Jackie's Story


Runway Global was founded by Jackie Handy in 2013. Jackie possesses over 20 years experience within the fields of consultative sales, management and learning and development. She launched Runway Global to allow companies more choice in how they develop their workforce by specialising in tailored programmes to suit the needs of all.

From the first time she sung with the Staffordshire County Choir at The Royal Albert Hall, aged 11, Jackie felt at home ‘on stage’. A somewhat disastrous TV quiz show appearance when she was 17 (let’s just say she didn’t get the opportunity to ask Bob for a ‘P’), taught her a valuable lesson in developing goals intuitively based on purpose as well as natural ability, as opposed to doing many things and being decidedly average!

Having worked successfully in Sales & Management positions for many years, Jackie can authentically understand the challenges faced in these ever-changing roles. She has created and facilitated numerous successful learning interventions for clients, blending her unique flair for engagement with core stakeholder needs, linked to their purpose. As a qualified coach and mentor, Jackie now blends classroom training with one to one coaching and mentoring in order to accelerate each individual and maximise their potential.

Continuing her personal journey, Jackie became a medal-winning kickboxer, has scaled the 3 Peaks and even recorded an album. But it was hanging off the side of a cliff in Austria that really caused a shift in her perspective on life. Fascinated by what drives us to achieve, Jackie certified as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a Practitioner of both the Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Everything DiSC psychometric profiling tools, providing further resources to support others in their quest for personal and professional excellence.

Jackie is described as a professional, charismatic and engaging facilitator, who possesses the ability to bring her client’s vision to life.