Stuart Mitchell has an extensive background in management, consultancy, training, and software development. He has a degree in Psychology with postgraduate qualifications in management, marketing, human resources, and career guidance.
His first career was in Thomas Cook where he travelled extensively in the UK and overseas. After a deeply spiritual experience overseas, he trained as a careers advisor and worked for two local authority career services becoming a manager for mid-Surrey. He went on to work for Communication Improvements as a trainer in interpersonal communication skills and worked at board and senior manager level in many blue-chip organisations before joining Hay Management Consultants as Director of Business Development. Stuart set up Stuart Mitchell Associates in 1992 and has managed the Stuart Mitchell Group for 14 years.
Stuart is an experienced and qualified consultant/trainer. He has worked closely with the CIPD for the past 12 years in his areas of expertise: strategic human resource management, leadership development, performance management, talent management and coaching development. Stuart has led projects for the CIPD around the world and the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice (Performance Review Skills) in the UK. Stuart is also a software developer in the area of talent management and career development.
Stuart teaches Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) through Kingston University (London) Business School on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As a Guest Lecturer, he brings the knowledge, skills and experience of organisational leadership, people management and entrepreneurship to students studying for postgraduate qualifications.
He is also the author of ‘Practical Leadership: How to become an Inspirational Leader’.