I’ve always had an interest in people, their behaviours and traits. I’d often sit at a meeting with one ear on what was being said but both eyes firmly glued to those in the room.
The one who looked worried, the one who was over confident, the one who had no idea they were upsetting someone else, the one who was too afraid to speak up, the confident leader, the not so confident leader, the one with the most valuable contributions that got overlooked.
My work is identifying, adjusting, consulting and leading change – but change for good, to create open and honest workplace cultures, supportive networks, more engaged, productive individual and teams.
I work with organisations and individuals to make changes to achieve what they want from their personal goals and organisational vision.
“I work with organisations and individuals to make changes to achieve what they want from their personal goals and organisational vision.”
And how do I know what to do and how to do it? Because I have, to an extent, walked in the same shoes through both my career and personal life too.
After I finished my degree, I joined one of the world’s largest accounting/consulting firms, working my way up from junior to senior manager and it was here, leading the firm’s employee engagement strategy for 12,000 people, that I experienced a huge insight into the working dynamics of groups and individuals’ lives at all levels. I’ve been a trusted advisor to the CEO and worked across whole organisations and hierarchy. And because I’d worked my way up, I knew what each level was about.
I’m also passionate about my private client coaching work, being 1:1 with individuals to achieve personal goals – to complete their education, write a book, find the confidence to start their own business, return to work or become the parent they want to be but can’t find a way to.
Is it time for you to think outside?