Organisational Development is unique in both its meaning and approach within every organisation. We have a range of associates who can help to create alignment between different activities, projects and initiatives, working with you to involve your employees to maximise engagement, ownership and contribution.
An individual with a personal drive for excellence, a track record of delivery, high levels of commitment to achieving objectives and a strong reputation across local government both at a regional and national level. A career approaching 40 years in local government, combining substantial experience of both operating and influencing at a strategic level within large and small organisations, underpinned by a broad and deep understanding of the challenges facing the public sector. A proven ability to build highly effective working relationships and long-term partnerships alongside the development of a commercial perspective drawn from over 20 years experience at regional level leading a range of HR and OD shared services to over 30 Local Authorities, within a quasi commercial trading environment.
Substantial experience of advising and providing consultancy support upon a wide range of sensitive and high-profile individual and collective employee relations issues, including numerous investigations, brokering settlement and exit arrangements, organisation wide restructures, executive recruitment and supporting chief executive appraisals. Colin is also appointed as an independent investigator under the provisions of the JNC for Local Authority Chief Executives.
David is a very experienced HR consultant and former senior officer with a track record of achievement in Human Resources, Education & Children’s Services. He has been a consultant for the last six years handling a variety of assignments in over twenty local authorities as well as other public and private sector bodies. David was Head of HR in a successful unitary council for five years as well as holding a variety of Senior Officer and Assistant Director positions in Education and Children’s Services within the public sector.
David has specialised in the provision of in depth investigatory services and advice in respect of grievance and discipline. Many cases have been complex with the capacity to adversely impact on employee relationships and the reputation of the organisation. He has also been involved in mediation services as well as the provision of coaching and mentoring to managers across several councils. He is fully trained in mediation, coaching and mentoring as well as participating in ACAS professional development activities on workplace investigations.
A further area of expertise relates to advisory services in respect of the management of change and the need to restructure senior management within organisations. David has also played a key role as a Head of HR and as a consultant in the recruitment of senior managers, including Chief Executives.
High energy, Director level HR/Business Services professional and effective leader with a track record of operating successfully at both operational and strategic level; developing and implementing workforce and OD Strategies; creating high performing HR and shared service teams and managing change projects across both the private and public sectors to achieve multi million-pound budget savings.
Offering a number of skills which include; stakeholder management, building strong relationships both within and across organisations including with trade unions; political awareness; coaching and mentoring at all levels; excellent communication skills through both the spoken and written word; brings creative and effective problem solving to complex issues; and is a qualified investigator.
Available for consultancy, projects and interim assignments
An astute, goal-orientated, performance driven portfolio HR, OD and L&D professional who helps people and places to improve, with extensive experience leading and directing HR & OD and other strategic and operational management functions, freelance work and running a successful self employed consulting business. Enterprising, communicative and people focused, able to forge excellent relationships across organisational boundaries with all stakeholders, develop and influence teams to achieve business objectives. An inspiring and entertaining keynote speaker and trainer on a range of leadership and HR issues.
A qualified Career Coach with 19 years’ experience of working in local government. Extensive experience of providing consultancy, coaching, training, lecturing and research support for public, private and voluntary sector clients.
Specialises in career coaching, redundancy, self-employment and training.
A former Executive Director of HR&OD, Deputy Chief Executive and Acting Chief Executive with over 25 years leadership and senior management experience gained in county councils and London Boroughs. Has extensive experience of working with organisations to help them address long-standing employment issues, resolve disputes and long- standing difficulties, improve performance, implement culture change and deliver organisational development. Specialising in the provision of high level strategic employment advice and services across a range of subjects including; disciplinary and grievance matters, equality and diversity, TUPE, service reorganisation and restructuring, redundancy, policy development, design, and culture change.
Experienced Coaching and Training professional who spent 18 years as a Manager in the Public, Private and Charity sectors, specialising in the provision of Executive Coaching, Coach Skills Training and Coach Mentoring Supervision.
Julia started her career in Retail operations for Lewis’s Ltd, Littlewoods and Mackays where she learned about the challenges of people management at an early age. After discovering her passion for people development she became a trainer at Help the Aged. This gave her real insight to working under tight budgets and being creative with very little resource. A stint as UK Training Manager for Dedicated Micros, (CCTV and video surveillance equipment) was a leap into the field of a fast moving technology market.
Julia was also the first female Head of Training at Greater Manchester Magistrates Courts responsible for up skilling staff and driving culture change. With this eclectic background and as an Accredited Professional Executive Coach of 18 years standing plus 1500 hours of experience, Julia has worked with all levels of managers in the private, public and third sectors. She also has 850 hours of coach supervision experience and supervises other coaches and supervisors.
Kim has been influential at Strategic & Operational director level, Transformation, Workforce, Talent and OD lead with vision, values and passion for improvement that operates within bespoke consultancy, facilitation and training. She has in-depth experience and a track record of success in leading public & private sector marketplaces, particularly within provider & commissioning local authority & health organisations, with extensive multi-stakeholder partnership with the private sector & expert thought leader networks.
Proven background in leading national, regional & local services within System Leadership, Organisational Change & Cultural Development, Human Resources, Talent, Learning & Development, Inclusion, Graduate/Apprentice & Integration solutions. Managing corporate values, strategy and transformation programmes across high level intra-organisational and integration business functions.
Reputable entrepreneurial style in establishing improved performance, capability & capacity modelling at scale for complex service pathways and their linked workforce. Outstanding team player who adopts a rigorous needs outcomes and collaborative focus for required results & catalyst for change. Strong programme director, decision maker, influencer, communicator and empowerer, with a passion in seeing success for the ‘place based’ and the people Designing organisation, learning & development and workforce redesign that has national trailblazer model status and increased funding investment.
Kim delivers with a motivational, engaging, creative and collaborative style.
Lesley combines a wide range of skills and experience having worked in the public sector for over 20 years, 11 years as a Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development in two NHS Trusts with over 30 years as a qualified CIPD professional.
Since late 2006 Lesley has worked independently specialising as an executive coach and tutor delivering many different coaching and mentoring programmes including ILM 5 and 7 programmes.
Lesley now specialises in individual and team coaching, CPD and supervision for coaches and mentors, encouraging organisations to maximise their use of coaching, mediation training and taking a coaching approach to complex mediation cases as well as acting as a facilitator to small and large groups to encourage everyone to have a voice.
Trainer, facilitator and coach specialising in coaching, management development, interpersonal skills and trainer training.
Liz works with clients from a broad range of industries on projects that include:
• Leadership, management and change programmes
• Executive coaching
• Communication and interpersonal skills, including personal effectiveness.
• All aspects of learning and development and trainer development, including needs analysis, design and evaluation of learning programmes.
Experienced HR professional in both the private and public sector for over 20 years, working for 15 years, and operating at senior managerial level for 5 plus years, for a metropolitan borough council.
Specialising in the provision of high level strategic and operational employment advice and services across a range of subjects including; disciplinary and grievance matters, health & wellbeing including attendance management, policy development and design, organisational development, service reorganisation, restructuring and redundancy.
Nichola is a professionally qualified Organisational Development Practitioner, with an MSc in People & Organisational Development and over 25 years’ experience of successful leadership and delivery of OD strategies, change projects and interventions. She has operated as an independent people and organisational development consultant since 2008, successfully building a reputation for high quality consultancy, development interventions and facilitation.
A highly qualified and experienced human resources professional with experience at senior level in the areas of strategic human resource management, contract and financial management and professional administration.
Extensive experience in the provision of HR support within the public sector, specifically local councils, higher and further education and secondary schools. Expertise in all aspects of people management, including; disciplinary and grievance matters, TUPE, consultations on service reorganisation and restructuring, redundancy, policy development and design, HR compliance, and diversity and inclusion.
• Chartered Fellow of Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
• Former Chair of Birmingham Branch of CIPD (now Vice Chair)
• Highly experienced in the development, management and continuous improvement of a strategic HR function
• Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and best practice HR
• Experienced trainer and tutor on a range of HR subjects
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to consolidate complex data from a range of sources and present in a concise and clear manner
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Proven ability to interface effectively with, and gain the confidence of, internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
• Proven track record as an effective people manager in both the private and public sectors
• High level of awareness of the strategic and business context of organisations
• Highly numerate
• Proficient in the use of a range of IT packages including word, excel, PowerPoint
• Compassionate and empathetic
• Commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and ethical people management practices
Reuben is a highly experienced and qualified HR professional with a significant track record of achievement across a wide range of public sector organisations in England and Wales.
He has led large teams of staff across the full range of HR and OD services and has developed a reputation for strong, innovative and award winning HR practice. He has a strong strategic focus, a keen focus on performance management and a commitment to the role of HR in improving front line services.
Currently running his own successful consultancy business, his particular areas of specialism include change management, strategic employee relations, HR policy development & training, disciplinary & grievance investigations, absence management, management coaching and the provision of services to support leadership development and staff engagement.
An experienced strategic L&D professional/business partner with exceptional people performance and change management expertise. A senior professional with a consistent proven track record of driving through and delivering on performance management and change across a broad range of industries.
Significant experience in leadership and team management development. Strong stakeholder engagement abilities. Extensive program management skills in designing, delivering and facilitating learning interventions and leadership/management development programmes.
Builds complex alliances and partnerships across multi-disciplinary complex sectors. Self-starter and disciplined. A proven track record of being a skilled facilitator, Coach and motivator. Flexible. MCIPD Qualified, MBTI trained, with a generalist HR/OD background.
I am a leader, people professional and experienced practitioner in Human Resources, Organisational Development and Learning. I have experience in building and leading high performing teams, implementing good practice HR and Organisational Development and leading change in complex organisations. I am a strategic thinker with experience of developing strategy and policy which deliver successful outcomes for the business. I am skilled at enabling and supporting others to achieve their goals and develop their expertise. I am a skilled facilitator and can design and deliver effective learning interventions at any all level.
My commitment to public service is reflected in my career history. My recent work in Local Government has provided me with experience in a political environment where the need for sensitivity and the ability to work together with a range of people is essential. I work collaboratively and well with people at all levels. I have a wide network and a national profile as President of the Public Sector People Managers’ Association
My key strengths are in leading, communicating and influencing, delivering results through engaging and involving people, building effective partnerships and managing a wide range of different stakeholders. I am organised, determined and confident.
I run my own management and personal development consultancy, which I started in 2016. As part of this consultancy, I am an Associate of West Midlands Employers, delivering various interventions from training through to coaching across the West Midlands region.
I have over 30 years’ local government experience, the last 15 of which were in corporate organisational development at principal officer / senior management level in a unitary council.
I have extensive experience in the development and implementation of corporate learning & development interventions. I also have comprehensive experience in implementing organisational wide eLearning together with designing blended solutions and Learning Management Systems.
I have developed and implemented a variety of leadership programmes ranging from pre management programmes through to senior leadership development programmes. These programmes were accredited with ILM and underpinned by bespoke competencies, 360 degree appraisal and coaching.
As an associate of WME, I have also delivered their Accelerate and Step Up leadership programmes across the region, together with a wide range of other management and personal development interventions.
I have also developed and delivered a wide range of personal development workshops from Induction through to Confidence Building, Effective Communication, Train the Trainer, Neogitating and Influencing – to name but a few! I am also a qualified and experienced Assessor and Internal Verifier.
I am a Licensed Suzy Lamplugh Personal Safety trainer and have extensive experience of delivering all aspects of this training to a variety of audiences both within Telford & Wrekin Council and externally. I have also supported the production of policy and best practice guidelines.
I have played an active role regionally, being a key player in the development of the West Midlands LG 360 tool and have also been a member of the board of the West Midlands Coaching and Mentoring Pool.
I am a highly skilled trainer, facilitator and coach. I have extensive experience of giving 1-2-1 feedback of 360 degree appraisal report, a range of psychometric tools including 16pf and TotalSDI and continue to be a coach within the West Midlands Coaching and Mentoring Pool.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Training and Organisational Learning (FITOL).