Who We Are

Meet the team

InnerDrive started with two people and a hunch that findings from learning and performance psychology could transform the world of education – if we just gave teachers and students the right tools to understand and use them.

We are now a team of psychologists, ex-teachers, creatives and admin wizards with one thing in common: the strong belief that we can change lives for the better across education, sports and the business world by helping you understand how learning happens.

We’re always looking for more passionate people to join our close-knit team. If you think InnerDrive might be the place for you to make a difference, check out our Careers page or get in touch at info@innerdrive.co.uk.

Edward Watson

Edward Watson

Founder & Director

After graduating from Oxford, seven years in the army and an MBA, Edward founded InnerDrive in 2006.

Over the past decade, he has designed and delivered student, parent and teacher workshops for hundreds of schools.

Bradley Busch

Bradley Busch

Director

Bradley is a chartered psychologist and Director of InnerDrive.

He is one of the leading experts on how psychological research can help students and teachers improve how they think, learn and perform.

Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw

Head of Sales

Matt is a chartered sport psychologist and Head of Sales.

Over the last 5 years, he has delivered hundreds of workshops in schools around the UK, helped Team GB athletes medal at the Olympics, and regularly appeared in sport media.

Lou Bogatchek

Lou Bogatchek

Marketing Manager

Lou oversees InnerDrive’s marketing efforts, content creation and research team.

They love using their background in graphic design and passion for storytelling to make Teaching & Learning findings more accessible to the educators and students who need them most.

Patrick Ibbotson

Patrick Ibbotson

Head of Online Learning

Patrick oversees the InnerDrive Online Academy and works with our team of experts to create Teacher CPD training and provide outstanding customer service.

He has an MSc in Psychology with a Distinction and previously worked at Naomi Korn Associates and the Museum of London.

Nicky Martin

Nicky Martin

Office Manager

Nicky is InnerDrive’s Office Manager.

She is passionate about using her organisational skills and 20 years of experience to ensure a smooth operation in the office and the schools we visit, as well as deliver excellent customer service to our clients.

Tia Prior

Tia Prior

Performance Psychologist

Tia holds a Sport and Exercise Psychology Masters with Distinction from Northumbria University.

She regularly works with a range of clients in sport and education to help them improve their mindset, perform better under pressure and learn more effectively.

Tania Thomas

Tania Thomas

Marketing Assistant

Tania is the person behind InnerDrive’s social media and delights in spending her days crafting tweets, emails and more for your reading pleasure.

Having switched from a career in fashion in pursuit of a more meaningful role, she loves seeing her work make a difference to others.

Joe Allen

Joe Allen

Digital Marketing Apprentice

Joe holds a MA in Drama & Theatre and is working towards his Digital Marketing Certification at InnerDrive, working on website management and optimisation.

With a LAMDA Gold Acting Award, he has a passion for writing, storytelling and inspiring others.

Micaela Dixon

Micaela Dixon

UX/UI Designer

Micaela holds a BA in Arts and Communication. Her background in Marketing, Project Management and Exhibition Design led her to UX/UI design.

She enjoys using her creativity and knack for problem solving to implement user-centred interfaces and build accessible experiences.

Nicole Thompson

Nicole Thompson

Office Administrator

Nicole finds great fulfilment in making a positive impact on individuals and her community.

After 5 years in administration, she is looking forward to honing her knowledge and skills at InnerDrive, growing into the company and making a difference in the world of education.

Chantal Duarte

Chantal Duarte

Performance Psychologist

Chantal is a BASES-registered performance psychologist who delivers our school workshops.

She works with individuals and organisations in a variety of education, elite sport and corporate settings across the globe, providing practical tools for behaviour change and enhanced performance.

Mikey Bharj

Mikey Bharj

Workshop Presenter

Mikey holds a BA in Creative Writing and Film and a Jack Petchy Award for Outstanding Youth Work.

His dedication to community engagement led him to coaching at InnerDrive, where his creativity, performance and film-making skills get to shine.

Charlotte Hargreaves

Charlotte Hargreaves

Educational Psychology Research Team

Charlotte is studying for a BSc in Psychology at King’s College London.

She has a strong passion for performance psychology and intends to study for a Masters in Sport Psychology. She hopes her time at InnerDrive will provide valuable insight into helping people maximise their potential.

Jenien Kawwa

Jenien Kawwa

Educational Psychology Research Team

Jenien is studying for a BSc in Psychology at King’s College London.

She’s passionate about understanding human performance and dedicated to using psychology to create a lasting change. A good cup of coffee can make her day.

Katie Seddon

Katie Seddon

Educational Psychology Research Team

Katie is studying for a BSc in Psychology at King’s College London.

Her interest in educational psychology was sparked by developing her tutoring business. She aims to make a difference by deriving practical application from research and gain expertise from her time at InnerDrive.

Sameea Begum

Sameea Begum

Educational Psychology Research Team

Sameea is studying for a BSc in Psychology at King’s College London.

She developed a passion for educational psychology after volunteering in primary schools over the last few years. She’s also an avid sports lover and enjoys research into sports performance psychology.

Pavlov Watson

Pavlov Watson

Office Dog

Pavlov joined InnerDrive at the tender age of 2 months.

He has since been using his strong people skills to boost office morale. Some of his favourite objects to hold in his mouth include shoes, dead leaves, scrap paper and bottle caps.

Get in touch

Do you have any questions or feedback? Do you want to find out more about our workshops? Or do you simply want to talk about all things Teaching & Learning?

Drop us a line – we’re always happy to chat.

+44 208 693 3191
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