Barbara is an experienced business advisor, executive coach and career management specialist working across private and public sectors. She specialises in organisation and people development and regularly works with senior executives, helping them to meet their objectives and address work/life transition issues and organisational change.
Barbara also consults on people issues surrounding merger and acquisition, including organisation culture analysis, developing vision and values, teambuilding, personal ownership of change and stress management.
In her consulting work she has particular interest in using high energy learning techniques to aid personal development and explore the links between emotional intelligence and leadership behaviour.
Prior to leading consulting projects, Barbara led KPMG's career consulting practice in the North of England. Her early career was in teaching and sales and marketing. She is also a trained counsellor, facilitator and coach. Barbara is qualified to use a range of psychometric tools.
Nick has joined Paterson Consultancy as a Director in 2015 with a focus on HR services and change management. Starting his career as with Accenture as an HR Consultant he has over 20 years of experience in change and organisational development across multiple sectors.
He has a thorough and detailed understanding of all aspects of human resources, having been on the executive team for a number of organisations, providing thought leadership and project execution. Currently his focus is on Parent Career Coaching and providing an infrastructure to allow a more informed and prepared generation accessing the workplace.