Given the right climate, natural environment, nutrients and enough time, a tiny speck of grit grows 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 executive coaching, leadership and management development, team 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), Andiron Key Polarity Indicator (KPI), Belbin Team Roles, Hogan Lead series, KornFerry 360, team diagnostics and team development 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 and accredited to administer and interpret the MBTI Step I and II, and FIRO-B, profiling tools. I have a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the AoEC (Academy of Executive Coaching) and hold their Accredited Associate Executive Coach status. I also have a working knowledge of Gestalt coaching techniques and am a member of the International Coaching Federation.
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!