ABOUT JAM

JAMomentum is formed of a brother-and-sister team. Yes, we know that’s unusual – but it works.

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J is Jackie McGee, executive coach and former HR Director

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A is Anthony McGee, executive coach and business psychologist

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ABOUT J

She is 100% serious about your business success, but believes that the ability to laugh at yourself and with others whilst learning and changing is a must.

An ex HRD (UK & International) with more than 25 years working in fast paced environments of the media industry: HarperCollins UK, Harlequin UK Limited (famed for its Mills & Boon brand), Sony Music and Universal Music.

ABOUT A

A Business Psychologist whose previous work includes creating innovative solutions to meet a wide range of client needs at Mind Gym.

He has been at the forefront of delivering change driven by the digital revolution at Warner Music International, and Mute amongst others.

COMBINED JAM BENEFITS

  Change management specialists informed by our extensive professional experience of managing change: Merger & Acquisitions, cultural change, business models, restructures, redundancy/outplacements, leadership, closure of office sites, relocations

  Qualified in Business Psychology and Human Resource Management

  Experts on delivering change through people

  Driven by our desire to enable everyone to adapt to any form of change, at any time

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CHANGE EXPERIENCE

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PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

Evolving an fmcg business into a more traditional publisher. Then moving from Print to Digital publishing.

CULTURAL CHANGES

Evolving cultural changes by redefining and embedding the vision and purpose to spark the imagination and creativity of the team to make it happen.

CLOSURE OF A DISTRIBUTION SITE

Ensuring the highest integrity of managing a major redundancy following the closure of a Distribution site.

DIGITAL DISRUPTION AND INNOVATION

As a result of the digital revolution old business models became obsolete almost overnight. The solution was to create a culture of fearless and relentless innovation. Teams were tasked to fully explore and exploit potential new business models and revenue channels.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Delivering ongoing change to systems and processes through the creation of an effective learning environment and feedback loops to embed learning.

RESTRUCTURE / REDUNDANCY PROGRAMMES

Numerous organisational redesigns to realign with the Companies strategic direction. Always keeping in mind the sensitivities of both the people who were leaving the company and those who were staying.

MERGERS & ACQUISITION INCLUDING RELOCATION

The successful completion of a full TUPE project.

ASBESTOS PROJECT

Removal of asbestos from a Distribution site whilst it continued to be fully operational and ensuring the health & safety of our employees, maintaining customer service and still achieving the financial targets.

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JAM CASE STUDIES

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT, MD HARLEQUIN, AUSTRALIA

CHALLENGE

Michelle wanted her team of six managers to work more cohesively, and to demonstrate more strategic capabilities by proposing sound business ideas for the executive team to review.

ACTION

Jackie worked with the team to identify and evaluate what was working well, what wasn’t and what could be improved. She designed and delivered a one-day workshop on how they could better collaborate and connect with each other, and become more influential in driving the business forward. She coached each of them to develop their individual management styles. She also reconnected with the managers three and six months later, to assess and evaluate their progress.

RESULTS

The team grew in executive maturity. Michelle was delighted to see an immediate change in how the team related to each other in a more positive and constructive manner. Their engagement with the business was evident by the managers asking more questions and suggesting new ideas that were better thought out than before.

"The positive impact of Jackie’s talents has benefited my whole organisation (team of 40) over six years. Jackie continues to coach two managers via Skype. Their positive feedback on her style, approach and probing challenges is developing their abilities to recruit, develop and motivate their own teams."

Michelle Laforest

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT, MD HARPERCOLLINS, HOLLAND

"Jackie has been a key support to me and my team over the last five years. She is empathetic yet pragmatically challenging. Her workshops are engaging and inspiring. They take the theory and turn it into real and practical solutions which everyone has learnt from and are now making it happen."

CHALLENGE

Constant change was a challenge for many of the team members who had been with the organisation for many years.

ACTION

Jackie designed and delivered workshops on 1) Change management 2) Understanding behavioural preferences and 3) How best to give and receive feedback. She also provided management coaching as well as being a sounding board on many people matters, in particular organisational design and restructures.

RESULTS

The whole team became more understanding and committed to making the changes that were necessary. They are now embracing the notion that it is best for everyone to be able to share with each other what isn’t working in order to make the changes they need to make, and also remember to congratulate each other on their successes.

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JAM TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT JACKIE...

"Jackie’s passion for people always shone through in helping to achieve organisational results and to develop talent to achieve their personal goals. She is someone you can trust implicitly to get things done, in the right way for the right reasons. Her positive, upbeat approach made her a pleasure to work with."

Trish Hewitt, VP, HR Harlequin

"Jackie is an empathic, focused coach who will ensure you achieve your goals."

Karen Price, FCIPD, HR Consultant

"I enjoyed and appreciated Jackie's approachable style and her ability to effectively deliver messages of all kinds. Informative messages, tough messages – all are delivered with great empathy and clarity, which takes significant skill."

Loriana Sacilotto, Executive VP, Global Publishing and Strategy at Harlequin Enterprises Ltd

"Jackie’s expertise helped me work through challenging employee situations with a great deal of pragmatism and sensitivity."

Alison Byrne, Marketing & Communications Leader

"Jackie brings a deep and empathetic understanding of the human and emotional factors in businesses and teams, which can sometimes stall or hamper growth and productivity. She works effectively with business leaders to understand organisational challenges and crafts unique developmental interventions to help teams perform better. I would highly recommend Jackie as an executive coach and an organisational consultant."

Amrita Chowdhury, Head of Business, DY Works

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ANTHONY...

"Anthony’s enthusiasm, knowledge and work ethic meant several successful and innovative campaigns have been driven for priority artists. He is well liked, and his easy-going nature makes him great to work with."

Piero Poli, General Manager, UAE at Havas Worldwide

"After a six-month period of working with Anthony, my work circumstances had completely changed for the better. During the process, I learnt valuable tactics regarding how to manage direct reports, be a better listener and manager with some really tangible learnings which I have taken away and that are now naturally ingrained into my professional (and personal!) outlook. Without giving away all the secrets, I learnt how to listen better during a conversation, encourage and influence others, manage up, gain better perspective and be less anxious about the unknown during tough times. All of this gave me greater clarity to make a big career decision and I'm very grateful.

I'd highly recommend one, two, five... ten sessions! I think there's always more to learn here and Anthony sets you up with tools to go out there and deal with problems you might not have even thought you needed improving! I'll happily be back for more sessions in the future."

Michelle - Marketing Manager Pinterest

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JAM CREATION

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