About me

My Story

I’ve been ‘doing’ HR for over 20 years. Sometimes I’ve done it well, and other times I’ve made mistakes along the way. This has taught me important and powerful lessons about how best to engage a workforce in companies of all sizes, industries, geographies and generations.

I’ve worked at global companies such as Gap Inc., Merlin Entertainments, Quintiles and Reward Gateway to name a few. These experiences have helped me fine tune my skills, and develop into the HR rebel that I am today, having the attitude and confidence to know what and how to make a difference and not being afraid to give innovation and change a go.

I’ve now transitioned into what I call the ‘pay it forward’ part of career. This is where I have the pleasure of sharing this knowledge and experience with others by speaking, teaching, coaching and writing. I’m absolutely loving this new chapter in my career, and I look forward to supporting you and your organization however I can.

My Books

I never thought I’d write books, that was my brother the professional writer’s job. But after years of writing articles and blogs, I quite frankly fell into writing and absolutely love it. It’s been a great way to share my experience and thoughts, and at the same time research and interview others so that myself and others can learn. Here are links to my books, I hope you enjoy them!

Bringing Your Values Out to Play

I wrote ‘Bringing Your Values Out to Play’ as a way to help businesses discover and embed their values, using them as powerful business tools. The book is packed with tons of stories (plays) as well as tips and tools to help you do this at your company. To order the book, you can do so through Amazon or any other retailer.

Build it: The Rebel Playbook for Employee Engagement

I wrote ‘Build it’ with  Glenn Elliott, Founder & former CEO of Reward Gateway, to inspire and give business leaders and HR professionals the tools to drive change. To order the book, you can do so through Amazon or any other retailer.

 

There's also tons of free information (tools, videos, bonus plays) on the book's website, so check it out.

Communicating with IMPACT

I wrote ‘Communicating with IMPACT’ as a way to help businesses communicate to their workforce in a more effective way, something we all need to do to build trust and engagement. To order the book, you can do so through Amazon or any other retailer.