Hi. I’m Antoinette Oglethorpe. I’m a consultant, coach, speaker and author. And I run a training and coaching company specialising in leadership development and career management.
Over the past 25 years’ I have developed leaders for some of the most successful organisations in the world, companies like P&G and Accenture. A defining moment of my career was when I helped start up Avanade, a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. That was the inspiration behind my first book, Grow Your Geeks – A Handbook for Developing Leaders in High-Tech Organisations.
I believe there is incredible power at the intersection of leadership development and career management. A growth culture relies on connecting individuals’ career ambitions with the goals of the organisation. That way, you build a chain reaction. You have empowered, productive people. They are motivated to deliver results. And they create a better future for themselves, their colleagues, their clients and their communities.
We have 5 important company values that underpin all our business relationships:
We put clients’ needs first – always; we go out of our way to help other AO colleagues; we freely share our ideas, experience and insights; we are open, honest and trustworthy.
We create a brilliantly enjoyable experience. We are enthusiastic and energetic; we are passionate about our work. We do everything we can to ensure business IS pleasure.
We are pragmatic in our approach; we focus on action and results not rhetoric and theories; we do whatever it takes in every situation.
We are credible and reliable; we do everything with quality, professionalism and expertise.
We are forward thinking and solution focused; we are continually looking to improve and develop.
We believe our working style sets us apart. We aim to keep everything SIMPLE.
Solutions not problems. We help clients focus on achieving what they want not distracted with what they don’t.
Interaction. We help clients achieve more together and by talking it through than muddling along alone.
Make use of what’s there. We help clients find what’s working and do more of it. If it’s not working, we help them stop and do something different.
Possibilities. We help clients keep an open mind, seek out new ideas and explore different approaches.
Language. We keep it simple.
Enthusiasm. We embrace everything with energy and positivity.
Our award-winning programmes are recognised by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
Recent awards include:
We are proud to be associated with the CIPD, Association for Coaching and Career Development Institute.
As part of the UN Global Compact Initiative we have made a commitment to take steps to support the UN goals. We are particularly aligned to Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth. The goal promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It also promotes full and productive employment and decent work for all.