Liz started her career co-ordinating the Graduate recruitment team at top UK retailer, John Lewis. Following that she worked in HR at WPP company, CHI & Partners before becoming Head of People & Practice at top 50 UK PR agency, Launch Group. In 2010 she started her own company The Training Studio, a training and consultancy company specializing in the engagement and retention of Generation Y talent. ‘thestudio’ works with businesses to help them attract, develop and retain their young talent. Clients have ranged from Blue Chip companies like Ernst & Young, to media organisations such as The Guardian, MTV and Zenith Optimedia.
Her areas of specialism are Generation Y, new forms of communication (esp. Digital/Social media and its impact on organisational development) and the challenges/opportunities arising from cross generational teams.
why team alchemy?
Unlike other team profiling/performance management systems, Team Alchemy focuses on the team as one entity, rather than picking out individual contribution. A big Gen Y trait is a significant increase in performance when working in an energetic and dynamic team (as well as a desire to be on the ‘winning’ side), which makes the system perfect for my clients. The survey provides tangible data, which means strategies can be targeted specifically to help teams reach (and more importantly, sustain) a state of high performance.