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Helena Sharpstone

Sharpstone Skinner Limited
Management Consulting

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Greater London N14

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Large, medium and small voluntary sector organisations and commercial organisaitons with strong values and ethics around people development

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We are a Leadership and Team development consultancy working predominantly within the voluntary sector and with a select client base in the public and private sectors. Our expertise lies in the development of people, on a professional and personal level. We work with leaders, teams and individuals to bring about change and thrive in a new environment where opportunities to learn new skills and approaches will impact on the business outcome. What we offer Leadership •Leading and developing for high performance programmes •Management development programmes •Executive coaching and mentoring Teams •New team development programmes •Team spring clean – checking teams out against effective team frameworks •Honing the high performance team Individuals •Courses and workshops in a range of communication and interpersonal skills •Performance coaching •Profession centred mentoring •Career planning Who benefits from our work? Leaders who want to define their vision, gain commitment from others and then develop their people to get results. They want to retain high performers through robust performance management skills including facing up to performance issues. They are aware of bad habits that are holding them back or want to break through a difficult relationship and need the time and space to work out their strategy. Teams get better at working to a common purpose, knowing their priorities and valuing the expertise they have. They become agile and ready to put their energy into achieving results and being focussed on the impact they need to make. Individuals build better relationships with colleagues, clients and donors. They deliver effective high impact presentations and pitches. They can manage their time better, resolve conflicts and solve their problems more effectively How do we work? We are a boutique consultancy. You get high quality work, a dedicated resource and you get us. We oversee every project we undertake, delivering work alongside our small and trusted team and we hold ourselves accountable for the results. It’s an approach we have used successfully since 1997. We do our best work where an organisation has changed or evolved its strategy and is at the point where it has to be made real. The dust has settled and now everyone needs to be mobilised to make it happen. We also work well where change is not necessarily on the agenda, but improvement is. We bring a unique kind of energy to these situations, one that inspires people to motivate themselves. We build on that motivation to adjust their attitude, refine their behaviour and develop their skills. When good people work with us, they get even better. Who do we work with? Patrick Hedouin, VP Europe for the Energizer Group I head up our European Leadership team for this global FMCG business. I can honestly say that we are more of a team now than we have ever been. Why? Because we have spent a considerable amount of time working on ourselves using Sharpstone Skinner and benefitting from their wisdom. They have taken us through a rigorous team development process. This has included their using the behavioural model Insights Discovery as part of our development. It has made us look at ourselves and be more conscious about the impact we have on each other and the company. Helen Pattinson, Head of Direct Marketing at UNICEF I knew of and had worked with Sharpstone Skinner in my previous two organisations: they would always be my first choice recommendation for impactful training, team days and leadership advice. They guarantee great results and they don’t disappoint. Colin Jones, CEO Resolution I first met Sharpstone Skinner when I was working as a fundraiser for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). They ran an Advanced Presentation Skills course, I was a participant, and I was put through my paces like never before. Previously I’d worked as an account director in a creative agency, so I knew how to present, though I believe I emerged better post my training. I was certainly more confident, but importantly I was able to pitch for funds on behalf of my organisation more successfully as I was able to balance clarity and impact of message with the passion I had for my cause and importantly with a real sense of personal impact. Even now, 15 years on, when I’m preparing a presentation, in my mind I refer to my two days of training with Sharpstone Skinner. For additional information and ways to contact us please visit our website:

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