University of Bath

Abi Lyons HR Business Partner

Member of the University of Bath internal coaching network

Role

A highly experienced HR leader with outstanding interpersonal skills. Multiple high profile professional roles reflect dedication to HR and the ability to unify and enshrine business policies in complex, ambiguous and business sectors. Regularly developing strategies to deliver organisational change by partnering with Senior Management to interpret business strategy. Analytical and reflective, uses considered and structured approaches to augment overall team performance.

Coaching UoB staff has been within the following areas: Professional Services; Support Services; Academic Leadership; Also coaching external to UoB

Research

Particular areas of interest in relation to coaching:

  • business direction & development
  • professional & personal development
  • career direction & development
  • preparation for redeployment, redundancy & retirement

Career

The HR Partner role is focussed on strategic HR, providing resources and building relationships to enable the mission and objectives. A key member of senior leadership team, understanding and contributing to Workforce strategy, management and agreed outputs. Undertaking the role of strategic planner, facilitator, trainer, coach, expert advisor, project manager and critical friend. The role is a strategic focussed with operational support provided by Advisory, Operations and Recruitment team.

Education

  • Graduate HRM
  • Employment Law diploma
  • Business & Finance Management
  • Myers Briggs (MBTI)
  • Strengthscope practitioner
  • ILM Coaching and Mentoring