Who we are


Who we are

Necton Consulting – Potential in People was founded in 2016 by Janet Hayes who has over 30 years’ experience in Human Resources (HR) and coaching.  Our diverse experience means that we work with rapidly-growing, small, medium and large private and public organisations from all sectors.

In her many years in HR and coaching, Janet has worked in blue chip organisations across a wide range of sectors including professional services, banking, the public sector and manufacturing. With deep experience as a senior HR business partner, executive coach and HR project leader, she has an exceptional track record of successfully developing talent, transforming HR functions, and improving employee engagement through organisational change.

Janet has strong listening and influencing skills, as well as the ability to think laterally to develop innovative, business-focused solutions to HR issues.

Before setting up Necton Consulting, Janet worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an HR leader both in the UK and in EMEA; the Bank of England and Morgan Stanley as an HR leader; and Accenture as Head of HR for their operations outsourcing offering.

Janet is a school governor at a local state secondary school, having previously been their enterprise adviser, acting as a strategic adviser and holding the school to account, as well as supporting the governing body on HR and career development issues. In her earlier role as a governor at a state primary school for 10 years, she was very actively involved in both the Personnel and Pay Committees, providing HR expertise, writing policies, advising on grievances and chairing disciplinary panels.

Janet is accredited as a coach at Senior Practitioner level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and as an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. She is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and obtained an MSc with distinction in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley Business School in 2019.

She is certified to use Hogan (personality), FIRO (social needs), PROPHET (Predictive Role Profiling for High-Performing Executive Teams) and Strengths Profile certified and some SHL occupational testing tools.

She has a degree in French and German from Oxford University, a Certificate in Business French from the Paris Chamber of Commerce, and still speaks and writes fluent French and German.

Necton Consulting – Potential in People has a number of associates who can be called upon depending on the resources or skills needed.

Sign up now for our innovative Inspiring Women to Leadership flexible coaching programme based on MSc research on women’s journeys to leadership. For more details, email janet@nectonconsulting.co.uk or go to our contact page.

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