About Us

Jemima Powell |

Founder and Director

Olive Branch Consultancy was born out of a passion for delivering high quality training that genuinely facilitates long lasting change.

​Having spent over 16 years in the training & consultancy industry and managed 2000+ training events, the company founder Jemima firmly believes in a person-centred, thoughtful approach.

Through our commitment to interactive learning and thoughtful reflection, our face-to-face training stands out, fostering effective knowledge absorption. We prioritise engagement, communication, and tangible outcomes, ensuring top-tier, impactful training experiences.

Personalised Training for Organisational Needs

Here at Olive Branch Consultancy we take the time to really listen to your needs, before working closely with you to deliver the optimum training for your organisation. Particularly with the sensitive nature of mental and physical health, receiving training and consultancy in-house provides the additional benefit of bespoke delivery and confidentiality.

Expert Practitioners Delivering Differentiated Training

Our team of specialist trainers are practising professionals and their experience spans a variety of need levels. They have worked extensively throughout the education, corporate and third sectors. Our trainers aren’t just experts in their subjects, but also fantastic at imparting knowledge through skilled, differentiated presentations.

Dynamic Training: Engage, Reflect, Succeed

We believe that effective learning comes through active participation and reflection, and face-to-face training provides that possibility with unrivaled testimony. You can expect a can-do attitude, fair pricing, outstanding communication and scrupulous attention to detail. It is our desire to provide top quality training that delivers tangible benefits.

Let’s talk about what you need.

Contact Jemima today for a no-obligation chat about your specific requirements.


Kathy Compton RGN, MEd, Cert Ed

Having worked with Jemima Powell as a trainer for over 10 years I have been impressed by her professionalism, care and organisational ability. Nothing has been too much trouble, and I have no hesitation in endorsing Olive Branch Consultancy Ltd.”
​Former Independent School Nurse, BSA Nurse Adviser and Independent Trainer

Professor Charles Oppenheim

“I have known Jemima for 10 years, ever since she first approached me to give talks on legal issues for teachers. Working with Jemima was always a pleasure.  She handled all the administration and bureaucracy involved with charm and efficiency.  I don’t think I have ever worked with anyone who is so effective at what she does – thinking about, planning, organising, marketing and delivering training events.  To put it simply: if Jemima every wanted to use me again in her training events, I would jump at the chance.”
Former Head of Department of Information Science at Loughborough University

Natalie Packer

“I have known Jemima professionally for a number of years and, in my position as an education consultant, she is one of the most effective business managers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is organised, thorough, passionate about her field and completely committed to any role she takes on. Her personal skills are second to none and she always prioritises the wellbeing of both her clients and colleagues. I cannot recommend Jemima highly enough!”
Natalie Packer Educational Consultancy Ltd

Jim Castle

My professional interaction with Jemima has been through her work as Training Business Manager, and mine as a Headteacher leading staff making provision for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  Over the last 10 years Jemima has consistently demonstrated that she is highly professional and effective, whilst deeply committed to ensuring that training leads to effective outcomes for students. During this period every evaluation that I have seen of her work from delegates and client schools have been consistently positive.
In short her work is consistently held in high regard by education professionals, including those with exacting standards; this includes feedback from my own SEMH staff whose own very high standards, generated 3 Outstanding Ofsteds.

Headteacher, PRU (Pupil Referral Unit)

Hear from our customers

Informative, interesting, comprehensive and superb delivery with a sensitive topic. June 2023

So very helpful to be able to refresh and update my own knowledge – it has given me a lot of confidence June 2023

Excellent cover of some really difficult situations. Lots of new ideas and strategies. Art not science! May 2023

The trainer was fantastic, she was really knowledgeable. May 2023

Excellent training, thorough, great communicator, very warm and friendly. May 2023

Excellent, informative. I felt like a ‘real nurse’ March. 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed this study day. Hilarious, hugely informative, knowledgeable and great fun. March 2023

Thorough, entertaining, and relevant. Extremely useful for my role. Great delivery March 2023

Fantastic, very informative. Lots to take back and action in the office. June 2023

Natalie is an expert in her field. Very interesting and interactive. June 2023

Fabulous – can’t fault it. March 2023

Absolutely brilliant. March 2023

Pitched at right level. Excellent content, really really useful. March 2023

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