Cultural insight, transformative experience design, commercial provocation, behaviour change.
Business Development & Knowledge Manager, EMEA | Korn Ferry International
Aligned with the Financial Officer Centre of Expertise, with responsibility across the EMEA region. Worked across talent management and leadership development projects.
Consultant | The Barton Partnership
A specialist Search and Selection firm, my focus was on international strategy consulting and building out the innovation proposition, partnering with top tier strategy houses as well as specialist sector and innovation consultancies.
Consultant | Moloney Search & BYT
A boutique Executive Search firm, my specialism was in strategy and international C level work. Projects involved the mapping, tracking and assessment of high-flying commercial talent.
Why I love what I do
I'm fascinated by the complexities of human behaviour, the nuts and bolts of big businesses and the intersection of these two elements. I get a kick out of helping clients find new ways of tackling problems and achieving results that are both strategically robust and that unleash true human potential, ultimately hitting the bottom line
A business result I'm proud of
A major oil and gas player had launched its new low-carbon strategy, and whilst its leaders understood it rationally they had yet to form deeper emotional commitment to driving it forwards. I enjoyed getting under the skin of what really motivates people to engage in something new, and pin point what gives them the impetus to make it happen. Over a series of four transformative events across three continents, we designed interventions that enabled leaders to wrestle with the reality both inside the business and in the outside world, giving them time and space to have the ‘real conversations’ that really mattered - a totally different experience to anything they’ve done before.
A highlight was seeing the client team lead from the front, to the point that most people never even knew we were involved! The result was seeing people who can truly affect the future of our planet feel not only inspired by what they need to do but equipped and energised to go out and do it.
A business reinvention I admire
Nintendo's reinvention was so thorough that few people today associate it with its original business: 70 years of manufacturing playing cards. Moving from the 'safe bet' of a product into the then unknown world of electronic gaming required commercial savvy, foresight and courage - traits that remain pertinent today. They revolutionised gaming, going from plastic playing cards to arcade games to the iconic Game Boy and beyond. The Wii of the last decade was unique when it was brought to market; Nintendo, it feels like time for another reinvention. Watch this space.