shirley smith – there for me coach
Develop & execute the HR strategy to underpin and support successful overall business strategy through the capability and capacity of people
Deep experience in a wide variety of organisational diagnostic tools. Depending on the scale, teaching others or adapting tools to wide scale deployment. Using the diagnostic phase as part of the learning journey.
Change Management & Communication
Standing in the shoes of all stakeholders and working from their starting point. Thinking through how each stakeholder group can best hear the message and join in the dialogue.
Directly linked to the strategy – using the business or organisation strategy as the vehicle for development – learning is practiced on-the-job – learning by doing – at a pace the organisation and the people can handle
Clarifying the end goal and then engaging and involving people so that they own and drive the change. Introducing & using a coach approach as an enabler of culture change. Enabling many small incremental steps in the right direction – one day we look back and see how far we have come – something transformed itself.
Developing the HR Function
Our capacity to support others is directly proportional to our capacity to develop ourselves. Sometimes we need to start here. Then we can confidently role model the behaviours the organisation wants to see more of
Shifting the Skills Balance
This is often linked to functions becoming more customer centric. Learning to listen and understand stakeholders needs from another perspective – at a deeper level – and with that designing products, services and processes that match a different way of being.
Breathing life into succession planning processes – one person at a time. Following through on all the good words to really making options real possibilities
Assessment Centre Design and Implementation
Sometimes we need robust structures and frameworks to set something new in motion – be it – new roles, training opportunities or recruitment processes. Above all ensuring these are fair, objective and transparent and that assessors are trained to ensure consistency. Assessment offers huge potential as a development vehicle in itself
Defining new roles or roles differently – getting real clarity what the strategy and the current organisational maturity calls for. And then with that clarity – go attract people who match that well. Recruitment processes ensure a high probability of success in the job
what others are saying
Shirley has surprised me with her deep listening and quiet approach. As a coach she helped me to unveil previously sub-conscious elements critical for my personal success. She set off an avalanche of ideas that enriched my life in so many ways.
Shirley’s toolbox contains countless materials for personal development through self-reflection, understanding of social feedback and collecting new experiences. Her extensive work with clients from different cultures and professional backgrounds together with her sincere effort to achieve the very best for every single person has made the true difference for me.
Today’s business communication is full of superlatives but I dare to say that Shirley’s way of being and work have transformed my life in a new and even better way. Thank you Shirley
USA, Ulab – Otto Scharmer – Theory U and practical application – my third time taking this course – I learn something more at a deeper level each time
Coaching Supervision Academy
London 2015-2016, International Coaching Federation Accredited training – Diploma in Coaching Supervision
Leadership Embodiment International
USA 2016, Foundation and level 3 training with Wendy Palmer – Somatic Intelligence
Advanced Coaching Techniques
Quas Transformation Group Vienna – Theory U, Solution Focussed Coaching, broad range of creative coaching approaches
England, multiple train the trainer and advanced facilitation programs. Approaches based in neuroscience, practical application of adult learning and engagement approaches
Real World Group UK
Accreditation in 360 Transformational Leadership Questionnaire
accredited EQi practitioner/feedback coach
BA Business Organisation
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – London2016 – Recognised for 30 years of continued professional development and contribution to the Human Resources profession
Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
global exposure – cultural awareness
English – mother tongue
German – B2 university entrance standard