Stephen Fortune

Stephen is a Principal Consultant and the Head of Building Global Management Capability at the Oxford Group, a division of the City & Guilds Group. He is a Learning & Development professional with a passion for talent development, innovation, and
helping leaders and their teams succeed.


Stephen has previously worked for Reckitt Benckiser, Warner Lambert & Pfizer in a variety of sales and account management roles, before moving into L&D. He has managed Business Units in FMCG and launched an industry recognised and award winning Pharmacy Strategy; Stephen has subsequently managed HR, L&D, Training and Commercial Operations in the UK and Europe.

In the last six years Stephen has been responsible for the transformation of Training for Pfizer with teams across Europe. Most recently Stephen led the transformation of Commercial Operations ‘global’ client facing model and change programmes.

Stephen manages client relationships and leads a range of high profile projects with a diverse range of clients. At Pfizer Ltd he led the re-design of global commercial operations client facing model. He also led the change management programme for Pfizer Training function from start-up. Stephen has also designed and delivered Coaching Conversations to 500+ leaders and senior leaders in UK.

He also managed ‘Finance for non-finance Managers’ course’ to Pfizer’s top 100 global country leaders, delivered ‘Leading virtual Teams’ to cross functional marketing teams in Europe. Stephen has managed several key L&D programs including: Challenging Conversations, Managing, Performance, Interviewing Skills, Managing High, Performing Teams & several Innovation change programmes and large scale innovation events.

Other client successes include: Sainsbury’s – delivered UK-wide Leadership programme to 100+ newly appointed pharmacists, and The Children’s Trust – Delivery of team facilitation & leadership team event.



Leadership & Management Development including: Virtual and Cross Cultural Leadership, Leading Change, Team Effectiveness, Group Facilitation, Project Management of complex European & Global Change Programs, Start up Functions, Leading & Managing Change in a complex Matrix Environment and Global Commercial Operations.

 
 
- Presenting - Experience of presenting on camera
- Guest articles for many publications across business and consumer sectors
- Speaker Presentations at trade conferences/exhibitions and company events
- Interviewed for online and print


- Building Global Management Capability
​- Virtual & Cross Cultural Leadership
- Leading & Managing Change
- Team Effectiveness


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STEPHEN IS AN INNOVATIVE AND INTUITIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL. HE IS HIGHLY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN HIS FIELD, AND HAS LED MANY SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS"






ALEX MORGAN,
DIRECTOR AT ABBEY COMMUNICATION LIMITED








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