Testimonials

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“…it soon became apparent that Carolyn was not a typical HR person, but someone who had a much deeper understanding not only of people but also of business. She was always keen to learn new things and to offer coaching support and HR advice wherever it was needed. I found her approach to HR a refreshing one, and she was very flexible and open to new ideas. She also has excellent HR knowledge and application. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and a great coach and support to people within the organisation. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Carolyn again in managing and leading a new company or as a personal coach, and highly recommend her as an HR Consultant and HR Business Partner”

Stephen A Hermeston, Manager & Principal, Jaguar Ventures LLC   

“Coaching with Caz has increased my self-motivation and I am thinking more positively. Remembering positive experiences from the past has helped me to overcome some of the negative things going on for me currently.”

1:1 Client   
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"As Senior HR Business Partner, Carolyn supported our Aberdeen office and other North West Europe operational areas in various capacities at different times, in particular coaching our Managers and providing sound HR advice.
She provided specific project management support to us during a time of change and transition when several of our staff were being TUPE transferred out of the business.
Her approach to work was always thorough and structured, and she was an excellent sounding board and go-to person, always with a positive attitude.
Carolyn was sensitive to management and employee needs and also mindful of the business and commercial requirements.
I would highly recommend Carolyn as an excellent HR Business Partner and professional who was a pleasure to work with."

John Scrimgeour, Executive Director of the Aberdeen Institute of Energy, University of Aberdeen   
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"I worked with Carolyn at Carlsberg when she was International HR Manager in Copenhagen. She was always professional and a good team player and strong Leader. Carolyn was well respected and fitted well into our Scandinavian team, with a good sense of humour. We have remained in touch over the past 5 years and I am sure she will continue to prosper in her career and life in general. I will at any time be happy to give her my best recommendations!"

Hege Aamotsmo, SVP Human Resources at Orkla Confectionery   
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"Carolyn always displayed strong customer service alongside a strong work ethic. You could rely on her for information, she was the one in the know, and to provide you with valuable advice when needed. She also had good instincts about HR issues and organisational dynamics. She was fun to have around, good company and a real friend; whilst she was serious about delivering on her commitments, she also knew how to let her hair down and never took herself too seriously."

Zoe Marshall, HR Advisor at URBN UK LImited   
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"Caz has been my 'co-coach' since the start of 2010 - regularly helping me to assess where I am in relation to where I want to be. She's sharp, focussed, sensitive and clear. She has an easy-going style, but don't be fooled - she expects you to do what you've said you will. I like her."

Paulette Campbell, Area Manager at North Wales Housing   
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"Carolyn coached me with an issue in 2007. She worked with me through a very searching exercise to see how I was sabotaging myself. It was an intense experience and one which has stayed with us both. Carolyn is incredibly supportive, completely non-judgemental and an excellent coach; I wouldn't hesitate to use her again if appropriate. "

Dorothy Betts, Business & Personal Coaching   

"Carolyn built the HR function, took the initiative and always provided sound HR advice and leadership. She regularly benchmarked HR practices to ensure that we remained competitive and that they were appropriate for our business needs.
She managed to balance business requirements with individual needs, and I, along with the rest of the team, valued and trusted Carolyn’s support and counsel.
She built excellent relationships with external stakeholders as well as internally. As a stand-alone HR Manager she was often required to stand her ground, which she was not afraid to do and was respected for this.
I have no hesitation in recommending Carolyn as a professional, trusted and extremely capable HR Manager and Business Partner."

Client, Oil & Gas Industry