The old ways of working, are no longer working

It's time to ditch toxic cultures & ineffective workplace practises that devalue our energy & output and rebuild organisations to be purposeful, socially responsible and above all, human.


The HumanFirst™ Initiative offers a range of training, consulting and strategic support programs that help organisations adapt to the changing work landscape and integrate a more human approach to work.

We are part of a new wave of change shaking up the way organisations have traditionally been led & managed. Our speciality is providing fresh insight to address old, systemic problems, and shifting the lens through which you view your business.

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Enact positive, lasting change

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Deep support and personalised guidance and insights for your organisation

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Opportunity to become certified and publicy recognised as a leading HumanFirst™ organisation

Impact driven training on purpose, social responsibility and human values

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Strategic plans & action models for embedding and operationalising change

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Why now?

Since the world was shaken up in 2020, the way we work has shifted. Traditional frameworks are crumbling and are no longer conducive to productivity, growth and ultimately profit & success. Organisations need fresh thinking and a new approach to old problems.


In the words of Jack Welch (Chairman of General Electric) "Change, before you have to".

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IMPACT OF COVID

Widespread fear and uncertainty sparked a cultural/values shift toward seeking more meaning + purpose at work, while new remote/virtual/hybrid working models impacted the way we operate

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TECH FATIGUE

Increased reliance on technology and remote/virtual working requires us to re-assess the role of tech at work to ensure it supports rather than dominates us

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PRESSURE ON LEADERSHIP

Drive to achieve targets while adapting to a new landscape - the pressure is on management to address employee needs while efficiently managing workflow

 
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The Humans Behind HumanFirst™

 
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  • Beth is a consultant, writer, and founder of the HumanFirst™ initiative

  • Aussie born, lived in Germany for 10 years

  • 18 years work experience at a range of companies from publishing houses to advertising agencies to tech companies, in Head of Dept & C-suite roles

  • Developed the blueprint for a successful culture & engagement program for Delivery Hero (Europe)

  • Nominated for the Masters of Marketing (UK) "Rising Star Of The Year" in 2017

  • Her experience spans all stages of growth including: early stage start-ups, company acquisitions and leading teams to IPO

  • Passionate about personal growth & wellbeing - trained as a Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Breathwork teacher

  • She is most at home on the beach and has recently relocated to the NSW coast to balance work with a laid-back lifestyle

  • Her expertise lies in her empathetic approach and deep understanding of human & behavioural patterns in the workplace

BETH JAMES

 

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