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Passion. Experience. Diligence.


GWS Partners first started out in North America as GWS Consulting but we have since grown to a new base in the United Kingdom.  In addition to this migration, our consultants at GWS Partners have worked world-wide, from India to Macedonia and from Portugal to Australia.  We specialise in understanding our customers needs and tailoring our coaching, mentoring and training to what is essential for your business. Although most of our business is with large companies, we feel comfortable working with start-ups and mid-size companies. 


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We at GWS Partners know that finding the right coach or trainer to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Robert Annis

My passion for enablement has led me on a journey through roles from project manager to scrum master to agile coach and trainer to organisational transformation and leadership coaching…to now, simply change enabler. I work with leadership and teams to help transform their organisations to enable positive change and increase their competitiveness. 
My work has led me on some great adventures around the world and has allowed me to meet some incredible people. Now based in London I work with clients to help them to really find their potential.  

I have delivered coaching and training at Harvard and Villanova universities, to enterprises (Lloyds of London, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, Dell EMC, Bank of America, United Airlines, BNY Mellon, HP Madrid etc) and to governmental groups (US Dept. of Labor Statistics). This has led me to work in many places with many cultures; Poland, Turkey, Portugal, Malta, India, Macedonia, Ireland, Spain, Australia, USA and the UK.  

I have also been lucky enough to be invited to speak regularly at industry events, such as AgileBoston, Agile Cincinnati 2016, Southern Fried Agile, ScrumDay Portugal 2017, PMI Mega Event 2017, ScrumDay Malta 2017, AgileIndy 2018, AgileCincy 2018 and for the IIL’s Agile and Scrum 2016 conference. I was also extremely proud to be the keynote speaker for the AgileIndy 2017 conference and a fantastic audience of 700 people. 

In 2018 I will be fortunate to be the keynote for 2018’s AgileCincy conference, whilst also returning to speak at AgileIndy and ScrumDay Malta in 2018. 



ICAgile          ICP, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF & ICP-TST

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)           SPC4

Scrum Alliance                     CSM, CSP & REP

AgilityHealth        Agile Health Facilitator (AHF)

BCS                                        Foundation in Agility






Melissa Annis

Melissa focuses on the various facets of law that revolve around project management and governance.  Prior to co-founding GWS Partners, she has worked on Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review Programmes, Brexit related Business Continuity Programme and a Finance Transformation Programme . Melissa has represented and consulted within Engineering, Finance, and Insurance for the last 12 years.



Ashford University

B.A., History, 2011

Activities & Affiliations

• Agile Alliance, Certified Scrum Master