I've had 32 years experience in local government in social care, adult (mental health rehabilitation and assistive technology) and children’s services. In the last 12 years I have lead the Organisational Development function in a mid size unitary delivering transformational change corporately. I have been proud to achieve a number of national awards for the organisation, through key projects and programmes that I’ve delivered, or enabled. The employee engagement strategy I instigated ultimately delivered what has been recognised as some of the highest employee engagement within a local authority in the UK. As part of the transformation journey from a failing Council in 2005 to ‘Council of the Year 2012’ I’ve been challenging and enabling people to be the best they can be at a strategic, operational and personal level. Strengths I bring are energy, enthusiasm and positivity. Passionate about the impact of people on organisational performance I seek to fuel improvement journeys supportively with humour, energy and the enjoyment of being innovative. Identifying where leadership, strategy and culture should successfully combine to fuel engagement and high performance, is an area of fascination for me. Neil is accredited and licensed by the Real World Group Ltd. to debrief and coach using their Transformational Leadership Questionnaire (TLQ360°) & Performance Leader Identifier (PLI) leadership development and selection tools.
Coaching, Human Resources, Organisational Development
Public Sector Experience
15 years +
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, East of England, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Trust, Safer Places Ltd. (Charity), Tendring District Council, Public Sector People Managers Association (conference speaker x 2)
Organisational Development, Employee Engagement, Culture Change, Go MAD Solution Focused Thinking (licenced facilitator for personal effectiveness and coaching training), Learning & Development, Change Management, Local Government and an experienced facilitator of team sessions, conferences and creative planning/developmental activities