I believe that every person, every relationship, team, organisation and every situation has a perfect way of functioning. This might not be true in practice but let’s work as if it is – let’s find the best way of being.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
My role is to help people fly – to set the angel free. I have years of HR and OD experience and roles in a variety of management positions in various sectors. Therefore I bring a range of lessons learned (and perspectives gained) to any project.
My toolkit contains a selection of interesting widgets:
Quality training techniques
I have designed and delivered a variety of courses and programmes including:
- Senior Management Development Centres
- Supervisory Training Programmes
- Customer Service Training
- Train the Trainer
- Personal development courses on Time Management, Goal Setting, Selling Skills
- HR skills courses on Interviewing, Recruitment and Selection, Performance Management, Train the Trainer
- Communication skills courses such as Assertiveness, Report Writing, Presentation Skills
- Bespoke team building events
Psychometric and personality testing expertise
I am qualified in the use of personality questionnaires and use Quintax as a matter of preference. I can use them for assessment purposes but find that as a development tool is when they are most effective. For more information about Quintax click here
I have also designed bespoke recruitment tools such as in-tray exercises.
I love to speak to people about how the brain works and what effect this has:
- on our emotions
- our response to difficult situations
- our creativity
- on how we learn
- on how we see the world
I am also an Associate Lecturer with Chichester College for their CIPD Learning and Development Qualifications.
Some would describe this as being just plain nosey – I wouldn’t like to comment. However, what I would say is that I have a proven ability to go into a new environment and understand what matters quickly. I get in, find out what is what and then get on with it. Consequently, because I am interested in what makes organisations work, this ability has proven excellent when undertaking service reviews. In addition, I have transferred skills with ease from a retail environment into a health environment. I have had to pick up the legal issues around the registering of births and deaths and the Freedom of Information Act and have hit the ground running. Moreover, I am un-daunted by new environments. On the contrary, I believe that having a fresh perspective on things is a valuable asset.
To see where I have worked go to: CV
To join my professional network go to: LinkedIn