About me

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Hello

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.

Training and facilitation

To my training and facilitation I bring academic expertise in how 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.

Coaching

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.

Work within organisations

In terms of changing organisational culture, I draw on experiences of initiating interventions in my former workplace. Here, my passion for gender equality propelled my advocacy for action within my Department in a large organisation. I influenced staff and mobilised desire for change. I set up a women’s network, hosted awareness-raising and networking events, influenced the setting up of a Gender Equality Champion role, which I then held, and proposed and monitored action plans. This work has fed into the Department being the first non-STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) subject in the University to aim for a national gender equality award in higher education (Athena SWAN).

Beyond the workplace

Outside of work, I enjoy being a Trustee at two small charities that support women and girls: West End Women and Girls Centre, Newcastle and Team Kenya CIO.

Qualifications

ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
PhD, Contemporary Literature, Gender and Sexuality

Memberships

Member of the Association for Coaching
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

More information

CV
my past events, workshops and talks

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