As a participant on the Return with Resilience programme, it’s important that you know who you will be working with. Our team is a collaboration of experts in their own field. A team of experts who have come together to offer a blend of support to help you get back to work with confidence and resilience.
Morna Ronnie and Helen Tuohy from The People Portfolio have backgrounds spanning over 25 years each in recruitment and human resources. They know what employers and recruiters are looking for when it comes to applications, CVs and interviews.
They will run a series of virtual group workshops on employability skills, drawing on their experience to help you to present your best self to potential employers and unlock the hidden jobs market. These group sessions will also provide the opportunity for networking with other likeminded women on the programme which we know can be a real benefit.
Louise Scott and Kirsty Ritchie from Mind & Mission Ltd are qualified psychotherapists who previously had business careers in HR and Accountancy respectively. They will provide one-to-one, confidential coaching sessions to help explore and develop your mental fitness. We know from the previous Return with Resilience programme that these sessions were hugely impactful and really help the returners to feel ready for their return to work.
Angie Garton is the menopause specialist on the programme and will share some of the science behind the menopause, common symptoms and what you can do to manage and control them. Angie has a vast array of knowledge and resources, so whatever your question about this potentially challenging stage of life, she can help.
All-in-all we believe our team is second to none in delivering a return-to-work programme for women in their 50’s or experiencing the menopause.
Return with Resilience is funded by The Scottish Government and administered by Skills Development Scotland.
We are a team (or portfolio!) of freelance consultants who collaborate to meet a range of company and individual needs. We have worked together previously and share common values. We would describe ourselves as innovative, caring, flexible and straightforward. Details of some of the core team are below along with some testimonials and details of some of the partners we are proud to work with.
Morna has focussed on people throughout her career, from recruiting in agencies, in-house and RPOs, to facilitation of training courses and workshops, career coaching, outplacement and psychometrics.
She enjoys creating solutions to individual and company people issues and prides herself on having a positive, professional and results driven approach.
Morna also has a keen interest in diversity & inclusion and latterly has focussed on supporting career break returners in restarting their careers by rebuilding confidence and providing employability advice on CVs, Interview Skills, Job Searching & Networking.
Her sector experience includes oil & gas, manufacturing, engineering, charities and financial services.
British Psychological Society Level A & B and Belbin Accredited she also enjoys working with Behavioural and Psychometric profiles.
Find out more https://www.linkedin.com/in/mornaronnie/
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Helen is passionate about coaching and enabling others, quickly gaining trust and building strong working relationships.
She is a highly motivated, confident, energetic and above all, people-centric, Human Resources Consultant. Her natural ability to communicate, along with her listening skills and passion for all things people related, results in an inclusive style of consultancy.
Her ability to challenge constructively in the face of opposition, results in the recommendation and implementation of culturally appropriate, practical and workable solutions to commercial people challenges.
CIPD qualified with extensive experience, culminating in exposure to numerous specialisms of the Human Resources discipline, including: Employee Relations, Employee Experience, Organisational Development and Resourcing Helen has experience of working across a wide range of business sectors including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Public Sector/Local Government and Third Sector.
Helen lives in South Lanarkshire with Cookie the Cat.
Helen has been absolutely amazing at guiding me through the process of writing eloquent and persuasive job applications and interview preparation after years of being with the same employer. She spent time “really” looking at what the employer wanted, and then helped me to craft my applications and interview answers based on this. She is a natural and finds this easy, even though many of us really struggle would this. It is especially so if you’ve been out of the labour market for some time, or if, like me, you’ve not moved jobs for a long time. If you’ve forgotten or don’t know how good you are, Helen is exactly who you need!
Morna worked on recruitment of personnel into several key postions in the business and was a real pleasure to work with. She organised the necessary psychometric testing and assessments to suit our internal process and provided job suitability reports prior to first interview. Her attention to detail and real understanding of our requirements made a potentially time consuming and difficult job very simple and straightforward. I’d recommend Morna unreservedly for this type of work. Thanks again!
Helen was part of a team that we commissioned to help us develop our values, mission, vision and strategic objectives. Helen led the work on our values and assisted us explore with our staff and stakeholders what kind of organisation we wanted to be and what the values that hold us together should be. Helen took the plethora of ideas gathered from workshops and team and individual discussions and successfully pulled our ideas into themes. From this work we were able to settle on our current values and develop strategies to embed them culturally throughout the organisation. Helen was collaborative, patient and able to translate our loose ideas into the ‘words’ we needed and the behaviours that would follow. So complete was this work that our values now run through everything we do from the way we recruit to the way we coach and support our staff teams to the way we deliver services
Morna is a fantastic people person and is really approachable while remaining consummately a true professional. I found her to be extremely well organised, highly focused, brilliant at communication (keeping me 100% informed on the process) and generally just a really lovely person. I have no hesitation in recommending the “hands on” and “holistic” practitioner approach to recruitment which I experienced with Morna