I am passionate about creating the right environment to enable individuals and teams to perform at their very best, and strongly believe that this is essential for organisations to achieve their goals and ambitions. My career has all been about business performance. From my first role as a graduate trainee in sales for the British Oxygen Company (BOC) to my last role as a Senior Leader focused on communications, engagement and cultural change.
I have successfully created, developed and led numerous sales and business development teams in both healthcare and financial services, including BOC, Glaxo SmithKline and Simplyhealth. I have created new teams in start up environments as well as developing existing teams to become high performing.
When offered the opportunity to follow my passion for creating positive cultural change I jumped at the chance! I have developed expertise in communications, employee engagement, leadership development and cultural change. My knowledge and experience includes designing, leading and delivering communication and engagement strategy. I have also led cultural change initiatives, coaching and mentoring leaders, that have significantly improved the employee engagement experience and resulted in increased creativity, better teamwork, collaboration and cooperation.
I consider myself to be a life long learner! I enjoy academic learning as well as learning from those around me and I am sure I will never stop learning!
I have learnt so much from those I have worked with and I have been fortunate to work with some great people along the way.
I have learnt the most when I have been brave and bold, putting myself outside my comfort zone and taking on a challenge. I made a few mistakes along the way (haven’t we all!) and I have tried to view these with curiosity, unpicking them in order to learn and improve.
I love the excitement of a big city, but I am a country girl at heart and enjoy nothing more than a long walk with my two dogs followed by a slice of home made cake – yes I love baking (and eating) too! I have a passion for travel and have been fortunate to visit most continents including USA where I lived in Alabama for 3 years. I love learning about different cultures, meeting the people and experiencing their way of life.
I spend most weekends watching my two teenage children participate in various sporting activities – rugby, basketball, netball, hockey and rounders! I am an avid rugby supporter and enjoy family ski holidays.