Friendly. Supportive.

These sound too obvious to be worth spending time on. No-one sets out to be the opposite, and pretty much everyone would say they’re a good idea – so much so that you might feel foolish to stand up at a meeting and emphasise their importance. But – and it’s a big but – a friendly and supportive atmosphere needs…

Champion (2)

Noun 2 A person who vigorously supports or defends a person or cause.‘he became the determined champion of a free press’2.1 historical A knight who fought in single combat on behalf of the monarch. VerbVigorously support or defend the cause of. ‘he championed the rights of the working class and the poor’ OED Now this type of champion is worth having.…