I partnered with Amanda at Personal Boardroom to design and deliver a learning experience on the topic of networking as part of a career development programme for our community of diverse talent. Our challenge was to scale the delivery to accommodate the full community in two live events. As part of Amanda’s design, she trained a cohort of internal learning partners to facilitate activities on the day. Participant feedback was fantastic. Amanda is a content expert, a flexible facilitator, and an agile workshop designer. I really enjoyed collaborating with her.
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We were keen to support the EDF Talent Community with a networking skills session that was action orientated. Amanda’s engaging style and practical techniques lead the group to recognise their networking strengths, and the gaps needing development. Blending theory, with live practise and clear takeaways resulted in feedback such as ‘truly one of the best sessions, a great opportunity to build a better network within the Talent Community and beyond’.
The Baileys global team is leading a transformational turnaround on the brand. This requires working with a very broad group of stakeholders. Working with Amanda and the Personal Boardroom tools enabled us to sharpen and tighten our relationship maps, identify areas where we were missing key roles in our virtual boardroom and also identify how and where to add divergent and more diverse thinking to our team.
Zella’s session was inspiring in the way that it asked some fundamental questions about our business and personal relationships, encouraging strategic but also very practical action to broaden our perspective. Zella helped us identify and target a variety of opportunities, which we can leverage with a powerful tool to help us think about managing our refreshed networks as the year unfolds.
At ESB, we celebrate inclusion. This year on International Women’s Day, we hosted a Masterclass on Strategic Networking and invited Amanda Scott from Personal Boardroom to show us how to really power up our networks and build relationships that empower us every day, to achieve our potential and to be at our best. Who is in Your Personal Boardroom encourages each of us to consciously strive for a diverse personal boardroom and to Pay It Forward by playing one to of the 12 Personal Boardroom roles for someone else.
As someone who doesn’t like the whole idea of networking, I love the Personal Boardroom construct. It helped me really think about what I need to prioritise and gave me a structure to do it within. My observation was that a number of others felt the same and got some real benefit from the speed network session by being able to have focussed and meaningful discussions aligned to their goals
Really like the Personal Boardroom approach to helping leaders develop stronger relationships/networks that build their influence inside and outside the organisation. Many thanks to Amanda Scott for running a great event. Great feedback coming through from leaders.
Zella ran a great session for the European Legal & Compliance team at a time when our business is embarking on a period of change. She challenged us to think about who we rely on, and who will need to rely on us, as the business moves forward. People found it a very useful wakeup call.
The Personal Boardroom online tool, together with webinars and online resources, has made it possible for us to take a helpful concept, which I and other senior women first encountered in face-to-face sessions, and offer it to colleagues at all levels of the bank. It makes them aware of how things get done through relationships. It makes them think who are the people to help them get the right decision over the line. I think it can make all of us better at our jobs.
Zella ran a fantastic session for my team which helped them understand the strengths and weaknesses within their current networks. It helped them identify areas where they can improve and forced them to think about their next steps and how / who could help them get there. The session also taught them to be bolder in asking for help. Zella was empathetic, insightful and an excellent presenter and facilitator.
Thank you for your interest in Personal Boardroom. Do ask questions about what we do and how we work. Amanda or Zella will get back to you shortly.