“Music SA was in need of professional HR guidance and advice in 2015 and Helen Hartley was highly recommended by a colleague and friend. She was engaged to assist the board of directors of the organisation to develop a new strategic plan. Helen did not disappoint. She lead the group through a very challenging task which ended in the group feeling united and engaged in the process. Helen was instrumental in assisting the board to develop and agree to a vision and objectives for the years ahead. Her support and the time she gave us was generous and extremely helpful. On behalf of Music SA’s board, I’d like to thank Helen for her highly professional, insightful and dedicated approach throughout the process. I will always be grateful.”
I know we formally thanked you in the last session but I just wanted to add my personal thanks for your work with us (and me!). I found it very useful and compelling and I think it will help address many of the issues facing AIB staff now and into the future due to the relentless change and pressures of this (higher education-based) industry.
I have worked with Helen Hartley over the past 6 years where she has been engaged as a consultant by my last two employers to produce and deliver a variety of training, workshops, and development programs in the areas of Leadership, Management, Communication and Customer Service.
Helen has extensive knowledge of Organisation Development, Management and Leadership theories and is an accredited practitioner in Myers Briggs psychological profiling and Benchmarks 360 ° feedback development process. This knowledge combined with Helen’s senior management and international experience means that Helen is equally comfortable training or coaching senior executives, middle management, emerging leaders and academics. Helen’s warm and engaging communication style means that she is able to draw from her extensive business experience to provide real life examples to complement the learning for participants.
I value Helen’s advice and counsel and would highly recommend Helen of HR by Design to other business that would benefit from these skills.
I have worked closely with Helen Hartley for almost four years as she assisted me in developing and implementing a business plan to start a new psychology business. During that time Helen provided me with accurate and timely advice about everything an inexperienced business owner needed to know. Helen’s skill set is impressive. It ranges from marketing to industrial law, contracts, staffing and all Human Relations issues. She is an energetic and inspirational woman who leads by example.
Helen is generous with her time and treats all her clients as valued friends. She is hardworking, knowledgeable and utterly professional in everything she does. She has particular strengths in analyzing conflicts in the workplace and keeping people accountable and task orientated, rather than getting lost in the emotion. If you ever need support in terminating employment contracts, Helen will guide you in how to do that professionally with respect for each person involved. I wholeheartedly recommend Helen’s services to anyone needing a wise business mentor and coach.
HR by Design provided Sight For All with advice, support and assistance when we needed it. Helen is such a joy to work with. She brings a wealth of experience, coupled with up-to-date knowledge. We highly recommend working with HR by Design
Helen is an outstanding facilitator. She is both knowledgeable and engaging. She gets consistently high feedback from participants. Helen’s approach is both collaborative and creative. She is flexible and personable, always easy to work with.