Over the last 10 years of both consulting and employment inside companies of all sizes and life stages, I have come to realize the importance of strategically combined People Practices and Leadership Development.
The People Team does not create culture or employee experience. Leaders do. And leaders need the strategic guidance and partnership of the people team and their suite of people practices to lean on. I work on the development and optimization of exceptional people practices and impactful leadership.
The Story (abridged)
Where it all started
A really awful job and a Google Search
My first job sucked! It was an awful place to work and I could not believe that this was 'the world of work'. I knew there had to be a better way. Fast forward a few years and whilst writing a blog post I Googled 'My Job Makes Me"...the autocomplete prompts stopped me in my tracks. (Go ahead, open up a new tab and see for yourself.) My loftiest ambition is to change these prompts to something positive.
What guides me
I fundamentally believe...
1. I believe that the headspace and the heart space of human beings is the most untapped natural asset on the planet.
2. I believe work shouldn't suck
3. I believe life is too short to resent the reason you have to get out of bed in the morning.
Founder. Writer. Speaker. Consultant. Remote Work Enthusiast
I started my employee experience design consultancy in 2014 and since then I have worked with the likes of BMW, Tiger Brands, Facebook and a host of start-ups, scales-ups and big businesses. I have written a book, done a TEDx talk, numerous panels, keynotes, podcasts, TV and radio appearances. I have worked in rapidly scaling tech companies navigating Covid, leadership development , and the world of remote and hybrid work.
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