Emma’s early HR career spread across the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors, culminating in the role of VP of HR for Frito-Lay (Pepsi). The experience she gained whilst progressing executives to senior leadership roles, combined with her deep knowledge of the essential psychological principles of how leaders can thrive, informs her approach. Over the past 15 years, Emma’s clients have included organisations from the FTSE 100, the VC market and the Public Sector.
Mining – designed and delivered a leadership programme for a group of senior managers from around the world in Shanghai. This was a very reflective programme with high levels of interaction with the dynamics and culture of China that challenged assumptions and perceptions.
FMCG – working with global, regional and functional leadership teams to create high performance based on the Lencioni model of the 5 Dysfunctions of a team. This process emphasised trust and conflict as key enablers of high performance, generated individual accountability and promoted cross-matrix working.
Retail – worked with FTSE CEO and Executive Team through the COVID crisis to build a high performing team. Focused on building effective ways of working remotely and new ways of interacting with the broader organisation, especially the rest of the management team.
Energy – coached a number of executives in a fast-growing VC-backed engineering organisation supporting the development of the people leadership skills needed as the organisation rapidly expanded and changed.