About us

Mindshift was founded by Diane Herbert, one of HR Director Magazine’s Most Influential HR Practitioners. Our services are delivered according to the pillars of skill and experience, research, strong relationships, and the serious business of fun.


Diane’s HR career has spanned a variety of industries and blue-chip companies including Channel 4 Television, The Walt Disney Company, Diageo, Motorola and BOC. She has been named as one of HR Director Magazine’s Most Influential HR Practitioners.

Diane has a strong track record in leading complex strategic change, both in growth and decline situations, including outsourcing, M&A, cost reduction, redundancy programmes, culture change, and organization redesign. Her career has spanned Europe, Middle East, Africa and the US, operating across cultures in multiple language (French, Spanish and Italian).

She is a fully qualified and experienced executive coach and mentor, NLP practitioner, accredited mediator and is qualified in a variety of psychometric tools including MBTI, ECI and StrengthScope.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Romance Languages, Literature and Linguistics, an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and is currently researching for a PhD in the psychology of creativity in organisations.



Our work is backed by the latest academic research from psychology and management theory. We know that whilst our solutions are practical and pragmatic, they are evidence based and robust.


Developing and growing should be fun, so we make use of some of the latest learnings and experiences from the technology sector to get the client’s message across.


Relationships are important and we work collaboratively with our clients to ensure that they realise the change they are seeking. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our client organisations and believe that our plain talking approach brings out the best in those relationships.


Successful coaching and team development requires a critical blend of skills and experience. Our team comes from a senior industry background and brings a wealth of real world business experience from major organisations. This is coupled with a strong commercial focus, high emotional intelligence and a natural gift for working with people.