Before I met Jacqui, I knew a little about her background as I had heard her speak at a couple of networking events I have attended. I was a little nervous at meeting her; she soon put me at ease – she is very down to earth. We share similar values in looking after employees, helping people to grow and develop.
As this was our first meeting, we talked about:
My career journey and what led to me setting up HR Solutions Yorkshire Limited in 2016
My personal and professional goals
What’s important to me as a HR professional and business owner
How I can help my clients – what are their challenges?
Business development – current activity and what I could do differently
It was useful to say some of these things out loud to someone who doesn’t know me, as it made me question what is important to me, what could I be doing differently – one of the challenges of running a business is having a sounding board to test ideas with. Jacqui suggested some different ways of working and promoting my services to my target market, and we agreed to meet again once we had both time to consider our discussions.