Associates and Advisors

Marion Stone - Associate

Marion is an experienced independent performance consultant that assists small and medium sized organisations to reach their goals by unlocking the motivation and performance of their employees. She believes in building connections between people and the organisation and her consultancy, Cornerstone Connections, offers performance consulting, facilitation and training that builds high performance.

Her key focus areas include creating performance management processes that drive engagement and business results, developing managers out of technical specialists, facilitating teams to high performance and implementing behavioural feedback processes. At the start of her career, Marion worked as a process engineer within the manufacturing sector, but her interest in people led her into a technical training role. Her work then expanded to include developing organisational development solutions that improve performance.

Emerging from her diverse background is a practical approach and a real commitment to making a difference to individuals and the business. She has worked in South Africa, UK and Europe as a manager and a consultant in various business sectors from manufacturing to financial services. Her articles appear in HR publications and she regularly presents topics at the Chamber of Commerce and other industry organisations.

Marion holds a first degree in chemistry (UCT) and an M.Sc. in Strategic Training and Development (University of Surrey Roehampton). She is accredited by the South African Board for People Practices as a Chartered HR Practitioner.


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