Given the right climate, natural environment, nutrients and enough time, a piece of grit can grow into a beautiful pearl (in Latin, Perla). Perla Development has been inspired by this natural phenomenon, applying the concept to the world of work. I’m a strong believer in the power of strengths and using these to build, individual, team and organisational capability.
After graduating in Combined Sciences from Manchester Metropolitan University, most of my HR career has been spent in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sector. Through a variety of HR and Learning and Development roles, I’ve partnered with Research, Development and Manufacturing businesses. As a Consultant for a boutique Leadership and Management Development consultancy, I have also worked extensively with the private and public sector. I gained my Masters in Organisational Behaviour from the University of London in 2006 and my most recent corporate role was as the Head of Learning and Development in the EU, for a Cambridge-based Biotechnology organisation.
My track record is characterised by developing highly-effective relationships and understanding large and small company organisational dynamics. I’ve achieved notable successes in maximising individual and team performance through targeted development interventions.
I now run Perla Development, from which I offer professional and consulting services, including team development, coaching, leadership and management development, training, workshop design and delivery and meetings facilitation. I use a variety of approaches in the design and delivery of my work, utilising many industry-leading models and tools: for example, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Belbin Team Roles, Lominger competencies, 360 feedback tools, diagnostics and team toolkits.
For larger projects, I partner with a network of well-established, experienced and trusted associate colleagues. We can deliver scaled solutions across a broad span of organisational and geographic boundaries.
I’m a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; accredited to administer and interpret the MBTI Step I and II; certified by the University of Strathclyde for Executive Coaching; registered with the British Psychological Society and trained in a number of coaching and mentoring techniques, including Gestalt. I’m known by my clients for my authenticity, encouraging nature, clarity of purpose and ability to share my knowledge and expertise in order to develop talent and build business success.
It would be great to hear how I can help you!