About Sandra Pollock
People Development Specialist & Inspirational Speaker
As an award-winning business expert, Management Consultant, Coach, and Speaker, I have nearly three decades of experience in operational and strategic business development. As a people development specialist, I enable leaders and senior managers in large organisations and SME businesses to improve their focus, processes, and performance, leading to a direct impact on profitability and results. By developing people performance and leadership skills, your business will be able to achieve its strategic objectives and grow.
I have helped senior managers and business owners in the UK and across Europe, South Africa, the US, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. My industry sector experience includes transport, retail, engineering and manufacturing; local government (NHS and Social Services), higher education, charities, and voluntary organisations.
I am especially passionate about helping women to achieve and be recognised for their successes, whether this is in their business, career, life or within the local community. As a businesswoman myself, I am all too familiar with the lack of female senior managers and executives, especially from ethnic backgrounds.
My belief is that through collaboration, women have the opportunity to develop, share ideas, and achieve recognition and success for their hard work. As the National Chair of the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Women in Management Network (WiM – 2010 – 2013), I expanded the membership structure across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from 5k to 23k members, and I developed the WIMUK online community. Within this role, I also created the Horizon Mentoring® program, which has trained and supported hundreds of women in their management and career development.
This experience was one of my main inspirations behind the creation of the East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA) – to celebrate the achievements of women from all areas of business and the community.