How I work
Whatever service you choose I’ll spend time at the start getting to know you or your organisation, your needs and what you would like to achieve.
As we work together you will stay at the heart of the process. My belief is that you have all the resources you need to do what it is you want to do. My role is to support you in discovering these, and applying them. Depending on your needs I can act as a critical friend, advisor and guide, skills and knowledge developer or work to build capacity in your team.
Development will almost certainly use experiential learning techniques: we don’t just talk, we try and do!
The process of change and development may be slow at times, bounding at others and will sometimes be challenging, but the results will always be tangible and sustainable.
As a consultant I provide incisive research, thorough and insightful analysis and achievable, recommendations that make a real difference and bring a generous return on your investment in the service. The wide range of experience and skills I bring can provide a unique and useful, perspective on your situation with measurable impacts and results. We’ll implement change, particularly organisational change, in small, single steps so that we can understand exactly what is happening, what is working and why.
I understand that the approach I take or the service itself may be new to you so I prefer to contract on a step-by-step basis. At the end of each stage you’ll have a usable output, such as a report, a measurable change or new set of skills to put into practice. You can then decide to stop take a break for a short while or continue to the next stage. Most people choose to continue.
Together we select criteria appropriate to you or your organisation and to the type of development service so you can measure and monitor the impacts and improvements it brings.
When you book me, you get me (not a junior researcher or trainee). However when I reach the edges of my expertise I have a bank of trusted expert partners I can bring in.