I am a huge enthusiast for AOD tools and programmes and delighted to work with Lynn, and my colleague Claire Harris, to develop team based working among public sector organisations in the North-West of England.
I am a creative and results driven OD consultant with a focus on change, reform and leadership development in the NHS and public sector. My strengths, and my passion, lie in working with senior teams to design and deliver OD interventions, both nationally and locally, and often in politically sensitive and complex settings.
Starting out as a practice nurse, I became a Nurse Fellow at the University of Manchester before opting for OD as Assistant Director of the team at Greater Manchester SHA. I then spent four years as Associate Director for NHS National Workforce Projects with a secondment to the Department of Health to support ISIP project sites in Derby and Nottingham. After that I joined ODS as Director of Quality Assurance, leaving to start my own consultancy in 2011.
More recently I’ve led some large-scale consultancy projects – facilitating clinical engagement in response to NHS reforms, aligning workforce service and financial planning, developing regional frameworks to support strategic alliances and partnership working, developing coaching cultures and using AOD tools to develop high performing teams.
I’m also an energetic and enthusiastic coach. I work with executives, senior managers, clinicians and business owners on the issues that are important to them, from developing resilience and emotional intelligence to creating high performing teams.
My work highlights (so far!) have been playing my part in increasing the number of primary care nursing services, becoming a registered NHS National Leadership Academy Coach and becoming a non-executive director of the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
At a glance:
Clinical qualifications; Accredited coaching qualification; Post-graduate diploma in coaching psychology; Qualified practitioner for personality instruments inc. MBTI, TKI, emotional intelligence TQ and NHS 360 feedback facilitator; Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC); NED Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.