Nicola Fu-Fitzpatrick

Fees Per Hour
£100.00 to £1,000.00
Gender
Female
Session Type
Online, Face-to-Face
Languages
English
Accredited Coaching Master
Yes
Location
Biography
Overview

CEOs and Business Leaders

Who Do I Help?

I help time pressured CEO’s and Business leader’s develop and deliver HR change programmes to support their strategic goals

About Me

I started work life in my father’s Chinese take away serving, buying stock and completing the bookkeeping, which gave me a flavour of being an entrepreneur. I had always wanted to be either a solicitor or a Doctor, life took a different direction!

My move into retail management for globally recognised brands gave me a commercial edge to what I do. During my role as store manager of Pizza Hut, one of my team was going to college to study personnel and development. This excited me and I decided to join her, eventually she dropped out and I carried on.

Mid term I had an amazing opportunity to go to work abroad and I thought this would be a great learning curve. It was, and I came back a different person I had grown so much. I completed the second year of my course and took on different HR roles.

I found that working with people was the profession I wanted to be in. It combined being a solicitor and a doctor into one profession, fantastic! I was able to go to court and win complex cases, I was also able to understand and work out solutions with employees who were unwell and how we could get to an amicable workable resolution. So, I had the best of both worlds, or had I?

Over the years I found that I was amazing at developing others to be the very best they could be. I found HR projects against hard deadlines resonated with me and I gained the most fulfilment from them.

“I realised that I could easily take the pressure off you, the CEO and that I could support you in what you want to achieve. We can talk around your end goal, you can provide me with your vision and insight and I can go away, conceptualise and plan out the journey you want and how I could support you and your team to execute the process of transformation”

Training, Qualifications & Experience

CIPD 2000
Accredited Coach 2020
NLP Practitioner 2020

Packages/Rates

Project specific depending on change programme required typically a one month programme would cost £18,000 +VAT. Including a process map of the programme including key milestones. Providing a communication plan, in house training for employees on their roles within the change programme. Debrief at the end of the programme.
I can also work on day rates of £600 +VAT for short term programmes

How I Work

I would arrange a discovery session with you to help map out your pinch points in the organisation and where you would like to focus your attention.
We would set out a plan of action including timelines which would be typed and provided at the beginning of the programme. We would program in regular updates on the progress of the planning and implementation.
The process would be agile to allow for change depending on the dynamics of the organisation
At the end of the process we would arrange a debrief on the overall project.

Testimonials

Phil Scarrett
Managing Director at Woodgate and Clark Limited
November 8, 2019, Phil managed Nicola directly
We brought Nicola in to handle a specific assignment – to review/redraft all of our role profiles and our HR policies. Nicola also refreshed, and then rolled out, an appraisal system to all of our staff across the UK.
We had a fair bit of “heavy lifting” to do.

Whilst with us, Nicola also helped us to make some key hires in finance, in facilities management and in HR.

She has left behind a useful body of work for which I’m very grateful.

Petros Damilos
IT Director Thomas Cook
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November 6, 2019, Nicola worked with Petros in the same group
I met Nicola during her time with Thomas Cook. A very knowledgeable professional, ready to help her colleagues as much as humanly possible.
A caring individual, often operating in a stressful environment, always helping people, resolving conflicts at work or guiding colleagues through redundancy consultations.
I know because I have seen her work, Nicola will be a great asset to any organisation she works for.

John Doyle
Director of Finance: Transformation Lead Global Controllership at Walgreens Boots Alliance
November 20, 2018, John worked with Nicola in different groups
Nicola is an excellent HR professional.

In her capacity as Senior HR Business Partner when I was Global Treasury Controller, Nicola was hugely supportive to me in a number of different critical ways. These included recruitment, organisational design, performance management, designing training or other areas. Her advice and counsel was always clear, honest and delivered with a warmth and integrity that made it easy for me to trust her and a humour that made it easy to like her.

I would recommend her without hesitation.