Below is a brief outline of our team members
Alison has over 20 years of senior management experience in change management, transformation and organisational development within the NHS. Alison holds an MSc in Leadership for Health Improvement from University of Birmingham and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy Executive School of Education for Leadership, Organisation and Action. Alison has held a wide variety of roles within the NHS across the acute sector, Primary Care Trusts’, Strategic Health Authorities’, and has extensive experience of working in commissioning support. Alison is currently supporting the national NHS Graduate Scheme on behalf of the NHS Leadership Academy through facilitation of Action Learning, and is an Associate of the North West Leadership Academy.
Working in partnership with Boards and senior clinicians on change management programmes, Alison delivers bespoke, tailored programmes of change, utilising her coaching skills, to being out the best of people, and ensure delivery of outcomes and results. A qualified lean practitioner, Alison has extensive experience in the review of clinical services, resulting in significant quality improvements for patients, greater customer satisfaction, more efficient productivity and financial savings.
Alison is highly skilled in working with groups of people to create a shared purpose and common goals. She is able to influence and negotiate at board level and will hold to account for actions and deliverables. Alison is highly motivated, with a strong strategic appreciation and vision of what is required, within a professional client approach.
A member of the Organisational Behaviour Management Network and the Behavioural Management Techniques (BMT) Federation, Allison works with clients to deliver business improvements using behaviour based training and coaching solutions. She has developed an extensive network with world experts in behaviour based performance management techniques. Allison has a strong track record of working with clients to deliver business improvement through training and coaching leaders in the use of Behavioural Techniques to execute change.
Denise has over 17 years’ management experience primarily in the UK utility industries and more recently has supported the delivery of a number of projects within the NHS including Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England, Foundation Trusts and Commissioning Support Units.
During the last 8 years’ Denise has worked on complex transformational Change Programmes. She has a background in Data Management, Process/Performance Improvements and Project/Change Management and has managed a Programme budget of £27.3m. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and is PRINCE2 accredited practitioner.
Denise is a positive, proactive and dynamic individual with extensive experience in successfully coordinating multi-thread activities to facilitate the achievement of transformation across diverse business areas.
Denise has a varied breadth of experience in Change and Projects including PMO Lead experience, Business Process Improvements and Data Management. Denise thrives in the most demanding and fast paced working environments. She possess strong process, analytical, problem solving and financial monitoring skills. Her strengths lie in her ability to effectively plan and co-ordinate activities and achieve results through others. She has experience of communicating and engaging effectively at all levels of an organisation cutting across organisational boundaries. She is results focused and a strong team player with exceptional interpersonal, communication, facilitation and influencing skills.
A self motivated and results focused professional with over 18 years experience in business performance and programme management with the main focus being on business change & transformation. She is an accredited PRINCE 2 and APM practitioner and approved continuous improvement coach of Lean Thinking from the Lean Enterprise Research Centre, Cardiff University.
Her experience has primarily focused on UK utility industries, working with Directors and Senior Managers, she has designed, developed and successfully delivered the operational Transformation Programme within a large UK Utility company. More recently, she has concentrated on applying her knowledge across a number of sectors in various consulting roles. She has developed a strong portfolio over the past 2 years in the NHS as part of the strategic health reforms and has been working closely with a number of CCGs and CSUs within the North West supporting them in the development and delivery of their transformation programmes and Target Operating Models.
Elisa’s key strengths lie in her ability to quickly understand the shape and purpose of what needs to change and to then develop appropriate sustainable solutions underpinned by a robust and structured methodology. She has a strong attention for detail and the ability to be the driving force for change with a high concern for practicality and use of a systematic approach to ensure the desired outcome. She has good commercial acumen and a strong customer focus.
A highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, Elisa creates a lasting impression, via her interpersonal skills and facilitation techniques with all members of an organisation she works with. Her experience of working with individuals at all levels, from Board Members to front line staff, has meant she is able to communicate effectively up, down and across organisational levels and boundaries, influencing and engaging key stakeholders, whilst ensuring that results are delivered.
As a manager in the NHS, Mick operated at the forefront of cutting edge commissioning and service delivery. Through ‘Visible Solutions Consultancy’ his business is continuing to support health & social care managers and clinicians, lead and implement transformational change to improve people’s lives.
Mick’s track record is extensive, wide ranging and supported by excellent outcomes. He has worked extensively across Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Starting as a General Management Trainee, his career (26 years) has included Senior/ Executive level management roles in Acute Hospital, Community Services, Mental Health Services, Regional/ Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, an NHS PCT Cluster, GP Commissioning. Latterly Mick has worked for CCG collaboration in Greater Manchester as the interim Programme Director for Healthier Together and for the Thames Valley Area Team, NHS England Area, as an interim Director of Primary Care Transformation.
Mick’s skills, knowledge and expertise is of particular benefit to those organisations seeking to undertake health and social care reform programmes, to create momentum for priority programmes, develop effective commissioning support arrangements and to develop partnership working between organisations. As a Director of Commissioning for Ashton, Leigh & Wigan PCT he was responsible for the commissioning of Continuing Health Care services with a team acknowledged to represent best practice across the North West of England.