MA in Education
My approach to coaching is client-focused ie start where the client is; identify needs and offer suitable strategies. It gives me a buzz when I see people making strides to tackle their issues. I encourage a positive approach, recognising we can’t control others but we can control our own responses to situations
I have over 6 years coaching experience with Genius Within, and over 20 years senior management experience at 3 different colleges, so I bring extensive experience of working with people at all levels of an organisation. I also have significant teaching experience so enjoy working with groups
- Masters Degree in Education;
- Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Company Secretary qualification);
- Certificate of Education (teaching);
- Association of Accounting Technicians (Accounting)
- Mental Health First Aid;
- Health and Safety and Safeguarding
I have also studied for Coaching, Management and Counselling qualifications. I have extensive CPD mainly from my time in Further Education.
I have worked for over 6 years as a coach with Genius Within as well as delivering private coaching sessions.
Prior to this, I worked for over 20 years in Further Education as an Assistant Principal in 3 different colleges. My specialisms were Student Services and Basic Skills, including those with neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, and those with language and maths needs. I also was the safeguarding lead and led equality and diversity for those colleges. I enjoyed college leadership roles for employer engagement, community development and school liaison at different stages of my career. I was a keen advocate for CPD and developed my knowledge and skills over a long period of time. Latterly I was the lead for Inspections, Quality and Teaching & Learning.
I thoroughly enjoyed my career, but now enjoy the focus of 1:1 work and helping individuals as best I can, which is incredibly rewarding.