Emma is a highly qualified and experienced HR Director, with a strong and proven pedigree in delivering results to the bottom line, fast. She continues to work with clients directly and particularly likes to work with growing businesses to help them develop the right people strategy that will enable their growth, and works with business leaders/people managers who want to improve their leadership skills. Emma is also an engaging trainer and facilitator who will create and deliver workshops on a wide range of people management topics such as Recruitment, Coaching skills for the Manager, How to have Difficult Conversations as well as How to Conduct an Effective Appraisal.
Emma is a Fellow of the CIPD and has a Postgraduate and Masters Degree. Emma recently won the Woman Who Micro Business Award in 2019 and was a finalist in two categories for the 2019 B4 Business Awards, 50 People to watch in Oxfordshire and 50 business to watch in the Innovation category.
Any of you who know and have worked with Emma, will know the high standards she works to and you can expect nothing less of her team!
Did you know……? Emma’s favourite pastime is hill and fell walking in the UK with her husband.
Elina is Emma’s Executive Assistant. Elina worked for Microsoft for over 10 years, so is a genius with all things Microsoft related and what Elina doesn’t know about Microsoft is not worth knowing! Elina helps us all keep track of our busy diaries and client work and supports us with all of our HR administration and we don’t know what we would do without her!
Did you know……? Elina has run the Dublin marathon and taken part in two triathlon’s; coming runner up in the ‘veteran’ age group!
Rachel is a highly qualified HR consultant with over 10 years experience of working in HR within various industries including; engineering, manufacturing and automotive. Emma recruited Rachel into her team at Harley-Davidson and they worked together for two years before Emma left Harley-Davidson to set up Meraki HR.
Rachel has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and has a CIPD Advanced Award in Reward Management.
Did you know? Rachel is from New Zealand and made the UK her home 8 years ago. Rachel is an excellent netball player and a real outdoors girl.
Claire qualified as a solicitor in 2005 having completed her LLB at Swansea University and Diploma in Legal Practice at Cardiff University.
Nine years working as an employment law solicitor gave Claire a perfect grounding to become an HR Business Partner. She now uses this experience to advise clients on all aspects of employee relations including grievances, disciplinaries, absence and redundancy. She also carries out HR investigations and drafts paperwork such as employment contracts, settlement agreements and formal notices of termination.
Claire is a trusted advisor and her strong dispute resolution skills are particularly appreciated by those faced with issues or difficult employees. She really does love her work and is a big believer in people power and open communication but is at her happiest when spending time with family and friends.
Jane is a highly competent and knowledgeable HR Consultant with over 18 years’ experience in HR and people management gained across a range of industries including media and publishing, science, technology and engineering. A Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Jane has worked extensively with senior executives and operational managers; managing complex disciplinary and grievance situations, dealing effectively with issues such as poor performance, sickness absence and time keeping, improving employee engagement and reducing HR admin through the introduction of technology.
Jane loves to bring practical, down to earth HR support to small business owners to take the stress away when they have an HR issue and help them to get the best from their people.
Did you know….? Jane enjoys playing the French Horn and has toured Europe and as far afield as New Zealand with various orchestras!
Elise is a CIPD qualified HR professional with over 15 years’ experience within HR and Operations in both small and large sized companies across different industries.
Elise’s main focus is on ensuring employees have the right support to work to the best of their ability. Elise works with our clients to create the right environment for staff to learn new skills and create effective teams to help you achieve your business goals.
Elise particularly enjoys working with clients who are at the very start of their HR journey and who value and recognise their staff.
Did you know……? Elise was a lifeguard in Greece and a ski host in the Alps in 2000.
Rachel is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, with a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. Both Rachel and Emma met whilst studying together for their Masters.
Throughout Rachel’s 20-year HR career she has delivered successful programmes across the employee lifecycle in both the UK, EMEA and USA. Working with SMEs to global corporations, as well as local authority and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen her adapt to changing environments in manufacturing (food, industrial, automotive), distribution, IT outsourcing, telecommunications, insurance and financial services.
Did you know….? Rachel enjoys being outside, especially on a hike while searching for geocaches. When back at her desk she’s often accompanied by her rescue cat Buddy – so watch out for him online!
Pattie is an HR Consultant with over ten years’ experience across a range of sectors including the automotive industry, where she worked in Emma’s team at Harley-Davidson, and the charity sector.
A Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Pattie particularly enjoys supporting businesses to recruit and grow their teams and has enjoyed supporting office start-ups in locations from Athens to Dubai, Moscow to the Caribbean!
Having worked with Operational Managers and Directors across eight different country contexts, Pattie enjoys the variety of working with individuals from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
With a passion for employee development, Pattie is also a Qualified MBTI (Myers Briggs) practitioner and StrengthsFinder coach.
Did you know….? One of Pattie’s great joys in life is the coast, and she loves a coastal walk or run, a sea swim or a paddle board adventure.
Lynda is a senior HR professional with particular strengths in organisational development and change management; performance improvement; resolution of complex ER issues; coaching and training managers in people management skills; managing employment “risks” and developing pragmatic solutions that meet business needs. Lynda is an extremely effective communicator with a unique consultative management style which means she builds trust and credibility with new teams, quickly.
Kerry Bains is our Recruitment Strategist who has over 20 years recruitment experience. She specialises in working with growing businesses that need her expertise in creating a robust internal recruitment strategy and process that delivers tangible results.
During her time in recruitment, Kerry has built and continues to own a successful recruitment agency in Staffordshire and now works on a consultancy basis. Kerry helps our clients design and create their own recruitment strategy and processes that work for them. She is a highly organised professional whose priority is to give outstanding customer service by creating an exceptional recruitment experience for both candidates and hiring managers.
Did you know……? A Supermum running several businesses, Kerry is married with 3 children, a dog, 6 hens and spends most of her free time as a taxi driver to her children!
Prisca Bradley is an experienced employment lawyer and specialist Diversity and Inclusion trainer. With a particular interest in discrimination, Prisca is committed to helping organisations understand the importance of diversity in a performance, retention and wellbeing context.
Prisca has developed training over the last 15 years which is both informative and highly engaging. Creating a safe environment within which to share views, there are many opportunities for interaction and debate.
Prisca’s annual EDI training helps organisations with a statutory defence to claims of discrimination. The Equality Act affords a defence to organisations facing such claims where they can demonstrate that they took “all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination. Training staff every year plays a significant part in evidencing these ‘reasonable steps’. The session also acts as a discrimination case law update looking at examples from recent important cases.
Tina is a heart led values leader, Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and believes that anything is possible with the right purpose, people, and plan. She has a proven track record in change and cultural transformation where unlocking the power of people is her thing.
Over the past 24 years she has worked with leaders in multiple countries, functions, and industries, in hyper growth and downsizing moments, to understand and diagnose required change and business ambition.
Whether change is around improving cost, efficiency, performance, or culture she has been there and gets energy from helping people like you make the complex simple.
Skilled at creating and implementing seamless and transformative change, which ignites business growth and positively impacts the bottom line she loves nothing more than supporting people to thrive.
Tina has a reputation for leading the business agenda ‘adding tangible value’ and having a clear approach to people, ‘unlocking potential and results time and time again’.
Did you know……? Tina can be found on an island, on the beach with her family and dog most weekends!
Lucy is our employee wellbeing expert and offers a wealth of experience in this genre. Lucy has worked with companies establishing wellbeing strategies that help employees flourish. She is a passionate believer in the power of wellbeing to drive success and excellence for both individuals and organisations.
Lucy is a Positive Psychologist and a Masters level Coach. As a professional Coach, Lucy works one-to-one with leaders, managers and entrepreneurs; helping them to identify their personal values, strengths and goals and supporting them to achieve these goals. Her coaching style is grounded in the science of Positive Psychology.
Lucy delivers inspiring workshops for our clients on Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Mental Wellbeing, Personal Resilience, Work-Life Integration, Personal Effectiveness, Assertiveness & Confidence, Time and Energy Management, Grit & Growth Mindset, Emotional Intelligence and Managing Change.
Did you know……? Lucy is an avid motorcyclist and hopes to complete her advanced rider course in 2019!
A drive for enabling people to be their best and thrive underpins the way Lisa works with our clients. Being a chartered psychologist gives her a point of difference to understand what’s going on and enable change. Her mantra is simple… “When we get people right, we get business right.”
Lisa is determined to make a positive impact on people in their day-to-day lives, whether that’s in their own space or at work. She firmly believes that if we all start to do things a little bit differently, we’d achieve huge results.
Lisa specialises in mental health, wellbeing and getting the workplace culture right. She supports companies to create a culture that people enjoy and are proud to be part of, where they are fully engaged and are able to perform to their true potential. That might be about working with leaders, consulting across the organisation or providing training to employees.
Did you know………………? Lisa’s biggest priority is her family, and Lisa loves throwing herself at life, enjoying the outdoors, being active, seeing friends and travelling around in her campervan.
Rebecca has 15 years Board level experience and is a skillful executive coach. She is a qualified and AC accredited coach, and works with our clients to help them improve performance and achieve their personal and professional goals. She is particularly well known for her work supporting business leaders during personal setbacks.
Alongside her extensive business experience, Rebecca is a Fellow of the ILM and brings a wealth of additional qualifications including:
• Cert. Person Centred Counselling, Warwick Uni
• Cert. CBT, BPS accredited
• Member of Association for Coaching (MAC)
Did you know….? Rebecca does a mean impression of Tina Turner and used to sing in a gospel choir!!
Jules White is an International Sales Coach with over 30 years of business and sales experience. Her ‘Live it Love it Sell it’ methodology helps passionate entrepreneurs and businesses get clarity on their ‘why’ and learn how to sell in an authentic human way that creates amazing results without the need for pushy sales techniques or any questionable tactics.
She brings great experience with her talks having won investment in the Dragons’ Den from Peter Jones for her business ‘Truly Madly Baby’ – the reason she is known as the ‘real dragon slayer!’
She is a regular public speaker covering sales, business and life subjects and her TEDx talk, to 1500 people at Europe’s biggest TEDx in Brighton this year, focused on there being ‘no such word as can’t’. Inspiring everyone to know that you can do whatever you want to. A legacy given to her by her father who she lost in 2015.
Jules hosts a regular podcast called ‘The Human Conversation’ which is on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud, and her first book was published on October 1st 2018… Live It, Love It, Sell It, which highlights the three main areas she believes are integral to successful sales (and therefore to building a profitable business). This book draws on both her passion for selling and her love of human conversation, as well as years of experience in both corporate sales and as an entrepreneur.
Jules’ ultimate aim is to make sure everyone falls in love with sales because life skills are sales skills!
David helps Businesses to Future Proof themselves by developing and improving the contribution all of their team members make to their organisation’s future outcomes.
Future Proofing itself is not a new concept, but how David works with businesses and their people on Future Proofing is! David helps People to stay relevant and of value to their employers for the rest of their working careers by “Future Proofing” themselves.
David’s work in Coaching helps Technical Experts to make the transition into management and on to Leadership. For most Technical Experts they have a true passion for their profession and still love being involved in the day-to-day activities. Moving into Management and Leadership roles often means they find it hard to step back and enable others to be effective by empowering and delegating to their team members. David coaches’ people through this process and on into leadership so they can take a more strategic approach to their work and have a greater impact on the business / organisation.
David also helps individuals who have been made redundant by their current company via outplacement support services to position themselves / self-manage to make themselves employable as possible and manage their careers and the contribution they make in very uncertain and challenging times.
David is a professional speaker and loves cycling and will often be found out and about at the weekends on a short bike ride (just 100kms or so!)
Helen believes that we are all capable of creating a motivating and inspiring workplace and has spent the past 20 years helping a range of businesses to achieve this.
A Learning & Development specialist, Helen’s passion is Leadership & Management. Great managers create great teams, and they need support to build their skills, strengths and confidence in order to reach their own potential.
By combining theories and models, commercial awareness and soft skills, Helen helps managers understand their role in the business, how they impact on others and how they can be accountable and responsible for achieving their goals. Her workshops are practical and engaging and focus on how learning can be translated back into the workplace.
Did you know…? Helen has completed two half marathons and is currently training for her third, determined to beat her PB.
Prior to moving to full time facilitation, Phil held a Directorship at a Learning and Development Agency responsible for the global sales and marketing function. He managed client relationships with some of the world’s largest and most prestigious organisations. Phil has worked with audiences at many different levels; facilitating for senior global executives from multinational companies, coaching senior partners from top 10 global law firms, facilitating for first level leaders at the dotcom division of one the UK’s biggest retailers, facilitating virtual classroom sessions connecting business leaders to students and running activities for festival goers.
Phil is an extremely flexible presenter who is able to tailor his delivery style to suit the situation, audience and crucially the outcomes required. He demonstrates cultural awareness in his facilitation running programmes in many regions across the UK as well as mixed nationality programmes across Europe. Phil has experience of working in India, China, Singapore and North America. He regularly facilitates events with multi-national and cross-cultural delegates
Phil has studied to become a Master Practitioner in NLP and uses this in all his facilitation and 1-2-1 coaching to maximise impact and performance. He is committed to his own personal development and continues to attend courses and lectures as well as further reading especially in the fields of NLP, neuroscience, sales, clean language and coaching. Phil has a natural curiosity in everything he does which often helps people to question their own thinking and develop new opinions. He has fostered a unique and talented associate network across the globe, and uses his global community of facilitators to translate and transpose events into multiple languages and locations.
Did you know . . .? Phil volunteers in the business partnerships team at Oxfam GB and is a trustee of a charity helping women and children in the slums of Kampala.