My company Hamilton Consulting works with clients to change attitudes or opinion and change behaviour. We achieve this in three ways, all interrelated: public relations and marketing communications campaigns; organisational change programmes; leadership consultancy services for individuals and groups to improve personal impact and communication skills through coaching and training. We help build businesses, their brands and their reputations.
Understanding the difference between earned and owned media, between paid for and shared content is the currency of modern marketing communications, embracing traditional PR skills and maximising the possibilities of social/digital or sometimes called peer-to-peer media. An entire campaign can be built on a simple story reaching audiences in a compelling and meaningful way.
Throughout my career I have worked with senior leaders helping individuals and groups in business, in entertainment, in the arts, in the public sector, in financial services, the armed forces and in many leading organisations to communicate more effectively with a range of audiences and stakeholders. It is widely acknowledged that effective communication skills are a cornerstone of good leadership; it’s not enough to have detailed knowledge of a subject or industry, as a leader you need to be able to communicate that knowledge in order to influence and to motivate those around you.
In recent years I have focused on the challenges that women often face when making progress in the workplace. My interest stems from spending a year studying women in the Police Force in the UK as part of a degree in Human Psychology and more recently through a postgraduate degree in Organisational and Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. I have spent much of the last five years speaking with business and organisational leaders, meeting women at various stages of their career, learning about their issues and discussing the challenges with psychologists. A programme of courses and coaching is the result including a Women in Leadership Programme
With thanks to Paul Hackett paulhackett.co.uk for my personal images