Annabel Kaye: My biggest role model was my mother Annabel Kaye is the Managing Director of Irenicon Ltd and this year she is celebrating 35 years of running her own business. She refers to herself as a ‘Relationship Architect’ and a ‘Terrain Master’. Since 1980 she has been helping organisations to find a way to put the ‘human’ back into Human Resources’ by adopting a type of flexibility that doesn’t hurt people. Her humorous and quick witted presentations reveal a lot of experience about what she calls the ‘dark side of HR’. She spends a lot of time on outsourcing, managing freelancers and virtual teams. For this edition of Global Woman I had the privilege of hearing more about her inspiring story.   You are a professional woman helping other women with your experience and advice – what motivated you to follow this path? The women in my family – and other friends have always advised each other in a caring way. We enjoy sharing what we know and what we have learned in life and our experiences seems very natural to us.  I think it is natural for most women to do so.  I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t thinking about better ways to do something and sharing my thinking with others. The professional advising is a natural extension of that – just taking it to another level.  Asking me about what motivates me is a bit like asking me what motivates me to breathe – it is just a very natural thing for me to do.   Annabel Kaye How do you remember the beginning of your career? I have worked for pocket money or had [...]

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