Management development and other services

What’s On Offer? Well that depends on what help you need. I can provide emergency help, a planned programme or professional mentoring.

Professional Mentoring For Management Development

Sometimes we don’t need a management development programme, or coaching. What we need is someone to sit down with us and

  • challenge
  • teach
  • support
  • help
Two cups of coffee, one purpose. Mentoring, coaching, helping.
Face to face management development

This is where professional mentoring comes in.

This kind of service is particularly helpful for:

  • senior managers who have done all the courses but still need effective coaching
  • managers who are struggling with one aspect of their job
  • anyone who has been recently promoted

One-2-one might be just the thing. I am very happy to provide “emergency” help at the point that people need it.  This can be around dealing with presentations, interviews, preparing for anxiety inducing situations or tricky staff management.


Management development provided with one cup of coffee and a laptop
…on-line management development

If staff have been promoted into management positions during lock-down, they are likely to really struggle. Therefore, the on-line service may be particularly useful for them.  Wherever the need is, that’s where I can help.

I’ve even been known to mentor whilst sailing.


My toolkit contains a selection of interesting widgets:

Quality training techniques

My course design and delivery experience has included a variety of programmes including:

  • Senior Management Development Centres
  • Supervisory Training Programmes
  • Executive Coaching of Senior Managers and Directors
  • Customer Service Training
  • HR skills courses on
    • Interviewing
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Performance Management
  • Communication skills courses
  • Bespoke team building events

As a result, I have a wide and deep set of skills in my armoury.


I like 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

speaking at Chichester College's Business School Graduation

I have also been an Associate Lecturer with Chichester College for their CIPD Learning and Development Qualifications. I had the honour of being the Key Note Speaker at their Professional Student Graduation Ceremony in 2018. This is what I said.





Purposeful curiosity

I am interested in what makes organisations work. Some would describe this as being plain nosey! However, what I would say is that I like to go into a new environment and understand what matters quickly. Then I get on with what’s needed. This ability has proven excellent when undertaking service reviews. In addition, I have transferred skills with ease from retail into the health service. And then into a range of local government posts. And then into business. Moreover, I am un-daunted by new environments. On the contrary; I believe that having a fresh perspective on things is a valuable asset. I love this part of my job.  Yep, I’m nosey.


Psychometric and personality testing expertise

I am qualified in the use of personality questionnaires and use Quintax as a matter of preference. They can be used for assessment purposes. However, I find that as a development tool is where they are most effective. For more information about Quintax click here

I have also designed bespoke recruitment tools such as in-tray exercises.