Meet the team…

What is Savvy Conversations?

Our passion is supporting people and teams to be the best they can be. And we love nothing more than working with leaders and managers to create successful organisations that are also great places to work.
We don’t believe in over-complicating it. Human relationships lie at the heart of productivity. Effective change and improvement happen through purposeful communication and genuine dialogue between people, rather than imposing grand strategic plans. Day-to-day conversations are what counts. And each of these conversations combined has the power to transform individual relationships, teams and organisations.

Meet the Team

Sarah Harvey

CEO (Conversations Engagement Officer!)

Founder of Savvy Conversations, Sarah is an author, coach, trainer, facilitator, and workplace mediator with over 30 years’ experience. A former HR leader, she also has non-executive Board level experience and spent 11 years chairing two regional branches of the CIPD. A highly qualified coach and mentor, Sarah is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered FCIPD), Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstILM), Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and student member of the British Psychological Society.

Ruth Dover

Associate Trainer and Coach

Ruth is an exceptional trainer and facilitator with over 20 years’ freelance experience. A former Training Manager and qualified Social Worker, Ruth creates, implements and delivers tailored learning and development programmes and has extensive experience of training, mentoring and coaching at executive, management and staff levels.

As well as co-delivering numerous Leadership and Management development programmes, Ruth specialises in personal development including Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Recruitment and Selection, Train the Trainer and Facilitation Skills. She also facilitates Action Learning Sets and trains prospective facilitators. She has helped numerous people improve their confidence and effectiveness and is regularly asked back by clients.

Janet Webb

Associate Trainer and Facilitator

Janet is an excellent learning & organisational development consultant with a down to earth approach. She helps businesses support their staff through various initiatives, particularly in the areas of managing staff, developing highflyers, and delivering compelling presentations. Janet has over 25 years training and OD experience in a variety of industries.

Don’t expect formal.

Debbie Smith

Emotional Intelligence Coach

Debbie uses the Roche Martin Emotional Capital Report 360 to work with clients who are interested in further understanding where their emotional intelligence strengths lie and where they could further develop. The questionnaires are scientific tools designed to produce accurate and comprehensive information about levels of emotional intelligence. The assessment and feedback process is facilitated by Debbie, a specially trained and licensed coach, who provides detailed and insightful feedback and support.

Steve Engwell

NLP Coach

After a long and illustrious career in local government HR/OD, Steve trained as an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) coach. NLP can be helpful for individuals wishing to overcome restricting limiting beliefs that may be holding them back. Steve combines NLP and hypnosis techniques to help his clients achieve their desired outcomes.

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Professional Affiliations

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Chartered Fellow CIPD

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Fellow ILM

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Student Member BPS

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Member of the Chichester CCI

Member of the ICF

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Member of the Collective, Chichester