Leeds Fed have worked with Shirley Gaston at Azesta for the last 4 years on a number of programmes. Our intention has been to help Leeds Feds leadership team understand themselves and each other better and in so doing explore ways to become a more effective team. Shirley’s informal style has suited us well, yet at the same time she has a knack of getting to the nub of the issue at hand. Our group discussions, with Shirley in a facilitative role, have always been particularly open and productive. I doubt we would have become the team we are today without her help.