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Suzy Phillips who has over 20 years’ experience in development individuals, teams and organisations, established Creative Connexions in 2004. She also has developed a team of highly experienced associate consultants, known to her for many years, with public and private sector backgrounds.

Creative Connexions recent portfolio of contracts includes consultancy and facilitation work for Corporate Organisations, Charities, the NHS, GP Practices and Commissioning Groups as well as Small and Medium Enterprises especially new technology companies.

With her partners at the8group, Suzy has developed a process of diagnostics with an integrated programme of supporting interventions, to create a sustainable, healthy organisational culture.  Importantly our staged approach can increase your: Brand Reputation, Productivity and Competitiveness leading to a healthy workplace and workforce. Click here for details http://www.the8group.biz/images/pdf.gif

She is also accredited to design and delivery ILM Endorsed and Qualification Programmes in Leadership and Management with her 8group colleagues. Click here for further details http://www.the8group.biz/images/pdf.gif

About our Director - Suzy Phillips

Suzy has a Masters in Management Development from Roffey Park and the University of Salford. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and Certificated at Level A & B in psychometric testing and is IPD qualified. She also has a Certificate in Creativity and Innovation from the IATE, and a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Association of Executive Coaches (AoEC).

Suzy is an experienced and qualified practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Transactional Analysis and the Margerison McCann Team Management System. She has a Bachelor of Education in English and Education, a Teaching Certificate and has undergone training in NLP, Group Leadership and Nancy Kline’s ‘Thinking Partnership’. Suzy is also accredited to provide feedback via the Leadership Qualities Framework and 360◦feedback tool. Suzy previously worked as a management consultant and trainer in variety of organisations and chiefly as a Senior Consultant at Salomons. Here she designed and delivered a range of development interventions including:

  • action learning
  • coaching
  • development and assessment work
  • health and wellbeing
  • leadership and change management programmes
  • mentoring
  • skills development
  • team building

She was also Programme Director for the Certificate in Leadership and Management and the MSc Accelerated Management Development Programme.  Prior to that she managed regional graduate training schemes, was Head of HR and a Regional Development Adviser for the NHS, where she lead teams and designed and delivered interventions to development staff at all levels.

Suzy was accredited by the NHS Leadership Centre and NatPaCT, to facilitate transformational change action learning sets and team/leadership development. The learning sets were established for Directors and Chief Executives, leading the implementation of huge systems and organisational change.

The difference Suzy makes is her insight about people development and the support she gives individuals, to enable their growth and encourage personal responsibility for development and learning. Suzy particularly enjoys introducing creative techniques to help others increase understanding of their strengths and development areas and reflecting on how to move forward. She is a keen potter, artist and plays the piano and guitar. She enjoys creative writing and has written a book on Creativity in the development of ourselves and others – which includes the following statement:

"In organisations, those that use creativity in the development of individuals, teams and the business itself are likely to be the organisations that thrive and survive in a competitive world. People need to be able to take risks, to innovate and excite in their home and working life. Creativity is inherent in all of us if we let it out." Suzy Phillips