We have 25 years plus experience across clients such as:
The Arc Partnership will help you tackle leadership, cultural and behavioural issues, which are frustrating and holding your business back. We work with Boards, CEO’s and senior teams, tailoring our approach to meet your needs.
Collectively we have been operating in this arena for many years, using our unique methodologies, combined with depth and breadth of experience in business, to get to the heart of the matter and develop solutions. These include:
- Executive Coaching for Leaders – challenging and supporting significant personal development, building strength and resilience, unlocking potential to perform better and be the best possible ‘you’.
- Profiling your organisation’s culture – with an independent, pragmatic, measurable methodology. Articulating its true personality, good and bad, providing you with recommendations, actions and solutions. We’ll help transform your culture and business for the better, with your customers firmly at the centre throughout the process.
- Leadership development – leaders must exhibit the behaviours they want to see in others. There is a direct correlation between high-performing teams and corporate success, but it requires trust, agility and resilience – and, above all, authenticity.
- Strategic HR – for organisations which need the expertise and knowledge of a truly strategic HR professional leader.
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I’ve spent the last few weeks working really hard with the management team at VanKing Celkar Group Sp. z o.o. on hashtag#strategy and putting together our hashtag#vision and hashtag#values (the last bit turned out to be super easy). I will post more soon! Significant and hopefully positive changes ahead so we can put on the 6th gear in developing our business concept. Anything you can share about work you managed to get done during hashtag#lockdown? If you plan to work on your culture (that eats strategy for breakfast as Peter Drucker brilliantly put it), or you want to discuss the pressures of the current situation I thought it might be a good time to recommend my coach Alex Rickard. She’s brilliant and helped me a lot with my ideas.
During my EMBA at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, I have had the opportunity to work with Alex Rickard as my Executive Coach. The time spent with Alex has helped me significantly develop, when handling difficult situations and discussions both in a professional context, as well as on a personal level. During our sessions we analysed situations and used real life examples to identify various methods and techniques on how to approach the various issues and challenges in order to achieve the best possible outcome. This has proved to be extremely beneficial and I have already used these techniques in my workplace with great success. Furthermore, Alex has helped me structure my approach in various topics and apply critical thinking, and self-reflection in day-to-day tasks. Through this I have managed to put into perspective the behaviour I would like to exhibit as a leader in my organisation and I would like to see in my teams.
Alex is without doubt the most dedicated HR professional I have ever worked with who, through a combination of hard work, intellect and passion, was able to revolutionise the culture within our organisation
As a trusted partner, Alex is an enormous support to my leadership team in developing their leadership capability and effectiveness. The impact of many small behavioural changes as a result of coaching on a one-to one basis with three of my team, is making a meaningful difference to their leadership effectiveness in a challenging business environment.
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Alex on the Towry Executive team for 8 years. We grew the business from an organisation valued at £38 million to one that sold for £600 million in 2016. Alex was always the calm, measured professional who provided the ethical and compassionate heartbeat of the company. She ensured that we all continued to develop as leaders and lead the development of our culture to be something that I am proud to have been a part of. Alex will be a huge asset to any organisation that she works for.
Alex is one of the greatest HR Directors I have had the honour to work with; inspiring, passionate, dedicated andenabling. She ensured that as a HR function we worked in partnership as trusted advisers to support our business in achieving its goals. Alex is a great leader who had the drive and energy to continuously motivate the team, which created loyalty and commitment in those around her.
Alex performed a culture and leadership review of our subsidiary ‘Vera and John’, a global business based in Malta. As the new Group CEO I wanted to identify how we could take a fairly adolescent culture to the next level. Alex rapidly and comprehensively identified the key issues and delivered them back to management in a way that gained their immediate buy-in and support. Plans were formulated as a result and a clear path forward; the output was a newly-energised management team, specific action plans and continued support from Alex and her colleagues with ongoing coaching.
Alex Rickard worked with CIMA to define cultural and behavioural issues, which we felt were holding the business back, and develop solutions. Initially working with the senior management team, Alex was able to work comfortably across all levels of the organisation and the geographies and cultures in which we operate. She built high degrees of respect and confidence.
Her approach was insightful but pragmatic and in line with the commercial needs of our business. She introduced us to her innovative methodology, which gave us a clear definition of the business and the direction needed for change and improvement. At all times this process was focussed on the firm delivering to its full potential. Our client position was integral to the process.