About Me

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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.

Michelangelo

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.

Speaking

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.

Purposeful curiosity

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