Harvey McMillan News

C-IQ Certification for our Director, Martha Simpson

certified-in-c-iq-logo-_-jpgWe are delighted that Martha is one of the first Executive Coaches globally to have achieved Certified C-IQ Coach  status bringing to clients the opportunity to improve Conversational Intelligence leading to stronger and more effective relationships and impacting on organisational culture.  This work integrates all we learning from the field of neurochemistry and all we know about effective communication.  With a range of models and individual and 360 assessments it offers in depth conversations and learning for individuals teams and organisations.

In our experience of working with client organisations collectively and individually, we know that communication is often at the heart of organisational challenge, conflict and less than inspiring performance.  At the same time improving the effectiveness of Conversations is foundational to excellence.

Happy to chat with interested organisations about the potential of this new addition to our toolkit.

Photo of Managers Group from Aberdeen International Airport who completed our Stairway to Leadership experience, with Carol Benzie, Managing Director, and Martha and Jillian.


We’re supporting Excellence!

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We were delighted recently to support one of the Employee Excellence Awards of Argyll & Bute Council.  Below you will see some photos of one of our Associates, Alf Hatton presenting one of the award to Jean Holles, Manager of the Year 2016.

                                             Jeannie Holles, Alf Hatton

Alf Hatton, Sponsor Harvey McMillan

We have been delighted this year to work with the Senior Team at Argyll & Bute Council on their leadership aspirations and journey, and it is great to see this vision being implemented for managers too.  We look forward to continuing to share this leadership journey and support recognition for excellence.

Concurrent Leadership and Management Development Project

We are delighted to have been awarded a significant contract where we are going to be developing a senior Leadership team at the same time as we are going to be delivering a Management Development Programme for the next tier of potential leaders.

This will give us the opportunity to continue to develop our philosophy of bespoke leadership development as the best approach to leadership development.  We are delighted to be able to have this impact on what is already a successful business.

New Associate joins the core Leadership Team

DSC00767 (1)We are delighted to welcome Dr. Waiyin Hatton to work with us on our Executive and Leadership Development projects.  Waiyin brings a vast array of skills, experience, and qualities to the table, and we look forward to her joining our core team.

Waiyin’s motivation for joining us is captured in the following comment:

“I believe everyone is a star and am, therefore, inspired by the HMA ethos that leadership development is a journey and not a destination. Joining such a first class team of director and associates is in itself energising for me.”

We see this as further affirmation of the attractiveness of our unique approach to Leadership Development which our clients and potential Associates respect and support.

As we have said in a variety of places, when it comes to Leadership Development… sheep dipping does not work!

Here are a few pictures from the CIPD Conference last month.


CIPD Scottish Conference

We decided to sponsor the Programme at the cipd Scottish Conference in Glasgow on 7th and 8th March, 2013 and will also be exhibiting at the Conference.

beach-ball-vector-movesb-copy1[1]Leadership Development at Aberdeen International Airport

Having come to the end of the first year of our Leadership Development Programme with the senior team at Aberdeen International Airport we are delighted to have received the following testimonials:

“Working with the Harvey McMillan team has been a true join venture and the delivery team grasped very quickly the complexities facing the senior team.  They bring with them a professional approach that is innovative, cohesive and consistent, weaving together tball logohe different aspects of the programme which has included executive coaching, development days, Master Classes and Action Learning Sets.

As well as the leadership knowledge and experience they bring, the team have facilitated opportunities for the senior team to tackle significant business issues.  They have embedded skills that will remain active long after the end of the Leadership Programme.”

Derek Provan, Managing Director, AIAL

“Harvey Mball logocMillan adopts a truly tailored approach which takes account of the individuals, the team and the business needs.  By investing time at the outset to understand the context for the leadership development journey, the impact on individuals and the organisation was maximised, resulting in tangible leadership growth across the team.  As the main internal link to the delivery team, I found them a delight to work with.”   Roger Hunt, Head of HR

Pictures from the Launch of Harvey McMillan

The formal launch of Harvey McMillan was a great opportunity to welcome guests from a variety of companies and background to hear briefly about our vision and goals for Harvey McMillan Associates Ltd, and to enjoy some food and chat over a glass of wine.

Jillian was on hand on the evening to make sure everyone had a great welcome and was pointed in the right direction.

Launch guests

Our official photographer, Martin Parker, was on hand to ensure the event was captured appropriately for posterity!

Even before we were officially launched we were into serious discussion …

An altogether great start with thanks to our friends, clients and colleagues who joined us!



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