Focused People is a Boutique People Management Consultancy, aimed at improving business effectiveness. Sustainably.
We are a team of positive catalysts, who assist people with their quest to – if you’ll excuse the acronym – ACE their domain, being authentic, competitive and effective. We consult, partner and coach in-house or off-site, delivering memorable experiences that transform situations and enhance delivery of great results.
Why Choose Us?
Because you want real growth.
No-one wants to waste their money, investing in “solutions” that solve nothing. Rosabeth Moss-Kanter from Harvard has commented that no-one wants to “change,” but we all want freshness and growth. Focused People believes that every intervention should make a measurable impact, whether by simplifying, clarifying, empowering or eradicating. We all need external assistance, from time to time, to see beyond our blind-spots and specialities in business, returning to our core competencies and strategic imperatives.
Because you want a business partner, not a leech.
External perspective is meaningless without buy-in and internal know-how. We work with executives to discover root causes of challenges, building sustainability into every initiative. We coach and develop teams as though they were our own. If you are serious about growth, we’d love to work with you to achieve it.
We are interested in the long-term, not a quick fix.
We are committed to partner with you for sustainable competitive advantage, not a brief intervention. As such, we choose our clients carefully and serve them wholeheartedly. Most HR departments should be outsourced, unfortunately. Because they don’t work with line managers to understand the inner workings of the organisation, cannot justify the ROI of their initiatives and don’t contribute to innovation and strategic execution. We use experiential activities and REAL conversations about REAL issues, going beyond talk to delivery. And we always send you our best resources, not a random member of our team.
We always strive to make the way we do business as helpful and empowering as the work we do. We offer solutions that are:
- Personal - transcending the generic in each intervention
- Engaging – fresh, fun and interactive
- Practical – learning that is easy to apply, and works credible information into day-to-day experiences, tasks and meetings.
Hylton Gudmanz founded the organisation, and is still actively involved, ably assisted by the Focused Associates, specialists in people management and organisational transformation.