Short- and medium-term director cover, helping fill in during parental leave, illness, and vacation. The Awesome Consultant keeps the ship running per your requirements while you take a well-deserved break. Particular expertise in marketing and PR, corporate governance and compliance (ISO 9000), HR and training.
Auditing accessibility and inclusivity, providing specific advice for improvement. More voices makes for more data, leading to better solutions and stronger businesses.
Workplace mediation and conflict management training, and creativity coaching for leaders. Learn to envisage new possibilities and then plan how to get there.
PMBOK certified project management. Website development projects, SharePoint, Office365 roll-out and support; migrations; learning management systems and CRMs. ITIL and ISO 27001. The Awesome Consultant rescues projects that have fallen by the wayside.
Laura May, PhD, is a professional consultant, with twenty years’ experience in public and private sector settings. She has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia and Belgium—though don’t think she’s stopping just yet. Her key professional skills are leadership, conflict resolution, project management, corporate strategy and governance, IT, technical writing, community engagement—and overwhelming modesty. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn.
The AC is different to other consultants: rather than paying a huge firm huge sums for its templates, you receive highly personalised and dynamic service. No project is too small, and no workplace issue too insignificant to address.
Laura works under the assumption that both the business and its employees are vitally important, and her solutions therefore ensure business compliance and promotion, while taking employee satisfaction and internal business relations into account. If you want a service that helps you and your business, the Awesome Consultant is for you.
Laura provided critical support to the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and The Global Pound Conference in updating and reorganizing websites, restructuring an international database of leading mediators, and enhancing the organizations' abilities to reach key stakeholders. Her knowledge, passion, and comprehensive, detail-driven approach has positioned IMI to grow substantially. Further, her support was always collaborative, helpful, and gave us the ability to see beyond corners.
I wish I could clone Laura and have her organise every part of my life. Sadly, I can only hire her to develop my website. Laura has been an incredible pleasure to work with – efficient, thoughtful, highly productive, a great taker of initiative, a swift and excellent communicator, and funny to boot!
Laura is highly motivating and charismatic individual... I had the pleasure of being introduced to the topic of mediation under her presence. Her role as a lecturer shows her natural ability to teach and inspire others to not only pursue a career in mediation, but how to individually connect to the subject matter to ensure mediation is personal goal to alleviate the disputes between others. Her commitment to gender and diversity inclusivity in the field speaks volumes to her character, which positions her as a leader to inspire others like myself!
Laura Skillen has been the very definition of a modern, take charge leader at the International Mediation Institute. She is vision-focused, tenacious, globally connected and technology savvy. Working with her has been a distinct pleasure.
Laura is a wonder. I say wonder because she always has new ideas, power and, skills to put them into action, then she asks "what is next?" She is a problem-solver, a true learner, very target-oriented, multi-talented, shares knowledge and experience with joy and, she is definitely a leader.
I’m an Australian presently located in Brussels, Belgium, and am available for online assignments. I can also assist with advice over Skype, Zoom, or your preferred video conferencing software.
Because ‘professional’ and ‘quality’ don’t have to be synonymous with ‘boring’.
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