Independent HR Consultant London

I am an independent HR consultant with over 20 years of experience. I’ve worked in senior HR positions within a large multi-site organisation. 

I’ve transferred my knowledge and expertise to offering outsourced HR services to companies in high growth industries, as well as small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that don’t have inhouse HR.

Having worked closely with Operations and HR Directors, I ensure the people strategy is continually updated to align with the business goals, culture and desired behaviours.

I’m a pro-active, passionate professional with a genuine love of helping people. My strong communication skills, positive energy and practical approach enables me to improve the overall culture within an organisation.

Benefits of hiring an outsourced HR services provider

Outsourcing your HR needs can be a cost-effective and flexible option for getting expert HR support.

Using an external HR expert gives your business access to high-quality support without the commitment of maintaining a full-time HR team. You’re also able to scale HR support according to changing business requirements. This approach is particularly effective for small and medium-sized enterprises, as it avoids the overhead costs associated with permanent HR staff.

Additionally, an independent HR consultant can offer objective, fresh perspectives when navigating complex legal requirements. They can help you to resolve issues and enhance your overall organisational effectiveness.

Here at Leonie Goodman Consulting, I can take care of all your people requirements in a personalised manner. I ensure your company meets legal compliance, which allows you to focus on developing your business.

Should you need to establish an in-house HR team, I can support in the set up and training involved to ensure an effective and efficient department.

My HR services

Below is a list of the services that I provide. For more details, visit my HR services page.

·       Department set up

·       Policies & procedures

·       Recruitment & selection

·       Engagement & retention

·       Disciplinary & grievance

·       Absence management

·       Quickstart guides

·       On-site support


What I specialise in

As part of the services that I offer, I specialise in the following areas:


  • Leading the inception of a shared services function
  • Providing support by managing underperformance, misconduct and grievance matters to reduce risk to the organisation
  • Building on a relationship of trust and confidence between operations and HR to reduce labour turnover and absence levels
  • Management and department re-structures
  • Managing and developing HR business partners
  • Implementing new initiatives which increase employee engagement
  • Managing the HR challenges of multi-site organisations
  • Safeguarding

My consulting approach

Firstly, I conduct an HR audit into areas that you feel require development. My approach is to spend time with management to look at current practices and consider the desired culture and behaviours you wish to embody. Next, I’ll design and deliver your personalised plan.

Sections of the audit will include:


  • Recruitment and Onboarding
  • Benefits
  • Job Descriptions
  • Absence Management
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Succession planning
  • Termination process and exit interviews
  • Letters and notifications
  • Personnel file review
  • Systems

What my clients say

“The benefit of having Leonie on board is that she is there as and when you need her. As a small business you want someone effective and reactive.

Leonie is both of these and she makes herself available at all hours to get what needs to be done sorted and that is the strength of having her by your side!”

“I have had the pleasure to work with Leonie for many years in various positions, I always found Leonie to be knowledgeable in all things HR related as well as a fantastic support mechanism when dealing with difficult and indifferent cases. Leonie is a great listener who has a very balanced view and does not allow emotion to cloud her judgement”

CIPD Certificate - Leonie Goodman

Get in touch

If you would like more information about my HR consultancy services or to discuss outsourcing your HR needs, get in touch via my contact page.