Welcoming Helen O'Neill to the team

Helen.jpg

Shary and Kirsty are thrilled to welcome Helen O’Neill, our new Director & Senior Consultant, to the team at Vargo + Lewis. Helen is an experienced HR practitioner who has been working as an independent consultant for the past 15 years. Her strengths lie in understanding how business works and the impact good people management can have on the bottom line. She has a passion for motivating individuals and businesses toward higher achievement and offers a positive, practical and caring approach.

Helen has worked in diverse environments with people from all professional levels. On completing her studies, she rapidly progressed from Management Trainee to Human Resources Manager in manufacturing, technology-focussed & professional services organisations.

In addition to her practical experience, Helen holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, and a BA Honours (First Class). Helen is a Certified Professional Member of the Human Resources Institute of NZ (CMHRINZ). She is qualified to work with several psychological instruments including: Certified Behavioural Analyst (CPBA), Certified Motivators Analyst (CPMA), Certified Emotional Quotient Analyst (CPEQA).

With the addition of Helen to the Vargo + Lewis team, we continue to build on and strengthen our reputation as specialists in organisational and individual performance development. Our network of associates enable us to provide support to businesses throughout New Zealand.

Please get in touch if you’d like to have a chat about how Vargo + Lewis can help you or your business.

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

In this blog, we discuss the 5 basic, interrelated issues that undermine the performance of any team. We help clients overcome all of these, so don’t fear if you identify these within a team you’re working with, just get in touch to discuss your situation and how we can help.

Time for a career or job change?

Time for a career or job change?

As professionals, we are often better at talking to our team about their career aspirations but often don't stop and spend the time thinking about and planning our own career. Having a career coach can be hugely valuable in working out what's next for you and how you're going to make it happen.

The Agile Career Today

In days gone by a career path was linear, there was a hierarchy to work your way up and a perceived sideways or backward step could be seen as a failure. Today careers are varied and ever moving, what we like to refer to as “agile”. An agile career path is about uncovering opportunities that will help you towards your goals in a less linear fashion.

Succession Planning - Workforce Transition

Succession Planning - Workforce Transition

Managing an Ageing Workforce - An Organisational and Personal Perspective

Helping organisations to consider the latter stages of an individual's career.  We support your people through a planned transition and prepare the business to manage the change in ways that minimise disruption.

Strategic Career Management is a Process, not an Event

"Why would anyone want to manage their career when they have a job?"

A sound Career Management process is about taking active steps that demonstrate leadership of one’s own career.