This month we have pleasure in introducing Sue Carruthers, one of our Associate Learning and Development Consultants.
Along with being a highly experienced trainer and facilitator, who combines a background in business and finance with the “softer skills” of working with people and communication, she is also a Chartered Accountant by qualification.
She specialises in helping organisations to create the conditions to allow people to play to their strengths and give their best at work - in essence to help organisations become “great places to work”.
As well as extensive experience in design and delivery of organisational development interventions and leadership and management development, she has worked more strategically in Learning and Development.
She has worked across a wide range of organisations in the public, private and not for profit sectors. As well as this breadth of experience, she now draws upon a wide range of ideas in her work including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), solutions focus, systems thinking, positive psychology, neuroscience, accelerated learning, acting techniques and developmental psychology.
Sue does a lot of work around managing difficult conversations, particularly helping people influence and communicate more effectively and as part of this she focuses on the role emotional intelligence plays in building effective working relationships.
When not facilitating workshops for clients you will find her walking briskly along the Thames towpath, organising local community events or relaxing with a cup of tea and the West Wing box set. Sue tells us that she survives on tea! If there isn’t a cup of builder’s tea available, she gets very grumpy!
She has very big stationery habit too! She is never seen in a training room without her trusty special flipchart pens in multi colours and gets very excited by laminating handouts!