Zara Myers

SPECIALISES IN: Management Development

NEED TO KNOW


  • Connector.

    An Associate Consultant with Strategic Resource.

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    Has directed and managed her own companies.

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    Adept at assessing for skill gaps and identifying the appropriate intervention.

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    Proficient facilitator and coach.

About Zara

When working as a director I experienced first hand the importance of having a cohesive team behind you. It is one of my passions to develop and coach people and see the improvement within the business as a result. It was through doing this with my own team that I came to realise that this is the work I want to be involved in. I started to seek out companies that do this work and I found Strategic Resource. Who better to work with than experts in that field.
Prior to joining Strategic Resource I worked as the business manager of an education-training provider where I designed courses, assessed candidates and managed the day to day running of the business. Alongside this I was a facilitator in a company that used horses as part of their coaching and facilitation to improve emotional resilience and confidence. I also directed a successful business that provided horse-riding services.
I have spent a number of years as a business manager and through that experience I have learnt techniques to develop my team, and help the business succeed. As I have experienced the challenges of the role, I have seen first hand the benefits of a cohesive management strategy, and the difference it can make to a business’ potential future. This has given me the drive and passion to influence positive change in people and businesses.
The ideal client for me is a business that recognises its potential to grow and need someone to deliver the right skills and knowledge to help that business succeed. It is a business that is moral, ethical and compassionate. The business should want to create a positive culture in the workforce, one that promotes learning and creativity.
Imagine playing a game of capture the flag, but imagine the teams are different businesses. What I do is teach the team what they need to know to get to the flag first. It doesn’t work with one person doing all of the work, you wont get to the flag that way, but working as a group, creating a clear plan and each person focusing on what they are good at, that’s what gets the flag in the end.
Disbanding blame culture. In the past I have worked in an environment with a culture of blame, and many other workplaces suffer from it. It is created by always needing to find the person accountable rather than the real solution to a problem. Growing a positive culture within the business can increase morale, creativity and make the workplace a happier, more productive and safe place to be.
As a business grows it needs to adapt its style, its structure and its communication techniques. I have experienced businesses that have grown rapidly and their internal processes have not grown alongside them. It leaves managers in a situation where the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. When businesses go through a ramp up they need to reinvent themselves from the inside out, and alter their day-to-day management accordingly. To be agile is key.