Our team

Our Business Team

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan Co-founder and Business Coach

    Jonathan is the co-founder of Xintara. His family has owned the Xintara Portugal properties for over 40 years. Jonathan is also the Managing Partner of 350 Investment Partners, having previously worked at Carbon Trust Investments, Coller Capital, and Flemings Investment Management. Jonathan has over 23 years investment and innovation experience including 20 years venture capital experience and 3 years listed equity analysis experience.

  • Vicky
    Vicky Co-Founder - Business & Wellbeing Coach

    Vicky is the co-founder of Xintara retreats and is a marketing consultant, business coach and wellbeing coach. Vicky has over 15 years coaching experience having been trained as part of her managerial role at The AA.  Vicky runs coaching programmes and 121 coaching from management to executive level and is also a qualified WIAL Action Learning Coach. You’ll find Vicky in the wellbeing team below and is a fully qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Leadership and Team Coach

    Kathryn is a leadership and team coach, with over 15 years coaching experience having been introduced and trained to take a coaching approach within her HR profession. Kathryn has coached C-suite Leaders and Executive and Project Teams. She has also co-created leadership development programmes, ran leadership development workshops, set up internal coaching programs, developed organisational culture and communications.

  • Mark
    Mark Business Coach

    Mark has 15 years experience in managing business acceleration support to over 200 cleantech SMEs and start-ups.  This includes managing his company Eigen Ventures as a delivery Partner to Carbon Trust for the UKRI Energy Catalyst Accelerator, designing the support model for the ES Catapult Energy Launchpad and managing the pilot 2018-19 (with 350IP), design, set-up and co-managing the BEIS/DECC Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) Incubation Programme from 2012-2016.  Previous to this, he was CEO of a Surrey University spin-out in fibre-optic sensing taking it from lab R&D to early demonstrator and sale of the business to a VC backed acquirer.

  • Katie
    Katie Presentation Coach

    Katie leads Xintara’s work on helping management teams optimise their pitching and communication techniques,  customer sales presentations,  and story-telling.

    Coming from a professional acting background with over 20 years experience in theatre, film, TV and voiceover (West End theatre, Mission Impossible, Silent Witness, Google) Katie has helped hundreds of individuals with their communication skills, giving them confidence to speak with presence, whilst keeping their audience engaged.  Clients include Sero Technologies, Denham Capital, Econic Technologies, Energy Systems Catapult, Imperial College, and Rothamsted Research.

  • Vikki
    Vikki Business Coach

    Vikki Bolam is a Non-executive Director and Business Advisor coaching teams in high-growth SMEs. An accredited Mentor and Coach focused on accelerating profitable and sustainable businesses in the energy and social impact sector. With 30 years hands-on Executive Management experience in Asia across small business ownership, to mid-sized company CEO and as a global product and CSR director for an US$18B conglomerate.  Vikki brings a uniquely strong and expansive skill-set, entrepreneurial flair and creative thinking, with proven capabilities training leadership and teams for growth.

Our Wellbeing Team

  • Vicky
    Vicky Co-Founder, Yoga teacher and holistic therapist

    Vicky qualified as a yoga teacher with the Inner Yoga Trust after the completion of an extensive 500hrs (3yr) yoga teacher training programme. Vicky is also a qualified Thai Yoga Massage therapist, holistic massage therapist, aromatherapist and wellbeing coach and enjoys combining the practices, together with yoga to create tailored 121 programmes for her clients. She firmly believes in treating the whole person in line with the yoga teachings of Patanjali. Vicky is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in Yoga Therapy.


  • Sofia
    Sofia Host and Guide

    Sofia provides the main hosting function for Wellbeing leaders and with her fluent English co-ordinates services with the full time Housekeeper, Cook, Gardener and Driver. Sofia specialises in sharing the ‘ins and outs’ of Sintra with people from all over the world. Sofia and her team lead small groups on a range of off-the-beaten track activities including hiking on Sintra Mountain trails, and finding the Secret Spots of Sintra.

  • Shayna
    Shayna Wellness Coach

    Shayna is a Yoga instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Massage therapist and Teacher.  She has been living in Portugal for the last 9 years and works as a yoga teacher, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Massage therapist. Shayna studied Ayurvedic Massage in Pune, India, under master Kosum Modak.

  • Sabine
    Sabine Wellbeing Advisor/Leader

    Sabine is an advisor to Xintara and is a Certified Yoga trainer who trained in Singapore, specialising in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga. She has a studied with highly sought after Ashtanga teachers including David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor and Tim Feldman.

  • Gret
    Gret Wellness Coach

    Gret has had a successful career as a senior fashion industry executive, spanning the past 20 years.  During that time, she developed daily rituals to alleviate stress and maintain balance incorporating the practices of yoga and meditation with a sustainable lifestyle – thinking both of her personal wellbeing and that of the planet. Over time, these practices and rituals became the foundation for her philosophy and methodology for Conscious Working.

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