MY SPECIALITIES/SERVICES

PUBLIC, PRIVATE & THIRD SECTOR ENGAGEMENT

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION, ENTERPRISE & START-UP SUPPORT

As someone who has developed projects, social enterprises and businesses, I deliver workshops, coaching and one-to-one support to individuals, students, academics, charities and SMEs in the following areas:

 

  • Business and enterprise skills for students

  • Innovation and ideation sessions

  • Developing your personal brand and portfolio for postdocs and academics

  • Business Model Canvas

  • Developing a social enterprise

  • Licensing and IP

  • Start-up advice and support

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & CHANGE

My PhD research specialised in diversity and inclusion and I have over 10 years of experience in the field. I am also a qualified APMG change manager and have worked with organisations on developing programmes and initiaitves, policies and planning for D&I, organisational development and community engagement projects.  I have also spoken nationally and internationally at numerous conferences on the topic. 

FACILITATION & TRAINING 

I am a qualified trainer and experienced facilitator who has worked with a number of SMEs and larger organisations,  particularly around community engagement, evaluation, creative thinking and communication.  I also faciliatate theory of change sessions, team discussions and more.

RESEARCH TRAINING & MANAGEMENT

I provide support, advice and guidance to students undertaking research degrees and have delivered training and workshops for summer schools and university student and staff development programmes. I have particular expertise in qualitative research methods, participatory methods, community evaluation, youth research and educational research. I am also an experienced research programme and grants manager.

PERSONAL & GROUP COACHING

I support individuals and groups with career and personal development coaching and have a number of programmes on offer.

EDUCATION, YOUTH AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SERVICES

CHILD & YOUTH LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

I have extensive expertise in child and youth development, gained from working with children and young people and writing and teaching about child and youth development. I have worked with individual families, nurseries, schools and other organisations in this area and deliver training and workshops in this area.

LANGUAGE, LITERACY & COMMUNICATION

With a background in linguistics and communication, I have extensive experience supporting language and literacy in the early years, having written a book in the area for the Professional Association of Childcare & Early Years (Pacey) and being a licensed ICAN trainer. I have also taught communication theory and skills in secondary school and higher education and cultural communication in business.

MENTAL HEALTH & POSITIVE WELL-BEING

I am an accredited Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and fully accredited youth mental health first aider, as well as a speaker in areas of personal and educational development. I work with education providers and organisations to meet their needs in this area.

ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (STUDY SKILLS)

I have 10 years of experience tutoring young people and adults and work on a one-to-one and group basis delivering study skills sessions. I have particular expertise with essay planning and writing, thesis support, referencing & academic presentations.

WRITING/SPEAKING

I have been commissioned to write books and articles and have delivered presentations and workshops to a range of audiences nationally and internationally. I have particular experience talking to students and graduates and education staff.

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