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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

I help people to build powerful brands, increase audiences, raise money, and develop their teams and culture.
My advice is based on wide-ranging projects​ over 25+ years' experience of multiple sectors and disciplines.

 

My services span strategic consultancycoaching and facilitation. I also support recruitment of senior posts,
and act as a speaker, conference chair, panel member, and interim executive. 

STRATEGIC CONSULTANCY

More, different, better, easier

I help clients to 

  • develop brands, communications and marketing strategy

  • shape and invigorate fundraising campaigns (revenue and capital)

  • review digital strategy

  • undertake capital developments

  • pursue culture change

  • improve governance

  • devise creative visitor engagement

  • recruit senior staff and build teams

 

I take time to understand your context and needs, ask the right questions, and provide focused strategic and practical advice which delivers your mission. I can help you to articulate your purpose and goals, and plan effective action which gets results.

 

I aim to be insightful, imaginative, energising, encouraging and collegiate. Here’s what clients say about my approach.

COACHING AND MENTORING

Achieve Your Goals

I help individual clients in two ways

  • as a mentor – through supportive conversations offering advice, insights, contacts and tips

  • as a coach – a structured 'sounding board' which helps you think and find the best way forward 

Sessions are always tailored to your own needs.

  • I work with senior leaders, mid-career and emerging managers and freelancers. 

  • Sessions can be held in person or via Skype. 

  • Topics might include: developing
    specialist expertise; adapting
    leadership style; stepping up a level
    in management; planning a change of direction; and many more.

My approach is based on formal training (using the GROW model) and also decades of practical experience as a line manager and team leader. During my career I have helped scores of emerging and established leaders to reflect on and develop their personal effectiveness. I enjoy helping people with diverse personal styles to assess their situation, tackle problems and tap into strengths
and potential.

FACILITATION

Come together, think together

I design, plan and deliver participatory workshops, awaydays and residentials which are invigorating, collaborative and produce clear outcomes.

 

I help Boards, staff teams and network groups to think constructively and creatively together, to find common ground, stretch boundaries, and move forward.

 

I can either

  • develop a session to your brief, or

  • deliver my own tried and tested subject-specific workshops. These include: The Bluffer's Guide to Branding, Fundraising for Boards, Fundraising for Non-Fundraisers, 
    Build Your Personal Brand, 
    and The Career MOT.

 

An external 'hand on the tiller' can make all the difference to the success of a team event – whether an expert guide is needed, or a more objective compass. Finding common ground and new angles comes more easily – and everyone can participate fully, without worrying about managing the session.