Podcast Episode 33: The 12 in 12 Series: People Professionals – Part 2

Our 12 in 12 Podcast series showcases 12 People Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds as they share their HR story with our podcast host Lucinda in just 12 minutes (or as close to)! Each week in December the podcast will cover 3 of these conversations. Therefore, read on to find out who Lucinda will be speaking with in this week’s episode…


People Professionals

Introducing our first guest, Dan Jones

People Professional: Daniel Jones, HR Director, Falmouth University

People Professionals: Dan Jones

Dan Jones is the HR Director at Falmouth University. As a result, he is responsible for developing and implementing the 2030 people strategy. Furthermore, Dan is helping the workforce to align the ambitious 2030 vision in regards to the future of Higher Education.

Prior to joining Falmouth University, Dan started his HR career in the NHS. He then went into the private sector where he worked in a number of roles. Subsequently moving into the Group HR Director position at a global software and services firm.

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Welcoming our second guest, Eleanor Walker

People Professional: Eleanor Walker, People & Development Consultant, Atkinson HR Consulting

People Professionals: Eleanor Walker

Eleanor Walker is a People & Development Consultant at Atkinson HR Consulting. This is a small HR consultancy that aims to drive quality people management, performance and leadership in values-driven organisations across the UK. Working predominantly (but not exclusively) with small-to medium-sized charities providing ongoing HR support, advice and project work for clients, as well as working on specific areas of people management such as recruitment, onboarding, learning & development.

Eleanor started life in HR after working in customer services which sparked a real interest in improving the customer experience as well as employee experience. As a result, she channelled this passion into her role leading the Learning & Development function for Europe at Fung Group, which is the world’s largest global supply chain organisation. Furthermore, she has had over 7 years’ experience in L&D and HR, focusing mainly on learning and development, talent management, succession planning, and performance development.

Moreover, Eleanor is currently studying for CIPD L7 diploma in Human Resource Management. She is also a volunteer with GirlGuiding as well as a parent to a toddler.

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Rounding off this episode, our guest Jen Scherler-Gormley

People Professional: Jen Scherler-Gormley, HR Lead for UK and Ireland and Corporate Functions across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia at Cisco

People Professionals: Jenny Scherler Gormley

Jen Scherler-Gormley joined Cisco in 2013 having worked at Siemens (Enterprise Communications Division) for nearly 17 years. During her six years at Cisco, Jen has enjoyed a variety of HR business partnering across all the different functions pan-EMEAR roles and is now the HR Lead for UK and Ireland as well as Northern Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, and Baltic countries).

As a result of working with global, regional and in-country partners, Jen has influenced initiatives and successfully translated global strategies into pragmatic actionable delivery plans and facilitated implementation across the region.

Certainly, she is passionate about driving business outcomes that have the employee experience at the heart.

In addition, Jen is a Chartered MCIPD and holds a BSc in Business and Psychology.

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About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Therefore, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“When we look up we rise up”

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