"“Every good conversation starts with listening.”"

Tom Haak

"“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to.” "

Sir Richard Branson

"“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.” "

Agha Hasan Abedi

"“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” "

Steve Jobs

Better People Outcomes Using the Power of Soft Skills

We specialise in Coaching, Soft Skills Development and HR

At HR School we are passionate about the power of soft skills over traditional approaches to management and leadership of people.  Many organisations are struggling with productivity, performance and retaining good employees. This is in part because they don't know about basic human behaviour and key elements of communication and influencing.   

Our years experience and skills combination in coaching, communication, language patterns and generalist HR work means we able to resolve many difficult and challenging people situations.  Through a mixture of pragmatism, sensitivity, compassion and desire, we can reach more positive outcomes. Our aim is always to treat people with dignity and respect.

Our ultimate mission is for every people manager to have a base line of coaching and communications skills so there is less of the struggles and challenging situations as described above.  People come to work, have great relationships, do great work and are healthy of body and mind. Wouldn't that be amazing! 

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Debbie Connors, Founder

Learn more about what we do

Coaching for Results

We coach managers and leaders to support their continued performance and wellbeing at work. Our results focused coaching programme works at a deep level. It helps clients to connect with what they want to achieve whilst transforming obstacles that may be getting in the way. 

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Soft Skills Development

We teach the soft skills needed for effective people management. Our courses are geared to accelerating your people skills, understanding the drivers of human behaviour and how to optimise them.  Coaching and communication skills are the core of what we teach. 

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HR Help

With an increase people complexity at work including mental health, complex life situations, multi generational working and new legislation, we know how challenging it can be. We can coach and support HR practitioners to develop resilience and provide help and support in the HR department, usually on a project basis.  

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"I had the great honour to have Debbie as a coach. She has incredible insight and extraordinary ability to help you see things you hadn't seen before. Combined with her vitality, empathy and care makes Debbie a great coach to work with. I strongly recommend her. "

Barbara, Director of Operations, London and US

"Debbie is a great coach and it was a very enjoyable experience working with her. Our coaching time felt safe, fun and playful and we were able to explore new possibilities in a deep way that surprised me but also allowed me to set a new creative direction. I still use the skills that came into play during our coaching. Highly recommended! "

Paul, IT Manager, London

"The process and technique that Debbie shared with me was first class - a combination of thoughtful mindfulness and a physical and mental challenge to my limiting beliefs and assumptions. Debbie is thoughtful, empathic, professional and helps her clients achieve amazing results. She is top class and I would recommend anyone whom desires to challenge themselves to achieve the goals they want. See Debbie and achieve the future you want for yourself."

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine MBChB FRCA, Yorkshire

Contact Us

HR School Ltd
York, North Yorkshire

Tel: 07485 046048

Email: [email protected] 


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