I’m Rachel of Red Feather Consulting – here to help you with your people
to … realise their potential ... work with passion and purpose ... maximise your productivity … and make your organisation a place where people want to be!
My favourite phrase is “Everything is figure-out-able”, because it’s true! My whole career has been in HR and, after a long stint at the RNLI (which I loved), I decided to take the plunge and go solo, offering my services as an HR consultant to charities, not-for-profits, and purpose-led businesses who put doing the right thing ahead of profits.
I will help you to create ways of working that engage, excite and improve the experience of your employees and volunteers. I enable you to implement change and develop strong teamwork and communication. I will show you how to futureproof your people strategy.
I care because you care. And there is no such thing as ‘just’ … nobody is ‘just a volunteer’ or ‘just part-time’ … I will work for you and with you to make sure that every person in your organisation feels valued, appreciated, motivated, happy to be there, and understands that they are there to achieve your vision for your organisation.
I almost want to call myself “The HR Unprofessional” … but I don’t think that would work! What I mean is that I have an unconventional and non-traditional approach. As one of my favourite clients told me: “I never liked HR before I met you.” In fact, I hate the term HR Consultant. I see my job as working with courageous leaders who are purpose-focused for a better world, taking their vision and choregraphing their people to achieve this – I am the People Choreographer.
This is still HR, but not as you know it! I’m not here to get boxes ticked or pay lip service to you. I am here because I want to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in, get to know your business, work with your people, and deal with it, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Believe me, I’ve seen it all! I can have those difficult conversations, I don’t shy away from anything, but I love all the positive side of working with people where I bring so much value:
Employee (& Volunteer) Retention – so your staff want to stay put and perform their best, doing rewarding & fulfilling jobs – knowing that what they do is meaningful and really matters
Managers and leaders who work with me enjoy my pragmatic approach, big sense of humour, ability to identify solutions for extremely challenging situations, and courage to tackle the most difficult of issues head on. My attitude is always strategically focused and people centred.
I am a Stonewall Ally and a huge advocate of having a diverse workforce and the importance of inclusion. I want all the best people to be involved, people who love working and volunteering for organisations that make the world a better place.
And yeah, I’ve niched. Really niched. I don’t want to work for big corporates or companies with no heart or soul … I work with purpose-led businesses and charities who really care about their people, their social impact, their sustainability and want to do good in our world. Profits may be important, productivity can be key, but your people are always going to be what makes you good at what you do – look after them and see how your organisation thrives and grows.
Rachel has a skill in being able to cut through lots of noise to fully focus on what an organisation is trying to achieve and focuses on simple and effective outcomes.
Her ability to relate to people and understand the complexities of employee and volunteer ways of working are insightful and with Rachel on board you know that she always has the best interests of the organisation at heart, even if this means that she will have to make difficult decisions and have challenging conversations.
In a charitable organisation, Rachel has the rare ability to balance the commercial constraints with a purpose driven approach." Anna Classon
Why red feather?
My darling dad passed away in February 2019. He was my inspiration and his ability to engage with and get the best out of everybody he met never failed to blow me away. He was so inclusive and able to relate to different people in different ways without bias or judgement; always managing to make them smile and feel better about themselves.
He was a bit of a character and always wore a black fedora with a red feather in it. When I researched the meaning behind a red feather it made me smile. It represents courage, strength and stability.....just what you need when you're trying to change the world!!
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