Tailwind Project Solutions was formed as the market became flooded with a “sheep dip” approach to project management.

This doesn’t solve the real challenges that businesses and individuals are experiencing in this ever-increasing complex world of project management where there is the need to deliver significant change, whilst simultaneously maintaining organizational stability.

The vision was to hand-pick and work with the very best consultants, trainers and coaches worldwide so that we could really make a difference to our clients, to sit down with them, understand their pain points, what makes them tick, and what is driving their need for support.

Alex Marson | Co-Founder & Director

"All the qualifications in the world will be meaningless without the ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. EQ is the new IQ!"

Our clients

Why work with Tailwind?

It’s a good question! The key to trusting any company you work with starts with the initial relationship. Will they go out of their way to make your life as easy as possible?

Are they proactive? Are they likeable? Beyond this, they need to fulfil your needs in terms of their expertise, credibility and the ability to provide an innovative approach to meeting your requirements. An approach that changes the way your people have conversations for the rest of their lives.


Our story

Dave Gunner

A vast and in depth knowledge of Project and Programme Management disciplines, including innovative approaches on how to manage complexity. With extensive management and team leadership experience, including how to build, develop and manage a global capability and profession. A proven self-motivated innovative thinker, who is able to both collaborate and effectively engage with leaders at all levels. Regularly presents and speaks at global conferences. Recognised as a problem solver with the ability to build strong client relationships and partnerships. Has proven programme and project management delivery experience spanning a period of over twenty years; with a record of successful results involving large and complex IT systems integration programmes and projects.

Donnie MacNicol

Senior Leadership Consultant & Published Author

Donnie is an experienced project and programme leader who is passionate about inspiring and developing the leadership capabilities of individuals, teams and organisations to deliver success. He is passionate and energetic professional and consummate networker. Widely recognized as contributing to the 'people and organizational side' of project management thinking, Donnie is much in demand as a consultant, facilitator, trainer, lecturer, speaker and author. Donnie is currently working with a diverse range of organisations to improve their delivery and leadership capability. Clients have included Towers Watson, Cisco, Westminster City Council, DEFRA and CACI. As a Visiting Teaching Fellow and collaborator with leading universities Donnie has created innovative approaches that are being used to improve performance in the projects world.


Peter Taylor

Global PMO Expert & Published Author

Peter is a published author with over 15 books on the topic of project management and leadership. He is a charming & witty presenter travelling the globe – delivering presentations to over 40,000 people and has been dubbed ‘one of the most entertaining and inspiring speakers in the project management world today’. He is passionate about highlighting the issues of projects not delivering on companies strategic expectations and the critical role of executive support still not adopted by so many companies. Click here to read more about the work he’s done and contact us to discuss how we can help organisations at the strategic level.


Dr Deborah Duarte

Senior Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach

Deborah is an expert with 20 years experience in the areas of organisational strategy & design, leadership/executive development, innovation, project leadership, virtual teaming, and executive coaching. A world recognised presenter and facilitator, she is certified in numerous leadership, personality and behavioural instruments and has a master level equivalent of ICF. Her client list is extensive including NASA, AVON; IBM; KPMG; to name a few. She has also done development work in Botswana for the Bill Gates and Merck Foundation (Africa Aids Project) to help address the AIDS/HIV epidemic.


Tim Andrews

Senior Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach

“My work has supported the personal discovery and growth of more than 14,000 people across my time as a leadership behaviourist, workshop leader and coach. And it is founded in the reality of 21 years of corporate engineering and technical management. How grateful I am to have the opportunity to make as Steve Jobs so humbly suggested ‘a small ding in the world’. And there is nothing in the learning experiences I create that I haven’t applied to myself. All real change starts within.”


Steve Moran

Project and Programme Management Consultant

“My background is truly global, having built and managed successful organisations in Europe, Australasia and USA for over 30 years, across every market sector. My approach is therefore based on practical expertise that can be applied “in the real world” rather than theoretical “because it says so in the book”. I am hugely enthusiastic, extremely energetic and have an “entertaining” style – according to my delegates…..Don’t get me started on my insane love of riding my cycle in the high mountains of the world!”


Mike Savage

Project Consultant & Trainer

Experienced Programme & Project Consultant & Trainer. PMP, MAPM, PRINCE2 & MSP certified. Mike Specialises in Project Management, Training & Development, Preparing people for various Project Management Exams.


Susanne Madsen

Project Leadership Coach

“My passion for project management coaching and leadership stems from a powerful AHA moment I experienced when I first received coaching in 2008. Since qualifying as a coach myself, I have been dedicated to helping project managers improve their leadership skills through a combination of training, coaching and mentoring.”


Chris Howell

Senior Consultant

“I love working with people. I am insatiably fascinated with learning how and why we do things. The more I learn, the more people inspire me with how they cope and master their challenges. As I learn, I have discovered how I can deliver even more value through facilitating and coaching personal and organisation change to a desired outcome.”


Eileen Roden

Project and Programme Management Consultant

Eileen is an experienced Project and Programme Management Consultant and Trainer, specialising in the development and delivery of bespoke training and consultancy to help organisations improve their delivery capability. Her clients come from a range of industry sectors including transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, defence, utilities and the public sector. Eileen has 15 years practitioner experience in a variety of project management roles (predominantly PMO management) along with IT and functional HR roles.

Mike Wheatley

Management Consultant

“I have been working in project management for 35 years. Running programmes & projects, advising organisations and providing training. I passionately believe that delivering projects successfully is about people, communication, leadership called “soft skills”. Helping individuals recognise that these, rather than a PRINCE manual, are the keys… still gives me a buzz.”


Shona McFarlane

Executive Coach Shona is an experienced, professionally trained and qualified Facilitator and Executive Coach, having graduated with a distinction from The Coaching Academy and has attained Gold membership of the Professional Guild of NLP as a Certified NLP Trainer and Master Practitioner. She has attained the TAP quality standard awarded by the Training Foundation. She gained her Leadership, Business Development, Sales and Customer Service, and Personal Impact skills during a seventeen-year career working with blue chip organisations such as De Vere Hotels, Aramark, Sodexo and Unilever.

The Team

Take a look at some of the team we work with, they are highly professional, expert in their field and as important, are passionate about how we support you.

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