Described by clients as “an intrinsic part of our team” and “a thoughtful, pragmatic business coach, facilitator and project manager”, Zoë Findon has been making her mark on the corporate world for over 20 years. From large blue-chip organisations, to small independent family run firms, Zoë is well known in the industry for successfully supporting businesses on a wide range of transformation projects.
Throughout an impressive history working at executive level for companies including BT, Lloyds TSB and Carnival UK, Zoë has developed a refreshing approach to corporate project management which sets her apart from the pack. Her natural ability for connecting with management teams and staff enables Zoë to not only identify practical solutions for clients, but also through collaboration, to obtain ‘buy-in’ from employees and stakeholders affected by new process and change.
Using her extensive skill and experience Zoë is able to work alongside each business to achieve fast, effective results. Her flexible approach to collaboration means she can offer, in her own words – “as much, or as little, people, process and project management as you need to succeed.”
Zoë enjoyed a prolonged purple patch in own career workingfor over 20 years, facilitating change management in multinationals and major corporations of the financial world, whilst also working as a life coach and business mentor. In 2013, this ‘run of success’ enabled Zoë to make a life changing decision, she followed her instincts to take herself out of the ‘rat-race’ and pursue a more rewarding lifestyle for herself and her daughter. She left the city and returned to her roots by the sea, on the beautiful Isle of Wight.
It quickly became apparent that Zoë could comfortably continue with corporate change management work from her Island base. Soon Zoë was approaching a new local market keen to apply her big business principles to smaller, local firms in need of professional support. Word spread quickly and consistent demand for her services – particularly a new GDPR legislation came into effect – identifing a need for professional change management locally. This demand lead to the launch of a new, bespoke, project management office and since 2017, Zoë has been successfully applying her business acumen for the benefit of others, as founder and creator of Purple Patch PMO.
It can be hard to visualise exactly what Zoë can bring to your business, so to demonstrate the diversity of what Purple Patch PMO can offer, here are some key projects Zoë has supported recently for a variety of clients;
From sole trader start-ups through to the chairman of the board, Zoë has become a trusted business partner and advisor for her clients, supporting them to make difficult and complex decisions, enabling a vast range of organisations to improve both productivity and profit.
Using her tried and tested “Vision into Plan” technique, Zoë has the confidence and experience to take your business exactly where it needs to go.