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Sue Pearlman

Sue Pearlman

Consultancy Interests

  • Governance
  • Trustee and Staff Relationships
  • Trustee Training
  • Awaydays
  • Governance Reviews
  • Mentoring CEO’s and Chairs – sometimes together!
  • Action Learning Sets

Sue Pearlman has wide experience in the voluntary sector both as a senior manager and as a trustee. In 2004 she established TP Consultants to provide freelance consultancy and training. Sue is a skilled facilitator, trainer, supervisor and mentor. Her experience was gained mainly through her involvement with the Citizens Advice Bureau service where she started as a volunteer and rose to become District Manager for a group of CABx. She remains passionate about the potential of the voluntary sector and understands the different roles that trustees, managers, staff, volunteers, clients, funders and other stakeholders play.

Her particular interests include governance, trustee/staff relationships, developing partnerships and collaborative working. She continues to be a trustee and has just stepped down as Chair of Community Hertsmere where she is continuing on the board. She is Honorary Secretary at The Movement for Reform Judaism where she says her role is not to take minutes, but to advise on governance issues. She works with many different faith communities, often advising on governance as well as facilitating relationships between lay leaders and their professional staff.

TP Consultants’ work has included board reviews, facilitating communication between trustees and senior managers, running workshops on all aspects of governance, the different legal structures, How to attract trustees, Collaborative Working, Roles & Responsibilities, Effective Boards and Effective Meetings, evaluation of services, researching and developing referral systems, mergers and resulting operational issues.

A major part of Sue’s work is Governance Reviews for organisations, large and small. She also mentors senior staff and trustees. TP Consultants run AwayDays and other bespoke training for staff and/or trustees, and they enjoy the challenges of team building. Sue facilitates Action Learning Sets for senior managers in the voluntary sector.

Sue has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges to the not for profit sector; balancing the needs of client groups with those who work in and for the voluntary sector as well as those who fund it. Sue is a Senior Consultant with NCVO*. She is an Affiliate of the Institute for Learning, a member of the Management Development Network and a Member of the International Foundation for Action Learning.

In any spare time, Sue enjoys ballet (watching, not performing!), singing in a choir, furthering her jewish knowledge and spending time with her grandchildren in the UK and Cadiz, Spain.
*National Council for Voluntary Organisations

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