Debra has 30 years experience in human resources working as a senior HR practitioner, providing guidance and leadership to senior executives and managers, including:
- HR strategy and change management
- talent acquisition
- talent management
- employee engagement
- employee relations
She undertook a qualification in coaching at Henley Business School and coaches a variety of clients.
She is a Time to Think Facilitator and training to be a Time to Think coach at the moment.
She runs a community of practice for HR leaders, the HR Agenda, using the methodology of the Thinking Environment as the backbone of the day, helping members to independently think and take time away from the busyness of their normal working day.
She has worked in permanent and project-based roles in a variety of sectors including SMEs, professional services and tech.
Her extensive HR experience is further strengthened through commercial experience. Having led a number of change programmes and delivered HR strategy in a dynamic, global professional services environment, she connects with clients from a position of real insight and understanding.
Debra brings a pragmatic, hands-on approach to her work. She has a direct, common-sense way, underpinned by a light touch, empathy and genuine warmth. Her corporate background belies her down-to-earth, refreshingly different approach.
Debra is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an assessor on their Experience Assessment programme.