About me

 

I started my coaching and consultancy business in January 2019. I have over 25 years of experience in development and senior management roles within the public and voluntary sectors, working in the areas of education, health and social care and community development, including:

  • 10 years as a senior manager in widening participation and partnership work at the Open University in Wales

  • 8 years as an internal coach with the Open University

  • 4 years at Care Council for Wales, developing their Service User and Carer Participation Strategy and co-ordinating the development of the first Occupational Standards for social care commissioning in Wales.

  • 3 years as Deputy Manager of a £3 million rural Sure Start Programme in England.

  • 4 years as founder and CEO of Friends for Leisure, a regional charity for disabled children and young people.

A graduate from Swansea University, I also have an HE Diploma in Health and Social Care and Masters of Business Administration (MBA). I am PMQ qualified (project management), hold a professional coaching qualification and am an NLP Master Practitioner. I am a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

My senior management experience has given me a wealth of skills and experience that I draw on in supporting individuals and organisations.

​Coaching experience

I have 8 years of active coaching experience. As a member of the Open University Internal Coaching Network, I undertook one off and longer term coaching assignments, supporting managers who were working in various roles across the University. I now work with coaching clients directly or through their workplaces as part of an HR development plan.

 

Other interests

I live with my husband in the Welsh border town of Oswestry and have two grown up children. In my spare time, I enjoy walking, yoga and keeping active. I volunteer at our local community cinema, board guide dogs in their final weeks of training and keep chickens.

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