The goddess Fides

About Us

Trust | Honesty | Sincerity of Intent

FidesOak® are on your team

FidesOak® know that High Performing Cultures start with High Performing Teams. These teams are your people and are at the heart of any solution. With our support, your people have the ability to create a culture that is effective in delivering the organisation's strategy and goals.  

FidesOak® understand that it takes time to build a relationship and develop a Trusted Partnership with our clients. We collaborate with you in creating diagnostics using our sophisticated measurement and assessment tools, creating bespoke workshops from employees to executive level and 1:1 coaching all tailored to your specific business needs.

Our values of Trust, Honesty and Sincerity of Intent coupled with our passion to make a difference by creating a legacy mindset with those we work with is intrinsic to what we do and who we are.

A team of people

Our values define
who we are

Values are basic and fundamental beliefs that guide or motivate attitudes or actions, they help us determine what is important to us. We use these as a compass to guide our decisions, how we act, and how we communicate.

Our name, FidesOak®, is an embodiment of the Roman Goddess Fides whose virtues were Trust, Honesty and Sincerity of Intent. These are underpinned by our Integrity and Wisdom but also Humility to know that we don't have all the answers and that we will work together, with you, to achieve success. The Oak, symbolic of strength, stability, wisdom and longevity can take 300 years to fully mature. Much like your organisations culture, it needs to be nurtured and allowed time to grow. Your culture is the legacy of our endeavours.

These values are at the heart of our collaboration and engagement with all of our clients. Our value proposition is to support our clients in building a culture where Care, Trust, Honesty and Sincerity of Intent are foundational principles to what they do. This is embedded in our approach, so that we can identify and facilitate the best from your people.

Our values

The power of trust

Trust has been defined as an inherent characteristic of a team, its mental and moral qualities. Fundamental to the success of any enterprise undertaken by a team is trust. The belief you can rely on someone, that their intentions are sincere and that honesty is expected in all areas of discourse. Using our values to guide us, we support our clients to maximise the potential of their people and their teams.

The power of trust

Meet the team

Eddie

Eddie McCullough

Founder and Managing Director

I have had the privilege of leading and managing Culture Change, Performance, Reliability and Safety programs globally over the past 20 years. This has seen me working in some of the most challenging industries in the world, where I have been able to bring my over 40 years of experience, insight and practical knowledge to improve Performance and Reliability for our clients.

I have a passion and focus on helping our clients implement positive and sustainable improvements through the application of Care. I believe that by focussing on Care as an input and therefore creating A Culture of Care, organisations can deliver safer and more reliable performance.

As FidesOak® Managing Director, I will lead the company so that we can continue making a positive difference by helping our clients see their people as the solution. By doing so, they can unlock the potential of their teams to realise the performance they are capable of.
Paula

Paula Paterson

Founder and Solutions Director

As the Solutions Director, I am responsible for a team of professionals that create the programmes designed to deliver the solutions for our clients, supporting them in becoming a High Performing Culture, including measurement, workshops and coaching at all levels within their organisation.

As a Director I contribute towards our strategy, ensuring that the infrastructure and culture of FidesOak® allows for its successful deployment enabling FidesOak® to continue to grow.

I have 25 years of experience in Learning and Development having worked in both the Private and Public sectors and have had the good fortune to collaborate with clients globally.
Keith

Keith Scott

Founder and Finance Director

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience in Finance roles, working in a variety of industry sectors and Companies from Venture Capital backed startups, SME’s and Multinationals.

I am responsible for all Financial and Commercial matters and supporting Business Development as well as formulating and delivering strategy that grows and matures Fides Oak.
Mark

Mark Hutchinson

Strategic Partnership Consultant

I have 30 years’ experience of working with clients to make a positive difference to their business. My unique ability to build trusting relationships and collaborate at all levels is a key enabler to the success of the programmes I have managed.

I bring proven management skills, professionalism, and an inner drive to make the working lives of those I supports better through my influence and passion for creating working environments where people can perform at their best. I am strong advocate that High Performing Teams Create High Performing Cultures.

As Relationship Manager, I have unique insights into coaching and human performance as well as having time exposed to an environment where excellence mattered from a background in professional sports at an early age.
Mark

Mark Stephen

Delivery Manager

As Delivery Manager, I lead the FidesOak® Delivery team who work closely with our Trusted Partners and clients ensuring that programmes, services, and products are being delivered within timeframes, budget and scope, meeting FidesOak® high standards.

I have extensive experience of working in high hazard industries in both Private/Public Sectors. For 23 years I served as a Police Officer working within in the United Kingdom and Overseas where I operated within several specialised roles were working within a High Performing Team environment was crucial.

On leaving Policing, I transitioned into the Oil/Gas/Renewable Energy industry delivering and designing training in Major Emergency Management working with Offshore Installation Managers and command teams coaching and developing their understanding in this arena.

Meet the team

Eddie

Eddie McCullough

Founder and Managing Director

I have had the privilege of leading and managing Culture Change, Performance, Reliability and Safety programs globally over the past 20 years. This has seen me working in some of the most challenging industries in the world, where I have been able to bring my over 40 years of experience, insight and practical knowledge to improve Performance and Reliability for our clients.

I have a passion and focus on helping our clients implement positive and sustainable improvements through the application of Care. I believe that by focussing on Care as an input and therefore creating A Culture of Care, organisations can deliver safer and more reliable performance.

As FidesOak® Managing Director, I will lead the company so that we can continue making a positive difference by helping our clients see their people as the solution. By doing so, they can unlock the potential of their teams to realise the performance they are capable of.
Paula

Paula Paterson

Founder and Solutions Director

As the Solutions Director, I am responsible for a team of professionals that create the programmes designed to deliver the solutions for our clients, supporting them in becoming a High Performing Culture, including measurement, workshops and coaching at all levels within their organisation.

As a Director I contribute towards our strategy, ensuring that the infrastructure and culture of FidesOak® allows for its successful deployment enabling FidesOak® to continue to grow.

I have 25 years of experience in Learning and Development having worked in both the Private and Public sectors and have had the good fortune to collaborate with clients globally.
Keith

Keith Scott

Founder and Finance Director

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience in Finance roles, working in a variety of industry sectors and Companies from Venture Capital backed startups, SME’s and Multinationals.

I am responsible for all Financial and Commercial matters and supporting Business Development as well as formulating and delivering strategy that grows and matures Fides Oak.
Mark

Mark Hutchinson

Strategic Partnership Consultant

I have 30 years’ experience of working with clients to make a positive difference to their business. My unique ability to build trusting relationships and collaborate at all levels is a key enabler to the success of the programmes I have managed.

I bring proven management skills, professionalism, and an inner drive to make the working lives of those I supports better through my influence and passion for creating working environments where people can perform at their best. I am strong advocate that High Performing Teams Create High Performing Cultures.

As Relationship Manager, I have unique insights into coaching and human performance as well as having time exposed to an environment where excellence mattered from a background in professional sports at an early age.
Mark

Mark Stephen

Delivery Manager

As Delivery Manager, I lead the FidesOak® Delivery team who work closely with our Trusted Partners and clients ensuring that programmes, services, and products are being delivered within timeframes, budget and scope, meeting FidesOak® high standards.

I have extensive experience of working in high hazard industries in both Private/Public Sectors. For 23 years I served as a Police Officer working within in the United Kingdom and Overseas where I operated within several specialised roles were working within a High Performing Team environment was crucial.

On leaving Policing, I transitioned into the Oil/Gas/Renewable Energy industry delivering and designing training in Major Emergency Management working with Offshore Installation Managers and command teams coaching and developing their understanding in this arena.

FidesOak® associations

Lumina Spark Qualified Practitioners

Lumina Spark is the next generation of professional development tools supporting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve high performing cultures .  It provides a framework for better self-understanding, valuing diversity and identifying how to improve working relationships, without stereotyping.  Insights from individual personality portraits and team dynamics can contribute to custom designed workshops and in depth 1:1 coaching.  Lumina Spark offers an understanding of ourselves in 3 ‘personas’; underlying - how we see ourselves and how we would be if ‘left to our own devises’, every day – how we project ourselves and want others to see us and how our traits adapt to a different environment, overextended – traits that we overplay in periods of stress.

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EQ-i 2.0

Emotional Intelligence (“EI”) is proven to be a key indicator of human performance and development. People higher in EI communicate effectively, form strong relationships, and create powerful coping strategies. EI can be measured and it can be substantially strengthened and developed.  The EQ-i 2.0 gives insights into individual EI as a self-reflective assessment or 360o, leadership specifically and a team’s EI dynamic.

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Institute of Directors

Part of a growing community of around 20,000 directors in the UK and beyond, and gain endless opportunities for professional development, networking and business support. The IoD is a thriving membership community for directors in the UK and beyond, where you can connect with other leaders, develop your skills and be heard. the IoD offers professional development, valuable connections and influence.

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British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline. The British Psychological Society is the leading national organisation for setting standards in psychological testing.

FidesOak® are qualified by the BPS in the use of psychometrics in occupational settings.

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EMCC UK

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council, and EMCC Global. Their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in coaching, mentoring and supervision across Europe, leading the way in standards, ethics and frameworks to aid professional practice.  EMCC members work together to maintain, influence, develop and progress high quality standards in coaching and mentoring in the UK.

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Headtorch

Headtorch is a company which is passionate about making a positive impact in workplace mental health. There is clear evidence that everyone benefits from supporting wellbeing and positive mental health.

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The CPD Group

FidesOak® is an accredited provider with ‘The CPD Group’.  As a result, we can provide solutions which are acknowledged as providing CPD recognition Internationally.

Expert third party verification offers our partners confidence in standards and quality when choosing FidesOak® as their preferred solutions provider.   The CPD stamp of approval ensures employees receive the recognition they deserve which can be added to their professional portfolio, which in turn increases engagement in self-development, and takes one step closer to becoming a High Performing Team and a High Performing Culture.

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