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Lisa Seagroatt

HR Fit for Purpose

I am a driven and honest individual who can offer other business leaders my practical life experience, both in relation to my journey as a female entrepreneur and as someone who has contributed to building a healthy and thriving workplace culture. After 15 years in senior management, I had a life-changing negative mental health experience and I want to turn this into something positive for others to learn from.

My HR knowledge is ‘sound and practical; I can help any sized businesses ‘translate’ their overwhelming HR obligations into practical everyday practices that will significantly reduce their business risks by employing and engaging with their employees properly.  I can offer many practical and live examples, drawn from my own experience, of how to bring together both HR and the operational side of any business, helping business leaders ensure that they are fully ‘fit for purpose’ when it comes to employing and motivating their people.  A healthy workplace culture will result in a thriving and productive workforce.

HR Fit for Purpose operates a completely ‘holistic’ approach to working with business leaders and we do not just focus on the HR side of things.  My experience enables me to assess risk factors very quickly both from an operational and HR perspective, encouraging business leaders to understand that if their business is dependent upon employees, it needs to encourage and maintain a healthy workplace culture. Without it businesses will simply survive but not thrive.


My background and experience

  • 30 years’ work experience across private, public and charitable sector

  • 15 years at senior management/strategic operational level

  • CIPD qualified HR Practitioner and Trainer

  • Experienced campaigner for change

  • Public speaking and media experience

  • Lecturer in Level 5 Diploma in HR


Why I started my business

  • After 13 years in senior management I was diagnosed with ‘stress at work’. Having only ever taken 6 days sickness absence in 13 years, suddenly I was signed off sick for several months. My employers handled the situation very badly and I had a mental breakdown.  However, after my recovery, I felt I could not allow my skills to go to waste and wanted to help other businesses achieve high engagement, high productivity and low staff turnover.


My proudest achievements in business

  • Turning a very negative and life changing mental health experience into something positive to use for others

  • Seeing my client base grow in six months from 0 -10 as a result of my own efforts

  • Building a brand that truly reflects both my personality and business ethics

  • Accepting a lecturer post which I never dreamt of a year ago as I had lost my confidence

  • Meeting the most incredible people who have encouraged me to flourish and grown, helping me further with my own recovery

  • Being chosen to take part in the JP Morgan Female Founders Accelerator Programme – that was a very proud moment for me!

  • Being approached to become a Female Founders Ambassador for Enterprise Enfield

  • I am now writing articles on HR - see my latest article which was published in the November 2018 edition of Care Agenda Magazine: "'Employer of Choice' or 'Employer of Churn' - so which would you choose?"


I can speak on the following topics:


  • How to build a healthy workplace people centred culture from the very beginning and see your brand thrive and grow

  • Toxic workplace culture and how to turn your business around

  • Health and thriving HR practices to support people management in the workplace

  • How to survive a mental health breakdown and rebuild your life

  • My journey as a female entrepreneur and the barriers/issues I’ve faced on this pathway


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Enterprise Enfield is not responsible for the content of any Ambassador presentations.  All coordination of talks or presentations and any arrangements for remuneration must be between the organiser and the chosen speaker- please discuss all details and preparations directly with them.  Enterprise Enfield cannot be responsible for any speaker arrangements.

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