About Petal

Petal L. Miller MA (HRM), BA (Hons), PG DipPM, PG Dip in Applied Theology, Chartered Member CIPD

Petal L. Miller is an experienced Human Resource professional with an extensive portfolio in the People Management and Development field. Her client base is varied, encompassing the public, private and voluntary sectors, nationally and internationally. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, specialising in Human Resource Development. She is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has been involved in education, learning, training and development since 1977. Petal is passionate about children and people and believes that her role in life is to facilitate the growth and development of others.

Petal’s philosophy is that she has been given this awesome responsibility of building and preparing tomorrow’s leaders. In 1990, she set up PLM Extra Tuition, where she tutors children between the ages of 4 and 16 years in Maths, English Language and English Literature in line with the National Curriculum. She recognises that every child is an individual and aims to match the teaching that is provided to the learning needs of each student. In this way, Petal provides personalised learning and believes it is about building an educational platform for the future of our children.

She instils self-confidence, identity and a feeling of self-worth in pupils and empowers them to belief that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. PLM Extra Tuition works with pupils to develop skills and healthy habits that will contribute to their future economic well-being. A long list of its former pupils have gone on to top tier universities and carved fulfilling careers. Petal is celebrating thirty (30) years of tutoring children and attaining academic success.

Learning, Training & Development, Executive Coaching & Consultancy

In 1997, she established PLM Development Services. Petal inspires, motivates and guides individuals to think and operate ‘outside of the box’ and to make positive changes to their lives, whether it is helping people to build new careers or to simply add skills to their existing portfolio. She is an enabler of learning rather than a presenter of information and facts. Her training programmes are heavily based on personal self-development. Her primary objective is to ensure that there is a ‘holistic approach’ to people development, performance and career management.

Petal is the Trainer’s Trainer. She specialises in designing and facilitating innovative management and leadership development programmes and strategies which enable individuals, teams and organisations to meet their goals and facilitate personal and professional growth and development. As well as being a creative and results oriented executive coach, she is also an extremely energetic conference facilitator and a highly experienced presentation and skills trainer. Petal is the specialist in re-igniting passion in businesses and individuals. She is a ‘people person,’ who touches your heart as well as your soul. She makes you laugh, but importantly, she makes you think! According to a delegate – ‘Petal has given my brain a workout!’

She is a dynamic speaker who gets her ideas and the message across with clarity and passion. An intriguing combination of humour and ability makes Petal an outstanding presenter. She has become well known for her sound practical approach to training. Petal regularly receives high praises from participants for her refreshing, thought-provoking and informative delivery. You will appreciate her innovative and participatory techniques that produce immediate gains in your personal productivity and learning.

To Inform, Influence, Shape, Change

Petal has also established herself as a respected writer and columnist.

Petal has an 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 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, ‘The MIRROR Challenge’.


Petal is an established public speaker and conference facilitator.

Petal’s presenting style is down to earth, lively and engaging. With her personal interest in helping people to achieve their ambitions, spirituality with fact based advice, she has gained a reputation for discussing issues and explaining ideas with simplicity, clarity and passion.


More Information

For more information about training, development programmes or coaching, contact Petal today. Or fill in the Enquiries Form here.

Tel: 07961 336 824