Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone

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Developing business leaders, teams and organisations to outperform

Cora Lynn is our leadership and management development and strategy specialist. She has an extensive thirty year record delivering change.

As a business leader, you’ll know that aligning your people and your teams behind your organisational ambitions can be a challenge. How do you build high-performing teams? How do you unlock the potential in your people? How do you shape your strategy? How do you get your teams to ‘buy-in’ to the bigger enterprise vision, and prioritize that above their interests? And how do you equip your people to deliver in a way that delivers breakthrough and sustainable growth?

Not easy. That’s where my experience and approach comes in.

How I can help you? Facilitator, Strategist, Executive Coach

I am a seasoned facilitator, strategist and certified executive coach. I bring a global and multicultural point of view, a fresh perspective that stems both from my Cuban birthplace and from living and working all across the world. I don’t work in niches: so you get the benefit of extensive experience combined with an approach that’s edgy yet pragmatic. I can partner you, work with you and your teams to:

  1. Build and restructure working groups and teams into high-performance teams
  2. Equip, develop, energise and engage your people to raise their performance, to sharpen their focus, to achieve the organisation’s ambitions
  3. Shape and refresh your strategy – unleashing creativity and broadening and deepening buy-in through the process
  4. Assess and reinforce the foundations of profitable and sustainable growth for your business

Why me? Pragmatic, Passionate, Rounded, Practitioner

I have a 30-year senior-level track record of delivering results. I’m passionate about equipping business leaders, teams and organisations with the skills they need to outperform. I’ve worked with corporates, owner-managed SMEs and 3rd sector organisations. I’ve held senior roles in business schools and global consultancies. I’m a published thought-leader. I’ve broad sectoral experience: Finance, Pharma, Beauty, Energy, Engineering, Built Environment, Telecoms, IT, Manufacturing. And I’m a Fellow chartered management accountant – so I understand how all of this impacts on the all-important numbers.

In Leadership DevelopmentEngaging Employees and Team-Building, I have:

  • Invested over 10,000 hours in face-to-face programme delivery with more than 7000 managers, executives and business leaders – helping them work more collaboratively, think more clearly, deliver operationally and strategically and achieve sustainable results.
  • Executive coached circa 1500 senior leaders and managers, raising their self-awareness, energising them to add greater value at a personal and organisational level.
  • Worked extensively with intact teams to help them develop trust, clarify collective aims, leverage diversity, resolve conflict and become more high-performing.
  • Won, grown and delivered complex, multi-year leadership and management development assignments for industry leading companies (including L’Oréal, EDF, British Nuclear, Oracle, Orange France Telecom, Virgin Mobile, AAH Pharmaceuticals, Novartis and Honda). I have consistently tracked return on investment, in one case delivering an ROI of 100%+ within six months of fulfilling a senior leadership programme in an energy company

More broadly, I’ve:

  • Facilitated and documented multiple top-team strategic plans in corporates, SMEs and 3rdsector organisations. One privately-owned SME achieved 180% net profit and 130% turnover growth against the industry’s declining margins, and growth of 63% in the same period.
  • Published as a thought leader: several articles and three books (The Planning RoundaboutExecutive Development Journeys,Ready for Change?).
  • Restructured teams for greater accountability, changing the business model, developing existing clients and winning new client commissions. Result: one team grew revenues by over 60% in the first 9 months of a turnaround.

Get in touch! I’d love to help you develop your business, your teams, your people, to help you deliver your business ambitions. Or give me call on 0208 798 0175 for a confidential, no commitment chat about how you might benefit from our expert support and advice.