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Petal L. Miller MA (HRM), BA (Hons), PG DipPM, Chartered Member CIPD Petal L. Miller is a dynamic business development coach, author, trainer, speaker and TV presenter, with over 20 years experience as an educator, facilitator and writer. Petal specialises in re-igniting passion in individuals and organisations and has earned a reputation as a leader in her field. Petal is a ‘people person’ who imparts her wisdom and knowledge with simplicity, clarity and passion, to empower people to realise their career ambitions.

Learning, Training & Development, Executive Coaching & Consultancy

Petal is Managing Director of PLM Development Services and has an exclusive portfolio in the People Management and Development Field. Her client base is varied, encompassing the public, private and voluntary sectors. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and specialises in Human Resource Development. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Petal believes that her role in life is to facilitate the growth and development of others.Petal inspires, motivates and guides individuals to think and operate ‘outside the box’ to make positive changes to their lives, whether she is helping them to build new careers or add skills to their existing portfolio. She is an enabler of learning rather than a presenter of information and facts. Her training programmes are based on personal self development, as Petal’s primary objective is to ensure an ‘holistic approach’ to people development, performance and career management. Petal has developed, reviewed and implemented human resource policies and procedures. She develops bespoke programmes for organisations, particularly in staff and management development.



Petal has also established herself as a respected writer, columnist and feature writing, based on her ability to impart knowledge from her wealth of business and organisational expertise that inspires people not just to survive, but thrive in their personal and professional development. She had a longstanding column in The Voice newspaper, where she delivered fresh and insightful career information and provided engaging solutions for reader questions and challenges.

She is was the career and personal development feature writer for Testify Newspaper.Overwhelming public interest and demand for her witty, informative tough love  has resulted in Petal’s first book ‘Your Next Best Move’, which will be available next spring. The book promises to deliver uplifting, practical, no-nonsense words of wisdom to help people to take challenging personal and professional situations and turn it around to work for them. Her writing style incorporates her personal experiences and frank take on the corporate world to help the reader to make their own next best move.

Television Presenter

Most recently, Petal has embarked on a career in television presenting. Already an established public speaker and conference facilitator, Petal’s presenting style is down to earth, lively and engaging. She has gained a reputation for discussing issues and explaining ideas with simplicity, clarity and passion. With a personal interest in helping people to achieve their ambitions, spirituality and fact based advice, she is very excited about sharing her heart, mind and soul with a broader audience on the silver screen!




This is the best training I have had in a long time.  Very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.  Really enjoyed today’s training.

Sonia Banhan



Exceeded my expectations.  Very Good.  Lots of group and individual exercises.  Think that the course should be for most staff.

Jenny Mutesi, London Borough of Bromley, Youth Offending Team



The training, trainer and delivery was fantastic. Information covered gave my brain a thorough workout with plenty to think about and put into practice.

Yvette Augustine, London Borough of Lewisham Community Services



Very useful techniques communicated in planning workload and prioritising work.  Engaging and learning from group exercises.  Stripping theory and helped me to reflect on my practice.  Also helped me to examine my strengths and weaknesses.

Joan King, London Borough of Hackney Community Service Directorate



Petal is very friendly to help us to learn. The best course which I’ve been here at Civic Centre. Perfect! Petal is very clever and funny! 10 out of 10!

Aline Guerios, Carers Bromley