Our People

At Empathy, our success is driven by our people. Our team offers a mix of styles, specialisms and experience to suit any organisation looking for that little bit of inspiration:

Simon Bernstein LinkedInCROPSimon Bernstein

Simon is Empathy’s managing director and is passionate about helping people and organisations to reach their full potential. In 2002, Simon put this passion into action when he set up Empathy – and the rest, as they say, is history. His ethos on developing people is simple; it focuses on inspiring individuals by removing their self limiting beliefs.

Simon has extensive experience in leadership development, service excellence and personal communication skills. Clients love working with Simon because he helps them to feel confident in themselves. And we all know what can be achieved with a little confidence and self belief.



Sarah8CROPSarah May

Sarah is a fully qualified professional coach and trainer with over 25 years experience in the financial services, education, corporate and government sectors.

Sarah’s whole raison d’etre is to help others fulfil their corporate and life potential. She is passionate about communication and performance, and delivers her work with a unique blend of enthusiasm, perception and consideration. Equally confident with all members of an organisation, Sarah’s skills include executive coaching, delivering skills programmes or working with teams to develop their full potential.


bertienCROPBertien Kamping

Bertien brings passion, inspiration, knowledge and just the right level of challenge to assist individuals, teams and organisations in improving their understanding of themselves, each other, their customers and their business.

Whether delivering one–to–one coaching or inspirational training sessions for large groups, Bertien is highly skilled at creating waves of change and improvement. Her talent lies in her natural ability to put people at ease – whether frontline staff or board members – Bertien knows how to take them into their ‘stretch zone’ and guide them through their development. Bertien is Myers Briggs accredited.




Yvonne Castle

Yvonne is an experienced consultant with more than 17 years’ work in service improvements. She provides interim management, consultancy and coaching, working within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Yvonne started out with a professional background in accountancy and audit before redirecting her career into organisational, service and people development.