“I have had the privilege of working with Rose, Lesley and Emily to roll out a change capability programme for our senior leaders as part as our leadership development programme. Over the two years we have been running the programme, we have run more than 20 programmes and trained over 250 people across the Trust. Feedback has been excellent, both immediately post-programme and at 6-12 months after attending the programme.
Attendees identified key changes in their change mindset, and how they approach change. Within the Trust there is a greater understanding and focus on the people side of change and the importance of collaboration and co-creation to successfully implement change.
Feedback about the longer term impacts of the programme includes: improved staff consultation processes, improvements to outpatient clinic efficiency, improved Trust-wide planning process change rollout.
Participants reflected that they have created supportive networks within the programme that has helped them in their day-to-day roles, and that they now feel more able to lead and enable change within their teams.
Rose, Lesley and Emily are highly knowledgeable, with excellent facilitation skills. They create an environment of learning and trust, use the wisdom of the group and make every programme bespoke. They are a great team to work in partnership with – professional, highly committed and great fun!”
Lisa Hancock, Organisation Development Change Lead
“The organization of this meeting beyond the simple logistics was a complicated task. The group had not really come together as one previously, had been dealing with a great deal of organizational change and as a consequence the number of potential agenda items was huge.
Rose helped us take a step back, look at the big picture and focus on those areas which would help the entire organization going forward rather than on individual personal issues. To do this most effectively she as an impartial person interviewed a number of staff, collated the data and identified the high level issues.
This was followed by a clear recommendation not only of the type of activities required for simple team building but also activities which allowed these issues to be raised and openly addressed. She took control of the running of the meeting, provided individual coaching during the meeting for the senior leadership who were running the meeting and most importantly followed up after the meeting to collate feedback and ensure ongoing care for the issues raised.
All in all it was an enjoyable and rewarding experience which would not have gone nearly as successfully without her help and continued support.”
Mike Burgess, Global Head pRED Oncology, Hoffman La-Roche
“I jumped from managing a small business to leading at strategic level and empowering my team. Rose helped me stop and think about what leadership style would make me most effective in a changing organisation, so I could display gravitas, motivate people and influence. She was a tremendous support to me during this time of change.”
Linda Jackson, Thomson Reuters
“I have worked as a coach for over 15 years and have found Rose’s input and insight about how to further support my client base extremely helpful. She asks thought provoking questions which get to the heart of the issues. Her pragmatic approach and wealth of experience working for commercial organisations help create a sense of progress and achievement.”
Lesley Pugh, Coach and Director of CCF Ltd.
“Rose’s coaching helped me become more effective and deal with a difficult situation. She also coached one of our line managers to realise what action he needed to take in order to develop his leadership capability. Rose is warm and approachable with a very positive personality. She quickly builds trust and rapport and works closely with coachees to set and achieve challenging goals and bring about tangible changes in behaviour. Rose really cares about individuals and has experience of handling people with complex needs and problems. She has a strong intuitive understanding of individuals’ motivations and the contexts in which they operate.”
Gabrielle de Wardener, Loyalty Management Group
“Rose Padfield’s coaching helped improve individual relationships and shape team vision and mission. Rose is an exceptional consultant/coach with second-to-none understanding of the organisational and personal needs of her customers. With a deep business understanding and personal empathy, she develops individuals and teams to perform significantly more effectively and efficiently. She focuses on the individual and team and thus ensures that her customers’ businesses benefit. To work with Rose is rewarding and a lot of fun, too.”
Rainer Mielecki, Head of Global Public/Government Affairs Crop Protection, BASF – The Chemical Company
“Rose audited our HR function and helped us address morale, performance and control issues. Finally, she supported us through an office closure and helped us handle some difficult employee issues. Her contribution made a positive impact on team development and throughout the whole organisation. Rose has a consultative and knowledgeable style. She is professional, empathetic and approachable, with integrity and sound business acumen. She is an effective communicator, with excellent follow-through, and gives sound advice regarding difficult and sensitive employee matters.”
Tom Dale, VP of Human Resources, Pulse Engineering Ltd
“I have been working with Rose since 2007. She is the best professional recommendation I have had, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, either as a coach or as a strategic partner in team building. She has acted as a key strategic support and sparring partner with my own development and that of my team. Rose is very flexible with her approach, listens well and designs programmes to meet our needs. She is a great listener, probing and pushing rather than accepting my first answers, which always means the results and outcome are far better than I would have expected. Finally, Rose will always go the extra mile and I feel, if I have an issue, she will listen and support me outside our professional allocated time.”
Fiona Wright, Marketing Director UK and Ireland, Lego
“Rose ran a successful team-building day for a senior leadership group and encouraged debate around some tricky topics. She acted as a liaison to gain agreement on boundaries between two senior individuals, who were constantly sparring and stepping on one another’s toes. She also successfully coached members of the senior leadership team with marked improvement in their performance as a result. Rose is supportive, direct, fun, professional and encouraging. She ensures accountability, is challenging and assertive, and able to deliver difficult messages to senior individuals. She builds rapport easily, is a polished presenter and an excellent coach, unbiased, and a delight to work with.”
Jackie P Wybrow, HR Director International, Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises
“The Padfield Partnership worked for our European virtual organisation in several instances. First in 2001, they helped our European Affiliates understand the consequences of spinning off one product that would be promoted at the pan european level outside the setting of country affiliates. Their understanding of Human Resources matters, the Lilly values and internal perspectives helped with the development of our new organisational model.
In 2002, The Padfield Partnership was called on again to help appraise the temperature of our Sales Force working in this virtual setup. Indeed, the relationship, the roles and responsibilities between local affiliates that hold the industrial relations, work contracts, salary programs and the virtual organisation’s management is not an easy one to develop quickly. We wanted to check how our employees feel about it. The Padfield Partnership worked throughout Europe, and gave us tremendous value with a report prepared that really helped us speed up the resolution of issues beyond pure HR matters. They also pointed out supervision issues that we were unaware of. They dealt with this sensitive information in a very professional manner that enabled us to take appropriate actions.
I believe that The Padfield Partnership demonstrates a great and deep understanding in the HR field and we certainly will use them again in the future.”
Francis Denis, Director, Human Resources and Finance Eli Lilly & Co. Ltd., Critical Care Europe
“I have found The Padfield Partnership invaluable in helping us think through both business and people issues, and relating the two. Rose’s style is warm, pragmatic and action-oriented, and we very much enjoy working with her. She has delivered relevant and creative solutions that have helped us develop our organisation and people at both executive and staff levels.”
Gideon Agar, CEO, Parc Technologies Ltd
“As a world-leading company, Syngenta needs high-performing management teams and the Padfield Partnership were asked to help us build a new team of senior human resources managers for Syngenta in the United Kingdom. This group were used to working very independently and individually. Rose designed and facilitated a two-day workshop, with follow up. At the end of the two days, the individuals made significant shifts in their thinking, and came together as a team to create a passion and a tangible model for moving forward to build a world class HR function.
When, later, additional members joined the group, Rose worked with us again to ensure that the new members were properly integrated into the team.
I like Rose’s style – she provided an external focus, enabled us to pay attention to the bigger picture, and helped us build a very real sense of closeness as a team. I would have no hesitation in asking her to help us in the future.”
David Slee Head of UK HR, Syngenta
“Rose first came into Hollister to coach one of our senior European Marketing managers for a period of 4 months. During this time a significant shift in his performance and approach has been noted by his team, peer group and colleagues. Initially sceptical, the manager quickly developed his trust in Rose who dovetailed both his individual goals/aspirations with those of our organisation. He is delighted with this focused approach of one-to-one development and Hollister will continue to use Rose’s coaching skills to grow our organisational capability.”
Katrina Easterling, Head of HR, EMEA, Hollister Europe Ltd
“I have worked with The Padfield Partnership now for 6 months and during that time I have gained real clarity on my future personal and career aspirations. Their professional approach coupled with their extensive experience, has always impressed me, giving me the peace of mind that I am working with a company who really knows what they are doing. Our sessions have always been structured with well-formed outcomes in mind, as well as always being great fun. If you are looking for a coach that knows their stuff and will get you to where you want to be I am very happy to recommend The Padfield Partnership as the company you need to see.”
Nick Dunn, Financial Controller