- Learning Styles
- Politics & Conflict
- Team Development
- Capacity Building
Gemma was my tutor whilst I was studying for my CMI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.
I found Gemma inspiring and intuitive – a careful listener with an analytical mind who is able to very quickly assess a workplace situation/context.
She skilfully engages you in a dynamic discussion to draw out the issues at play and together build changes to create success for the organisation to reach its full potential.
Gemma is inspiring individual – from whom I’ve learnt much – she is a real people person.
She builds rapport quickly, has very engaging style of delivery and creates a fantastic environment to explore organizational development issues.
I wholeheartedly recommend Gemma – she is outstanding, trustworthy and a highly ethical training provider.
Since working with Gemma, a key change has been my own work/life balance – it’s significantly improved.
This in turn has improved my leadership which is having a knock-on effect on how I support the management team.
Working with Gemma has revealed just how closed linked seemingly small, more operational issues are linked to key organisational issues. Understanding this has created a fundamental shift in attitude with stronger results.
Working under increasing pressures, there’s a real danger that objectivity is side lined by oppressive subjectivity.
In this context, more than anything else, what we need are individuals who journey with us, offering guidance and conversation about the most productive next step…Gemma is one such individual.
She brings balanced understanding – theory and practice – of organisational issues and blends knowledge with pragmatism. I have benefited from her skill of asking key questions to unearth insights and wisdom.
In our complex, post-Brexit context, it’s even more vital that people in organisations take time out during away days and other sessions to stand back and think. As an Indian proverb says, ‘before the tiger pounces it takes a step back.’ Gemma is a tremendous help in consulting, capacity building and coaching to enable you to take that step back before moving forward. Gemma is a conscientious and empathetic organisational developer. She’s passionate and patient in collaborating with individuals and teams to improve organisational performance by aligning strategy, people and processes.
Gemma is also a sensitive listener and creative in her approach to drawing out ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ issues. She adopts a joint question raising and problem solving approach to designing appropriate strategies, structures, policies and systems linked to the development of attitudes, behaviours and skills.
That old adage that people go towards what they can see, carries the corollary that someone has to paint the picture that inspires – Gemma is good at this.
Her clarity comes from deep academic study of organisational behaviour but perhaps just as importantly from her natural instinct to listen carefully and respond thoughtfully and imaginatively. In my experience of working with her on academic projects she is very determined but also a joy to work with. Gemma has a particular talent for leading small groups. She sees managers as people – not simply as roles, and her approach to organizational development is always holistic.
It’s a blessing that among her linguistic abilities, she does not use management-speak.