Work with me, because I'll help you retain and develop your precious talent.

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TRAINING & TEAM BUILDING DAYS

A range of skills based training and team building training days (including using Myers Briggs - MBTI)

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OUTPLACEMENT & CHANGE MANAGEMENT

A package to support the organisation whether you need outplacement advice for exiting employees, or just help for your managers to support their teams in these challenging and different ways of working.

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MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

A programme to support your people managers, specifically for those who are new, or aspiring, to the role.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

Two programmes, one to develop the skills of existing staff and another, called the Talent Transformation Programme, which turns possible hires into great ones. 

"Caroline was heavily involved with, and delivered our team away day; establishing the day met the needs of all attending and ensuring the key messages were delivered, heard and remembered. The work Caroline put in was immense and that time was reflected in the comments from colleagues afterwards.''

 

Claire, Head of Service (Red Kite Group)

THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH ME

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I have spent over 15 years supporting people through their career journeys, through training and coaching interventions and  also as a learning and development professional in HR teams.  I have also been in leadership positions and a hiring manager myself many times and know what matters to organisations when you're looking to hire the right new recruits.

As well as all my professional experience, I have a wealth of credentials including diplomas in Career Guidance & Development (OCR), Career Coaching (Oxford Learning) and Certificate of Coaching and Mentoring (ILM, accredited by the EMCC - European Mentoring & Coaching Council) and a Level 5 diploma in Learning and Development (CIPD).  I am also a licensed practitioner for Myers Briggs (MBTI) and Thomas International PPA (DISC theory) and TEIQ (Trait Emotional Intelligence Indicator).

"Working through my MBTI profile with Caroline meant that it moved from simply being a ‘label’ to being something that helped me to understand my working style and preferences. This greater depth of understanding is interesting and handy to apply in day-to-day situations, not just as personal development. Caroline is personable and made the whole process a pleasant experience, as well as a useful one."

 

Sarah, Owner (Browning York Ltd)

TALENT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

No doubt you will have seen all the data on employee turnover often resulting from:

1) Lack of development and/or opportunity to grow

2) Problems with Managers

For any organisation, the often most challenging but one of the most crucial parts, is their people.  Talent.  Managing it, developing it, producing a future pipeline for it and making sure all the talented individuals also know how to operate most effectively as a team.  But managing that process can be a lot easier said than done and as we know, many employees will leave organisations due to a lack of investment in their development and problems with Managers.

HOW I HELP YOU WITH THESE CHALLENGES

 

I offer a range of solutions from one to one coaching through to group training and team building days, to ensure that all your people are harnessing their talent, through ‘soft’ skills development and working as 'one'.  This will take you from really having an under-utilised workforce to a high performing team, improving employee morale and retention, customer satisfaction and sales. 

 

I am also a MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner and a Thomas International registered practitioner for PPA (DISC theory psychometric profiling) and TEIQ (Emotional Intelligence), so can use these tools in encouraging the voyage of self-discovery and mutual understanding, amongst your employees.

OUTPLACEMENT SUPPORT

I am a specialist in outplacement support, helping those leaving your business, as well as those remaining.  I offer a programme of training to cover all the basics and can also offer one to one career coaching, so you can help those exiting at this difficult time and keep your remaining employees engaged as they see the respectful way you support everyone.  

HOW MUCH CONFIDENCE DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR MANAGERS?

Many organisations will promote technical experts, assuming they will also be great people managers.  This doesn’t always follow, due to the different skillset or lack of experience and this runs the risk of damage to employee morale, productivity and burn out of the manager themselves. 

HOW I CAN HELP YOU WITH THIS

I support new and aspiring managers, as well as those who just need a ‘refresh’, taking you from concerned about employee morale and retention, to building strong productive teams being led by great managers.  Unlike a lot of management and leadership programmes which focus on developing senior managers, I take a 'grass roots' approach and have a package to specifically support employees who are either within their first few years of being a manager, or they are aspiring to become one and you would like to help get them ready for that role.  In this package, I cover a number of the common challenges new managers face whilst delivering a tailored solution to meet the needs of those managers.  I sometimes offer 'public' courses and can also work directly with you for an 'in-house' programme, just get in touch to find out more.

“I’ve been working with Caroline as I’ve stepped into a senior management role for the first time. I’ve found this to be a real step change and with a broader and more strategic portfolio of work. Caroline has helped me to challenge myself to think in a different way and develop strategies to gain confidence in my new role. I’ve come away from my sessions with Caroline with a renewed sense of motivation and clarity on how I can move forward. I’ve noticed in the past few weeks that I’ve been actively using some of the approaches we identified in the session and I am seeing a difference. I’m really grateful to Caroline for helping me to navigate this period of change and looking forward to my next session!”

 

Hannah, Manager (Reading)

RECRUITERS, HR/L&D AND HIRING MANAGERS

You might be receiving a lot of applications for the roles you’re trying to fill right now, but that doesn’t make them good ones.  With a rising concern over unfilled roles, meaning output is down and pressure is on others to take up the slack, you’re aware you could have a skills crisis on your hands before too long.  If you’re an external recruiter you’re worried about keeping your business clients happy and making that sale.

You are probably turning down some applicants who could be great but you just don’t have the time to make them that way.  That’s where I come in, with a small investment which will yield a huge return, you can outsource the employability induction of that person.  With the Talent Transformation Programme, I support individuals new or returning to the workplace, to learn about:

  • Completing and using a personal SWOT analysis

  • Understanding JDs and company culture (and why you need to fit into both)

  • Being the best you - personal brand, confidence, complex thinking and problem solving

  • Teamwork and collaboration in a multi-generational workforce

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Communication with colleagues and customers, giving and receiving feedback

  • Managing time and building resilience

  • Making decisions in an organisational context, accountability

  • Learning and development, CPD

 

Through this I will help you achieve a workforce with the knowledge and skills to do their jobs well and to produce a talent pipeline for the future, where recruitment problems are a thing of the past.  You’ll transition from concerned and stretched by lack of suitable talent and the resulting retention issues, to successfully recruiting and developing great employees.

And if you're looking to further develop existing staff, I also have a career development programme which helps individuals complete a skills audit, plan for where they are working towards and design their development plan to bridge the gap between the two. 

"Caroline is an innovative person with a great ability to see the big picture. She has really impressed us at The Tess Group with her diligence, intelligence and her strong networking skills. We are delighted to work with her, where she has shown strong sales and negotiation skills with the types of customers she has connected us with. I’d strongly recommend Caroline and hope that in the near future we can find a way to work even closer in the future.''

Rodd, Managing Director (The Tess Group)

 

And some feedback on my own management style, from a member of my team before I set up The Talent Cycle:

"Caroline was a breath of fresh air. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of organisational development meant the team could make a positive impact quickly under her direction. I was impressed with her professionalism and as a manager, one of the best. I felt involved, supported and listened to."

 

Karen, WBC, Wokingham.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NEXT:

Whichever package you choose, I will be delighted to support you.  I am very happy to have an initial free of charge call to explore your requirements, and discuss which package would give you the biggest return on investment, for your personal circumstances.

So what are you waiting for?  Let's take the hassle off your hands whilst developing your staff and boosting employee morale and engagement.