People Consultants


Our Real Success Partners are located across the UK.

To meet the growing demands for our services, we now have Real Success Partners located across the country with more waiting in the wings to join us as the business continues to expand. Find out a little bit more about our partners below.

Meet our partners

Emma Shaw

Senior Partner

With a 20 year career in Learning & Development in many different industries, Emma works closely with Paul Harris to source and develop our network of Real Success Partners.
Away from her role with Real Success, Emma runs a membership group called “Rebel Yell” where she helps people to escape the “corporate sludge” and become unapologetically themselves.
Along with her small, fluffy pooch, Percy, she lives in Warrington, Cheshire. In her spare time, she’s a lead singer in a rock covers band and has a very heavy chocolate addiction.

Becky Miles

Senior Partner

Becky is our Senior Real Success Partner with extensive experience of the agriculture sector in her previous role as a Knowledge Exchange Manager for AHDB.
Born into a farming family, Becky’s varied career has included, grain trading, marketing butter and managing a mixed farm in Portugal. She is s fully trained Family Succession Plan Facilitator and was part of the original founders of Women in Dairy.
Away from work, Becky get’s her fix from horse riding and spending time with family and friends

Kate Harris


Based in Devon, Kate and husband run a beef and sheep farm along with a cut flower business. Kate previously worked as a Knowledge Exchange Manager for AHDB dairy.
Kate is passionate about helping farm owners and managers to build a strong team of people and improve their time management to achieve a better work life balance.
Outside of work, Kate enjoys spending time with her daughter and their various animals.

James McCullough


James started his career as an army officer, leading a combat team in armoured vehicles. After leaving the army, he led high altitude expeditions for an expeditionary company to develop young leaders.
As a qualified management trainer and coach with over 20 years experience, he has worked with large and small organisations in a variety of settings. He specialises in and is qualified in personality and behaviour profiling of individuals and teams.
With a keen interest in farming, James enjoys learning about agricultural methods employed on farms in his local area of rural Norfolk.

Maggie Newton


Maggie set up her coaching and training business in 2014 after redundancy coincided with a breast cancer diagnosis. Having built up over 30 years’ experience managing and developing people, it provided the opportunity to reshape her working life. She now focuses on what she loves doing – helping managers and teams develop and grow through improving communication skills and confidence.
Maggie lives in North Oxfordshire and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She loves gardening, walking, and yoga and also volunteers with Breast Cancer Care.

Rob Lester


Rob is a professional coach & trainer working with individuals and teams to function in a more coherent way so they can understand their strengths & opportunities.
He has worked in various sectors such as retail, automotive, public sector organisations, colleges & even sport’s teams which include Morrison’s, Halfords Autocentres, BT, Nationwide, Aspen Waite and local colleges.
Based in Bridgend in South Wales, Rob is married to Alison and has two daughters Olivia (19) & Molly (9) along with a Yorkshire Terrier called Phoebe who is 11 years old.

Martin Baines


Martin has over 30 years’ sales and management experience including 14 as an international sales and management trainer and coach helping business owners and leaders develop the right behavioural and mindset approaches to get the best from their teams.
Based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, Martin is a keen golfer having played to a decent level and, in his time, worked with professional golfers on the PGA European Tour. Martin is married to Alison, has a daughter, Madelaine who is 19 and they are owned by their 3 cats, Pooch, Patch and Misty!

Are you our next REAL Success partner?

Are you a trainer or consultant with an interest in agriculture and people development?

We are seeking to expand our team of Real Success Partners across the UK so call us on 0121-745-2302 to discuss the opportunity or email for more information.

Talk to us about joining the team