developing leadership skills in Crises Management, Operations, Strategy, Information Technology and Leadership Development. His sports and work experience have helped him to create and coach teams to overcome challenges and failure to deliver business innovation.

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Floyd’s Latest News:

  • September 2015 – Floyd’s article on Higher state of Consciousness is featured in Bodyshop Magazine
  • July 2015 – Floyd’s article on Limitations that hold you from your greatness was featured in Start Your Business
  • July 2015 – Floyd’s article was featured in Authenticity Rules


JACKIE ARNOLD – Executive Coaching, Supervision and Management Specialist


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Co-Author ofFull Spectrum Supervision

Expert Categories: Supervision, Management, HR, Coaching

Bio: Jackie Arnold is an ICF Certified Executive Coach, Approved ILM/CMI Trainer & Dip CSA Leadership Coach Supervisor who is a former board member of the UK ICF Board of Directors.  She has international experience of change management and has worked with international teams promoting cross-cultural understanding and coaching ex-pats and third culture adults. She has been a workshop leader and an assessor for the Coaching Supervision Academy since 2007.

Jackie runs her own executive coaching, supervising and management training practice and is currently an External Leadership Coach & Supervisor for organisations such as AIRBUS, RBS, HSBC, Southern Housing Group, Sainsbury’s, Odeon Cinemas, BBC, NHS, Oracle, & Onair/Sita in Geneva.

She is a prolific author and presenter of leadership coaching & supervision and has also previously worked as an BBC broadcaster.

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Jackie’s Latest News:

  • October – Jackie won a contract for Leader as Coach & Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring in Management at Imperial College London.
  • October – Jackie is now supervising master coaches at Sainsbury’s & UCL
  • September – Jackie is now using David Grove’s Clean Language Methodology for Supervision as it removes assumptions and is highly respectful of language and culture.


EDNA MURDOCH – Coaching, Management and Supervision Specialist

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Co-Author ofFull Spectrum Supervision

Expert Categories: Supervision, Management, HR, Coaching, Coaching Senior Women, Coaching through transition (especially Mid Life and Retirement)


Edna Murdoch is an experienced Executive Coach, accredited Coach Supervisor, Trainer, Presenter and Author. Edna has coached and/or trained for companies such as NTL, Channel 4, Hanover Foundations, PSNI, Pellin Institute in Italy, DBM.She is an Accredited Coach Supervisor with APECS (, an international provider of supervision and supervision training for coaches and leaders and she is the Founder and a Director of the Coaching Supervision Academy ( Edna’s background in education, psychotherapy, group work and stress management, gives her a thorough knowledge base and experience in working with groups, teams and individuals. She worked as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for 15 years (London/Brighton), and was accredited by BACP (British Assoc for Counselling and Psychotherapy) during that time.

In 2000, Edna established the first Supervision-on-Call service for coaches, thus pioneering key principles and practices of supervision for coaches and leaders. She co-created the Full Spectrum Model of supervision in 2003, which is used globally, and she continues to pioneer new thinking in the Reflective Practices of supervision.

The Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA) is the biggest global provider of supervision training for coaches, leaders, OD, HR and People Professionals. CSA has trained over 400 supervisors, capable of working at the highest level. CSA’s highly regarded, EMCC accredited, 9-month supervision programme offers training in London, Seattle, Sydney, Singapore, Avignon and Hong Kong. Edna co-created this powerful training; she also gathered together a superb team of over 20 first class trainers, webinar leaders, tutors and Programme Leaders who work in CSA’s international supervision programmes. Edna mentors the CSA faculty and supervises Executive coaches and Leaders on the international programmes.

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