Kathy Greethurst

  • Staff and Organisational Development Consultant

    At Oxford Brookes, Kathy takes the lead on senior management development and has created a Brookes-specific leadership capabilities model and 360 degree feedback tool. She has designed and delivered Executive Team and Programme Lead development programmes. She also leads on development for professional services staff - for whom she has introduced new training offerings and narratives, and a supporting website. She is currently trialling a job shadowing scheme and a training toolkit. She also supports research lead development and is reviewing the University's PDR scheme. She provides close-in support to the Business School - where she has successfully run an all staff engagement initiative - and Finance and Legal Services. She acts as a tutor and assessor on the Brookes' Leadership Programme. She provides coaching, coaching supervision, MBTI and 360 support as well as workshops in leadership and management, skills development, change, HR management, coaching and mentoring, employee communications, NLP, creativity and the customer experience.

    In her work, she draws on extensive learning and development experience and a broad-based HR background. She is an effective coach and facilitator, and is skilled at helping people and teams to fulfil their potential. She is naturally strategic, translates strategy into action and has a successful track record managing complex projects and major change programmes. She is a Master NLP Practitioner and Coach and is qualified to administer MBTI. Her other qualifications include a Post-graduate Diploma in Personnel Management, a City and Guilds Certificate in Further and Adult Education Teaching, a Certificate in Online Tutoring and an MA in Creative Writing.

    She joined OCSLD in November 2013 from Sainsbury's where she worked as a Trainer. Prior to this, she ran her own consultancy business specialising in HR strategy, learning and development, talent management and coaching. She also worked for BT for 15 years where she held numerous senior roles including being Head of HR for BT Corporate Clients (a £2.5 billion business with 2,500 employees) and Head of Executive Development for BT Global.