Navigate your HR Career

We’ll help you identify your career path and develop you as an expert in your field.

Grow Your HR Team

We’ll equip you with skills and capabilities to be an innovative and agile HR team.

Transform Your HR

We’ll enable you to shape and develop your HR skills to help transform the world of work.


Kelly Swingler

Founder and Rulebreaker

Born out of an initial frustration with ‘old school/ HR and unethical consultancy practices, Chrysalis was founded by psychologist, author and the UK’s youngest HR Director, Kelly Swingler.

Our focus is putting people first.

Through our consulting, coaching, learning solutions and events, Kelly and the Chrysalis Team are ripping up the rulebook to help clients implement people focused solutions.

Darkest Hour

My latest blog just happens to be my 💯th since…

HR – The Repair Shop

I don’t know if you’ve ever caught an episode of Repair Shop…

HR – Emergency Service

I recently qualified as a Mental Health First Aider…

Headlines & Buckets

It takes a crying contestant to remind us that ‘Bake Off’ is just about cake.

Why I Mentor

Saturday was National Mentoring Day and it was great…

Mr Sandman, Bring Me A Dream

When I was a child one of my favourite books was about The Sandman…

Pet Cemetery & Other HR Horrors!

Catching up with some reading recently, I came across a little gem…

Forever Autumn…

You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a Public Service Announcement…

Classroom Training…

I heard this line recently and I thought it was hilarious, and in my own case…

The Other Side Of Parenting

Over the weekend I spoke at length to a very close friend…

Candle in the Dark

Last week was rather momentous for me, so I wanted to take time to reflect…

(Work) Life Balance

It’s #WorkLifeWeek and the focus is on helping…

A message from Michael Fearnhead

‘The Future’ aka Managing Director

The needs of our clients have always been at the heart of what we do: from the expansion of our services and development of new and exciting products, through to really spending the time with our clients to understand their needs.  Everything we do has our client in mind and that’s why we can proudly say that 85% of our contracts are generated from repeat business.

“Kelly was sharp to the point and had a very pragmatic approach which helped me to “declutter” and properly refocus energy and time on the few key important things that really matter to be successful. This is true empowerment so let me thank you again for making this happen!”

Marie – Head of HR

“I have attended events ran by Kelly and found them interesting, informative and educational.  Kelly is passionate about business, training and people meeting their potential. She is an interesting, articulate speaker whose workshops are hugely enjoyable!”

Rachel – People Director

“I believe that workshops such as these are as relevant as those helping us with social media and building our businesses. As with everything, it¹s the holistic approach to life that generates the best people and ultimately the best businesses.”

James – HR Director

“I would not hesitate in recommending Kelly to others and believe that she has the ability to work with individuals at all levels to bring them on in their personal development. I will certainly be using her again in the future!”

Rachel – CEO

“The whole event was fun, soul searching and well worth attending.  I would highly recommend this to anyone, either professionals or not, as your delivery was really warm and welcoming and I feel would benefit the majority of HR Professionals struggling out there.”

Neil – HR Director

“Kelly is a unique combination of authority, innovative ideas and authenticity, always striving to get the best out of people and lead us onto new things but always with a refreshing business realism. I highly recommend Kelly and Chrysalis Consulting”

Dr Sam Collins, CEO and Founder