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 © Gary Buxton 2019

Thomas Cook Pro-bono Support

Losing your job with no notice is a devastating blow and with over 9,000 UK Thomas Cook employees affected by the recent collapse of an organisation that has existed for 178 years there are many people who face huge uncertainty over this next few days and weeks.

There are already some great initiatives springing up already such as these from The Growth Company and Jobs4Thomas Cook but knowing that many of those affected live in or near Greater Manchester, we wanted to offer something little bit different.

 

A team of Executive Coaches and HR professionals (listed below) offered their time to TC employees on a pro-bono basis.  At the end of the campaign, we were able to offer over 660 hours of free Exec Coaching to help the TC team to get a new job.  As part of the campaign, some of our volunteers have also offered workshops or events. See below for more details and to sign up.  Want to know more about the campaign? Check out our blog.

Pay Justice is now also supporting Thomas Cook employees to make a claim for failure to consult on redundancies. You can see more information here.

New Workshops Released

Workshop 1

Allan Mole from Talk Talk is hosting a workshop at their offices at Soapworks, Ordsall Lane, Salford M5 3TT on Friday 11th October from 10am-4pm.

 

Light refreshments will be made available but you will need to provide your own lunch, either bring something with you or there are facilities close by where you can purchase something.

 

Workshop content outline:

This one day interactive workshop is designed to help you gain a confident communication style, boosting your personal impact and influence for those important next steps in your career. The workshop will enable you to:

  • Create an engaging communication style, bringing to life everything you say with extra influence, authority and presence

  • Develop the skills needed to give you a new level of confidence to create a powerful impact

  • Enhance and refine your personal brand to maximise its effectiveness

  • Understand why people behave the way they do, and be able to identify different social styles to allow you to tailor your approach when speaking to them

They are not able to accommodate car parking on site so please either use public transport, or find local parking nearby.

Please contact Allan for the first workshop at all at Allan.mole@talktalkplc.com

Workshop 2

The second workshop is being hosted by Emily Knowles and colleagues at The Coop on Monday 14th October 11.30am – 1.30pm, at The Fede​ration, 2 Federation Street, M4 4BF (this is their digital office).

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Workshop content outline:

  • Personal Branding

  • LinkedIn top tips

  • CV's and interviewing - modern techniques

  • Career changing and apprenticeships

  • Questions

  • Lunch and networking with Coop employees

There is no corporate parking available but this office is very close to Shudehill station, and there is paid local parking close by.

Please contact Emily for the second workshop at Emily.knowles@coop.co.uk

Jobs Fair

You can sign up for a free Jobs Fair with numerous employers at the Copthorne Hotel, Salford on the 18th and 19th October here

Coaching Team

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Director and Owner of Orchid Coaching and HR and who inspired us into action!

Executive Coach and HR Consultant

Jo Killgallon

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Director at Cornerstone Resources with significant experience in business change, coaching, mentoring, recruiting and career support.

Executive Coach & HR Consultant

Nicci Birley

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Manchester based Coach and Facilitator who supports people to develop clarity and momentum around their career transition

Executive & Transition Coach

Dr Danielle White

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Director of Cornerstone Resources. and Former TCX HR team member looking to help former colleagues gain alternative employment.

Executive Coach and HR Consultant

Robert Birley

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Manchester based Coach who loves all things digital helping with coordinating the support!

Executive & Leadership Coach

Gary Buxton MBE

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Executive Coach and L&D Specialist working for University of Manchester with private clients through GRD Coaching

Executive & Leadership Coach

Gavin Deadman

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Manchester based Coach who leads her own consultancy supporting people to build confidence, capability and well-being

Executive & Leadership Coach

Kim Gowland

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Providing HR Consultancy, Recruitment & Training and Development for businesses

Executive & Leadership Coach

Paula Ashton MCIPD

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L&D specialist with experience facilitating workshops on personal brand, interview skills and comms style specifically for those faced with redundancy

Talk Talk

Allan Mole

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Former member of the MY Travel HR team with wide generalist experience in several industries, happy to support with interview preparation and considering transferring to alternative careers in Cheshire/Northwich area

Group HR Director Dechra Pharmaceuticals

Katy Clough

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Senior HR Professional with vast amount of experience in coaching, career transition support and redundancy support

Strategic HR Business Partner, Coop

Lynne Fawcus

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Inspiring colleagues and leaders to improve Performance & Wellbeing (CIPD Assoc)

Talk Talk

Lee Rogers

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HR Consultant - dynamic, pragmatic practitioner with significant experience of managing change in organisations; focused on supporting people to embrace change and move forward

Minerva Consulting

Ruth Price

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Executive and leadership coach with extensive experience of person centred development.

Executive & Leadership Coach

Jane McDermott

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Experienced HR Professional and Business Development Manager at JOBS4TEENS

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Nicki Sherriff

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Senior Careers Consultant and coach at the Alliance Manchester Business School

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Sara Russell

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Providing person-centred support to find next opportunity.

HR Professional

Laura Evans

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Managing Director of PPPOIS and Strengths coach

PPPOIS Ltd

Paul Hamlin

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ILM fully qualified executive and mentoring coach. Extensive experience of coaching and leadership development in times of significant change management.

University of Manchester

Jared Ruff

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Head of HR at ADI.TV - Level 7 CIPD qualified HR professional

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Nicola Coull

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Specialising in recruitment and career change

Professional HR Leader

Mary-Jane McGhee

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MCIPD, HR Professional and Executive Coach and Mentor

University of Manchester

Shona Garner

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Tavistock trained coach, psychodynamic and systemic approach. Experienced consultant specialising in change and systems leadership.

Executive Coach

Garath Symonds

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Certified Team and Leadership Coach with a knack for finding clarity in chaos

Leadership Coach

Ombretta Mancini

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Senior HR leader with 20+ years professional experience, helping you pick yourself up and into a career you'll love

ImpactWorks Ltd

Isabelle Perrett

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Experienced Recruitment Professional who can teach you how to find that job.

Turner Sanderson Consulting

Malcolm Turner

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An experienced HRD, and wife of an affected Thomas Cook employee, humbled to provide any support to help people through this transition and prepare for their next opportunity.

Director at Oliver Luke Group

Lesley Charlesworth-Hart

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Executive Coach & Mentor | Managing Director Ratcliffe Business Solutions Ltd

Re-Create Coaching & Mentoring

Guy Ratcliffe

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Former Thomas Cook employee. Over 7 years experience supporting people into work and boosting their employability skills

MD Pinnacle ESE

Wayne Mcpartland

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I am an Executive/Leadership Coach and Training Facilitator, passionate about working with people and organisations to bring about positive change.

Independent Coach

Vicky Swarbrick

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Qualified coach and N. L. P Practitioner. Specialising in self mastery techniques. Personal and professional development. Goal setting and visualisation techniques.

Moore Motivation UK

John Moore

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I offer a professional & ethical coaching experience plus 30+ years in recruitment. I'm relaxed pragmatic & creative in my coaching style.

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Elaine Rippon

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Executive Coach supporting HR and Business Directors in developing Senior Leaders through one to one coaching.

Reconnect Business Coaching

Liz Woolman

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Leadership and exec coach (and ex-travel industry professional) supporting individuals to turn daunting challenges into amazing opportunities 

Business and Leadership Coach

Jo Sheasby ACC

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ICF Accredited Coach and experienced business leader, working across change and transformation, performance management.

ICF Coach

Kathryn Stringer ACC