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What my clients say

“Gemma is an amazing coach. She is a great listener, supportive and encouraging, and easy to work with. And she gets results. I have also recommended Gemma to others in my HR network, who have also engaged with her and they love her work. I would highly recommend working with Gemma”

Zoe Oliver, Head of People & Culture
Zoe Oliver, Head of People & Culture
Kinetic Worldwide

“Working with Gemma is an absolute pleasure. She is flexible, insightful and cuts to the chase in lightning speed. We always cover a lot of ground in a very short space of time, which has made a real impact to me and my team. I would recommend Gemma to any senior HR leader who wants a fresh perspective and confidential support. She is a great sounding board.”

Faye Llewellyn, Group HR Director
Faye Llewellyn, Group HR Director
Saunderson House

“It is great to work with Gemma. Being an HRD can be lonely, and Gemma provides wise counsel. She has a great ability to bring clarity of thought to the most complex of situations”

Rosie Ranganathan, Former People Director
Rosie Ranganathan, Former People Director
England & Wales Cricket Board

“When Gemma came on board we needed help with a restructure and collective consultation. She quickly put in place a robust process that supported us through this. I asked her to stay on to put in place an HR strategy that would quickly identify what people priorities to focus on. Everything she identified was relevant to what we wanted to achieve. In the short time Gemma has been involved in WoolOvers, she has made a huge impact and the strategy she has put in place should set us up well for the future.”

Mike Lester, CEO
Mike Lester, CEO
WoolOvers

“Gemma has coached me through a time of significant personal growth at work, playing a significant role in enabling me to assume greater responsibility and add more value to the organisation without adversely affecting my home life. The coaching has provided me with the means to clearly focus on my priorities and my resilience, allowing me to maximise my financial contribution to the business as the top performing Director for the year.”

Director
Director
Technology Company

“I felt I needed personalised development to help me build a more authentic leadership approach. I greatly valued Gemma’s ability to find a way on the spot to approach whatever issues I brought to her, no matter how poorly I articulated them. As well as suggesting new tools, she also helped me work out how I could use them in upcoming ‘real world’ situations, which gave me confidence to take that step into applying them. Gemma’s input has given me a great insight into my strengths as a leader”

Senior Leader
Senior Leader
The British Academy

“I’m really pleased with what we managed to achieve with coaching both myself, and my Leadership Team. I found Gemma’s perspective on our issues hugely valuable and I’m convinced what we covered together will help us in future.”

Ian Hillary, Senior Director
Ian Hillary, Senior Director
Pfizer

“I would strongly recommend Gemma’s coaching to anyone in a leadership role, even if you don’t know exactly what areas you want to develop. I was sceptical at first, but working with Gemma has given me confidence to define and project my leadership style, even as I dealt with multiple business transformations leading up to my current role”

Acting CFO
Acting CFO
Global Oil & Gas Company

“After months of frustration looking for work in 2020, Gemma supported me to ensure my CV better reflected my personal brand and told ‘my story’ in a cohesive way, along with my social media profiles. Her challenges were always supportive and non-threatening. Most importantly Gemma ‘got me’. She did not attempt to force solutions on me. Her suggestions were personal and always valid. Which is not always the case with recruitment agencies or CV re-writers. It was so helpful to have someone really hear me.

After 3 sessions with Gemma there was a noticeable increase in the volume and quality of contacts I received from recruiters and within weeks I had secured a new role. I highly recommend Gemma as someone to talk to and help achieve your goals.”

Jo Scofield, Interim HRBP
Jo Scofield, Interim HRBP
Hello Fresh

“Thank you very much for your help and wise words. I got the job at Roebuck Estates and it seems to have ticked pretty much all of the boxes you helped me identify. I started on Monday and it has been an incredibly busy week (and it is very good to get the brain working again) but at least the schools are almost back & there is a roadmap for the return of hospitality which should both help.”

Will Hine, Sales Account Manager
Will Hine, Sales Account Manager
Roebuck Estates

“If you are a job seeker, no matter how experienced you are at interviewing, sign up to these sessions. Gemma has an abundance of experience which she translates into personable advice for attendees, offering positive feedback and methods to reference with your concerns. Gemma will certainly ensure that you have the confidence and tools to dot every ‘I’ and cross every ‘T’.”

Nico Jones, HR Manager
Nico Jones, HR Manager
Circular 1 Health

“The content of the material in Gemma’s job search coaching programme is spot on – covering the key bases of a job search in a pragmatic, accessible way. Moreover, I found Gemma to be very knowledgeable on her subject matter and an excellent coach. Her course provided a real focus over its 2 weeks’ timeframe, and the benefits of participating will last beyond the job search.”

Paul Longfield
Paul Longfield
Group Head of HR

“I reached out to Gemma as we were looking for a redundancy outplacement service that would provide coaching, support and guidance to our exiting colleagues. I really appreciated the time Gemma spent developing a flexible, bespoke programme, and giving us more than just an ‘off the shelf’ solution. Her flexibility and insight delivered an outstanding service to our colleagues receiving amazing feedback. I highly recommend Gemma, I’m already recommending her within my HR network.”

Martin Gregory
Martin Gregory
Senior HR Advisor, Ethypharm

“Due to the pandemic, we made nearly 40% of our people redundant with Gemma providing an outplacement service called ‘bounce back’ to all those redundant.

Her wide-ranging background meant she could tailor her virtual coaching, mentoring and webinars to reach many different roles, ranging from the factory to sales; managers through manual workers, some of whom had been with us for many years. Her webinars were easy to download and follow (and helpful to replay when needed). Topics included; mindset and resilience, identifying strengths and transferrable skills, goal setting, job search fundamentals, creating a great CV and interview skills.

Many people reported that Gemma’s input directly helped them secure new jobs. Her style was open, attentive and nothing was too much. Gemma provided stats that reassured us that people were using her services and regularly kept us up to date. We all felt in good hands, which allowed us to focus on looking after our remaining employees and strengthening our business. The investment was worth every penny. Thank you, Gemma”

Alun Jones, FD and Jane Muller, HR Strategy
Alun Jones, FD and Jane Muller, HR Strategy
Prima Dental

“Working with Gemma has transformed how I feel about the loss I was addressing. Before I met Gemma I had no idea that there would be a practical way I could address the grief I was feeling – I just thought I’d have to get on with it and wait for time to heal. This programme basically accelerates this process, but in a manageable way. It isn’t easy at times, as you might expect, but Gemma is incredibly supportive and compassionate. Overall it has enabled me to become more at peace with my loss than I thought possible in such a short space of time.”

Sarah Mayo, Co-Founder
Sarah Mayo, Co-Founder
Point3 Wellbeing

“Thank you for providing us with such an engaging and important webinar, which has made a huge impact in our mental health awareness week activities. The session was brilliant and we’ve had lots of positive feedback coming through from our colleagues and leaders – the content and your delivery really spoke to people, especially within the context of our current situation with COVID-19.”

D&I Manager
D&I Manager
Global Investment Bank, London

“My work had become full-on and I needed to get a better work/life balance. Gemma nurtured a desire to address this and suggested practical ways to achieve it.”

Angus Craig, Head of Procurement
Angus Craig, Head of Procurement
AECOM

“I can truly say that Gemma’s coaching has had a positive impact on both my professional and personal life. Gemma asks poignant questions and offers astute observations which make me stop and think, she challenges my beliefs and auto-responses to situations”

Naureen Hussain, Data Protection Officer
Naureen Hussain, Data Protection Officer
Virgin Media