Beverley Stone

Conference Proceedings


“The Inner Warrior: Values lived, not laminated!”
Conference Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on HRD Research and Practice Across Europe, 25-27 May 2005. HRD Development: Addressing the Value, hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University

“The Inner Warrior: Values lived, not laminated!”
Conference Proceedings of Leadership Refrains: Encounters, conversations and enchantments. Studying Leadership 3rd International Workshop, 15-16 December 2004, hosted by Exeter University Centre for Leadership Studies
http://centres.exeter.ac.uk/cls/
research/abstract.php?id=62


“Long-Term Change – The Missing Component”
The Thinking Director for the Institute of Directors, Oxford 6 June 2000 at The Holt Hotel, Oxford

“Organisational Behaviour – Avoiding The Conflict Within And Improving Group Dynamics”
Chain Reaction or Chain Gang (Managing change for lasting benefits) The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants at the 20th October 1998 at Sandown Park Conference Centre

“Is Company Politics Strangling Your Business And You With It?”
BPsy98 - The International Business Psychology Conference & Exhibition held at The University of Westminster 16-17 September 1998

“Confronting Company Politics”
Women in Project Management IBM Centre, South Bank, London

About

Biography

Beverley is founder and Managing Director of Group Dynamics International, a consultancy established in 1989 and specializing in Organisational Culture Change starting at Board and senior executive level in FTSE 250 and other international companies. Through board, team and group dynamic process facilitation, mentoring, coaching and psychometric profiling, Beverley has over 35 years experience in the design and implementation of successful culture change programmes. She helps organisations unlock the potential, innovation, drive and commitment of their people. This is achieved by first enabling people to be sensitive to what gets in the way in terms of time, politics, ambitions, allegiances, history, baggage and personalities and to then learn how to deal with these swiftly and constructively so as to unite in living the core values and achieving shared goals. A major aspect of the culture change programmes is to develop a leadership team that is inspiring, authentic and unified.

Beverley is an accredited Harley Street Relationship Counsellor, a humanistic-existential psychotherapist, has a diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and holds Level A and Level B British Psychological Society certificates in Psychometric Testing. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Development & Facilitation and is an accredited healer with the College of Psychic Studies, South Kensington.

As a media spokesperson for the British Psychological Society, she is a frequent contributor to the national press, journals, magazines and radio. Beverley is a popular international keynote speaker for academic, professional and organizational conferences.

Group Dynamics International Ltd

Beverley is founder and Managing Director of Group Dynamics International, a consultancy established in 1989 and specializing in Organisational Culture Change starting at Board and senior executive level in FTSE 250 and international companies. Through team and group dynamic process facilitation, mentoring, coaching and psychometric profiling, Beverley has over 35 years experience in the design and implementation of successful culture change programmes. She helps organisations unlock the potential, innovation, drive and commitment of their people by first exposing the source of the current culture by enabling people to be sensitive to what gets in the way in terms of time, politics, ambitions, allegiances, history, baggage and personalities and then learn how to deal with these swiftly and constructively by uniting behind core values and shared goals, led by an inspiring, authentic and unified leadership team.

Working with Public and Private Organisations in the UK, USA, Holland, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, South America, Australia and South Africa, her expertise are used with Boards, Senior Management Teams and the entire organization to develop a “can-do” culture where colleagues learn to collaborate and co-operate in pursuit of common goals, rather than obstruct , intimidate or compete.

Prior to founding her own consultancy, Beverley was a management consultant with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, a principle consultant (leadership) with Roffey Park Institute, the human relations tutor at the Electricity Council Management College and a manager in Marks & Spencer Plc.

Beverley is author of Confronting Company Politics, 1997 and The Inner Warrior; Developing Courage for Personal and Organizational Change, 2004, both based on her experience of implementing international culture change programmes and published in the UK and the USA by Palgrave Macmillan. Her new book Stay or Leave? Six Steps To Resolving Your Relationship Indecision, January 2012, is designed to help people finally make their big decision: to stay and make a go of it in a radically improved relationship or leave happy and confident to take control of their one and only life. It is published by Watkins Publishing in the UK and Sterling in the USA.