Yvette specialises in personal effectiveness, change and innovation, and leadership development.
Before joining =mc, she worked in HR for several years in both the private and charity sector as an HR Manager. In these roles, Yvette provided advice and guidance to managers, staff and trade union representatives. She also delivered several change projects and worked closely with senior management.
I am currently developing and delivering a range of modular leadership programmes for organisations going through significant periods of change, including MS Society, International HIV/Aids Alliance, Seven Stories and City, University of London. These programmes give experienced managers the tools and skills they need to step up, be strategic and develop their leadership style.
In other areas, I have been facilitating individuals to think about their personal development and communications skills at work. For example, I have recently delivered our Presentation Skills programme in Hong Kong for Greenpeace International, supporting individuals from offices across south-east Asia. This programme helps you to overcome presentation nerves and to deliver messages in an impactful way.
I am also working with a number of public sector organisations to develop their culture. It is a tough time for local authorities, and for many in the public sector. For example, I have been supporting Wealden District Council in developing a consultancy approach to their work. We are also delivering an ILM recognized management programme for Evolve Housing + Support. A key focus of both pieces of work have been developing new ways of working and working in partnership with others.
Before joining =mc, I worked in HR for several years in both the private and charity sectors. I started out at a major City Law firm, where I provided a support role to staff and managers on all kinds on employment issues. Whilst there, I really enjoyed developing and facilitating training for staff and HR colleagues alike. I was also involved in large change projects, helping managers to lead change and providing support to staff.
Most recently, I was the HR Manager at ODI. In this role, I managed a team to deliver lots of different operational HR activities. I particularly focused on designing and implementing the Learning and Development strategy. I also enjoyed providing support, advice and coaching for line managers. Throughout my time at ODI, I lead the performance management procedure, which involved providing training to staff and managers, ensuring staff had development opportunities and that all staff had objectives that were fully aligned to the ODI strategy, which in turn meant they could be successful in their roles.
Now at =mc, I’m inspired by the work the people on our programmes are doing and the tough challenges our customers face. I’m really enjoying helping people develop as leaders. This means honing their skills so that they are confident to lead others, to make tough decisions and to improve their own performance and that of their teams. I’m always excited when I can see participants applying the practical tools and techniques they’ve learned on the course, and getting tangible results.
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