About me


Mentor, Trainer and a Consultant

People development is my passion

„I am a solution focused Business Consultant, Trainer and Mentor. I bring over 20 years of experience from working in Junior, Senior and Executive leadership positions within Global organisations.


I deliver development programs, workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions that drive engagement, motivation, commitment, ownership and staff well-being, to deliver performance results for the business.


When I am not delivering sessions, I guest lecture in universities and work as an advisor and trustee to charities and youth development organizations throughout Europe & Africa."

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Once upon a time...


...when I was 13, I joined a youth organisation called the Air Cadets. At the time I wasn't very self-confident, but I wanted to fly and I could learn how to do that there.

I found the people there really inspiring, confident and above all, filled with empathy. They taught me some useful practical things like navigate using a map and compass or ironing clothes because pride in your appearance brings confidence as well as self-reliance. I learned a lot more things but ultimately being there helped me learn how to think from multiple perspectives – work in a team, determine a goal, make and execute a plan, present, influence and communicate with others in a way they would understand.


The 3 main learnings I took from that experience:

Everyone has self-confidence, it just needs the right environment and support to make it grow.

Leadership requires two fundamental elements – empathy and competence.

With the right leadership a team stays engaged and always delivers more.
 

My professional journey


Throughout my career I have worked for government organisations, corporate and private businesses and I embarked upon a journey from specialist to leadership roles through Logistics, Finance and Accounting, Sales, HR and Learning.


I gained leadership experience from working in junior, senior and executive positions within global organizations like Lenovo, IBM or Swissre.


I chose to study psychology in parallel with working to that support a better understanding on how people work and behave.


Just to mention milestones and challenges that influenced me the most, I would highlight the Lenovo start-up of EMEA shared service centre in Slovakia, joining the IBM Finance & Planning department after working in very different areas, becoming the Head of Learning in IBM where I developed leadership and learning models that were delivered globally with local know-how - finally being appointed to an Executive leadership role in Swissre Life Capital.


I have been working locally, on assignment abroad, led virtual teams, delivered projects focused on startups, created transformation initiatives that address strategic and business operations requirements, designed and delivered leadership and people development programs.
 

What I do today


I focus on the development path of individuals, leaders and organizations, to develop true self-awareness through my quantum assessment, to design and deliver development programs that are intensive, realistic and deliver results that can be used in the real world, but ultimately the result is to produce the sort of leader who I wish I had all those years ago at the start of my corporate career - one who develops people to deliver business results.


Now my days consist of delivery of workshops and training sessions, either in groups or 1-2-1, sharing knowledge through discussion, debate and over all learning for everyone involved including the facilitators. Networking and getting to know different people from all around the world, listening to their insights and perspectives, helps me learn as well as helps bring context to the aspects of life and work we deal with on a daily basis.


What's the most fulfilling?

Helping people identify what it is that really motivates them as well as them re-ignite that confidence and passion for their own abilities and then seeing them achieve their personal goals.

Clients say about working with me

  • Yavor Kitanov
    “ During a project to get a leadership development program up and running for our shared service centres in Bulgaria, Fraser brought know-how, support, direction, coaching and encouragement to the project. His experience, insight and down to earth approach made the program set-up and deliverables to flow more effectively and strategically. He has that genuine ability to take complex cases or examples and present them in a simplistic and easy to digest manner. Fraser is also a great mentor and even now after he's left the company, people still ask me if he can be reached out to for advice.”
    Yavor Kitanov
    IBM Bulgaria
  • Patricia S., Finance Manager
    “Fraser started mentoring me in the middle of very challenging period of my professional life and I believe he contributed to the way I have managed and taken my lesson from the situation. He has shaped my vision by other perspectives brought to the picture. You can rely on Fraser that what he is giving you is his honest opinion backed by the years of his experience in evaluation or leading people in miscellaneous environments, and his genuine will to help you progress. Some sessions are awaking, some sessions work like an injection - they might be difficult to take at a particular moment, but they make you think afterwards and eventually move you to an action. I am grateful for our cooperation and I can say Fraser is one of not so many people in the professional area I have a genuine respect for. Thank you!”
    Patricia S., Finance Manager
  • László Szabó

    "I can rely on Fraser to bring perspective, knowledge and experience that helps me get into a focused mindset that I need when we are discussing business. He really listens and like a surgeon, works to identify the very specific area that needs resolving, supports me in creating a resolution and then gives me the confidence to go ahead and deliver what's needed. It's an approach I really appreciate as it delivers the strongest results in the most effective time."

    László Szabó
    Co-founder of Growww Digital Kft.
  • Kristina Roziak
    “ He was very helpful, supportive, his know-how was always a big advantage for every person who he was working with. I benefited the most from his drive to push me forward. He knew what I was able to do and he always encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone and make me succeed. Fraser is energetic, professional, direct and enthusiastic in everything he does. Along with his experience and open mind, he is always friendly and has an open ear. In summary, he is always there for advise.” 
    Kristina Roziak
    HR Operations Specialist
  • Eva Vargová
    He is an excellent advisor. He brings a wealth of expertise, professional experience and energy that enhances what we do at Junior Achievement Slovakia. Fraser is honest, direct, knowledgeable and witty. I appreciate his approach and straightforward attitude. He dedicates his valuable time and experience in order to help a non-profit educational organisation which is very much of value to us at this time in particular. I highly recommend Fraser for a business partnership.”
    Eva Vargová
    CEO, Junior Achievement Slovakia
  • Alexander Staton
    “Fraser's instruction and content knowledge was very good, he's very well-versed in the topic and extremely credible. I enjoyed the flow of the course and it was well planned and structured. This is a great course for a wide variety of attendees as the content is relevant to all seniority levels. I enjoyed the interactive nature of the course Thank you!”
    Alexander Staton
    Executive Leader, IptiQ Finance

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