Right now, workplaces are struggling with staff absence, retention and effectiveness. I help employers to address these issues. Together we create an inclusive organisational infrastructure that enables workforce ownership and leads to positive, sustainable, organic culture shift.
My expertise of over thirty years lies in sustainable workplace wellbeing. I help people to create workplaces that they want to work in; places they look forward to coming to each day and don’t want to leave.
My background is in people development, wellbeing and education. I'm a Local Authority consultant, experienced manager, teacher, trainer, coach and mentor, and an established CDP provider. I am always researching and continue to support the personal-professional development and wellbeing needs of all kinds of people in all kinds of places.
My work is based on my doctoral research into Place Affected Organisational Change (PAOC), a processual approach to organisational culture shift which utilises Place and design as a mechanism for respectfully and ecologically stimulating stakeholder involvement in workplace values and personal-professional wellbeing.
Arising from the collective trust and individual ownership that emerge from the POAC process is a potential for clearer staff voice and more effective organic participation and collaboration in the co-design and implementation of other organisational systems, processes and structures.
This work is informed by my theory of Sociospacial Reciprocity (the continual interaction and mutuality between people and their embodied spaces) and Place Therapy method, a means of mitigating or enhancing lived-in spaces including, importantly (because we spend so much time there), our workplaces.
I will often undertake an initial workplace audit with employees to investigate how their organisational values are impacting them through their buildings and interiors - for better or worse! From this foundation, we go forward...