About Us

For over 10 years leading organisations have relied on the consulting power of the team at Sixth Sense and our expertise to help them select, develop and keep the people who keep them in business.

The business is run by Jackie Sykes and Chris Welford and they are supported by a team of industry-leading associates who are experts in their field and able to deliver real change within organisations.

Who We Are


Chris Welford

Chris Welford

BSc., MA, AFBPsS, MCIPD, MBACP, Dip Psych, Cert. Hypnotherapy
Certified Business Psychologist, Executive Coach and Registered Psychotherapist

I am continually fascinated by people—their motives, drive, thinking, and behaviour. This has been true for as long as I can remember! Whether we are alone, in a family or team, as part of a large organisation or as citizens of a state, I wonder what makes us all tick, what lies beneath who we appear to be on the surface, and what governs the way we act.

Over many years, I have consulted and worked in HR as a management consultant, a business psychologist, a coach and a registered psychotherapist. I have built up a picture of what seems to matter time and time again: what makes those who are exceptional truly different, how corporate culture excites and motivates us, how it sometimes turns us off, and how extraordinary leaders do their jobs. Sometimes, it feels to me like I am on a lifelong quest to understand the complexities of human nature. Maybe that in itself is a good thing.

My career has taken me all over the world, and I have been lucky enough to have worked with hundreds of senior managers, consulting with them as an assessor, coach and team facilitator. Leading organisations trust me to offer insight, advice, and support, and my clients tell me that this is always delivered with warmth but challenge. You can read more of my thoughts in Coaching at Work, HR Magazine, HR Review, Personnel Today, Management-Issues.com and Edge magazine.

To contact me directly please do get in touch on: chris.welford@sixthsenseconsulting.co.uk

Jackie Sykes

Jackie Sykes

BSc., MSc., AFBPsS, C.Psychol, FCIPD
Chartered Psychologist, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist

When I was a toddler I started to ask the question ‘Why?’ and my curiosity has never subsided. As a teenager I made up my mind to be a psychologist and the enthusiasm I feel for my vocation is undiminished. From the beginning, it was the world of organisations that caught my attention and in particular the way we behave in business. Over the last twenty years, it has been a privilege to work with so many interesting and varied companies across the UK and internationally and in such a diverse range of sectors and functions. No day is the same and every client I am consulting and working with is a source of endless fascination to me.

I’m a pragmatist; a driven and positive person who turns ideas into action. I believe that business psychology, neurolinguistic programming and psychotherapy have so much to offer the world. Whether I’m carrying out an in-depth assessment, working one to one with someone on his or her personal development, facilitating a team build or running a workshop, I keep coming back to the idea of potential. It’s my belief that we are all capable of so much more: individually and collectively. My goal is to help to enable my clients to be the best possible versions of themselves they can be. We all deserve sanity, success and satisfaction at work and sometimes we need a little support along the way so that we feel like an effective and efficient cog in the right wheel of life!

This has been an incredible journey for me, starting off in psychometric research and test publication, moving through HR consultancy and line management and now co-directing my own assessment, development, coaching and therapy business. I am looking forward to the next chapter as an author and hope our observations add value to others in the business of work!

To contact me directly please do get in touch on: jackie.sykes@sixthsenseconsulting.co.uk



Registered in England & Wales: Company number 07262479 – D-U-N-S Number 21-674-2575
Registered address: 22 Village Square, Bramhall Centre, Bramhall,

Tel: 0800 048 8615
Email: info@sixthsenseconsulting.co.uk


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