Who we are

Performance Improvement Through Human & Organisational Needs

Ian Girdler

BSc Cert L & D, DipEd, ACIB, ACIPD
Co-founder and Director

Ian entered the Financial Services profession in 1976 gaining experience in both the retail and corporate sectors. He moved into training in the mid 80s and broadened his experience into people and organisation development over the ensuing ten years. For the five years to 1998 Ian worked both as an internal consultant with a prominent UK company, advising on change projects and developing their executive and management teams, as well as continuing his activities as an external consultant.

Ian has for several years been operating exclusively as an external consultant, specializing in executive coaching, leadership and management, sales and customer service, working in both the public and private sectors. He has international experience including projects in Europe, America and Africa.

Ian obtained his masters in training and development at the University of Sheffield and is now studying psychology. He is also a member of faculty with several prominent training and consultancy organisations, including Erasmus University Rotterdam, Executive Leadership Foundation (Brussels), International Negotiating Academy and Management Centre Europe (Brussels)

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Paul Hazell

Co-founder and Director

Paul has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years, specialising in the human aspects of change and the consultancy, training and coaching needs that enable people to improve their performance.

Passionate about performance improvement, Paul is an energetic facilitator, coach and trainer who believes that learning must be active and participative to be effective. Recognising the need to apply learning in the workplace, he also works with clients to help them improve and evaluate performance; and in this respect has conducted evaluations of change projects and training and is an executive coach.

Amongst the many organisations for whom Paul has worked are Unilever, Glaxo SmithKline, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nokia, Barclays, Superdrug, First Choice, HSBC, Norwich Union, Leica, Tui Travel, KPMG, Smit, Epson, SCA, Shell, TNT, Ernst & Young and British Airways. He has worked with businesses in industries including consultancy, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, banking, retailing, travel, insurance, manufacturing, professional services, maritime services, insurance, energy and transportation.

Having previously worked in international banking for more than 20 years, Paul has business experience in the fields of International Trade, Foreign Exchange and Corporate Finance. Paul is a member of Visiting Faculty at Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University and the International Exucitive Education Institute at The American University in Cairo. He has taught on management development and HRM programmes and has wide training experience – particularly in the fields of trainer training, negotiation skills, sales skills, coaching and management.

Paul holds a Masters degree in Training and Development. With experience in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Far East, Australia and the USA, he has lived in Australia and the UK and today resides in the South of England. Paul is a native English speaker.

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