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Welcome to my site – it’s designed to share some of my articles and provide information about me too.

Jean GamesterThere are a few themes underlying these articles – they all deal with change, leadership and communications in some way, which I guess isn’t that surprising.  My work involves all three themes – when I’m delivering programmes of change, leadership and communications are vital.  When I’m leading teams, change isn’t far away!

In the day job, I deliver programmes of cultural, business and digital change.  I’ve worked in the public, private and charity sectors – a career with technology as its foundation, evolving to include business improvement and cultural change to delivering lasting impact.  I’m told that I’m politically adept with excellent stakeholder engagement skills.  I know that I thrive on challenge and deliver with humour.  Skilled in workshop facilitation and mentoring, I also provide board level guidance and assurance.

I’m also a national volunteer leader in Toastmasters International, which has involved leading and supporting 4,000 members in 150 speakers clubs in the UK.  Everything I learn about leadership and communications in Toastmasters gets poured back into the change programmes I deliver.

This year, 2017, involves some new adventures.  I’m working on a starting a part time Doctorate in Ashridge Business School, carrying out practitioner action research into how to make change happen more effectively.  I’m looking forward to learning from the change programmes I deliver, and to getting even better at making them work.   I’ve also moved to Cardiff and look forward to working with more clients there.

If you would like to discuss how I can make change happen in your organisation, or how we can use action research to make a difference in how we, and the organisations we work in, succeed, please get in touch.

Jean Gamester

 

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