They say experience is the teacher
of all things
Well, they didn’t; Julius Caesar did. I’ve learned a huge amount during my (almost) 20-year career. I’ve swam in the deep waters of learning and development, paddled in diversity and inclusion, and amassed some skills that money truly can’t buy (like knowing when a client or team is teetering on the edge of a breakthrough, or how to read a room of 1,000 people and pivot mid-sentence). I’ve graduated with honours from the school of getting stuck in, but I also have some good old-fashioned qualifications as well. Just in case you’re interested.
MA in Human Resource Management
University of Westminster
In this masters programme, I focused my academic studies on: Strategic HRM; Organisation Analysis, Design and Development; Managing Organisational Change and Reward and Recognition. For my dissertation, I analysed the impact of talent development interventions on levels of employee engagement.
Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
Oxford Brookes University OCM CIPD EMCC
In this Level 7, two-year programme, I studied the academic elements and practical application of coaching and mentoring.
Certificate in Training Delivery Skills
The Training Foundation
In this practical programme, I developed my skills in designing and delivering training that meets the needs of the audience. The geek in me was very pleased when I got a 98% score in my final assessment!
Personal Profile Analysis Practitioner
I am trained and certified to deliver personal style assessments and feedback, including PPA (DISC), Emotional Intelligence (TEIQ), High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI) and 360 degree feedback.
Chartered Member CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
I am a chartered member of the CIPD and bound by the CIPD’s code of Professional Conduct.
Coaching Supervision & CPD
I engage in monthly coaching supervision with a qualified supervisor. I’m a nerd for learning and take part in regular learning to keep myself in tip-top shape to support my clients.
I also have a degree in Music, a grade 8 ABRSM in singing and my BAGA level 3 in gymnastics (from 1990. I’m just waiting for the day it’ll come in useful).
Details person? Me too. Feel free to download my CV
Training matters. Experience rules. I’ve poured a lot of both into work that brings me joy. Let’s dive in deeper…