The Outlook Organisation

The Outlook Organisation

Transformational Personal Development For All


Courses ~ Retreats ~ Workshops

Charity ~ Community 


Meet the Team


Tony Wiseman, the founder of the Outlook Organisation, has been lead trainer since 1989, assisted by many wonderful people over the years, and currently by Steve Barnes. Many people who have assisted training have gone on to start their own personal development organisations, run motivational and transformational courses, or developed leadership programmes, using the core principles learnt and inspired by their experience with the Outlook Organisation.   

Tony Wiseman, Trainer and Course Leader

Tony founded the Outlook Organisation in the UK in 1989. He is internationally recognised as a powerful, intuitive and charismatic trainer with 25 years experience working with many thousands of people.

As well as the three standard courses the Organisation offers, using the Outlook Training as a basic model, he has tailor-made courses for a range of people, from cancer patients to victims of sexual abuse. These special projects have received national coverage in the press and television.

Tony also creates and delivers trainings for children between the ages of 9- 15 both in Israel and the UK and he leads workshops on communication and leadership for companies and government organisations.

Steve Barnes, Trainer

Steve works with individuals and with groups, in the UK, Europe and Turkey. He has participated in and delivered many different types of personal development courses and sessions.

Steve integrates different models and philosophies within his approach. He is deeply interested in the human condition and how we can live better lives through more awareness and understanding of ourselves and others.

His vision is that we create more harmonious relationships – with
ourselves, with the people around us and with our environment. 


The Outlook Organisation is run by volunteers. The team is made up of professionals from all walks of life who give their time and experience for free because they value the goals and mission of the organisation. 

Trustees & Volunteers

Penny Mallinson, Trustee

Penny is the director of various not-for-profit organisations in the area of education and self-development, and is also a coach to business executives and a diverse range of groups. Penny is involved in body and energy work and is an experienced facilitator in this field. Penny has facilitated on Outlook courses for over 15 years alongside hundreds of other people from all walks of life.

Anthony Ford, Trustee

Anthony Ford did Outlook back in 2003 having been inspired by some friends who had already done the course. At the end of his Outlook, the trainer mentioned that all his fellow participants would be welcome to go back and assist and he signed up that night. Since then he has assisted on all the courses and led teams of volunteers who go to make Outlook courses happen. Having gone on to qualify as a life and business coach, Anthony says that deciding to do Outlook was a spur of the moment decision for him (6 months in the making!) that he benefits from on a daily basis. 

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Sascha Michel, Trustee

Sascha has a 17-year background in business development and strategy in start-up environments, recently as co-founder of a technology marketplace called Canvas. He has led a number of companies, from online restaurant guides back in the days of 56k dial-up, to combating climate change by greening offices. With a an MSc in Strategy and Organisational Change, Sascha brings a wealth of experience in team development, sales, management, and strategy; creating company cultures that foster creativity and innovation during rapid change. Sascha also spends his time running men's groups, as a group shadow work facilitator for the Mankind Project. He also has a dedicated yoga practice, and if he isn’t in London, he’s probably in Bali "conducting important research".


Graeme Anderson, Trustee

Graeme has been involved in the Financial Services industry at different levels for many years. He completed all the courses offered by Outlook in 2011 after experiencing difficulties in his personal and business life and, realising the power these courses gave, decided to volunteer for Outlook to help get the message out. Graeme believes that personal development is very important to everyone, and that spending time on yourself is probably the last thing most people think about. Doing Outlook was a life changer for Graeme and he finds volunteering for the charity and seeing others benefit, immensely pleasing.


Carol Wiseman, Trustee

Carol runs a thriving estate agency, and has previously worked as financial controller, and assisted in the running of a family law practice, worked as Senior Secretary at IBM and The Conran Group, and was involved in the launch of the first Habitat store.

With a myriad of interests, Carol has spent the last 20 years studying in her own time. She is passionate about personal development, and started her own personal journey by studying counselling at the University of Hertfordshire. Carol went on to study Practical Philosophy. Carol enjoys volunteering for the organisation and has facilitated on many Outlook courses over the past six years.

Yvette Fidler 

Yvette Fidler is from Leeds where she works for a charity. She did Outlook in 2005 and continues to support the Outlook Training Organisation years later because she has witnessed the impact of the course with so many people and wants the outcomes of the courses to continue to be  available to people in the future. Yvette has take part in many different courses but has yet to experience anything as universally beneficial to people’s lives as Outlook. Yvette believes that what Outlook can achieve in a weekend is amazing and is so grateful that this course has been available to her friends and family because it has opened up life changing possibilities and brought them closer together – Yvette wants Outlook to continue to be available to everyone out there who wants to experience all that life has to offer them.

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Arlene Bailey

Arlene is originally from Zimbabwe and has lived in the UK for 39 years. She first did
Outlook in 2010 followed by Essence the next year, and has assisted many times on
both courses. Looking back she finds it hard to count the ways in which her life, confidence and self-esteem have improved since then. She wants others to have the same opportunity to get the best from their lives and to feel more fulfilled. Arlene is now a practising Doula and loves that her work is her passion and allows her to express herself whilst supporting couples during this very special time in their lives. When not working or volunteering you’ll usually find her somewhere outdoors, most often on a golf course.

The Outlook Organisation is a social enterprise and charity, founded in the UK in 1989. Charity Number: 1102559