Di Kamp

Di Kamp is chief executive of Meta. Meta is a consultancy which specialises in helping individuals and organisations uncover their ability to be excellent, specifically through culture change and performance improvement.

Di has been involved in the field of developing people and organisations for 35 years. She has worked with a variety of organisations and specialises in enabling senior managers to guide their organisations from good enough to excellence, and enabling management teams to lead their people in a way that will enhance their performance. Clients include Jaguar/Land Rover, Amex, Lloyds Banking Group, Conoco-Phillips, Centro, several district councils, several housing associations and she has worked internationally. Di is a graduate, and has a Diploma in Training Management. She has also trained to Master Practitioner level in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with John Grinder and uses this training to inform her approach to bringing out the best in people. Di has written several books on a variety of topics including manuals for trainers, staff appraisals workplace counselling, improving your excellence as a trainer, people skills, and being a manager in the 21st century. She has also made audio recordings on management skills, and NLP. She speaks at conferences, both in-house and for wider audiences. She is currently preparing a further book on the secret of sustainable successful organisations.

Q&A

Q: What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out?
A: I wish someone had told me that it is more important to establish a relationship with work colleagues than to just get stuff done. And it would have been great to know that you have more control over your destiny than you realise at first

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A: The best advice I have ever been given is to do what you love, not just earn a living. When you love what you do, you put your heart and soul into it, and it pays dividends

Q: What is your top tip for success?
A: My top tip for success is to ensure that you keep yourself in a good state. We all perform better when we are feeling good, yet most of us neglect ourselves and become over-tired, and overwhelmed

Books by Di Kamp in this series

Successful Appraisals in a Week: Teach Yourself