A Little Bit About Me and My Approach
I am absolutely passionate about encouraging each person’s inner wisdom and integrity, thereby encouraging them to understand both their professional and personal purpose. Through a process of discovery, I can support you in diagnosing, mastering and crafting practical solutions to ongoing questions and challenges. My special areas of organisational interest are Team Dynamics, Resilience and Conversational Intelligence. Over the last 20 years as Global Head of HR Management, I led a number of key projects on change management, cultural transition, HR strategy and communications. I was heavily involved from a people management perspective, in the acquisition of Pioneer Investments by Amundi Asset Management and was a member of the global executive coaching panel of Unicredit Bank. I led many systemic team coaching interventions with Investment, Compliance, Audit and Operations functions.
For individuals who are interested in working with me, I specialise in Neuro Linguistic Programming methods, which is specifically designed to ensure significant breakthroughs and insights and supports ongoing behaviourial and mindset shifts. As a Coach with over 15 years experience and as a Coach Supervisor for the last 5 years, I am passionate about the ability of individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential by understanding human behaviour and neuro science concepts. My practical and authentic way of working with companies means that they achieve impressive results which saves time and money and increases engagement and motivation levels.
I am genuinely committed to sustained and consistent results for individuals, teams and companies. This means really understanding the key challenges of the business and becoming a trusted partner in moving beyond the ‘off the shelf’ solutions which concentrate on surface issues but fail to diagnose underlying patterns of behaviour, which in some situations have been developing over years.
For organisations I move beyond, team and leadership development and concentrate on the core building blocks of trust, purpose, collaboration and accountability. This philosophy ensures long term sustainable results, which are aligned to future proofing performance and genuinely enhancing the individual and team’s sense of being the masters of their own performance and destiny.
For individuals, it is my passion to awaken people to their full potential, working with you in transforming not only your view of yourself but your way of being in the world. I ensure through innovative processes, that you achieve unique insights on reaching your full potential, a true work life balance, and the ability to live an integrated life that inspires you.
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
I particularly enjoy working with ambitious organisations and individuals who understand that by harnessing the potential of both individual leaders and employees, they can build a culture of participation and purpose.
This means that the size of the organisation is not a defining factor but is more related to the ability of the company, either large or small, to understand that by working collaboratively, they ensure success, engagement and increased performance. This outlook ensures that whether you are a large blue chip company, a small enterprise, or an individual, I believe that by working with me, you can achieve increased performance, deliver on ambitious goals and discover what it means to live with a genuine sense of purpose.
My Professional Experience and Qualifications
I have concentrated over the last 20 years in financial services and specifically asset management. I have worked in Mellon Bank, ITG a trading platform provider and Pioneer Investments, a leading global asset management company. I have a Masters in HR Management & Strategy and I am a qualified coach (LBCAI), Coach Supervisor (Kingston College) and Systemic Team Coach (ICF). I am also a Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner (NLP) and a Certified Practitioner in C-IQ Conversational Intelligence.
My career started in the voluntary sector working with the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin, a specialist centre for children and adults with physical disabilities. My work with non profit organisations was also supplemented by my work with the Women’s Council, specialising in projects which concentrated on national service provision, innovative products and blended learning access.
ORGANISATIONAL STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE
ensures that the strategy and culture of the organisation are aligned to the outcomes required and the structure, systems and processes fit this purpose, for sustained performance and profits.
ORGANISATIONAL COACHING PROGRAMMES
are ideal for companies seeking to develop individual talent, build their leadership and succession pipeline and encourage diversity of approach, where individual skillsets and competencies are enhanced and encouraged.
TAILORED TRAINING PROGRAMMES
concentrate on an effective way of achieving higher performance and results, by concentrating participants efforts and learning, to solve problems in innovative and creative ways, thereby encouraging accountability for final results.
ONE TO ONE COACHING & COACHING SUPERVISION
concentrates on personal and professional potential and exploring behaviour, beliefs and mindsets so that outcomes the individual wants for themselves are identified, explored and achieved.
SYSTEMIC TEAM DEVELOPMENT / COACHING
concentrates on working with teams and through a series of structured processes covering stakeholder analysis and highly participative team exercises, to ensure the transition from normal team to high performing team, with the ability to deliver improved performance and ambitious business goals.
Inner Compass' workshop on ‘Resilience’ was one of the most valuable workshops I have attended in recent months.
"Attending Orla Scott’s (Inner Compass) workshop on ‘Resilience’ was one of the most valuable workshops I have attended in recent months. A very well timed and well-designed facilitation, which allowed participants to delve into new territory on professional and personal levels. The tools (Resilience Dynamic & Engine) and energy trackers, reviewed within the session allowed great insight. The session also enabled some useful takeaways for the group to digest and apply in a practical way within their day to day work as well as in support of their line managers."
My conversations with Orla had a profound and lasting positive impact ...
"Orla’s deeply attentive listening and incisive questions led me to a lightbulb moment in understanding the changes I needed to make to my own behaviour and activities to truly harness the power of my global team and to improve my own effectiveness as a manager. My conversations with Orla had a profound and lasting positive impact on me professionally and I would highly recommend her."
I recommend Orla Scott most highly for supervision!
"If you are a coach or mentor, then I recommend Orla Scott most highly for supervision!
Not only is she exceptionally insightful and talented as a coach, as well as an NLP master!
She’s also a giver! I found every session with her extremely helpful and learned new techniques that I otherwise wouldn’t have seen. Can’t recommend highly enough!"
it was such a privilege to witness coaching at its best by a true professional.
"Orla thank you so much for being a wonderful coach and acting as my supervisor. I was really impressed how you “got” me and understood even before I did the issues and challenges I needed to work through.
Apart from listening to me you gave me excellent guidance in ways to improve my own practice. I will be forever grateful to you for the introduction to the Brene Brown talk on the power of Vulnerability.
Finally it was such a privilege to witness coaching at its best by a true professional."
Orla created an open friendly environment that I felt comfortable discussing my own personal resilience.
"Working in HR, it’s not often we take time out to attend a workshop. Given my personal situation and the professional environment I work in, this topic was of particular interest to me. Right from the outset, Orla created an open friendly environment that I felt comfortable discussing my own personal resilience.
The pre-work materials were easy to compete - I found the ‘Energy Tracker’ in particular very useful. It helped me reflect back on the last 12 months and track my 'spikes' of energy which was very interesting. The workshop helped me understand the links between stress, performance, resilience and wellbeing and provided me with some practical tips to help manage my wellbeing and to be able to coach others."
I have no doubt that our time together empowered me with a greater capacity to cope with these challenges.
I re-joined the workforce within the last year. I expected the experience to present challenges but I was wholly ill-prepared to deal with the events that transpired. I was very fortunate to learn about Orla Scott and the inspirational work she does.
Orla gave me invaluable insights and how to work on the challenges I was feeling threatened by at work. I have no doubt that our time together empowered me with a greater capacity to cope with these challenges.
I am truly thankful that our paths crossed and I am certain I have developed skills that will serve me well long into the future.