About the author
Passionate about helping and enabling people to be their authentic selves, to make a difference in their work and personal lives, and to develop their true potential, Rosie Stevens is an organisation, leadership and people development consultant. She runs her own consultancy and is one of three business partners in an Organisation and Leadership development company called “The Whole Works” (see below). She is involved in a range of projects, from working with top teams to help develop shared vision, values and goals and strategy through to designing and delivering leadership programmes, team events, change programmes and workshops.
Rosie was nominated by the internationally renowned Roffey Park Institute as their client nominee for the 2005 CIPD People Management Awards for the work she had done in the OD and leadership field.
Previously, Rosie held senior management positions, leading large geographically dispersed teams. For six years, she was Head of OD and HR with a large housing association in the South East. Her work in the field of OD was externally recognised as ‘exemplary’ and significantly transformed organisation and people development practice. As Head of Learning and Development for a large government agency in London and the South East, she led and developed a team of 13 learning and development managers and 120 consultants, designing and delivering leadership, team and personal development programmes and large group strategic change events to 13,000 senior leaders, managers and staff. She also sat on associated national policy and strategy groups for corporate learning and development. She worked at board and director level to develop an empowering, customer- and people-focused culture.
Rosie designed and facilitated a number of large group interventions for change, including the first, participative Ministerial New Deal Conferences for the UK’s top 1,500 Chief Executives. In the Midlands, Rosie led a number of politically challenging and innovative inner city projects, working with the media, council and other leading agencies and partners during the regeneration of inner Birmingham.
Rosie recognises that performance in organisations can be significantly transformed through working with people at a more meaningful level of interaction and dialogue, identifying, understanding and valuing difference and empowering them to make their own substantial contributions.Rosie has an MA in Management Learning. She is trained and experienced in LGIs, such as Real Time Strategic Change, Open Space, and Future Search, is a trained Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and is MBTI Certified. She is also a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and certified Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner.
The Whole Works
The Whole Works is a business of like-minded consultants with a passion for people and delivering organisational, leadership and individual excellence. Rosie is one of the three Principal Consultants and Partners, who combine to provide ‘the whole works’ in terms of organisation and people development. They have the depth and breadth of skills, expertise and experience to work with people at all levels – strategic, board, organisational, divisional, departmental, team and individual. They have held senior leadership positions in the private and public sectors, across major markets, in different countries and for diverse businesses. They specialise in the whole consulting spectrum, from facilitating, supporting, developing strategy and managing change to mentoring, coaching and training for leadership and people development.
Rosie has appeared in a number of national HR and Training magazines, featuring the work she did in leadership development and facilitation, in conjunction with Roffey Park Institute.
She also wrote a chapter for a book published by The Independent Study Series, Lancaster University, supported by the Guardian – How I got my postgraduate degree part time (2000)
Published dissertation. ‘A story about story. Can story be used to give people a voice in today’s organisations?’ Lancaster University Management School, 2000.