Services

At Charlotte Sweeney Associates we provide a number of services that support and enable organisations to adapt for an ever-changing world and to be ahead of the curve. Our specialisms are inclusion, diversity, wellbeing, engagement and change leadership.

We provide consulting advice with pragmatic solutions, action orientated research and thought leadership, mediation and coaching and thought provoking and practical keynote speeches.

Our uniqueness comes from the fact that all our interventions are outputs and delivery focused with a clear eye on measuring impact, both quantatively and qualitatively, and supporting our clients to create their own business case for activity.

Importantly, we partner with organisations and the people in them and act as a critical friend to change the way they think and behave, supporting them all the way.

Charlotte is an award winning accomplished global speaker and a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association.

Professional Speaker

Charlotte is an award winning accomplished global speaker and a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association. She delivers excellent, engaging and interactive keynote and after dinner speeches as well as chairing conferences and panel discussions.

Charlotte combines the very latest business thinking with her expert knowledge of diversity, inclusion, wellbeing and change leadership to create a keynote that will be memorable, pragmatic and tailored for any audience. She does this by using business examples, personal experiences and, of course, humour.

All speeches are tailored for each clients requirements. Her most sought after speeches include:

The Nine Traits of EPIC Leaders – EPIC Leaders know that ‘Every Person Influences Culture’. This speech shares the key traits required of leaders to create an inclusive and engaging culture and enabling them to get the best out of their people.

Small Actions, Big Impact – Creating change in organisations doesn’t happen over night and it is rarely one action that makes the shift required. This speech focuses on the small actions that can be taken on a daily basis from the Board Room to the Post Room to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

What HR Need to Know but Won’t Ask – HR are seen as the custodians or gatekeepers to both talent and culture in many organisations – but how do they ensure that diverse and inclusive thinking is embedded into all they do? Research by the CIPD suggests more could be done. This speech articulates and shares practical examples of how HR, at all levels and disciplines, can truly make this ‘part of the day job’.

The New Normal – The world is changing at a phenomenal pace – shifting demographics, the advent of new business models and expectations of a new workforce all play their part. Many companies commit to diversity and inclusion strategies at the highest level to respond to this only to fall at the first hurdle – turning words into action! This speech articulates to critical steps required to turn a great vision and aspiration into a reality, sharing on hand experiences along the way.

Charlottes considerable business experience leading change across numerous continents and sectors as well as continuing to deliver and lead strategies for clients at the executive level to this day sets her apart from other speakers. She is a highly sought after speaker with an enviable catalogue of global and high profile clients.

Future Speaking Engagements

Feb
5

Inclusive Leadership - Accelerated Learning Hackathon
5 February, 2016 – NHS Academy, London, UK

Feb
9

ICAEW Leadership Conference
9 February, 2016 – Manchester, UK

March
11

Chartered Management Institute: International Women’s Day Conference
11 March, 2016 – Leeds, UK

March
21

Creating Inclusive Cultures Event
21 March, 2016 – EY, Leeds, UK

March
23

Inclusive Leadership - Taking the Next Steps
23 March, 2016 – NHS Academy, London, UK

March
24

Inclusive Leadership - Taking the Next Steps
24 March, 2016 – NHS Academy, London, UK

April
14

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Impactful Inclusion Strategies Workshop
14 April, 2016 – York, UK

April
19

Impactful Inclusion Strategies Workshop
19 April, 2016 – FTSE 100 Private Event, London, UK

May
20

Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards
20 May, 2016 – Leeds, UK

June
29

Creating Inclusive Cultures Event
29 June, 2016 – Pinsent Masons, Leeds, UK

Past Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements 2016

Inclusive Leadership - Accelerated Learning Hackathon
1 February, 2016 – NHS Academy, London, UK

2016 Hopes for LGBT Inclusive Workplaces
26 January, 2016 – Link Up North, Leeds, UK

Speaking Engagements 2015

Creating Inclusive Cultures
1 December, 2015 – The RSA, Leeds, UK

Link Up North: Transforming the Workplace
23 November, 2015 – Leeds, UK

Managing Partner Forum – Impactful Inclusion Strategies
18 November, 2015 – London, UK

Impactful Inclusion Strategies
17 November, 2015 – Oxford, UK

The Impact of Diversity on Regional Economic Growth
11 November, 2015 – Leeds, UK

Creating Inclusive Cultures Launch
4 November, 2015 – Leeds, UK

Keynote ‘Small Actions, Big Impact’
2 November, 2015 – DAC Beachcroft LLP, London, UK

Keynote ‘Creating Inclusive Cultures’
21 October, 2015 – FTSE 250 Private Event, London, UK

NHS Finance Directors Conference - Small Actions, Big Impact
9 October, 2015 – Chester, UK

ICAEW: Women in Finance Launch Event
30 September, 2015 – Manchester, UK

Bias, Blunders and Brain Freeze
16 July, 2015 – FTSE 100 Private Event, London, UK

Keynote ‘Small Actions Big Impact’
29 June, 2015 – FTSE 250 Private Event, London, UK

Institute & Faculty of Actuaries Pensions Conference 2015
26 June, 2015 – Glasgow, UK

BT Swan: Are we There Yet? The Journey to Inclusion
26 June, 2015 – Glasgow, UK

Recruitment and Employment Confederation: Diversity and Recruitment
23 June, 2015 – London, UK

Tomorrow’s Global Leaders – In conversation with Larry Hirst CBE
18 June, 2015 – London, UK

The Impact of Diversity, Leeds City Council Graduate Programme
12 June, 2015 – Leeds, UK

Army Servicewoman’s Network: The Power of Networks
10 June, 2015 – Hampshire, UK

Change, Measurement and Diversity
9 June, 2015 – CASS Business School, London, UK

Sue Ryder Charity Event: The Next Ice Bucket Challenge!
5 June, 2015 – Leeds, UK

Impactful Inclusion Strategies Workshop
28 May, 2015 – FTSE 100 Private Event, London, UK

Keynote ‘The Nine Traits of EPIC Leaders’ Institute of Directors
22 May, 2015 – Manchester, UK

Funny Women and JLL: Harnessing you Business Mojo
20 May, 2015 – London, UK

ICAEW: Finance Directors Annual Conference
20 May, 2015 – London, UK

Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Awards
15 May, 2015 – Leeds, UK

Keynote ‘Growth is Optional, Change is Certain’
21 April, 2015 – FTSE 100 Private Event, London, UK

Equal Approach Diversity in the Public Sector
24 March, 2015 – Houses of Parliament, London, UK

Northern Power Women Conference
12 March, 2015 – Liverpool, UK

Chartered Management Institute: International Women’s Day: Equality for Women is Progress for all
6 March, 2015 – Leeds, UK

Stand Up to Stand Out – The Accidental Conference
28 February, 2015 – London, UK

Association of Colleges Equality & Diversity Conference
24 February, 2015 – Birmingham, UK

NHS Employers: Generational Diversity and What This Means for Workplace Practice
4 February, 2015 – London, UK

Diversity Breakfast at Tyzack Partners
22 January, 2015 – London, UK

REC Looking Forward to 2015 Conference)
December, 2014 – London, UK

Inspire – The Harvey Nash Influential Business Exchange)
November 2014 – PwC, London, UK

Creating Inclusive Cities - DWF LLP
November 2014 – Leeds, UK

The Future of Inclusive Boards
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
November 2014 – London, UK

City HR Annual Conference
Employer Branding
November 2014 – The Stationers Hall, London, UK

City Learning Live – The Corporation of The City of London
October 2014 – The Guildhall, London, UK

Tomorrow’s City – Seizing the Opportunities of the New Normal
October 2014 – The Mansion House, London, UK

The Lord Mayor’s Black History Month Seminar
October 2014 – The Mansion House, London, UK

The Lord Mayor’s Programme, What does Success Look Like?
October 2014 – CASS Business School, London, UK

The Future of Work
ICAEW Alumni Event
October 2014 – Chartered Accountants Hall, London, UK

Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2014
October 2014 – Leeds, UK

Workplace Trends: Designing for Inclusion
Workplace Trends
October 2014 – London UK

Creating a Sustainable Inclusion and Diversity Strategy Workshop
September 2014 – FTSE 100 Private Event, London, UK

The Lord Mayor’s Power of Diversity Programme
The Transformation
September 2014 – London, UK

Creating and Sustaining Effective Boards
July 2014 – North of England, UK

The Lord Mayor’s Power of Diversity Programme
The Power of Diversity
July 2014 – London, UK

Creating and Sustaining Effective Boards
July 2014 – North of England, UK

Creating Inclusive Change in your Company
June 2014 – FTSE 100 Private Event, London, UK

Creating a Template for Action Research Launch
Working Families Engaging Workplaces, Effective Relationships
June 2014 – Credit Suisse, London, UK

Diversity and Inclusion - Fringe or Fundamental?
NHS Employers
June 2014 – London, UK

Using Behaviour Change Insights to Improve Equality Outcomes
Equality Diversity Forum
June 2014 – London, UK

Harnessing the Power of Diversity in Business
The Lord Mayor’s Power of Diversity Programme
June 2014 – London, UK

Effective Networking
The Naval Servicewomen’s Network
May 2014 – Plymouth, UK

The Power of Giving
The Lord Mayor’s Power of Diversity Programme
May 2014 – Coutts, UK

Women on Boards Conference
April 2014 – London, UK

Lord Davies Women on Boards Annual Update
March 2014 – Barclays, Canary Wharf, London, UK

Tomorrow’s Global Leaders Research Launch
March 2014 – Eversheds, London, UK

Exercising Power
The Lord Mayor’s Power of Diversity Programme
March 2014 – Southbank, London, UK

Creating EPIC Cultures
Government Dept. for Business, Innovation and Skills
March 2014 – London, UK

REC - Launch of the Independent Review of the Voluntary Code for Executive Search Firms
March 2014 – London, UK

International Women’s Day Global Webinars
FTSE 100 Private Event
March 2014 – London, UK

The HR Experience
Creating Diversity & Inclusion Strategies that are right for your Business
March 2013 – Belgrade, Serbia

Employers for Carers 10th Anniversary Conference
What’s next on the agenda for the carers agenda
March 2013 – London, UK

ICON Diversity & Inclusion 6th Annual Conference
Diversity Recruitment
February 2013 – Barcelona, Spain

Brussels Briefing
Gender Quotas for the Boardroom, does one size fit all?
November 2012 – London, UK

The International Alliance for Women
Women on Board, What Next?
October 2012 – Washington, USA

Strategy & Consultancy

We provide a range of strategy and consultancy services that have helped improve the effectiveness of client’s employees and organisations by building on the benefits of inclusion, diversity, wellbeing, employee engagement and change leadership.

All our services are built on a solid foundation of change management methodology, with a critical focus on measuring impact.

We encourage our clients to adopt change management and continuous improvement practices within their strategies and activities to ensure sustainable and business changing outcomes.

We do this by guiding our clients through a number of stages:

Stage 1
Understand where you are now - strengths and weaknesses, achievements and gaps, collating information to qualify current position

Stage 2
Create a vision of where you want to be -
taking the current and future business landscape into consideration

Stage 3
Establish how inclusion, diversity, wellbeing or employee engagement impacts on achieving business goals and position it in relation to other business issues

Stage 4
Establish a clear set of objectives and strategy for moving forward, including clear vision of how impact will be measured and communicated

Stage 5
Establish an easy to follow, step-by-step action plan to implement goals and strategy, ensuring buy-in from all levels of the company

Stage 6
Review the impact of action taken, communicate the impact and identify the next steps on your continuous improvement journey

Mediation & Coaching

We offer a number of services which include mediation solutions, executive development coaching and change leadership coaching.

Mediation

Mediation is a completely voluntary and confidential form of alternative dispute resolution. It involves an independent, impartial person helping two or more individuals or groups reach a solution that’s acceptable to everyone. The mediator can talk to both sides separately or together.

Mediators do not make judgments or determine outcomes - they ask questions that help to uncover underlying problems, assist the parties to understand the issues and help them to clarify the options for resolving their difference or dispute.

The overriding aim of workplace mediation is to restore and maintain the employment relationship wherever possible. This means the focus is on working together to go forward, not determining who was right or wrong in the past.

ACAS Trained Mediators are available to facilitate mediation sessions in the workplace as well as create development events for leaders on the business benefits and importance of mediation as well as the key skills required.

Coaching

Change Leadership Coaching
One-to-one coaching for senior managers and business leaders who may be looking to improve their performance and/or impact and influence change. This is also relevant for those who want to become authentic leaders, working in changing and complex environments and are looking to coaching to support them in planning and implementing business and personal strategies and focus on their own leadership style.

HR Practitioner Coaching
One-to-one coaching with a diversity expert who has led significant change programmes in global organisations. This coaching can be tailored to support HR Practitioners at all levels in the organisation embed change strategies including diversity, inclusion, wellbeing and employee engagement into their day to day work. This is designed to support internal HR practitioners to create HR policies and processes that are ‘future proofed’ and deliver in an impact focused and sustainable way.

Coaching for Change Practitioners
One-to-one coaching with a diversity expert who has led significant change programmes in global organisations. This coaching can be tailored to cover change strategies including diversity, inclusion, wellbeing and employee engagement. This is designed to support internal practitioners to create the right strategies for their companies and deliver in an impact focused and sustainable way.

Diversity & Inclusion Coaching for Business Leaders
One-to-one coaching with a diversity expert for business leaders who are looking to champion diversity in their organisation, improve their leadership of diversity, increase their effectiveness in building diversity into their internal and external communications and embed into the areas where they have influence. This coaching can be tailored for those who what to champion employee wellbeing and engagement in their organisations.

Thought Leadership & Research

Charlotte Sweeney Associates undertakes research both commissioned by organisations and in partnership with them.

Our active research is designed to push thinking further in the areas of diversity, inclusion, wellbeing, employee engagement and change leadership. This base helps to maintain a cutting edge approach to our strategy consultancy and other services.

Diversity and Inclusion Report

Our most recently published research was in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Hodes focusing on the ‘health’ of diversity and inclusion from the perspective of HR Professionals and the perceived critical areas of focus for the future.

Click here to request a copy the ‘Diversity & Inclusion - Fringe or Fundemental’ report.

Previous Research & Articles

Please contact us for more information on our research services and publications.