Ellie Herriot

Ellie Herriot

Principal Consultant
"Really good session, very informative and very well facilitated over a virtual platform."

I am a Principal Consultant at byrne·dean and deliver a range of training sessions all over the world.

I  am passionate about developing awareness and behaviours which allow employees and organisations to reach their full potential. I have experience running a huge range of sessions from all staff behavioural to leadership workshops for more senior staff and more procedural sessions.  I am able to balance my sessions between technical knowledge and real lived experience due to a varied career. As well as experience as a practising Employment Lawyer in top city law firms, I have worked as an In-house Lawyer and in HR within a financial institution. I therefore know what it is like to be a client and someone who has to deliver to clients, I understand the pressures and challenges of these environments and use this to make sessions come to life. I have also worked in HR at the University of Cambridge and taught law at a secondary school both of which honed my ability to answer a difficult question!

I have had my challenges during my working life including a period of post-natal depression and a serious accident which initially left me unable to walk and in need of a number of surgeries. This means I am resilient and understanding and can teach other people how to deal with their own life challenges and how to support team members.

I have always been interested in how human beings interact with each other and am grateful that this is the focus of my career.

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2018 – current: Principal Consultant at byrne·dean

HR, University of Cambridge

Trainer in Law, Saffron Walden County High

In-house solicitor, Barclays Bank Plc

Solicitor, Olswang

Trainee and Solicitor, Norton Rose

St John’s College, University of Cambridge

Nottingham Law School