I specialise in the design and delivery of impactful and energising learning and development experiences in leadership development, career progression, personal effectiveness and team dynamics. I am experienced in the delivery of a wide range of activities including:
• Leadership and Management Coaching
• Leadership and Management development programmes supported by the use of Insights Discovery and Genos Emotional Intelligence psychometrics
• Team effectiveness and performance interventions
• Personal development and effectiveness training
• Design and facilitation of events, such as strategic planning and team building
Key to my success is the value I place on building trusting and open relationships, essential when working with clients to ensure the delivery of the right solutions to meet their needs. Building trust also enables my coachees and workshop participants to get the most out of their time with me as they are able to quickly get to the route of issues and gain a deeper level of transformation.
By creating effective relationships I achieve a balance of support and challenge, enabling my clients to gain new perspectives and achieve their aspirations.
I am passionate about developing people and gain great satisfaction in creating a positive impact for people. I believe that leading by example, leading from the front, being a role model is key to an organisations success and that equipping Leaders with the tools to do this is a vital part of my role as a Learning and Development professional.
I coach to help people gain new perspectives, to see more clearly and to achieve their goals and aspirations.
It is important to me to build trusting relationships, tapping into people’s values to help unlock potential.
I provide a balance of support and challenge to clients set help them set goals and actions.
I hold time and space for clients to explore different ways of thinking, being non-judgmental and compassionate.
Where possible I like to use the natural environment to help build clients resilience and enhance the coaching experience.
I have worked in Learning and Development for over 15 years across both Public and Private sectors and with a wide range of clients, from new recruit Police Officers to Executive Board members. I have experience in the full range of the learning cycle; identifying needs, designing and delivery content and evaluation. My experience is made up of face to face delivery to small, medium and large groups and includes a diverse range of topics including leadership and management development, criminal law and legislation, food retail compliance as well as individual and team development.
I have worked closely with HR Business Partners and Senior Leaders to understand strategic business priorities and identifying learning solutions to meet business needs. Focusing on leadership, management, performance and change topics I have lead the design, delivery, embedding and evaluation of interventions, reporting on success and return on investment. I have been involved in coaching colleagues at all levels across different businesses supporting their development with a variety of learning tools and techniques.
• ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching
• Insights Discovery
• Genos Emotional Intelligence
• Myers Briggs Type Indicator
• NVQ Level 3 in Training and Development
• Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector
• City & Guilds Level 3 Assessment in the Workplace
I live in Winchester but am relatively new to Hampshire having spent most of my life living and working in Dorset. I am a keen cyclist and love to get out into the rural areas around Winchester, Alresford and beyond. I find that cycling not only gives me vital headspace after a busy week at work, but also enables me to get into areas that I simply would not visit if I was just driving to work and back. The social side is equally as important and I make sure there is always a decent coffee stop somewhere on route.
The outdoors is really important to me as I find it an ideal place to re-charge the batteries, connect with the natural world and to just be in the present. A walk in the hills and mountains of North Wales, the Lake District or the Downs of Hampshire are an ideal tonic to life and all its pressures.
New experiences are important to me and when I travel I like to go to places I’ve not visited before and seek out new and exciting things to see, do and eat. I enjoy cooking and eating out in equal measure and doing these with family and friends is key to the enjoyment and satisfaction of these great pleasures.
Being me makes me different. As much as I have things in common with lots of people, my beliefs and values as well as my life experiences make me unique and different.
Professionally I have a varied background of work experience including time as a front line Police Officer as well as working in Corporate environments. Working across such a variety of sectors, with people from a wide range of social, geographic and economic backgrounds gave me vital experiences in making connections, building and maintaining relationships and enhancing my communications skills.