We’re in congratulatory mode here at Renovo as this month sees our Head of Career Coaching Emma Louise O’Brien celebrate 9 years with the business! We asked Emma Louise to share her thoughts on how the business has changed over those years, and questioned what she enjoys about her important role at Renovo. Here’s what she said:
“I joined Renovo 9 years ago whilst the business was in its infancy and was intrigued by the Renovo product and service offering. Being interviewed by the business owner David Twiddle and hearing his passion for where he wanted to take the business was inspiring and really influenced my decision to join the company. Having worked in a Commercial Recruitment Agency as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, I really enjoyed working with candidates and helping them to find new opportunities.
The role of Career Coach allowed me to bring together all of the aspects of recruitment that I enjoyed. It enabled me to focus entirely on the coaching, advice and guidance to support job seekers in identifying the right career opportunities for them and then supporting them to go on and secure those opportunities as effectively as possible. Seeing the positive progress they make throughout the programme of support is so satisfying. Receiving an email in to say ‘I got the job’ or to say how much more confident they now feel is so rewarding having been part of their journey and with them each step of the way.
The company has grown and evolved so much over the past 9 years but the values and vision for the outplacement business we wanted to create remain true. Being at Renovo has given me a great opportunity to grow my career and face new challenges. From being promoted to Senior Career Coach and then becoming the Coaching Team Manager to my current role Head of Career Coaching. I am now in role that I could never have envisaged. As Head of Career Coaching, I’m still able to indulge my passion for hands on career coaching and developing the coaching team but I now have a wider responsibility of looking at how we can continually improve our service delivery to ensure that the people we support are getting the best outplacement service available in the modern job market.
I’m more passionate than ever about my role and what we’re doing with the business and looking forward to the next 9 years!”
Renovo Director Chris Parker has shared his thoughts on Emma Louise’s contribution to the business, saying:
“Emma Louise has made a fantastic contribution to the business over the last 9 years, having helped thousands of people to move on quickly and successfully after redundancy. Having joined a very small business with some big ambitions, it’s been great to see Emma Louise develop into an outstanding Career Coach over the time she has been with us, recognised by the Career Development Institute who awarded her Career Coach of the Year in 2013.
Emma Louise has played an important role in establishing Renovo today as the UK’s leading specialist outplacement provider, generating exceptional feedback from those she supports and operating as a benchmark for the quality of support that we strive for each day. She plays an important role in developing the skills of our Coaching Team across the UK and I’m now delighted that she is in a role working closely with our Operations Director to drive the improvement of all of our delivery and services at Renovo – it feels the future is in safe hands and we look forward to many more successful years.”
We’re sure that the many individuals and organisations Emma Louise has worked with over the years will join us in saying a warm congratulations on her anniversary with Renovo – we hope there’s many more to come!