Lisa Seagroatt is Founder and Managing Director of HR Fit for Purpose which is an award-winning HR consultancy based in Enfield. She is also a published Author.
She has lived in the Enfield all her life and was educated in the borough. For the past three years she has volunteered as an Enterprise Advisor for Enfield County Girls School, helping prepare young people for the workplace. Having received very little support and guidance in terms of her own career options and how to transition from education into the workplace, Lisa wanted to use her own personal experience and professional expertise to help younger people prepare for ‘life after school’.
Lisa launched her HR consultancy business in January 2017. In 2020 she won the Enterprise National Top 50 HR Advisor Award and more recently she won the SME News Managing Director of the year award. She has been a Finalist in the 2019 Best Business Women Awards and a Finalist in the Rising Star category of the British HR Awards 2022.
Prior to setting up HR Fit for Purpose, Lisa had experienced a life changing mental health breakdown caused by bullying and workplace stress. She wanted to use this negative experience in a positive way to help others. Following on from her own personal experience, she was driven to set up a business model that focused on understanding the importance of looking after people and their welfare in the workplace.
In addition to her HR consultancy work, she recently lectured in the Level 5 CIPD (Intermediate Diploma in HR Management) for the Capital City College Group and has over 50 clients globally, including HR managers whom she previously taught as students, who are now her clients. She supports them with a team of specialists comprising of one of her own HR student graduates in addition to the remainder of the team being former valued workplace colleagues.
Lisa’s particular expertise is around helping business leaders and the HR practitioners of the future understand why a healthy workplace culture approach will ‘future proof’ any business in terms of attracting and retaining good talent. She feels this is particularly important when welcoming young people into the workplace which will often feel overwhelming and daunting for them, recognising that they will not necessarily understand how to transition into the workplace after being in full time education.
After graduating from the Enterprise Enfield Female Founders Accelerator Programme, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Lisa was appointed as an Ambassador for Women in Business. She is also an Ambassador of Conduct Change and an alumnus of the JP Morgan Founders Forward Mentoring Hub community.
Lisa is CIPD qualified, she is a Regular Contributor to People Management (online), holds a management qualification in Business Studies and is a qualified Trainer (‘Train the Trainer’). Her first book, Bandits in the Boardroom, which is the true memoir of her own toxic workplace experience, was launched during National Anti-Bullying Week 2021 and is receiving 5-star reviews on Amazon.