I’ve been helping business leaders develop leadership skills and manage their careers for over 20 years.
In that time I’ve worked with and for some of the world’s leading multinational organisations. Well-known names include Procter & Gamble, Accenture and Avanade (a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft) as well as a number of public sector organisations such as the NHS.
My expertise spans training, management, leadership and career development coupled with generalist HR and board-level experience.
I’ve been an HR Director and I’ve been a line manager so I understand the leadership challenge of getting the best out of people. I’ve worked across a range of sectors including Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), franchising, professional services, insurance technology, higher education and the health service.
What I’ve learnt is that people are people are people – no matter what the sector, no matter what the industry and no matter what the organisation structure. Getting the people stuff right is what all leaders need to be personally and commercially successful – and that’s what I help my clients with.
My experience has taught me that leadership in business is not about what people know or think. It is about what they do and how what they do impacts on others. Above all else, effective leadership is about influencing the behaviour of others and the only way leaders can influence others behaviours is through their own behaviour i.e. what they say and what they do. I help my clients develop practical tools, techniques and strategies so that they can take action and make pragmatic and effective progress in those areas that will have the greatest impact on their future success.
As well as providing executive coaching, leadership training and facilitation services to my clients, I am also Enterprise Lead for the Association for Coaching. I help coaches become self-employed confidently and successfully. Find out more at www.takingtheplungeseries.com
If you like what you’ve heard so far, and you think I may be able to help you with some of the leadership challenges you’re facing, why not contact me for an informal discussion. There’s no commitment, and I won’t try to push you into a sale – we’ll just discuss your situation to see if working together might be a good fit.