Józefa Fawcett

Award-Winning Learning Consultant
Future Capability Architect
Recognised Excellence Expert™
Pracademic Lecturer & Facilitator
Podcast Host

✪ Onsite ~ Online ~ International ✪

Since 1980, Józefa has dedicated herself to empowering professionals through training and development. Beginning in the cosmetics industry, she went on to gain expertise in retail, customer service, recruitment, and the NHS. In 2002, Józefa leveraged this experience to found a boutique training consultancy focused on being a trusted advisor to companies seeking to develop their people.  Building on this strong foundation, Józefa saw an opportunity to have an even greater impact. Now as the founder and principal consultant of Józefa Fawcett International (JFI), she provides research, guidance, and hands-on support to help individuals and organisations:

  • Prepare workers for the future blending learning technology with human insight
  • Cultivate empathic leaders who create engaged and empowered hybrid teams
  • Embed cultures of quality, excellence and continuous growth

At the heart of Józefa’s work is the belief that with the right support, every person working in an organisation has immense potential. She brings global expertise listening carefully to what is needed so as to produce customised learning solutions. The goal is always to equip clients with the capability to craft their own sustainable transformation paths towards purposeful innovation and human-centred success.

Guiding professionals at all levels to realise their leadership potential and foster cultures of learning, she has trained, coached, and mentored operational managers, HR experts, and L&D leaders across industries.

Whether it’s transformative workshops, insightful conference keynotes, executive programmes, or academic classes these are always tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each client or university, assessing teams and programmes through a lens of quality, equity, and empowerment. 

Deeply committed to understanding diverse cultural perspectives, Józefa brings an innovative yet sensitive approach to her work. She creates valuable growth opportunities that tangibly improve productivity, strengths-based leadership, and sustainable change. 

As an independent researcher and podcaster Józefa provides inspiration and insights into advancing open education globally. Aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal #4 and UNESCO OER principles, she advocates for equitable access for all.

At the heart of Józefa’s expertise is the philosophy that each person deserves the chance to shape their own path to purpose and self-actualisation. She strives to equip clients with the mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets to foster that limitless personal and collective growth.

International Focus

Józefa has EU project experience as project partner in European Commission-funded programmes:

Leonardo da Vinci supporting vocational education and training (up to 2010)

Grundtvig aimed at helping adults improve their employability prospects (up to 2013)

Erasmus promoting closer cooperation between universities and higher education for cross-border student exchange (up to 2014)

Erasmus+ fostering transnational cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices and mobility in education, training, youth and sport in Europe and beyond into ‘non-associated third / partner countries’ (2014 – now)

She also brings a wealth of cross sector/industry experience having worked within 19 industries across all 5 economic sectors in 38 countries on 5 continents.

PRIMARY SECTOR: (raw materials industry)

Energy, Utilities & Renewables: ENI (Italy, Kazakhstan, UK)

SECONDARY SECTOR: (manufacturing industry)

Construction: Cemex (Mexico); Waste Management: Cory Riverside (UK); Food & Beverage: ARCA, FEMSA, Danone (Mexico)

TERTIARY SECTOR: (service industry)

Transport & Logistics: DPD (Belgium), GAC (Dubai) Healthcare: NHS, Public Health (UK), Biotech (Germany); Financial Services: Lloyds Banking Group (UK); Central European Bank (Germany); Legal Services: Nexis Lexis Legal (UK); Recruitment: Blue Arrow Employment (UK); Events: Orchid Associates Group (Europe, Asia/Middle East, Oceania); Retail & FMCG: Comet Electronics, Estee Lauder Cosmetics, Selfridges, Harrods, Peter Jones, John Lewis (UK), Chaloub Group Luxury Goods (Kuwait)

QUATERNARY SECTOR: (information industry)

Pharma & Life Sciences: Novo Nordisk (Denmark), Institute of Scientific Research (Kuwait); Education: HEI’s (UK, Estonia, Turkey, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Mexico), Professional Awarding Bodies & Associations (IHM, CIPD, UK, NAAL, IFTDO), EU Education & Culture Directorate (Belgium), RSVP Executive Coaching (Malaysia); Technology: British Telecom (UK), Digital Health Solutions (Germany), SAP (Ireland, Germany); Media & Communications: Radio Leinehertz Community Radio (Germany)

QUINARY SECTOR: (human services industry)

Government: EU State Chancellery (Latvia), Government of the United Arab Emirates; Central & Local Government (UK); European Commission (Belgium) European Council School of Administration (Latvia); Public Services: European Patent Office (Austria), European Regional Development Agencies (Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia); Charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research (UK); Armed Forces & Emergency Services: Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defence (UK)

Professional Awards


The Business Excellence Institute works to help its members – be they individuals or organisations – get outstanding results for all their stakeholders. It promotes excellence in management and the Business Excellence profession and has members on 6 continents.

In March 2023, BEX reviewed Józefa Fawcett’s working practices by obtaining references and feedback from other members and clients. This feedback satisfied the Review Panel who then awarded Józefa Recognised Excellence Expert™ accreditation.

BEX Code of Conduct


Dual Accreditation of Training Excellence and CPD Standard is a unique badge of quality.  It demonstrates to clients and potential customers that Józefa Fawcett has undertaken a rigorous third-party verification of her practice, offers accredited CPD provision and supports her intention to be the best within the market.  Józefa Fawcett has received independent and external verification and is approved by the CPD Standards Office UK to:

  • Provide CPD points to those who complete their professional reskilling and assessment as members of the JFI Academy




Independent and external verification and approved by the CPD Standards Office means that those attending webinars and keynote presentations with Józefa are eligible to apply for CPD points as part of their ongoing professional development.


TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD x 3: IE Business School of Human Sciences & Technology Award for Teaching Excellence

2019-2020 (world’s first digital liquid award by Daniel Canogar)

2018-2019 (paper-based award)

2017-2018 (paper-based award)

GLOBAL HR EXCELLENCE (HR LEADERSHIP) AWARD 2009: from the World HRD Congress in 2009. This was presented by Dr. Ulrich Schweiker, Advisory committee, World HRD Congress, and Marc Alen, President, European Consortium for the Learning Organisation.

GLOBAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD 2017:  from the World HRD Congress Training & Development Leadership Congress, selected to receive this, a second award.

“I continue to be amazed by the sheer dedication and massive contribution that is being made by the World HRD Congress executive committee and by Dr R. L. Bhatia, its founder. I am also deeply honoured that my work in the field of Training and HRD is visible to the board of eminent academics and practitioners from my field, and to be chosen as a recipient of their award, TWICE!  My hope is to be in a position to travel to Mumbai and speak at one of their future events, however, for now, my thanks go to the World HRD Congress and the World Training and Development Congress for this award.