“When I was growing up my Dad said to me that I should enjoy my work as it’s where you spend most of your time in life.
I truly believe that if you focus on changing your approach to leadership and development in your business, then you can create a workforce of happier, more productive employees improving your businesses customer service and your profitability.
So you’ll understand then, when I say my passion is to help people love their work; by helping you select and develop the right leaders for your business.”
—Rebecca Stevens B.Sc. (Hons), MSc., C.Psychol, AFBPsS
Business Psychologist & Director
Rebecca is passionate about applying the insights from psychology, with the power of thinking partnerships to elevate engagement and performance.
She is Chartered Occupational Psychologist specialising in the assessment and development arena. Having worked with leaders, teams and individuals across a diverse spectrum of industries.
Rebecca has 18 years’ experience creating and implementing bespoke assessment and development solutions based around the application of psychology in business services. Specifically, ten years’ experience in leadership assessments for technology and information services, food retail, construction and engineering, housing, energy, local and central government, police, public health services and care charities.
As part of Rebecca’s calling to enable psychology to benefit more widely, a % of her time is provided to charities free of charge. Recent organisations who have benefited include Prospect Hospice and Supportability.
Rebecca’s leadership assessment candidates describe her approach as welcoming, warm, insightful, honest and they find the conversation enriches their self-understanding. Rebecca enables them to be the best they can be in the conversation, so she can develop a deep understanding of who they are, what their values are, what makes them tick, how they like to lead and what they are really like to work with. Rebecca creates an environment where they are comfortable sharing a full picture of themselves so she can paint a true picture of the candidate as a leader to the hiring panel. And yes – sometimes that really does mean saying to the panel very clearly that this is a leader who has derailed and is a high risk. Thankfully, not often however, as with leadership – it is about finding the right context for you to be your best in, rather than being wrong.
Rebecca also works with leaders in their journey through the organisation. From those stepping up into their first leadership positions, to those accelerating to the top. Rebecca takes a holistic approach offering a business and personal coaching service. After all, we are not just our work persona and the personal dimensions are as important in leadership. Clients describe Rebecca’s coaching style as incisive, supportive, focused, helping build a positive sense of self and generating movement; by asking the right questions, at the right time, to help them find motivation and implement change.
Born in Kuala Lumper, Malaysia to RAF parents, Rebecca spent her childhood travelling the world which gave her a desire for wanting understand what makes people tick. But her first career was as a project manager for Thales helping building sonars for submarines and frigates before retraining as a business psychologist in 2001.
Rebecca is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology and registered as an Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Rebecca has completed a Business and Personal Coaching Qualification with Barefoot Coaching and is currently completing a Post-Graduate Diploma with the University of Chester in Business and Personal Coaching.
She is a self-proclaimed book worm who enjoys writing fictional stories, admiring impressionist artworks, laughing at comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe every year, watching modern ballet at the Lowry, playing the ukulele and piano (although not at the same time) and escaping from the rat race by getting away to the middle of nowhere in her classic campervan. She lives in the suburbs of Manchester with her partner Steve and their two cats, Florence and Dougal.
Some client organisations Rebecca has worked with include: E.ON, National Grid, Sellafield Ltd, United Utilities, Lloyds TSB, Barrett Homes, Royal Navy, British Army, Department for Work and Pensions (The Pensions Service, Law & Special Policy Group & Jobcentre Plus), HM Treasury, Home Office, Housing Ombudsman, Manchester City Council, London Borough of Ealing, London Borough of Havering, NHS Salford, Mid-Cheshire NHS Trust, Virgin Trains.
Rebecca is registered as a Practitioner Occupational Psychologist with the Health Professions Council, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology and Principal Member of the Association of Business Psychology.
Rebecca Stevens is a registered test user with The British Psychological Society Psychological Testing Centre for ability tests and specialist personality questionnaires including:
- Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)
- WAVE Personality Questionnaire
- Hogan Development Survey (HDS)
- Emotional Intelligence Development Survey
- 16PF personality questionnaire
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- Strengthscope, StrengthscopeTeam and StrengthscopeLeader
- BeTalent suite of psychometrics
Rebecca’s previous speaking engagements include:
- May 2011 Association of Business Psychologists Conference ‘A beginners guide to designing bespoke assessment exercises’
- May 2010 Association of Business Psychologists Conference ‘From Competencies to Strengths – A New Approach to Selection’
- January 2006 British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference ‘What do situational judgement inventories tell us?’
- January 2005 British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Conference ‘Gender and judgement – the potential for error in selection’
Linkedin:- Rebecca Stevens
From time to time we engage associate consultants to give the flexibility of scale for our clients projects and build a project team to meet your needs and timescales. We ensure these associate consultants are appropriately qualified and insured to deliver the right services for you.