Amethyst

Training and HR Consultancy

... supporting continuous development in organisations and individuals

Our consultants

Helen Anco (Senior Associate)

Helen is a highly experienced Executive, Career and Life Coach as well as Trainer.

Helen has worked independently for 15 years, within the UK, Europe, USA and in Asia where she resided. Her Executive Coaching and Training focuses on Leadership, Team Building and Communication including Presentation Design and Delivery. Competency modeling and application is a specialism as is cross-cultural awareness.

Prior to becoming independent her roles included Director of HR within Grand Metropolitan (now Diagio) and HR & Development Manager in Scottish & Newcastle Breweries. As an independent consultant she has supported companies within a diverse range of corporate organisations including automotive, high tech, hospitality, retail, electronics, telecommunications, property development and retail. She has vast experience within not-for-profit organisations and Government.

Helen and Maggie enjoy a long professional relationship having first worked together in Grand Metropolitan (Diagio) in the 1980s.


Gabriella del Valle (Senior Associate)

Gabriella has a working background embedded in training in the hospitality and training industry, delivering quality and measurable training to meet targets. A substantial part of that role involved providing consultancy and training needs analysis to employers. She also played a key role in achieving awarding body accreditation and ISO 9002 status.

Progression led her to undertake the following roles:-
Regional Training and Development Manager (delivering both 1:1 and group based training to meet established goals)
Regional Recruitment and Training Manager
Training and Development Advisor
H R and Training Advisor

Gabriella now runs her own company offering training and development workshops and NVQ Certificates and Diplomas. She also contracts with a variety of organisations to provide training and NVQ work on their behalf.

She has an energetic and radical approach to people development and brings a sense of fun to her work whilst underpinning this with a continually thought-provoking attitude.

Over the past 10 years Maggie and Gabriella have worked together on training and development workshops and numerous NVQ projects.



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