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  1. Sarah and Book

    The book is shortlisted as a finalist of Best Business Book 2021 in the HR & Management category and is one of  the six most inspirational HR and Management books for 2021, as nominated by HR Zone.
    Sarah is also nominated as a NAT West Inspirational Woman of 2021 for the work she does helping people create their own businesses.
    In 2020 Sarah helped launch over 50 consultancies during the pandemic and coached hundreds of people to pivot their careers and businesses. She is passionate about supporting others to be successful. Her Leap into HR Consulting® Virtual Bootcamps have fast tracked the success of many HR professionals. There are two sides to Sarah Hamilton-Gill FCIPD, a well-known entrepreneur, executive coach, public speaker, trainer, and HR consultant: the serious businesswoman and then the life-loving free spirit. The business side is one brimming with accolades, and they started early. At 24 Sarah was the youngest HR manager to support a Sainsbury’s new store opening, and she continued to work with big names including Owen Owen, Dorothy Perkins, and Foster Menswear.
    In 1994 Sarah swapped the corporate life of an HR business partner for the freedom of being an HR consultant Sarah has worked with hundreds of organisations of all shapes and sizes over the past 26 years. She is an astute businesswoman and has a flare for innovation and understands how businesses tick – an essential quality when working with managing directors and CEOs. Sarah became a Virgin Start-Up Mentor for new businesses in Hampshire in 2015 and is available to support a range of entrepreneurs in their first year. Achievements include rolling out award-winning programmes at BT, Morrison Utility Services and BCHA among others, as well as receiving many HR and business awards. In 2018 she was a finalist for the National CIPD Awards in the UK for Best HR Consultancy. In 2020 she was the award winner of HR Consultancy of the Year 2020, awarded by the Business and Industry Today publication in the UK. She is also a finalist for the Reinvention Award 2020, based on successfully pivoting her business twice in the last 18 months.
    Living the Dream
    The free spirit in Sarah also loves to soak up the sun in her spiritual home, Corfu. She is very happy behind the lens of a camera capturing nature through the seasons, and just last year became resident photographer for a local travel company in Corfu, taking photos, and making memories for other guests. Other hobbies include mainly water sports. Her claim to fame was playing underwater hockey for the England ladies’ team against France and winning. Sarah now has two grown-up sons having juggled growing her business as well as being a mother. Sarah has found her peace and tranquillity in life, and this means that if you contact her on a Friday she may be on a boat or at the top of a mountain and unable to answer. But come Monday morning, rest assured that Sarah will be on hand to help you work towards and build your dreams. The book can be purchased on Amazon and all good book stores online and instore.

    We also have a special edition signed colour copy which you can buy directly:

  2. Redundancy is hard. There’s no two ways about it. But what you do - or don’t do - after it can make all the difference to your future.

    I’ve written before that a redundancy ‘signals a chance to assess your lifestyle’. It’s a time for you to really think hard about what you want next from your career, and how you’re going to make that happen.

    Think of it like a game of chess; if you rush right into your next move then there’s a high chance you’ll lose your competitive advantage. But if you step back and take the time to asses the playing board, you’ll be setting yourself up for success.

    Career coaching is the best thing you can do for yourself in the days and weeks following a redundancy. It gives you the time and space to reflect, assess, and plan your next move.

    If you’ve been made redundant then it’s likely your company will offer you career coaching as a part of your package - but you must make sure the package works for you. You need to work with someone who understands you, your career, your goals, and what you want your future to look like.

    At Leap into HR Consulting® we pride ourselves on the fact that our approach is tailored and personal.

    We take the time to delve into your career goals and motivation, as well as the time to step back and look at the bigger picture.

    We ask: what do you want from work and from life, right now and in 10+ years time.

     We work with you to reach an understanding about how to best play your next move in order to get to where you want to be.

    If you’ve recently been made redundant and have the opportunity for a career coaching outplacement - we’d love to talk.

    Whether you’re coming from a corporate or a small business, together we can find the right course of action for you.

    There are so many stories and chapters to be told out there in the working world. Don’t think of redundancy as the end - it’s the beginning of your next chapter.

    Together, we’ll make sure it’s a good one.


  3. The Business Book Awards 2021

    The Business Book Awards celebrate the work of authors who have shared their industry or market knowledge, experience and expertise in published book form. The Business Book Awards recognise the change in the current market and aim to highlight the quality and variety of business books in the market. They offer industry-wide recognition to new and established authors writing on a multiplicity of subjects for a diverse readership.

    No existing book award is sufficiently broad-based for these entrepreneurial business authors. The BBAs will be the first award of their kind to welcome entries from publishers and all authors published in the UK, on the basis of a ‘no barriers entry’.

    The Business Book Awards will give every publisher, regardless of size or type, and author, regardless of experience or route to publishing, of a business book the opportunity to participate in a high quality, impartial judging process. We hope that the Awards will allow short-listed and winning authors to publicise and sell more books; that the event will instil aspiration in entrants and pride in winners; and that the ongoing process will inspire other budding writers to come forward and publish their work.

    We were delighted that Leap into HR Consulting : How to Move Successfully from Corporate to Consulting, written by Sarah Hamilton- Gill, was shortlisted as a Finalist in the HR & Management Category.

    Final announcement of winners to be made in May.



    Business Book Awards 2021 Shortlist Reveal - YouTube

  4. It's a busy week for my book - we have the review in HR Director magazine today and then the Business Book Awards on Thursday.

    Thank you to the reviewer who took time out to read the book.

    For those of you that have read my book would you agree with the review ? what else might you add? what do you disagree with?

    I'd love to hear your feedback 

    Take a look at the full review here:

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