I form a partnership relationship with clients and tailor sessions according to individual needs. I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and create the change they want in their lives. I use a blended approach using techniques and strategies I know work and that are evidence-based.
Training and coaching for executive leadership, staff and volunteers in professional settings and personal life coaching, including online programmes. Approach underpinned by positive psychology and strengths alignment, including Extended DISC consultation and facilitation, with emphasis on life and career transitioning.
First session free! Rates vary for individuals and organisations. Travel costs might apply, especially for single session clients.
P R O F I L E
Recently returned to the UK from Australia after 7 years; inquisitive by nature and approachable in manner; passionate about self-development and engaging as a mentor or coach; experienced working with individuals, teams, managers through change and transition; qualified coach and developer of change programmes using evidence-based methodologies and positive psychology training. Skilled writer, speaker and presenter; engaging workshop and retreat leader and facilitator. Startup fundraising background with strategic and implementation experience both in UK and overseas.
E X P E R I E N C E
TRAINING AND COACHING: since 2015
Self-employed in coaching business part-time until 2018 and full-time thereafter. Training and coaching for executive leadership, staff and volunteers in professional settings and personal life coaching, including online programmes (since 2018). Approach underpinned by positive psychology and strengths alignment, including Extended DISC consultation and facilitation, with emphasis on life and career transitioning.
PLANNED GIVING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER|MONASH UNIVERSITY:
Working within the External Relations division and attached to the Faculty of Education. Responsible for securing major gifts and bequests across the university, but specifically for Education, creating faculty case for support and developing key relationships for ongoing philanthropic funding from individuals, foundations and other organisations. Key successes included finalising a case for support for the faculty, initiating and engaging a major funder which then became a multi-million dollar partnership, joint engagement strategies and events with faculty alumni in Asia.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, FUNDRAISING: GEELONG GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CORIO
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, ROBERT GORDON’S COLLEGE, ABERDEEN
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, QUEENSWOOD GIRLS SCHOOL, HATFIELD,
SPONSORSHIP MANAGER, ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL, PERFORMING ARTS VENUES
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER; DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (EXTERNAL RELATIONS) UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
E D U C A T I O N
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN: MA ENGLISH (HONS) 2:1, 1995
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN: TESOL CERT 1997
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN: PG CERT COACHING 2012
T R U S T E E & V O L U N T E E R E X P E R I E N C E
DISTAFF - OFFERING MENTORING FOR WOMEN, 1997-1998 Trustee
INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS IN EDUCATION (IDPE) 2004-2009 Trustee
GEELONG ART GALLERY FOUNDATION BOARD 2014- 2016, Ordinary Member
YALARI FOUNDATION MELBOURNE BRANCH 2015 – 2019, Secretary
S K I L L S
Training and coaching for executive leadership, staff and volunteers; accredited Extended-DISC consultant and facilitator; experienced facilitator of group training, workshop and retreat leader; focus on building strong relationships through improved communication and self-awareness; searching out new and creative ways to improve effectiveness and to help teams and individuals navigate change and transition.
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