Learning, OD & Talent Consultancy
Working within organisations across a range of sectors as a specialist consultant in Learning & Development, Talent Assessment/ Development and Organisational Development, sometimes this involves a blend of all these areas depending on the requirements of the project/work.
I am often referred to as a ‘trusted advisor’ who brings a balanced and relevant ‘outside’ view with the competence and experience behind me to deliver sustainable results. I work in partnership with your organisation and like to understand your business first so that I can identify quickly where I can add the greatest value to the specific project/work that you need undertaken.
My extensive experience of consulting over the years has taught me clear success measures; strong stakeholder engagement, regular communication and feedback are all key to the successful delivery and rest assured this is the foundation of my approach and style.
Some recent examples of my work include:
Learning & Development
From extensive experience of having designed, delivered and tutored ILM Accredited programmes, the ‘Future Fit Leadership’ development programme in 2020 was created to provide a contemporary and relevant leadership offering that brings the very best in current thought leadership. The Future Fit Leadership programme has been approved by the Institute of Leadership, which provides a kite-mark of recognition against their high-quality Leadership and Management standards.
The programme delivers a practical, blended learning experience that builds, develops and enhance the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be a Future Fit Leader.
In addition as an Institute of Leadership Approved programme, learners gain access to a wealth of contemporary resources including guides, webinars, blogs, podcasts and free Leadership events. One of the resources is a unique e-learning package called ‘MyLeadership’, which is a tailored Leadership Development E-Learning suite to develop current and future skills requirements, wherever leaders are on their leadership journey.
Organisational Development (OD)
Successfully led on the delivery of an Executive/ Senior OD – Leadership intervention, which provided an opportunity to engage with the top 200 leadership population to focus on the future of the organisation. Developed 2 leadership events (experiential event and leadership conversation) that engaged and enabled leaders to deliver on the future strategy by developing their leadership capability. Influenced, shaped and contributed to the delivery of the events and led on the implementation of ‘Yammer’ a corporate social collaboration tool to host the conversation ‘real-time’ at the leadership events and to encourage feedback post event.
Talent Assessment & Development
Worked in partnership with Senior Leadership teams to develop and deliver robust talent management processes and practices and drive improvement in succession planning. This included reviewing current HR and business practices to diagnose, design and deliver a value-add talent process to identify, develop and measure talented individuals for current and future succession roles. Facilitated a number of sessions such as the leadership team conversations to diagnose and support implementation of the solutions, talent assessment and development centres as well as individual coaching of both leaders and individuals.
Leaders & Teams
Influenced and shaped the development of Executive and Senior leadership teams within a FTSE100 Insurance company and UK bank. Diagnosed, shaped and delivered individual leadership and team development solutions that engaged and enabled leaders and their teams to drive sustainable high performance. This included a range of tailored interventions, such as individual coaching using MBTI and 360 reporting tools as well as facilitated team building sessions that diagnosed current issues, explored potential solutions and developed effective next steps.