The Human Approach to Innovation and Change

Change Catalyst

I am an experienced Senior Programme Manager and Change Expert with a track record of delivering large scale people, process and technology initiatives on an international basis. My expertise includes the creation and delivery of innovative stakeholder engagement opportunities that deliver maximum impact and drive adoption across organisations. I am a also Business Coach and I deliver one-to-one and team coaching that really facilitates clarity of objectives.

I have extensive experience leading and developing high performing teams within a culture of continuous improvement and an ability to drive consensus and remove barriers to progress in change resistant and evolving situations.

Experience: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)/ New Product Development (NPD)/ Supply Chain / Business Evaluation / Change Visioning / Engagement / Adoption / Business Process Re-engineering / Third Party Relationship Management / Communication and Training Strategies / Team Leadership / Benefits Realisation / ROI / Enterprise Systems Implementation / Stakeholder Management to ‘C’ Level / Project Recovery/ Manufacturing / FMCG / Retail

Stories I’ve been telling

A Thought for Food

“If we are to transform our food systems so that the maximum amount of people can eat nutritious food produced in the right ways, we need to work together, share ideas, pool resources and connect as part of a global food movement. Every voice counts” Patrick Holden CEO of The Sustainable Food Trust

What could Warrington and Los Angeles (LA) have in common?

“Thoughtful actions have a big impact, and there is no time to wait. The goal of this toolkit is to provide support and sample materials for Neighbourhood Council leaders and members to accelerate sustainable action in their communities”. After looking for the Sustainability plan for Warrington, I had a look for one that seemed to engage the community and found that despite the Trump years, Mayor Garcetti, had tried to do that.  

Sustainability is climate change plus

I am a change agent by profession. 25 years and counting, dedicated to change in the corporate world, system thinking is my thing. But, I rarely get to execute it properly because people feel it is easier to focus on THE one thing that will accelerate change. The problem is, it is never one thing and pretending that we have a headline we can all fall behind frustrates people, loses trust and faith that anything will change and usually results in change fatigue.

Could you win Gold as a corporate Olympian?

I can spend hours daydreaming about being an Olympian, remembering what it was like to throw a javelin (teachers running for cover), perfect a Fosbury Flop (set at a record 3m), knock every single hurdle down and break your friend's foot with your best shotput.

What happens when you aren’t in the majority?

June 24th 2016 will go down in history as the day when slightly over half the UK population voted to leave the European Union in a misguided attempt to take back what the Brexiters sold them as some sort of Holy Grail of Soverignty and Control. The other (almost) half, were not fooled. Europe will be divided, the UK already is. What can we do to work towards a more integrated world? 

Don’t whip up hatred or division

The recent murder of Jo Cox and the divisions that the Brexiters and the Remainers are creating are bringing about a nastiness I didn't think was possible in our society and it's making me very sad.

“It was great to get talking about our business in a way which will shape our future in a positive and productive way.”
Nick Farrimond – Director, Seal Films

Nick Farrimond – Director, Seal Films

Proof

It’s always nice to see some evidence that someone who claims to be amazing has actually done things you would consider being amazing, here it is.

Who I’ve worked with

Spot your company name? No, let’s change that! Spot your company name and you don’t know me? Let’s change that too! Give me a call.

AstraZeneca
KFC
Moog
PZ Cussons
Sky
EY
Spirax Sarco
Royal Bank of Scotland
Unilever
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Design Council
PLS
John West
Uprising
Manchester Creative & Media Academy
Seal Films
Access Point
Transform Your Business (99 Steps To Achieve Success), by Nina Dar

Business transformation is about joining the dots. It’s knowing what you want your business to achieve tomorrow while being honest about what it’s achieving today. It’s a map that everyone in the business can read, so they can see what they are accountable for and what the rules are that dictate if they have got there or not. It’s science and magic.

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There are a lot of psychological factors that come into play when delivering change; trust, confidence and the most basic but most important; can we work together? Does that chemistry exist between us to deliver what you need? There is only one way to find out.

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