Talent Management

Talent Management

Identifying talent is key to sustaining organisation success and enabling employees to realise their full potential and identify clear career paths. It is an integral part of managing leadership succession and developing robust workforce planning strategies. Below are some examples Talent Management work I have carried out for some of my clients. Do take a further look at the testimonials available on each.

Cabinet Office logo Worked with senior civil service as support to development of strategic review of workforce planning for top civil service.
CRI logo As part of strategic review supported design and implementation of talent management strategy sufficiently flexible to accommodate significant growth (or other policy changes).
Homebase logo Designed and delivered a comprehensive high potential development programme for Store Managers – mixing individual learning, formal learning and business projects. (Projects that have delivered significant returns – many times more than initial investment in development programmes).
IHS logo Created talent framework, identified potential in senior managers and supported development of talent management strategy to integrate Janes in to IHS Group.
Wilkinson logo Development of talent management strategy and support to implement key processes including investment decision making criteria. Identification of high potential employees and career development strategies aligned to the Wilkinson Values.


Melanie Whitfield

HRD at BAA, Prudential and Cabinet Office

"I have worked with Karen in a number of different organisations including, BAA, Prudential and the Cabinet Office on a variety of issue including organisational change, HR capability, and strategic workforce planning. Karen has consistently demonstrated an aptitude to understanding the requirements of the business, building immediate credibility and rapport with senior stakeholders.

She is one of only a few consultants I have worked with who can demonstrate breadth and expertise across a number of aspects of a change agenda. Karen has enabled me to bring work together in a coherent and effective manner and supported senior teams in turning their ideas and strategies into successful organisation designs and plans.

Karen works with clear positive intent using a supportive and constructive style which builds confidence from her clients in her work. She has supported me through a number of busy and challenging assignments and I trust her implicitly, considering her to be a great colleague."

Simon Galkoff

Head of Buying
Whitbread Group plc

"I first worked with Karen over 10 years ago when I was a candidate on a Sainsbury's senior management development centre. I was impressed by the depth of the assessment and the feedback of the outcomes that allowed me to create my development plan. I was fortunate that Karen became my personal mentor and I couldn't have wished for a better coach. Karen's brings a unique understanding of people and business and the mix of the two that she creates, has been dynamic in my personal and career development.

Karen supported me at BP, facilitating a two day international food strategy workshop. Karen's style of pushing the group to drive business performance and joint team working, coupled with her awareness of cultural differences, ensured that we developed a plan that was supported across the Global markets.

Karen's results speak for themselves and that it why I have worked with Karen for so many years and will continue to do so."