HR Transformation Coaching

Are you…

  • Thinking about kicking off a HR change programme?
  • In the midst of a HR/organisational change programme?
  • A HR Business Partner looking to gain new skills?
  • Need some support on a business decision, but not in a position to benefit from a full-on consulting arrangement due to budget or location?
  • An experienced change leader who needs to fill in some HR knowledge gaps?
  • An experienced HR professional who needs to improve consulting skills?


Transforming HR is often thought of as a discrete one-off project, unfortunately, the reality is much more complex.  You don’t get a nice white sheet of paper when you start planning.

You have to walk a tightrope, balancing the needs of your business with your current HR team and managing business expectations (sometimes outdated) with technology (often outdated).

There is also the matter of your ever expanding ‘to-do’ list as a constant reminder that any change programme has to be done while keeping the HR ship afloat.

Although many HR leaders have the right components to be a HR transformation leader, running a HR function is a different skill to transforming it.

We believe the HR landscape is rapidly evolving.  The skills and confidence needed to lead a successful transformation project are not easy and cannot be coached in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ way.

HR professionals may be familiar with the principles of HR Transformation, however practical application is never straight forward.   This is why we take a holistic approach to coaching to help you develop effective skills and knowledge in a practical way that can be easily implemented.

Our coaching sessions are designed for time-conscious HR professionals who want impactful results for a specific project, or those looking to advance their career at executive level.     

The coaching starts with an open discussion and analysis of your situation and your learning needs. We work with you to develop a bespoke programme to achieve your objectives within your timeframe, at your convenience with many of our global clients opting for video conferencing.

Each coaching session is tailored to your specific needs.  We use real examples, relevant research and learning materials and practical experience from your coach, Andrew Spence.   Andrew brings experience and lessons learned from over 20 complex change programmes for organisations such as Novartis, John Lewis Partnership, BP, NHS Trusts and many others.

Glass Bead Consulting

Andrew Spence

Clients get successful outcomes from coaching when they set their own development goals.

Examples of learning objectives have included :-

  • How to create a vision for HR that achieves business goals
  • How to bring people with you on your change journey
  • Developing and gaining ‘buy-in’ for your business case
  • Setting up a project team to be successful
  • Gaining knowledge of the technology options in HR Transformation, from HRIS to emerging apps and AI solutions
  • Understanding how best to work with technology/consulting partners
  • Develop an understanding of how Future of Work themes impact HR
  • Ensuring your decisions are made using evidence-based practice
  • Designing your HR Operating Model so it is fit for the future
  • Establishing a People Analytics function that gets results
  • Develop your skills as an internal business consultant
  • Overcome people-related and change management related challenges when transforming HR
  • How to handle yourself during a complex programme
  • Understanding the typical risks in complex change programmes
  • Thinking laterally about stakeholder management  in your organisation

Let’s talk.

We have a flexible approach to coaching and believe this all starts from an informal conversation with no commitment about your development needs.

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