Welcome to The People Stuff

We know what makes people tick.

We are an organisational development consultancy. Put simply, this means we help you with the people stuff. Because people are at the heart of any business and getting this spot on really does matter. Probably more than the other stuff.

So whether you are seeking to develop your senior leaders or change the way your people work, we can help you get the people stuff right.

Who We Are

Founder

Paula Hutchings

Paula has heaps of experience of the people stuff having worked for 15 years in a variety of senior strategic leadership and organisational development roles before setting up The People Stuff.

She specialises in senior leadership development, strengths-based recruitment, employee engagement and culture change. She loves working with leaders brave enough to want to change the way they do things and who genuinely care about helping people fulfil their potential.

Paula divides her time between London and West Dorset. She is addicted to cooking and enjoys long walks in the countryside with her dog Freddie.

What We Do

CULTURE
CHANGE

RECRUITMENT
CONSULTANCY

BOARD & SMT
EVALUATIONS

EXECUTIVE
COACHING

LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT

TEAM BUILDING

FACILITATION

HOW WE DO IT

Our clients really do get quite fond of us. So much so that they tend to stick with us and ask us back to do more. They’ve told us it’s because working with us is like a breath of fresh air. Maybe that’s because we like to:

KEEP THINGS SIMPLE

We know you are busy and so our approach is to help make hard things simpler, not make simple things harder. We don’t use jargon and promise not to bore you with loads of powerpoint slides. We just present you with the facts and a sprinkling of insightful suggestions about what you could do next. Our aim is to get you in the best position to make good stuff happen quickly and preferably whilst we are still in the building.

GET UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

We like really getting to know people and what makes them tick. We have an uncanny knack of getting people to open up to us. Our independence gives us the advantage of an outsider’s eyes. That means we can find out stuff about what’s going on with your people that even you might not know. We’ve been told this information is gold dust as it is often the key to really understanding your people and where the talent lies in your organisation.

USE OUR CREATIVITY

We know we work best when we are enjoying ourselves and expect you do too. We pride ourselves on being able to create the right environment to help you think imaginatively and positively and have some fun doing it. We also find that getting you and your people to come up with ideas about how to make things better is more likely to result in long-lasting change.

WHO WE DO IT FOR

We’ve worked with a great bunch of clients over the years – big, small, public sector, B2B and everything in between. Lots of our clients tend to stick with us as they say they like having us around. Here’s a selection:

Paula has that magical combination of incisive questioning and observation with a constructive and well received style of delivery. She has worked with me on a number of difficult and sensitive issues in different companies. Recently she conducted a full and thorough Board evaluation at St Ives plc where she managed to tease out and articulate important issues which helped us improve our effectiveness and impact.

Richard Stillwell - Chairman, St Ives plc

Your work with us helped us to achieve far more than I thought was possible in the relatively short time that was available. Indeed, the subsequent positive change in behaviour was, in a few instances, quite remarkable. We now have a firm basis from which to move forward still further. Our investment in you has produced a high and tangible level of reward.

Head of Repairs and Allocations - Sutton Housing Partnership

They took our brief and designed bespoke exercises that exactly met our needs. Not only that, even then they made last minute changes to the exercises to accommodate our changing brief. As a result, the workshop took us on a journey that ended up exactly where we wanted to be and participants came away saying things like “brilliant”, “inspiring”, even “life-changing".

Carole Nash Insurers

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

Do you have some people stuff you think we can help you with? We always love to get our teeth stuck into something new and exciting.

Why not contact us by completing our short enquiry form and let’s have a chat over a coffee.

Contact Us:

 

The People Stuff

07984 788944