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Independent Advisor

As an independent advisor I work with clients to: ​


  • Identify the key opportunities within your business by gaining an understanding of:

    • The challenges faced 

    • Which of these can be influenced and would deliver the greatest benefits

    • How these align with the goals of the business


  • Develop a recommendation on how to effect change which:

    • Reflects the opportunities across talent attraction, retention and progression

    • Aligns with the level of internal resource available, budget and time frames

    • Is sustainable long term


  • Oversee delivery of the plan including any or all of:

    • Getting a programme off the ground (sourcing suppliers, developing content)

    • Development of a comms plan 

    • Development of supporting platforms and documentation (such as an intranet site, line manager guidance or recruitment materials)

    • Development of a governance model (i.e. how you will run long term)


How much focus we give to each area will depend on the individual needs of your business and your key objective.


I am a regular speaker at industry events which to date have included conferences with c.400 attendees as well as more bespoke events with c.30 delegates and lots in-between! Please get in touch if you are putting together an event and want to find out more.

Catherine Oliver, founder of the Bluebell Partnership


"I've been lucky enough to work with Catherine more than once over the last few years. Catherine breaks complex issues into simple tasks, and pro-actively engages stakeholders from around the business. Her attention to detail is impressive and her direct, no-nonsense delivery is highly effective. She has a number of skills and tools up her sleeve (and I don't know many who can run a better workshop!). Overall, Catherine is highly capable, totally professional, and has an ability to makes things happen... with skill."

Johnny Moore, Director of Operations, NOW TV

"I first met Catherine as a fellow speaker at an event a couple of years ago. The feedback was brilliant so I invited Catherine to join us at the Omniwomen Annual Summit for c.400 of our top female talent. She did not disappoint.  She has that magic combination of being both knowledgable and incredibly passionate about the subject which makes her really engaging - and her story is hugely inspiring"

Jo Verdult, Managing Partner at AMVBBDO

Catherine Oliver, speaking at the Omniwomen Summit
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