I started my business in coaching, training and facilitation in 2017. After a career of over fourteen years as an academic, I was keen to work more closely with my passion for social justice and to continue to help individuals, communities and organisations to be the best versions of themselves that they can be. All of my work is driven by my values.
Training and facilitation
To my training and facilitation I bring academic expertise in how diversity, inclusion and in particular gender and sexuality operate in society, evidenced by my PhD and research publications. Furthermore, I bring over fourteen years’ experience in designing and delivering learning programmes for adults. This includes experience in introducing and nurturing spaces for conversations around gender and LGBT-related issues, potentially sensitive topics. I’ve delivered training across the private, public and charity sectors. I love learning and developing and have recently completed a certificate in action-learning facilitation to add to my toolbox.
Having gained a coaching qualification in 2017, I enjoy supporting people to draw on their greatest resource – themselves – to maximise their potential, explore options, clarify and attain their goals. I offer coaching to individuals as well as to organisations wishing to develop their staff.
I draw on my research experience, knowledge and project management skills to offer a range of consultancy. Examples include qualitative research for Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge, for the Equality and Human Rights Commission and external evaluation work for the harm-reduction charity, Change, Grow, Live, for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and for Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
Beyond the workplace
I am a member of the steering group of GENE (Gender and Entrepreneurship North East). Previously I have been a trustee at two small charities: Team Kenya CIO, an international development charity that educates girls, empowers women and transforms communities in Western Kenya; West End Women and Girls Centre, Newcastle, which offers support, advocacy and activities for local women and girls.
ILM-endorsed Certificate in Action Learning Facilitation
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
PhD, Contemporary Literature, Gender and Sexuality
Member of the Association for Coaching
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy