Helping leaders and professionals to gain new insight and fulfil their potential
Since 2003 I have supported people to transform their lives and fulfil their potential, working for most of that time in the Health and Social Care Sector. I'm currently studying for an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Coaching at the University of East London, and I incorporate a wide range of therapeutic approaches to my coaching practice. I have a background in Senior Leadership in the Charity Sector, giving me a first-hand understanding of the complexity and challenges of such roles.
I was previously a Director for Change Grow Live, one of the UK’s largest third-sector organisations. The charity has a turnover of over £200 million, employs over 4000 staff, and is commissioned to provide Health and Social Care services across the breadth of the country. Working in that complex and changing system with a backdrop of the pandemic and funding insecurity it confirmed my view that effective leadership is primarily about one thing - relationships. Investing time to meaningfully understand those that worked for me was critical to creating a workplace culture that allowed autonomy and creativity to flourish.
I have learned that in order to understand and motivate others, personal insight is required. 'What am I bringing to this situation' is always a question that we can ask ourselves when leading an organisation. My own personal Coaching gave me invaluable insights allowing me to identify how my own values, beliefs and experiences informed my behaviour at work.
Prior to this I was the Manager of a residential drug and alcohol treatment service in Brighton; this service supported clients with a history of homelessness recover from addiction in a safe and supportive environment. With a committed team we transformed the ethos of the service, creating an environment that allowed our vulnerable clients to make meaningful changes to their lives, and to flourish. My work in that organisation (and in prior jobs) has given me experience and expertise with a wide range of psycho-therapeutic approaches.
My other passions in life are freediving and sea swimming. Freediving has given me the confidence to explore my personal limitations; it requires self-awareness, and the ability to remain calm and focussed when facing pressure. The connection with water and sea brings me joy, and enhances my life.
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