Meet the Team

  • Louise Puddifoot

    Founder and Director

    Louise founded Willow & Puddifoot to help scaleups with the significant people challenges that come with rapid transformation, having recognised that people challenges are often the biggest factor holding them back. She is an expert in people, potential and performance, and has led various global learning and development functions throughout her career. Louise is a bit of a geek for anything to do with psychology and workplace performance and is on a mission to share these techniques with the next generation of organisations so that they and their people can reap the benefits.

  • Kirsty Mitchell

    Associate HR Specialist

    As a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with thirty years’ experience gained in senior roles within a wide variety of sectors Kirsty brings a breadth of HR experience. She has a great depth of knowledge in all areas of HR and has held senior positions specialising in in employment law, employee relations, employee communications and HR policy. Kirsty loves advising organisations and managers on the best ways of employing and managing staff to get the most from their people while creating great working environments and keeping within the law.

  • Kevin Claus

    Associate Coach and Facilitator

    Kevin has always been someone who enjoys helping others - especially helping people to develop themselves and solve problems. Throughout his career, Kevin has led and worked in global teams of all sizes in many different business areas - operations, product development, learning & development and HR. He is passionate about enabling and supporting leaders, managers, teams and individuals to thrive through experiential learning and supportive coaching.