Why choose to work with me?

 

I'm the Transition coach and I am on a mission to help action takers face their stickiness, overwhelm and confusion and find their answers to the big questions of life; namely purpose, direction and desire. A multiple award winner, I am known for my incredible ability to motivate, inspire and enable people to transform potential ideas into great things. Indeed this is something I have done time and time again in my own life. Renown as having a 'one-woman dynamo' approach to life, I am famous for my sense of humour, direct approach, deep intuition and empathy.  

 

My approach is backed-up and demonstrated by a successful and lucrative portfolio career arising from over 30 years experience of leadership, strategy and organisational development; three BA and MA degrees; in Philosophy, Fine Art and Social Work, and additional qualifications in Counselling, Groupwork and Analyical Network Coaching. My leadership abilities have enabled me to manifest many exciting new projects and programmes; I was a National Charity CEO at 28 years old, I grew a somewhat dormant branch of a national parenting charity to award winning status and at the same time had three children as a solo mum in her 40's and launched the Arty Mummas Creative Collective. I have been running transformational group programmes for many years. 

My expertise gained from deep engagement in the arts, in coaching, in psychoanalysis, in innovation and strategy and in making stuff happen means I am adept at helping people create workable plans and strategies to move themselves forward and find freedom. I am an artist and a creative thinker and I draw insights and ideas from an eclectic and wide range of spaces and people including artists, leadership and management gurus, alternative practicioners, business strategists and thought leaders in my field. I have successfully moved between careers; trained qualified and practiced in a range of helping/counselling and creative disciplines; run my own successful strategy and development consultancy business for 16 years; mentored emerging and successful leaders and senior managers; I am a parent, an exhibiting and selling artist and a local community social activist.  When I work with you I draw on all of this to make your experience meaningful, dynamic and most of all useful!

 

When you work with me I am focussed not only on outcomes but also process and progress.  I am keen to make sure you get value for your investment of time and money.

I work with people in a number of ways:

  • coaching and mentoring for leaders/senior managers/career changers and people returning to the workplace

  • via a 1:1 or group based dynamic space for thinking, planning and making life changes

  • freelance and new business development

  • organisational development consultancy

 

You will be visiting my site because you might be interested in one to one/group coaching work with me, or you may have an organisational development challenge you need help with.   You might want to see my paintings, or know more about the social action work I do. Whatever the reason you are here I hope this site draws together all the ways I can work with you.

 

Please click on clients page for the full list of commissioning organisations.

Biography

 

Energetic, professional and creative Coach and leader, with a sophisticated understanding and knowledge of UK statutory, voluntary and community sector infrastructure, participation, partnerships, networks, youth and community development and volunteering

 

Experienced executive with a broad range of management, policy development, strategic planning, research, fundraising, marketing, and interpersonal skills gained in a range of progressively responsible and high profile roles. Previously trained in Social Work (MA CQSW Nottingham)

 

Effective and self-reliant freelance consultant with a proven ability to quickly identify the nuances of complex organisational/people issues and offer a new and creative angle to problem solving, project management, research and evaluation

 

Assured and engaging public speaker, trainer and writer, with well-developed PR and communications skills and experience of ministerial/high level contact and liaison

 

Creative and visionary manager, team player and group facilitator who can inspire staff, young people, volunteers, service users, financial supporters and donors

 

Is a member of the Windsor Leadership Trust Alumni having been selected as someone who has made a 'significant achievement in her chosen field' (National Youth Action Sector)

 

Awarded the highest award possibly by NCT in 2017 - The NCT National Volunteer of the Year; for exceptional work with and for parents and families.

 

Up to date registered Social Worker with the Social Work England and CRB Checked.

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