Richard worked with the Premier Farnell supply chain team over a one year development programme working with a cross functional global team. Richard delivered a series of workshops both in the UK and Belgium as well as coaching the various participants over the period of the programme.
There are clearly many elements that are critical to ensure any development / change management programme are as success - However where I think Richard specifically (but far from limited to) excelled when working with Premier Farnell was his experience and genuine passion for his field.
Whilst Richard’s experience is not necessarily unique – it’s how he is able to pass on his experience that really shines through. I truly felt that we were able to get the highlights and critical points from Richard’s vast experience rather than just a download of his knowledge and past. As a result every topic or area we explored I felt we were getting a headstart on the learning / field and not constantly starting at square one!
Many programmes in theory look great but often fall short due to being generic – however with Richard’s experience working across so many organisations he is able to cut through so many abstract theories and models to truly relate them back to our organisation providing us with actuals tools to help the team develop and grow.
Richard’s passion and ability to build relationships again were critical to the success of the programme. From bringing a large group together, building one on one relationships, or helping each of the participants navigate challenges we face Richard’s passion was evident in each. From my perspective it was great how quickly Richard built up a relationship and so early on was able to be direct, honest and challenging of me to absolutely help me push and develop myself.
I can confidently say the positive impact to my career will last far beyond the end of the programme!