Meet Our Volunteers
Paul Sloane worked for IBM in Sales and Marketing before becoming a Marketing Director, Managing Director and CEO for different software companies. He is the author of some 25 books on lateral thinking and innovation. He speaks and runs workshops on these topics. He is a prolific blogger and is an international speaker of some repute. Recent clients include Airbus, Microsoft, Unilever, Nike, Bayer and Swarovski. Paul runs stimulating and informative sessions which are always highly rated. His topics for Springboard include networking, using Linkedin and starting your own business.
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Clive Stokes (FCIPD) is a highly experienced Senior HR Consultant & Practitioner with a successful track record as an HR Generalist and Business Partner in operational support and strategic leadership roles and Project Management leadership and support. He has successfully run his own consultancy and undertaken key assignments in all aspects of HR management and worked in many high profile organisations including University of Westminster, Transport for London, AWE, the Home Office and DHL. He delivers sessions at Springboard on interviewing in his inimitable style and he offers a tailored one-to-one service to prepare members for interview.
Pat Hartwell (FCIPD, FAHRI) is an experienced trainer, counsellor and mediator, specialising in Recruitment and Selection. She delivers a wide range of HR courses in the Near, Middle and Far East helping HR professionals enhance their capability. Her training programmes are characterised by an inclusive and activity based approach using a variety of learning methods as well as her own input which is consistently praised for its level of expertise and user-friendly delivery format. She is much in demand as a speaker at conferences and other events. The topics she delivers at Springboard include alternative selection techniques, presentation skills and the most common mistakes that job seekers make.
Trudy Lloyd has diplomas in life and business performance coaching. She’s an NLP Master Practitioner and has studied Clean Language and completed the Professional Clean Coach Training. She has helped members of Careers Springboard on a wide range of issues including rebuilding confidence after redundancy and managing family relationships while job seeking. She uses a range of coaching methodologies, which means that whatever is challenging you now in your job search, from feeling ‘stuck’, to disillusioned, lacking confidence or anything else, her coaching can help you find a way forward.
Helen Collins is a professional Coach and Consultant specialising in career transitions. Helen has a corporate Human Resources and Learning and Development background. She is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, FireworkTM Accredited Career Change Coach, and an Associate Member of the CIPD. Helen particularly helps people who feel they have reached a cross-roads in their career and are seriously seeking a major change of direction, but are unclear as to what that looks like. Her topic at Springboard is Springboard into A Career Change.
Francoise Orlov is a bilingual professional executive and career coach with a solid corporate and academia background in business strategy and project development.She holds an ICF accredited Diploma in Coaching (Distinction) and she is a certified DISC Profiler and Practitioner, The Coaching Academy, London. She is qualified with an undergraduate course in Introduction to Counselling, Oxford University. Francoise’s executive coaching focuses on helping members who want to identify, assess and develop their skills to move through a career transition and on to their next job. Specific attention will be given to soft and transferable skills. Her topic at Springboard is How To Be Your Own Coach.
Julie Hodgson (MCIPD) works as a performance coach and takes people on a journey helping them identify where they are now, where they want to be and how they’re going to get there! She loves helping people succeed and reach their goals. For the last 20 years she’s worked as a learning and development manager for various sales and customer service companies and is NLP qualified. She is a regular public speaker and coaches others in delivering outstanding presentations, keynote speeches and sales pitches. Her topics at Springboard include interviewing and creating a perfect TMAY
Mobile number is 07 808 905 786 and Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nina Len is an business psychologist and executive coach specialising in organisational and personal change. She works with a number of global companies optimising their talent, team and leadership programmes in order to embed change in the workplace. Nina has an MSc in Occupational Psychology, Master Practitioner & Trainer of NLP, Coaching Psychologist, qualified in a range of robust personality assessments. As a Coach with Springboard she works on the specific issues that are holding a person back from getting a job. In addition she will review personality assessments or 360 feedback that an individual may have gone through in order to gain additional information that will help build their effectiveness.
Sarah Cooper is the Head of Recruitment Practice at HR Consultancy; Connor and is still actively recruiting today. She specialises in the full recruitment cycle from ‘geeking out’ with direct sourcing, utilising recruitment big data, headhunting, developing employer brand, creating robust, quality driven selection and assessment processes, delivering first class candidate care to successful onboarding and talent management. Her background includes both agency and client side with FTSE100 brands and SMEs and was the EMEA recruitment manager for Fortune 500 IT services organisation CenturyLink. She has consulted on site for companies such as Syngenta, DS Smith, NetApps and SAS. She talks on topics such as working with recruiters in your job search and using Linkedin.