Meet the team…

Amanda Arrowsmith

Senior Consultant

Amanda is a senior HR Consultant specialising in supporting change, creative organisational development and transformation. She is the lead consultant on the Grow the People brand, where she designs and facilitates workshops on leadership.

She’s a Fellow of the CIPD with over 20 years HR experience which started in Leeds with Eversheds Solicitors. Amanda is an active member of the CIPD London and wider HR community as a committee member for the Central London CIPD Branch, a Steps Ahead Mentor and and Enterprise Adviser. She’s also extremely active on social media and a renowned HR blogger.

Geraint Thomas

Senior Consultant

Geraint is a learning specialist and facilitator with a wealth of experience in developing people. His background is in learning, development and facilitation. He is also the Head of Learning for our sister company Grow the Story.

Along with story and personal brand, Geraint also specialises in leadership, encouraging leaders of all levels of experience to better understand themselves and those that they lead. He has worked across a number of industries in learning and coaching roles from professional services to technology. Geraint also actively participates in singing and theatrical events in his spare time.

Fiona McBride

Senior Consultant

Fiona has supported staff and managers at various stages of their career development for over 15 years. She designs, develops and delivers numerous learning programmes and solutions that support high performance. A Chartered Member of the CIPD and current Vice-Chair of the Central London Branch committee, she is an advocate for continued professional development, and has an MSc in Personnel & Development.

Fiona recognises that all good learning needs to be real, transferable back into the workplace, and sustainable. When facilitating workshops Fiona ensures learners are supported, encouraged and challenged where appropriate to get the most from the learning experience. Her areas of specialism include: management development, facilitation skills, social media, personal learning networks, self-directed learning and mentoring HR professionals to build their skill set in the areas of communication, training and business partnering. She is a huge fan of social media and you can find her most days over on Twitter (say “hi!” by clicking the link below). Fiona is also the founder of a monthly meetup for L&D/HR professionals called #LnDcowork. You can find out more here or come along in person and join us!

Jonny & Simon Arrowsmith

Creative and Content Partners

Simon and Jonny Arrowsmith run Grow the Story a creative consultancy that specialises in content development and storytelling.

Simon is a consultant with over 25 years experience in the arts, communications and people development. He has a wealth of experience in helping brands and individuals craft and share effective stories.

Jonny is a writer and games designer, specialising in crafting and writing stories, designing workshops and building interactive games to bring brand content to life. They consult with a variety of businesses on story content, creative story-based learning design, and internal communications initiatives to improve brand culture.

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