I’m a Leadership Consultant based in Cardiff, UK.
For over 20 years I have helped leaders develop and thrive, and have witnessed the positive impact their success has on individuals, organisations and communities.
Due to my experience of coaching, developing, training and working with leaders, I’ve a real familiarity with facilitation, coaching, and learning and development techniques. I help my clients reflect, focus and act on the real issues that are holding back their progress. This means they can move on to developing strategies and solutions which work.
Having been part of the coaching and training sector all my working life, I’m deeply committed to learning as a tool for transformational change.
I believe that for people to succeed and thrive, leaders need to move away from a top-down, command and control style to a more transformational and connective style of leadership.
Effective leaders create effective teams and effective teams cause the positive societal changes we need in this world.
How I work with my clients
Every client and organisation is different. Therefore, a key part of my work is understanding the environment as well as the individual and working out what will help them best to move on and grow.
I use a combination of coaching, training and leadership techniques according to the situation. These include: Active Listening, Action Learning Facilitation, cognitive-behavioural techniques, Mindfulness, group coaching, Collaborative Leadership techniques, collaborative working facilitation, team coaching, team development and, coaching training.
Professional development and understanding the theory behind practical usage is very important to me. Therefore, I have the following qualifications and awards:
- Mindfulness Train the Trainer
- Certified Practitioner in NLP
- Diploma in Organisational Stress Management
- MSc Social Policy and Gender
- PGCE in Further Education
- BA (hons) Sociology
- LMW Gold Quality Award in Training in Wales
- Clore Social Leadership Programme Coach
ILM Centre and Endorsed Provider of:
- Coaching Training Stage 1
- Coaching Training Stage 2
- Action Learning Stage 1
- Action Learning Stage 2
- Connective Leadership Training
Over the past 10 years, I have trained over 200 individuals to become coaches, coaching supervisors and leaders, or action learning facilitators, on courses I have written and developed. These courses are endorsed to ILM Levels 4, 6 or 7.
I now mainly run these courses in-house and do open courses only a couple of times a year.