I have run my own consultancy practice for almost 20 years, delivering leadership and change programmes for a wide range of civil society organisations, and providing in-depth executive coaching for numerous civil society leaders: chairs & chief executives of charities; and head teachers, directors, senior managers, medical leaders and other clinical staff in the public sector.
I am also a Principal Consultant and joint Service Lead for Leadership Development at The Centre for Charity Effectiveness at City, University of London’s Cass Business School. Alongside delivery of bespoke leadership and consultancy programmes for individual charities, I am course leader on our highly successful open programmes for New Chief Executives (NCE) and for Aspiring Chief Executives (ACE).
In 2014/5 I led a major scoping review investigating the needs of legal advice charities following devastating funding cuts to that sector, and I now lead a major two year LDP designed to support the Sector to reconfigure (funded by The Baring Foundation and JP Getty Charitable Trust).
I led three successful iterations of a year-long LDP for permanent staff of Students’ Unions, commissioned by NUS, with a bespoke spin-off programme for Kings College London SU and additional sessions for other university unions. I led a LDP for the Jewish Leadership Council’s Adam Science Programme, and I previously carried out extensive scoping and produced a LD Strategy for the YMCA Movement, with Caroline Copeman.
At the start of my consulting career as an associate of Consultancy Works I participated in large-scale turn-around programmes: eg. transforming Sheffield Community Mental Health from a failing service into a beacon service. I was also one of The NHS Leadership Centre’s small team of “world-class” action-learning set facilitators for PCT executives, tackling: converged governance, clinical leadership, and strategic partnerships.
I facilitated a stock-take of the first clinical trial for Ebola to be successfully completed in West Africa. The findings set the foundations for a Rapid Research Response Framework by ERGO at Oxford University.
I pride myself in long term consulting relationships with clients, eg. with the Head Teacher Team of Amaya Trust – which attains exceptional pupil results. I have also carried out extensive work for South London & Maudsley NHS MH Trust over a number of years: co-facilitating the Consultancy Skills Masterclass programme and reviewing the medical consultants’ appraisal scheme, nurse practice development, and the devolution of psychotherapy services.
I coach and supervise high level internal organisational consultants who are themselves responsible for transformational change in their own places of work. II facilitated on numerous consultancy skills masterclasses to post/graduate level for various Universities, and have given talks and papers for numerous umbrella bodies. My toolkit “The CEO and Chair in Crisis – Positive Steps for Recovery” was published by ACEVO.