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Fiona Barnes is a highly sought after Career Coach who helps individuals across the world identify their unique passions and motivations, combining these with transferrable skills to identify the career of their dreams which won’t feel like a career at all!
Fiona has a wealth of experience from her diverse career with Hewlett Packard’s Software business which began in 1995. Before joining HP, Fiona was the Customer Services Manager for a Reading-based printer manufacturer. Fiona has over 18 years of management & leadership experience in both co-located & virtual organizations. Fiona was instrumental in establishing the HP UK Women’s network in 2008 and leading it for 8 years. Fiona supported Diversity and Inclusion widely across Europe and North America within HP, as well as externally within the Technology sector in the Thames Valley in the UK.
Fiona has extensive line management experience, managing international, geographically dispersed teams, working across the spectrum of experience from graduates to retirees. Fiona has also led a learning and personal development team supporting over 500 people in a world-wide business operations team. As part of this role, Fiona introduced innovative people-centric programs to support career development, employee engagement and personal growth. Fiona has provided careers coaching and mentoring to individuals both inside and outside HP, and managed a world-wide graduate rotation program.
Externally, Fiona has been part of the Connecting Women in Technology project team, bringing together 8 blue-chip
technology organizations to promote development and retention of women in the Technology Sector in the Thames
Valley. Click here for more information about CWT.
Fiona is a knowledgeable career coach, who has a friendly & warm approach, putting clients quickly at their ease. Through open, honest, encouraging & thoughtful questioning, Fiona will develop your understanding of your skills, passions and motivations to build your career goals and objectives. Fiona is a caring, articulate people person who will provide her clients with the personal insight and tools to build a successful and fulfilling career. She is a Professional Certified Coach, through the International Coach Federation, and continues to invest in her own development and knowledge in order to better support her clients.
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