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Here are some of the ways in which I could support you or your organisation….

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 so that leaders can really understand who their workforce is and how focusing on people can really impact on the organisational goals, because it has such a positive impact on individuals, teams, leaders and ultimately the recruitment and retention of the very best people, productivity and profit.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach – this is about your organisation, bringing people together and having conversations to understand differences and overcome problems.

In turn this will help improve performance, whether you are a start-up, school, charity or profit-making business.

There is real benefit in focusing on employees. I’ve experienced working environments with leaders willing to invest in their employees and equally have experienced those that haven’t. This isn’t about short-term initiatives, but about really understanding who comes to work in your organisation every day.

It’s not just a plan to make things better – I work on implementation, ensuring the goals we set out to achieve are being reached.
No-one has the same DNA, we all perform and feel at our best when we can be ourselves. There’s always another way – we think outside.

Maternity / Parental leave

Going off for leave or returning to work a period of absence can be daunting. If you’re going back part-time or full time, both carry their own insecurities.
Before you leave, you may be thinking that you have too much to do before you go, you’re worried about projects and tasks being done whilst you’re gone, you’ll be forgotten, you won’t fit in when you go back and many more worries too.

When you’re close to returning, you may be thinking:

  • Will I still know how to do the job?
  • Everything’s changed – I don’t know what to do.
  • Will they think I’m skiving by coming back part-time?
  • They’ve managed without me – will there still be a place for me?
  • I feel so guilty leaving my child with someone else.

Having a child whilst also wanting to work is a juggling act, but by getting the right support, understanding and communication in place before someone leaves and when they come back, it can be managed – and well, for both the employer and the employee.

Inclusion & Diversity

Being yourself at work is very important, because trying to be someone you’re not is hard work and in my experience, doesn’t make for a happy productive working life for you or your team.

Everyone is unique and it’s understanding more about what makes us who we are that enables us to create a supportive and thriving workplace. Religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, family set-up, health, personality, background and many other aspects of who we are as people creates an amazingly creative and enriched workforce.

My work involves going into the workplace with the aim of bringing everyone together to understand one another and support what makes us unique, helping organisations to develop an inclusion strategy to benefit their goals.

Employing a diverse workforce enables us to use a wider range of talent and skills, which in turn advance creativity and innovation. Organisations need to understand the communities and cultures they work within, so they can understand the diverse needs of their clients. For employees, put simply, it’s about respect at work.

Wellbeing

The business case for having a continued focus on the wellbeing of staff is simple. Whether you are a leader, line manager or team member, we all know that if you feel great both in mind and body, you will be more productive at work.

I am very passionate that the wellbeing of employees should be an integral element of an organisations strategy. Having worked very long hours under extreme pressure and levels of demand, I really do understand what it feels like and having set up an award winning wellbeing programme, I have seen it’s positive impact in organisations.

We will start by exploring the current wellbeing of your senior leadership team, and your staff, and then develop a strategy together that works for you and your team.

1:1 Coaching

You will be empowered to create your own solutions and find the best way that works for you to move forward and better manage the stuff that’s holding you back.

I work with private clients who have one thing in common. They have a goal they would like to achieve or something they would like to change to move forward with the life they want to live. We work to take them outside of their current mindset and look at things from a new vantage point, to consider a different approach and alter their response to similar thoughts and situations in the future.

My private client work can be for their personal life or work life, but usually, we look at both because they are intrinsically linked.

You will be empowered to create your own solutions and find the best way that works for you to move forward and better manage the stuff that’s holding you back.

If any of these things resonate with you, then I’d love to hear from you.

I also offer specific coaching packages for the following areas:

Return to work – maternity/paternity

Returning to work after maternity/paternity leave can be daunting and I work with my clients to help them face their challenging thoughts, to balance them and get them ready to face the return and cope with any circumstances or thoughts that may arise.

Many of our inner worries come about because of perceived judgements others make of us; the majority of which are often way off the mark!
Many parents describe themselves having a ‘life before children’ and their ‘new life’.

We will work together to define what that new life means, who you are now as a person and most commonly to regain your previous levels of self-esteem and self-confidence that you had before you had children.

Using my recruitment experience we can also work together to prepare you for making those first telephone calls to employers, how to feel great walking into a networking event, being interview-ready and taking that first step back into the workplace on your first day.

My maternity clients feel better equipped to juggle work and parenthood without the rising fear of doing neither well.

I became a mother in 2012 and have been through the process of deciding to leave the role I had before maternity leave, find a new job and set up my own business, so I really do understand what it feels like and how sometimes some extra support to develop a plan, work through your doubts and fears can get you where you want to be.

Return to work – sickness

Just a short absence can have an effect on us in terms of confidence and our perceived ability, so I work with my clients to explore, take them away from negative thought patterns and towards more positive ones that don’t hold them back.

We work to restore confidence, make a plan and learn techniques for overcoming thoughts that just aren’t very helpful and stop us from reaching our goals – no matter how hard or small.

Some people are returning to work after a full physical recovery but their mental health isn’t quite there; others are returning to work with adjustments to make for a different level of health than when they left.

I’m working with clients to make them the happiest they can be and confident at being back to work. Having developed a life-threatening illness when I had my son, I didn’t bounce back to work like others around me were able to. I resonate with the additional support and understanding that people might need to find to get them back to work. It might feel like an impossible thought, but you can and will do it.

And guess what – it will be OK!

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