Paula Isherwood, Business and Management Speaker, People Development Specialist, Facilitator and Business Consultant, A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Paula is currently worked towards an MA in Coaching and Mentoring. She has a BA Hon’s Business Studies, HNC Business and Finance, Training & Development TDLB. She is a licensed Covey Facilitator, Accredited Human Synergistics Consultant and IIP Advisor

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Background

An accomplished management development programme facilitator, and business consultant with a strong career and academic record. Paula has experience in Business, Human Resources, Training and Management.

Paula’s commitment, focus and ability to identify and support implementation of effective HR & training strategies, plans and solutions, are well founded. Her effectiveness is related to her strong sense of humour, excellent communication skills, and ability to build positive long-term relationships at all levels. She has worked with all levels of management and has experience within most industries.

Most recently Paula has worked in the Middle East with senior managers from the Oil and Banking industries. The majority of programmes ran in the Middle East have been focused on Project and Business planning.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Paula is currently worked towards an MA in Coaching and Mentoring.
She has a BA Hon’s Business Studies, HNC Business and Finance, Training & Development TDLB. She is a licensed Covey Facilitator, Accredited Human Synergistics Consultant and IIP Advisor
Recent professional development has lead to full accreditation, for the Human Synergistics multi-level system for organisational performance measurement and development. This system enables organisations to initiate change programmes at individual, group and organisational levels.

Areas of Expertise

Paula has worked with multi-national clients and a wide range of small-medium businesses in many industries, in both the UK and Middle East. On one hand she is qualified to facilitate vocational qualification assessments and Investors in People projects, on the other she is sought after as a development specialist.

Known for her sense of fun and energetic style Paula always engages with the participants attending the programmes she facilitates and is consistently scored highly by delegates.
Here are some examples of her Consultancy and Business Experience:

As senior consultant for a leading UK consultancy, Paula has worked with company Directors to produce and implement the business’s HR, training and development strategies. Including the management of the complete documentation of company-wide management and Human Resource processes and procedures and the training of line management to implement them.

Working with a communications business part owned by Orange (the telecommunications operator) managed the HR strategy and design process to the award of Investors in People award within one year.

Designed, customised and facilitated a wide range of management learning and development training for major UK retailers and manufacturers. The learning programmes were specifically prepared to fit with the culture and process and procedures within the organisations. Programmes were facilitated for management population from Director to first line manager.

Developed a specialised Project Management programme linked to broader behavioural skills development integrated into client organisations. The fundamental programme, which included both project management tools and techniques and planning and organisational skills. The programme has been implemented for a wide range of clients including Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and the Institute of Banking Studies in Kuwait.

Worked with Directors in a wide range of UK SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) providing consultancy to realise nationally recognised standards in business planning, human resource management and training and development. This work was linked to IIP (Investors in People) and NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) based on the personal accreditation awards gained in these areas.

This work involved some 26 organisations in IIP awards and 32 on government funded NVQ programmes linked through Training and Enterprise Councils and Business Links.

Client Comments

“You made the most complex annual conference ever a resounding success, this was due to your dedication, commitment and desire to achieve. From one professional teacher to another I salute you!”

Ray Hilton, Training & Development Executive, Beneficial Bank

“An insight into transformational leadership, very well met. Intelligent, humorous, good atmosphere and very supportive, thank you”

Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of Year Teacher, St Cuthbert’s School

“Your ability to engage with groups is excellent, you’re energetic, engaging and fun. I have no hesitation in recommending you as a facilitator who is flexible, cooperative and competent”

Michael Cooney, Director, Right Track Consultancy

“I found Paula’s style to be effective, her energy and enthusiasm boundless and her professionalism beyond reproach”

Paul Brennan, Adastra Associates

“I enjoyed the Advanced Business Planning Programme, Paula made a complex topic seem easy to understand and achievable to apply, thank you”

Fatima Ahmad Moh'D Al-Homaidan, Kuwait Petroleum Company, Kuwait

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