Meet the team : Hanna Magdziarek

   20 November 2023         Blogs

For this month’s Meet the Team blog, we’re introducing our Organisational Development Consultant, Hanna Magdziarek, who is currently in the process of developing a bespoke mentoring and coaching programme for Develop.

A passion for personal development

Hanna’s career in developing people started several years ago following her first master’s degree. She subsequently became a qualified English teacher, training adult learners in organisation’s.

Hanna explains, “I’ve always enjoyed working with individuals who become responsible partners in the process of learning and help to co-create it. This experience led me to search for roles in the higher education sector, where, at least in my experience, there is a lot of emphasis on personal and professional development and support for the employee.

After almost 10 years working for a top 10 global university, which helped me explore and develop my skills and experience in areas of interests such as Leadership, Operational Excellence, Performance Coaching and Wellbeing, I set up my own coaching and training consultancy and worked with a range of clients from the HE, Finance and Utilities sectors as a consultant and trainer, and individual clients as an executive coach.”

Hanna continues, “I found setting up my own consultancy so rewarding and fulfilling that it inspired me to continue my higher education in MSc Business and Organisational Psychology, which opened new doors for me in people development.”

Hanna also has a keen interest and experience in delivering the ‘operational excellence’ methodology she often  revisits while improving organisational processes and systems.

Hanna’s role at Develop

Hanna joined Develop in December 2022 as an Organisational Development Consultant. A crucial element of her role is designing and delivering courses that allow delegates to maximise their leadership effectiveness and positive impact to their team.

Hanna delivers a wide range of short courses, typically lasting between one to five days and covering topic areas such as mental resilience and cognitive flexibility, managing oneself and positive communication. Whist the majority of Hanna’s courses are delivered virtually, she also travels to organisations to deliver face-to-face sessions.

In my role, I work with client organisations by advising, designing, delivering and evaluating training to help current and future leaders embrace the challenges of contemporary leadership that stem from the slightly cliché, but still true, VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous)). This helps them to become more people-oriented, nurturing leaders.”

Hanna’s role at Develop involves training and helping organisations to define their challenges and needs, and designing a suitable intervention for them to overcome these challenges.

All employers need to create a return-on-investment and my role at Develop is to ensure that the training we provide to our clients is both evidence-based and professional, as well as learner-centred, considering individual needs and aligning these with clients’ organisational goals.”

Introducing Develop’s new mentoring and coaching programme

Recently, Hanna has been in the process of creating and trialling a brand-newcoaching and mentoring programme for Develop, in response to the increasing need for leaders to be able to coach and mentor staff.

Our programme has been designed to take leaders through the experience of being coached and a deep self-analysis, including several psychometrics exercises, to let them become acquainted with the process and the value coaching and mentoring bring to the table. The programme will provide opportunities to develop, practise and apply the coaching and mentoring thought processes, techniques and tools that delegates can go on to apply to their work immediately, all while being supported by a qualified and experienced coach.

The six-month programme will consist of monthly group sessions and 1-2-1 coaching. Individuals who partake in the course will get the opportunity to develop their listening and observation skills, empathy, communication, influencing and other supporting skills for coaching and mentoring.

Further information on the programme will be available shortly. To register your interest please click here.

Reflecting on highlights at Develop

Hanna is quickly approaching her one-year anniversary at Develop and reflects on her key successes so far, in particular, the development of the new mentoring and coaching programme.

Develop is unique because we are truly committed to tailoring our training to delegates’ needs, including accommodating specific learning needs.”

Another highlight during Hanna’s time at Develop has been receiving positive feedback from delegates who have attended training and felt that they were able to take away valuable tools to implement in their day-to-day roles.

I have had feedback from various delegates which has highlighted how engaging and eye-opening they found the sessions and that they could tell I was an expert in and a strong believer in what I was teaching them.”

Hanna plans to launch Develop’s new coaching and mentoring programme at the start of 2024, delivering it across different organisations’ mid to senior management teams to support them with building their coaching and mentoring skillset and to take their leadership to the next level. Click here to register your interest and be the first to find out more once it is released to the public in early 2024.

Further information on Hanna’s Mentoring & Coaching Training Programme will be released at the start of 2024. If you would like to register your interest in this course please do so here:

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