About Susanne EvansFounder and Director of Feldspar Consulting
I founded Feldspar Consulting Limited in 2007 after a 10 year consultancy career in Big 4 consultancy firms. I wanted to create a consultancy firm that offered exceptional customer service and the latest thinking in change management and HR consultancy, but priced in a way that made it accessible and affordable to organisations of all sizes. My aim was also to provide a more creative and individualistic approach to organisation change, to reflect the circumstances of each individual and organisation.
Since then, I have worked as a consultant, coach and trainer across a variety of sectors including professional services, property, IT, veterinary practices, utilities, education, local and central government, financial services and insurance. My change work focuses on using storytelling and appreciative inquiry techniques to increase involvement and engagement with change and to create a more human approach to change. As well as working in the field of organisation change, I also provide consultancy advice to organisations in areas such as performance management, talent management, leadership development, learning and development and other aspects of people management.
My work is underpinned by the research that I undertook to complete a PhD in Organisational Change at the University of Birmingham in 2020. In this research I discovered that there was a need to approach organisation change differently. To make it more human centred and to enable people at all levels to feel involved and engaged in the change.
Outside of work, I enjoy swimming, history and archaeology and often use these as metaphors to discuss various aspects of change. For example, I often liken working in organisations to undertaking an archaeological excavation, where you have to dig through the layers to really understand what is going on.