Helen Jamieson is author of “My Business, My Success”, and Professor David Clutterbuck very kindly provided the foreword. Here is a little more information about them both!
Helen has an MA in Arabic Studies from St Andrews University and is CIPD qualified (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). She is an established HR and leadership development professional, author and public speaker whose career spans over 20 years. For the past 17 years she has been running her own business. Helen’s specialties include business leadership, entrepreneurship, employee motivation, innovation and creativity in business and employee development.
Alongside running her own business which is an HR and training consultancy, Helen regularly blogs and tweets on both business and HR matters. She is also a regular presenter at seminars and conferences.
In 2011 Helen was appointed a UK Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador, part of an EU funded scheme to encourage female entrepreneurship throughout Europe. In carrying out this role, Helen has developed a reputation for her passion and enthusiasm as well as her pragmatic approach to self employment.
Outside of work Helen has a variety of community interests and enjoys supporting local children and students in preparing for the world of work. She is also passionate about supporting individuals who, for various reasons and at various stages in their lives, have decided they want to achieve financial independence and a level of self sufficiency by setting up in business on their own.
Professor David Clutterbuck
David pioneered the development, embedding and sustainability of coaching and mentoring cultures in the workplace and remains the foremost international thought leader in this powerful area of development. David has been described as one of the world’s most thought-provoking and entertaining speakers and writers on management and human resources, and as an iconoclast with a wicked sense of humour and a remorseless pursuit of evidence about what does and doesn’t work. He describes himself as a serial entrepreneur and as an adventurer.
As a supporter of female-owned businesses, David has a reputation for asking the “massively difficult questions” that oblige people and organisations to think hard. A prolific author (54 books at the last count including one book of comic children’s stories), his latest book is “The Talent Wave” which questions HR practice in talent management and succession planning.
David co-founded the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and is now Special Ambassador for the EMCC. He is also Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam & Oxford Brookes Universities and an external examiner for the Ashridge Coaching MBA. As he says of himself “Everything I do revolves around helping people and organisations harness the power of dialogue.”