The Giant Community is brought to you by APS Intelligence. APS Intelligence designs and delivers science-led and evidence-based advisory interventions to bring about behaviour change to improve organisational performance. APS Intelligence has worked with hundreds of organisations in the last 10 years developing strategy, leaders, teams and culture ranging from rapid scale-up organisations to established global and matrix organisations.


APS Intelligence Founder and Giant leader, John Amaechi OBE, is a respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, sought after public speaker, executive coach, Chartered Scientist, Trustee and Board Director of large, complex government and 3rd sector organisations. In 2019 John was announced as one of HR magazine’s most influential thinkers and he became a LinkedIn influencer and LinkedIn Top Voice in 2020. He is also a Sunday Times Business best selling author.

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Our thought leaders:

helping you find your Giant

John Amaechi OBE

Founder (Everyday Jedi)

John Amaechi OBE has been handed obstacles to overcome since birth, and since then has proactively sought out peaks to climb and new accomplishments to eclipse. His life is littered with evidence of his overcoming of adversity, shunning self-doubt and wielding both pragmatic strategies and new-learned skills, as well as more esoteric psychological techniques to achieve what people routinely referred to as “the impossible.”

Peter Carroll

CEO, APS Intelligence

Living and working by his motto 'leave everything and everyone better than you found it', Peter always endeavours to leave an organisation in a stronger position than when he joined it. A clinician, executive coach and board chair who has spent 20 years in leadership roles growing and revitalising his teams and the companies they work for. He is an effective strategist and credibly develops trusted client relationships as a pre-cursor for revenue growth. Peter is a passionate, ambitious and versatile leader who remains calm under pressure, with a reputation for being tenacious in achieving ambitious goals.

Chris Garrison

Director (Chief Problem Solver)

As a Director of APS, Chris has been able to apply the expertise accumulated from a rich and varied background in devising solutions for the often complex cultural challenges faced by clients. Chris is an executive coach with a Level 7 qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management and works closely with senior leaders to design and implement sustainable solutions for optimal workplace performance.

Gina Abbequaye

Senior Trainer (Delivery headmistress)

Gina describes herself as a ‘life-long learner’, an educator, who encourages others to dream big, which leads to great ideas, that in turn result in innovations and changes for the future; inspiring and challenging learners to reach their full potential. She prides herself in having the innate ability to facilitate positive change, boost morale and articulate a compelling vision that inspires hope, courage, and the will to continually strive for excellence.

Thomas Mwadime

Senior Trainer (Jaffa Cake mafioso)

Thomas’ strength is facilitating insightful conversation that gets to the heart of the matter. He has a cheeky way of using humour to bring a touch of humanity to complicated and emotive conversations in a sensitive and measured way. His immigrant journey has given him a unique perspective on struggle, failure, hope, ambition, and achievement. It’s this perspective that has made his experiences a passport, and not a prison.