“As Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs (AMBA), Jeanette had the courage and determination to tackle several challenges facing the Association in an increasingly competitive environment. Under her leadership the Association rapidly developed and established its international profile and reputation as the authority on MBA education and the most respected accreditation agency for MBA courses.”
Sir Paul Judge, President of the Association of MBAs
“Jeanette Purcell is refreshingly unpretentious. Her advice and support are built on the firm foundations of practical experience, knowledge and understanding. She listens to clients and stakeholders and builds on their strengths to deliver tailor-made, effective and sustainable solutions. “
Jane Scott Paul OBE, Chief Executive, Association of Accounting Technicians
“Having known Jeanette for some years, she was a natural choice when it came to developing a higher skills framework for the building services engineering sector. She readily understood the brief and that, together with her approachability and integrity, inspired confidence and co-operation amongst the participants. The outcome has been an acknowledgement of the importance of developing higher management skills amongst key industry players and the establishment of a collaborative approach to doing so.”
Iain MacDonald, Head of Education and Training, Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA)
“Marubeni, a Commodities Trading Company, appointed Jeanette Purcell to deliver a workshop for our 3 day European Training Event. Jeanette delivered a very interesting and interactive session. She is an excellent speaker, and demonstrated a high level of knowledge and expertise in this area. The feedback from participants was extremely good, and we would definitely consider inviting Jeanette to deliver future training workshops.”
Rebecca Kemp, Marubeni Human Resources
“I first met Jeanette in 2000 when she was a student on our MBA programme. She was an outstanding student and graduated with a distinction. After graduation she took up an executive role and subsequently was appointed as CEO of the Association of MBAs. For the last five years she has been a visiting lecturer at Cass during which time we have worked together to design and deliver developmental assessment centres and a range of leadership courses for our executive MBAs in both London and Dubai. She is a skilled professional coach and excellent course leader and I recommend her without reservation.”
Paul Dobson BSc PhD CPychol CSci AFBPsS, Cass Business School, City University London
“As a new, full-time working mother I wanted coaching from someone who understood my situation. Jeanette was able to give me first hand practical advice. She also helped me set out a strategy to develop my client base. I now feel more in control, and focussed on my real priorities both at work and at home.”
Nicola Tait, Client Advisor, Capital Asset Management
“I have had the pleasure of working together with Jeanette on an international Womens’ Leadership Development program for one of the leading global organizations in the Pharmaceutical sector. Jeanette demonstrated an excellent capability to work with a large group of people from different cultural backgrounds, the design of her workshops was simply perfect, very well adjusted to the needs of the client, both pertinent at an individual level and highly interactive. Jeanette has the rare capacity to make leadership development a pleasant and an enriching experience. I only hope we can do more work together.”
Marc TimmermanPartner Axiom Consulting Partners& Managing Director Axiom Consulting Partners Benelux
“JPA undertook a piece of work for the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services. This provided a detailed analysis of national and international business school programmes for consideration within the design of an executive leadership programme for experienced Directors of Children’s Services. This work was delivered under very tight timescales, to cost, and proved highly valuable.”
Aidan Melling, Operational Director – Children’s Services, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services
“As an Associate of Make Life Easy, Jeanette has designed and delivered training for our clients by focusing on their needs, and taking time to understand the people, culture and challenges for the company. Drawing on her business experience, her workshops are interactive, practical and fun. Jeanette has the rare ability to engage even the most reluctant participants, sending them away with new insights, skills and ideas to implement immediately. Jeanette has received excellent feedback from work she has delivered for Make Life Easy and has undoubtedly made a positive difference to the clients she has worked with.”
Fiona Hindle, Founder of Make Life Easy Limited www.makelifeeasy.co.uk
As Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs (AMBA) for seven years, Jeanette succeeded in positioning the Association as the international accreditation and membership association for postgraduate business education. Under Jeanette’s leadership, the Association doubled its business school membership, extended its accreditation service to new international markets and to other masters programmes in general management. This move strengthened the Association’s influence globally and helped to establish the MBA’s reputation as the premier international qualification for business leaders.
Jeanette has over 20 years experience in management and has worked in both the commercial and public sectors. She spent 15 years in the field of further and higher education working in the political arena, educational policy development, qualification and assessment frameworks and quality assurance systems. Prior to joining the Association of MBAs, Jeanette was Director of Education and Training for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the international professional association for accounting staff with over 100,000 members and 500 approved training institutions worldwide. In this role, she designed a range of new vocational qualifications in accountancy and led the development of UK standards of competence for accounting technicians.
Having completed her MBA (with distinction) at the Cass Business School, Jeanette was asked to join the school’s academic team as a Visiting Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour. She still teaches postgraduate students at Cass, focusing on leadership and interpersonal skills development, and has contributed to the development of a series of skills development workshops at the business school. Jeanette has also delivered these workshops at Cass’s Dubai campus.
Jeanette is an Honorary Fellow of the Economics and Finance Institute, Sinerghia, Moscow (2007) and a Director of the Institute of Financial Accountants.
JPA include a select group of respected and experienced professionals drawn from the many business networks of which Jeanette is a member.
Jeanette has over 20 years experience in management and was Chief Executive of AMBA for 7 years. She has worked in both the commercial and public sectors. Having completed her MBA (with distinction) at the Cass Business School, Jeanette was asked to join the school's academic team as a Visiting Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour...
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