The People Management Business

The independent HR and Coaching consultancy enabling excellence in leadership, management and development of people across schools, academies, colleges and the wider public sector

“I realised that if you can change a classroom then you can change a community. Change enough communities and you can change the world”

Erin Gruwell

We are a well-established independent management consultancy providing expertise in all aspects of HR and Coaching. Whilst our specialist field is Schools and Academies we also have high level experience across the public sector including the NHS.

We always deliver quality services and advice bespoke to your organisation’s needs, vision and values. We understand that all areas of the public sector are experiencing increasing pressure to achieve higher and higher standards but with increasingly limited funding. We understand this will inevitably necessitate some difficult decisions from time to time.

We also understand that schools, academies and other public sector organisations will want to recognise, encourage and support the unique sense of commitment, professionalism and passion held by so many of their staff. The motivation and responsibility that goes with the opportunity to change people’s lives for the better can be a powerful and wonderful force.

We therefore provide highly personalised support, guidance and training that reflects the need for a high challenge – high support organisational culture whilst often working within a difficult funding framework. We also work in partnership with others who share our aims and ethos to ensure we can deliver a high quality, comprehensive range of services.

Our business focus is to enable and support excellence in the leadership, management and development of people across schools, academies and the wider public sector. We are confident that the testimonies and feedback from our clients is evidence that we achieve this aim to the highest standard.

We regularly update our website with new articles, free resources and new services so please do come back from time to time to check out what’s new.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

Nelson Mandela

What's New?

A half-day training session to provide leaders with deep listening techniques, resources and a framework for enabling all staff to talk openly about their personal experiences of the lockdown and the impact it has had on them. These techniques will enable all staff to process their emotions so that they can become focussed on the demands and challenges for reopening and beyond.

This session can be provided via Zoom or on-site with safe distancing arrangements and will give your leaders the skills, techniques and resources to train others so that all staff can feel fully listened to and supported. For further information please click this link or contact details below

Free Coaching Support for School Leaders and other Keyworkers

In these extraordinary, unprecedented times we are offering free 1:1 coaching support conversations for any school leader or other key worker across the public sector.

So please contact me if you would like the opportunity to talk through some real tough decisions or challenges you are facing, identify ways to support your own well-being or those of your colleagues or if you just wish to offload the emotional stuff you may be struggling to deal with.

Confidential, 1:1 coaching conversations can be provided via phone, Skype or Zoom.

All conversations are completely private and non-judgemental. We do not extend into formal counselling or therapy and any professional advice is limited to HR or related leadership issues.

Stay strong, stay safe, stay well and please do contact us if we can help

Best wishes to all

Gary Edwards  or telephone: 07933 220 183

To find out more details about how The People Management Business can help you to lead others to achieve their potential please contact Gary Edwards, Consultant-Director on 07933 220 183

Email: or use this contact form.

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