Source: Employers forum on disability
Source:Daily Telegraph article "Business
needs a diverse workforce" 9/7/2002
– that is education in its true sense – is our best protection
against unreasoning prejudice and panic-making fear, whether engendered
by special interest, liberal minorities, or panic-stricken leaders
Marshall - Associate Consultant
Fiona is an independent consultant specialising in corporate social
responsibility (CSR); organisational change; and leadership development.
With a Business Studies degree and over 20 years’ experience
including heading up management training and development for Marks
& Spencer in Scotland, Fiona now runs her own consultancy and
has achieved impressive results for a broad client base including
the Scottish Rugby Union, Scottish Business in the Community, Royal
Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Executive.
Fiona is particularly knowledgeable in the strategic
arena of CSR and has worked with both agencies and employers to
develop inclusive programmes including providing work placements
for individuals who would traditionally may find it difficult to
join or return to a working environment e.g. disabled people, homeless
people, people with addictions, ex-offenders and parents returning
to work after bringing up their families.
In her consultancy practice, Fiona is known and respected
by those who have worked with her as a highly motivating, passionate
and successful developer of people and her strong interpersonal
skills, together with her direct approach ensure she is equally
impactful whether working with individuals, teams or at an organisational
level. As a qualified practitioner of both “Firo B”
and “Profile Match” psychometric testing, Fiona is well
equipped with the skills and tools to make a real difference.
When not working, Fiona loves to travel - particularly
in Italy - doing logic puzzles, and reading non-fiction.
be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is
the only end of life.
and Diversity Skills workshop
“The interview practice was powerful.
Fictitious scenarios and diverse candidates were created to take
you out of your comfort zone and insure intensive learning”
Quote from participant, 2005
me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change; the courage
to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.