“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
William Faulkner
"Have the confidence to take ownership of your future and you will soar to heights you never thought possible"
Rodetal Ltd
“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
Peter F. Drucker



Professional Development


At Rodetal we support our clients to be successful by providing innovative solutions and consultancy support. One of our best known innovative solutions is the BigBoss.

Who are Rodetal Ltd?

Rodetal Ltd was founded by Rod Mahoney and Alan Marshall (Rod and Al) in 2007. Disillusioned with conventional solutions to a widely known plumbing problem, the two friends committed to sharing ideas and expertise in creativity, plumbing and business to create an innovative and cost effective answer to a problem that plumbers had been grappling with for years.
How can I connect two pipes more efficiently?

What is the the BigBoss?

The BigBoss is the solution to a problem faced by many plumbers,

How can I connect two pipes more efficiently?

Rod and Alan asked the same question and after months of brainstorming, designing and testing, the first BigBoss was sold in Coventry in 2007. Today, the BigBoss is sold nationwide saving plumbers time, energy and money, all because two friends committed to dreaming big and never losing sight of their goal.

How does Rodetal help me?

In 2016, Rodetal expanded to include coaching and professional development as part of their business portfolio. In addition to supporting those in the building trade with innovative time and money saving products, Rodetal draw on the values that first inspired Rod and Alan to work together to support a wide group of clients to be brave, tenacious and successful when working towards their own project dreams both at work and at home.  

Find out more here.


In praise of Rodetal BigBoss 

“In my 42 years in the industry I have seen many new products come on to the market, but this is one which will open new avenues in the trade. The BigBoss is original and a real asset to the plumbing industry. In my opinion its simplicity and ease of application is a revolution to the plumbing trade, saving time and therefore benefiting both the plumber and the consumer” Peter S Ashby MIPHE RP – Past President of Plumbing and Heating Engineering.

In praise of Rodetal Coaching

“I think the real benefits of coaching for me were that I was able to reconnect with myself, start building my self-esteem and self-confidence enough to see a good opportunity, to take it, and be successful!” 

“Katy’s style is a well-balanced mixture of consistent professionalism and genuine friendliness, which made me feel at ease, focused and confident in the process of working through my goals. Calm, relaxed and very present – a powerful combo!”

In praise of Rodetal Professional Development

“Many thanks for such an inspiring course yesterday. I came stressed about my current workload and worried about my future work prospects. I went out with a much clearer idea of how to move on to make my career what I would like.”

In praise of Rodetal Consultancy

“It was great to meet you to today and see all the hard work you have done assessing the impact of the Research Staff Network Funding, as well evaluating our leadership course. I am really chuffed and look forward to being able to showcase this information at various conferences as well as share best practice. Many thanks again.” Learning and Development Adviser, University of Warwick


Free Coaching Taster

Rodetal offers a no-obligation free taster session to all new clients. The purpose of this free taster session is to allow you to learn more about coaching, how it works and the opportunity to try before you buy.

What happens during a coaching taster session?

During this free introductory taster session your coach will answer your questions about coaching and conduct mini-coaching session with you. You will gain real insight in to the power of coaching. The 30 minute taster session takes place by phone or Skype/Zoom.

At the end of the introductory session your coach will provide you with information about the coaching packages most relevant to you, based on the issues and goals you have identified during the taster session.

Rodetal Coaching packages start from £395.80 + VAT for individual coaching by Skype.

Book your free no obligation coaching taster today

Professional Development

Rodetal offers professional development services to schools, universities, businesses and individuals in the following areas:

Professional Skills

Speaking in public
Effective presentations
Assertive behaviour and effective feedback
Belbin /Team development
Cultural awareness
Equality and diversity
Difficult conversations

Personal Development

MBTI (Step 1 & 2)
Realise2 Strengths
Confidence building
Personal performance coaching
Verbal and non verbal communication
Using positive language
Active listening skills

Academic and Study Skills

Thesis coaching
Planning your time
Effective research skills
Critical thinking
Reflective learning
Academic study support
Effective revision support
Viva examination coaching
Planning your project
Researcher Development
First Steps in Leadership

Contact Us

Rodetal BigBoss and Business Consulting

Rod Mahoney, Director


+44 (0) 79 4636 7907

Rodetal Coaching, Professional Development and Consulting

Dr Katy R Mahoney, Director


+44 (0) 79 1928 0541


Rodetal General Enquiries


+44 (0)24 7645 4357