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dodd partners

transforming leadership for over 25 years

transforming leadership for over 25 years

john dodd

John Dodd is the Managing Partner and has worked in recruitment for over 25 years, leveraging a mix of both public and private sector recruitment expertise at an executive level. Much of his work, over the past 12 years, has focused on the development of senior management teams across Whitehall, Education and many high-profile historic institutions. He has recruited to a host of pivotal Non-Executive and Executive leadership positions, from Chairs and Chief Executives, through to finance and operational leaders, as well as other high-level commercially orientated posts.

John also has a reputation for attracting private sector talent into the public sector, to complement, lead and transform organisations, to meet the public sector’s changing financial and commercial landscape, whilst facilitating successful candidate integration. It is perhaps this knowledge of how to identify and secure interest from such professionals that has shaped his work in transforming organisational performance.

John’s role is further underpinned by his thought leadership work, supporting specific sectors to facilitate change, whilst addressing pressing market issues from an independent standpoint. He also holds BPS levels 1 & 2 in occupational testing.

sherree schaefer

Sherree Schaefer has over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources and Organisational Development, operating at executive level with institutions such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Barclays Bank, BASF and currently serves on the Board of Keele University. Having progressed from operational delivery to a range of international strategic HR positions, Sherree is now a highly successful leadership development coach working across both the FTSE, Education and Not-for-Profit sectors.

Sherree brings a supportive and empathetic approach to her work and her honesty and willingness to challenge, sets her apart from her contemporaries. She works with leaders and senior executives to develop and enhance their leadership skills, styles and thinking to maximise potential, drive innovation and transform business performance. Sherree has a particular expertise in stress management and assists many leading executives to identify the triggers affecting performance, whilst developing effective coping strategies.

Sherree holds a Masters in Organisational Development, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) and is a member of the Association of Coaching (MAC) amongst many other qualifications and accreditations.

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