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Fe Robinson
Fe Robinson founded Buddleja Transformations to work with individuals and businesses in the UK. Fe, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, accredited member of the Association for Coaching, a member of the International Coach Federation, and an INLPTA Trainer of NLP has worked in organisation development for twelve years, having started her career as an HR professional before specialising in this area.  
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