18th January 2016

Our People

Colin Nicklas

Colin NicklasColin Nicklas is a founding director of 28Quest, a leadership consultant and an experienced coach. During a 24 year career as a Royal Naval Engineer Officer he was twice responsible for the post-graduate leadership development of the Service’s officers, helped instil a coaching culture at all levels of management and developed strategic level plans for the UK Government’s response to global events. Since leaving the Navy in 2011 Colin has worked with local government, the NHS and the private sector as a coach and leadership consultant, while also supporting the offshore oil exploration industry as a performance improvement specialist with a clear focus on enhancing leadership.


 Dr David Reindorp

David Reindorp

Dr David Reindorp is an experienced strategist, leader and strategic consultant.  As a naval officer, he commanded 3 ships and was the head of the UK’s Defence Crisis Management Centre, responsible to ministers for the conception and delivery of national response options and the direction of UK military operations worldwide, including military support for business continuity of the London Olympics in 2012.  Since leaving the Navy in 2013, David has worked with academia, industry and the Charity Sector, developing bespoke strategies that bridge the gap between where they were, and where they wished to be in future.

David Bebbington

Dave Bebbington

Masters qualified in Leadership, David Bebbington served in the Royal Navy for 32 years and has an abundance of experience leading and managing high performance teams in complex operational environments. Recognised as an expert in Leadership Development, he became head of the Royal Naval Leadership Academy Training and Development team and the lead for leadership and coaching programmes for the whole of the organisation. He delivers forward looking, inspirational and motivational, sessions, which ensure maximum interaction and interest.  He works as an Elite Performance coach for representative and semi-professional sports teams as well as with amateur boxers, delivering self awareness interventions focusing on mental preparation and performance inhibitors.

Richard Jordan

Rich Jordan

Richard Jordan is seasoned leader and Chartered Manager with the ability to influence change and achieve results. He is the Lead Consultant Compliance Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, which sees him well travelled, and very experienced in multi-cultural operational strategies, including crisis management and result orientated programs. Richard started his career in the Royal Navy and after 20 years moved in to construction before he was head hunted by the hospitality industry.  Richard is a keen sportsman, who has represented Great Britain as an Age Group long distance (Ironman) triathlete. He  also enjoys coaching at his local club as a qualified British Triathlon Federation Coach.

Sam Stewart

Sam Stewart

Sam has 15 years of senior leadership, sales, marketing and change management experience across the Commercial and Not for Profit sectors. She started her career in Barclay’s Bank fast track management programme, rising to director level posts in London and across Africa and managing some of the Corporate bank’s most significant change programmes.  In 2003 Sam took on a role as Regional Director with Common Purpose, an international leadership charity supporting organisations to achieve transformational change in income and people.  Sam transformed the financial and operational performance of her areas and she and her leadership development programmes became well respected throughout the South West. In June 2012, Sam designed and led a pioneering development programme for Muslim woman in Libya.  More recently, as Development Director at a Hospice in Somerset, Sam delivered an ambitious 5 year strategy to add significant growth to bottom line income and led the re-organisation of the income generation and marketing teams required to support the successful delivery of the strategy.

Sonia Nicklas

Sonia NicklasSonia is the other founding director of 28Quest and has 30 years’ experience of the legal sector and successful office management. She has been instrumental in the development and continued improvement of the coaching and leadership programmes that 28Quest are very proud of.  Sonia is the driving force behind 28Quest’s administration and brings an incredible eye for detail to all that she does both in-house and in support of our clients.

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