CNN reporter addresses CIPD Mid West forum

| June 12, 2017

25-5-17 CIPD Harmonics BBQ in the Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road.
Gina London, veteran CNN anchor. keynote speaker, author and strategic communications adviser, Managing Director Harmonics, John Fitzgerald.
Picture: Keith Wiseman

VETERAN CNN Reporter Gina London and John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group, were the guest speakers at a recent CIPD Mid West event focused on the importance of driving employee engagement during organisational change.

Sponsored by Harmonics, it was the last CIPD Mid West seminar for 2016/2017 and featured an end of year BBQ social which was enjoyed by over 50 HR practitioners from across Limerick, Clare and North Kerry.

John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group and Executive Coach outlined the significant impact disruptive technologies and organisational change is having on the workplace. He described how the ‘liquid workforce’ now demand rapid career growth as well as a compelling and flexible workplace but HR processes are failing to meet their needs. John presented a business case for HR Practitioners on why a new approach to employee engagement is required to address the exponential change that is now happening within traditionally linear work structures.

International campaign strategist and corporate consultant Gina London explained why employees believe organisational change means ‘more work plus uncertainty’ and shared some tools to improve communications and move relationships forward so that employees trust leaders more and buy-in to the change that’s happening.

Josephine Butler, Chairperson of CIPD Mid-West, said “The speed and amount of change being faced by employees in the workplace is unprecedented. We were delighted to have attracted the calibre of Gina London and John Fitzgerald as our guest speakers. They are both experts in their field and have given our members the tools and know-how to improve employee engagement and improve the employee experience.”

ABOUT John Fitzgerald – MD Harmonics Group, Executive Coach

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John is a highly experienced Executive Coach and speaker and has coached over 250 Senior Executives across all functions and many industry sectors in the past 17 years.  He has built Harmonics from a start-up 10 years ago to a team of over 30 coaches, consultants and support team nationwide. His passion is working with Organisations to support them through Change and coaching Decision Makers through change.

Harmonics clients include Bank of Ireland, PTSB, KBC, Roche, Diageo, Coca Cola, Abbvie, Regeneron, GSK, Leo Pharma, Kerry Group, Nestle, Lufthansa, Musgrave, Liberty Insurance, RSA, Accenture, Three, Shannon Group, Central Bank of Ireland and University of Limerick.

For more on John, please visit

ABOUT Gina London: 

Emmy-winning veteran CNN correspondent and anchor Gina London is now a communications consultant and campaign strategist who has worked with thousands of business professionals, politicians and thought leaders around the globe.  She has trained and coached executives from the world’s top companies and organizations including Daimler, Deloitte, SAP, McKesson, Heineken, Wells Fargo Bank and the US Department of State.

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