About Us

Welcome to Inspire Excellence HR Consultancy and thank you for taking the time to look at our website!

Inspire Excellence is a HR, Coaching & Training Consultancy based near Warrington, Cheshire, North West of England. With integrity at its core, the consultancy’s mission is to help organisations achieve success by supporting all HR, Coaching and Training needs.

A successful HR Director, Krystyna has always been a high achiever and she now blends her strategic HR knowledge with her pragmatic, people-centred approach, and her passion for understanding human psychology and behaviour.

“The company started due to the love of helping others achieve – it’s our passion!”


Who do we work with?

We are a commercially focused HR consultancy and work with organisations of all sizes, from the micro business (less than 10 people) through to large corporate organisations.

As well as working closely with businesses to help them achieve their people strategy, Inspire Excellence HR Consultancy also works with individuals in a coaching and/or mentoring capacity to help YOU achieve your potential. This might be done through the business you work for, or it might be an individual seeking private coaching sessions to deal with personal or work challenges.


Our aim is to…

…provide trusted and affordable HR solutions delivered to the highest of standards. Hence, Inspire Excellence offers a range of services from one off HR projects to long term support on a retainer basis.

Inspire Excellence UK Limited can support businesses with any aspect of HR.

We also help individuals succeed with one to one coaching and/or mentoring sessions on either a private or corporate basis.

We love what we do and have had many years in successfully supporting both individuals and businesses achieve their goals!


Benefits of working with us

One of the huge benefits of working with Inspire Excellence is that you gain the experience and assistance of Director Level HR Professionals at a fraction of the cost of senior in-house HR.

Consequently, we can help you to interpret employment legislation for your business in a pragmatic way and will provide expert HR support and advice without the cost of a senior in-house professional!

Benefits include:

  • Skilled HR professionals at a fraction of the cost of an in-house team;
  • Bespoke packages targeted at your specific needs;
  • Flexible approach;
  • Highly skilled coaches & mentors;
  • Independent and unbiased assessments & advice;
  • DBS checked for peace of mind;
  • Partners with breatheHR, a great HR software solution;
  • …and most importantly, comfort and peace of mind knowing your business is being well looked after.

As seen in...

Krystyna Petersen (FCIPD) – Founding Partner

  • Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD)
  • Certified Coach & Mentor
  • DiSC Trainer
  • NLP Practitioner
  • DBS Checked
  • Friendly, approachable and lover of travelling & seeing new places!


Who is Krystyna?

I’m Krystyna, the Founding Partner of Inspire Excellence, a leading HR, Coaching & Training Consultancy. Having felt the effects of negative behaviours and non-inclusive workplace cultures, both personally and through working with global clients, it is my mission to help create efficient, productive, and happy working environments, through effective people engagement and through HR systems & frameworks that make people management much easier.

Having worked in many senior roles, including being a HR Director for a large Global organisation, I bring high level strategy and an understanding of corporate and operational challenges to clients I work with – but more than that, I commit to finding solutions that actually inspire, motivate and produce excellence.

As a Fellow of the CIPD and someone highly committed to personal development, along with my fascination with human behaviour and my background in NLP, psychology, CBT and coaching, I also bring a new perspective to people management, which enables me to really understand the needs of the individuals involved in order to effect change quickly and with impact.

I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to practices within businesses; whether that’s operational processes, management processes or HR policies & procedures. It’s my mission to use my knowledge, skills and expertise to give consistent, transparent, quality advice to help both employers and employees to understand employment law requirements, to feel confident and empowered, and to create a pro-active, positive work environment for all.


Qualifications and Endorsements

Krystyna is a Fellow of the CIPD.  As a Senior HR Professional working to HR Director Level, Krystyna is equipped to help with any HR requirement. Having begun her HR career in hospitality as part of working in operations & management, (and having worked closely with operations across a broad range of different sectors throughout her career), Krystyna understands the critical importance of making HR work cohesively with operations, and tailors HR solutions accordingly. As a result, Krystyna works closely with her clients to ensure results that deliver.

Whether you’re a small company wanting to learn more and set up HR for the first time or a large organisation needing expert support, Inspire Excellence is well placed to help you. Contact us today!


Krystyna’s passion is…

Krystyna’s other huge passion is development and helping others achieve their aspirations. Over the years, she has gained a number of training, coaching and development qualifications in addition to undertaking various certifications.

Some of which include:

  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psychology


Krystyna has been a mentor to many and she is also a certified:

  • DiSC Trainer
  • Life Coach
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Practitioner

Krystyna loves to help people reach their potential, so Get in touch today and see how she can help you!

Call us on 0330 223 4290

Email us at enquiries@inspireexcellence.co.uk

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

Swami Sivananda

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“Krystyna has worked with me over the last six years on a variety of focus areas. Initially she offered HR guidance, often on a day to day level helping me become the best version of myself. She gave advice and shared techniques to allow me to develop myself personally which in turn lead to success in my career.

Following on from this, I really trusted her and felt I could open up a bit more which then lead to her helping me with some more personal issues. She helped me open up and see the root of some of my feelings and challenges and over different types of sessions helped me deal with and work through them rather than just hiding them away.

She helped me understand myself better and find clarity in areas I had struggled with for a long time. Our most recent journey together involved her support initially on a HR guidance situation, however as always, she goes the extra mile and also became a personal support giving me additional perspective on the situation helping me work through it in the best possible way from start to finish.

I would happily recommend Krystyna to anyone looking for support on anything HR related to those looking to work on themselves or others for personal and professional development too.”

C Bird Senior Account Manager, ITG

“Krystyna is down to earth and I have found her easy to work with through a number of challenging organisational situations including staff transfers, restructures and complex employment cases.

Krystyna achieves commercial outcomes and hasn’t been afraid to do things a bit differently in order to achieve the right business result, showing effective balance between real world HR, employment regulation, and commercial business interests”

M Huddleston Partner, OTB Eveling

“Krystyna knows how to help you get the best out of yourself. She has a calm and warm manner, balanced with curiosity and challenge. I always feel at ease when I am with her and I have found our discussions extremely rewarding.

Krystyna helps me to identify what my priorities are and how I can address them, and she’s also a great sounding board. Krystyna has a deep and extensive knowledge of HR & employment legislation and has always provided me sound and realistic advice.

Krystyna has supported me through significant life and career decisions, and I now class her a trusted friend. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.”

RK Public Service Provider

“Krys is a strong HR leader, who is knowledgeable about all areas of employment law and provides clear direction and guidance to her direct reports and business partners.

She is well respected by all levels of management for her personal expertise and the coaching approach that enables her to bring out the best in others.”

K Tomlinson People Development Evangelist

“During my 3 years with the business, Krystyna played an instrumental part in helping me manage the BAU HR needs of the business, delivering pragmatic HR solutions and advice to help get the best from the operation and team.

Krystyna’s council was both sought, valued and trusted as an HR specialist, enabling me to ensure that the business operated in a legally compliant way, providing sound guidance for a range of HR issues and considerations.

Further to delivering BAU HR into the business, I worked closely with Krystyna on a number of strategic projects aimed at enriching the culture and developing the talent within the team. Krystyna always impressed me with her top down thinking approach whilst working on these projects; able to clearly see the big picture, the desired outcomes, and work backwards from those to identify the key actions needed.

More than all these however, Krystyna’s key strength for me, lays in her ability to make HR work for the business that she’s in and it’s that ability to apply her wide generalist HR knowledge to fit the business operating model, that truly sets Krystyna apart from all other HR Professionals I’ve worked with over the years.”

L Cowell Operations Director

“Excellent HR consultant – has provided my companies with grounded, risk averse and effective HR policy and services. She’s helped us avoid many potential disasters by planning ahead, and when problems arise, helped us overcome potential liabilities and costs. Highly recommended – a real pearl.”

V Samios Country Manager and Director at Portanova UK Ltd

“Krystyna is a very experienced HR professional with a can do attitude and excellent employment law knowledge. She is commercially aware and works with managers to achieve the best result.”

P Pitt HR Manager

“On a recent project Krystyna was engaged to oversea operational HR in an area of the business that required excellent organisational skills as being able to support line managers with their HR responsibilities. She supported the transition of paper based HR onto a HRIS platform which enabled more accurate reporting. Krystyna is an extremely knowledgeable HR professional with a calm approach to the task in hand. She is totally reliable and executes her responsibilities in an efficient manner. She has an engaging style and I found her collaborative approach extremely helpful. I look forward to working with Krystyna on other projects.”

L Harper HR Consultant

“The year that I worked with Krystyna I have found fer to be an extremely focused and committed HR/Business professional. I have been impressed by her approach to solve business problems related to people at work. She comes up with newer perspectives and she proposes solutions that are creative as well as aimed at solving issues on a long-term basis. Another attribute of Krystyna that gives her an edge is her ability to keep her head high in challenging situations and move things forward.”

Avesh Senior Vice President, HGS

“We have been working with Krystyna for some time, she has worked closely with us to refine and develop our internal systems as well as improving our HR compliance. Krystyna has made a number of significant positive changes to how we work with our people, and has not been afraid to challenge us and question how we operate so improvements can be made to how we do things. She gives honest straight forward advice and has always been available to speak to or attend our stores. We believe we made the right move changing our HR advisors and moving the business to Krystyna.”

M Loseby Head of Retail

“Easy to work with quickly understood a very complex brief Deal with difficult employe with union representation and delivered a cast iron outcome on time in full”

D Cooper Group HR Manager - at Doric Group

“Krystyna provided HR consultancy works during a period of rapid change in the organisation, I would highly recommend her in all aspects.”


“Krystyna provided HR consultancy services to our organisation on a complex change programme. She was professional, detailed, focused and customer driven in all aspects. I highly recommend her services.”

M Tasker Energy Sector Senior HR Business Partner, HR Manager, Employee Relations Specialist

“Krystyna is an absolute breath of fresh air. She has fantastic knowledge of all things HR and offers expert advice and practical solutions. She fit into our team from day one and never felt like a ‘consultant’ – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and look forward to working with her again in the future.”

B Crook Head Of Corporate Services / Company Secretary at Pennington Choices
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