Founder of Co-train
2004 - present
Direct consultation, training and capacity building with children, young people and professionals. Current clients include local authorities, participation teams, youth forums and commercial companies. Previous clients include UNICEF, Save the Children, and Universities across Britain.
Extensive experience of consultation work – recent examples include: rewards and sanctions in school settings, safe in our care in LAC settings, play and youth provision, service provision for young people, Bullying and anti bullying strategies in education settings, developing and managing young people led services.
Develop, pilot and deliver community capacity building projects. Recent examples include: piloting new ways of working with families for Families first projects, run training on techniques for listening to children and young people, engaging with teenagers and understanding extreme poverty.
Outreach Worker at Circus Eruption
2011 - 2017
Circus Eruption is an inclusive youth circus started in 1995 and run by volunteers. I worked as part of a team of three outreach workers promoting inclusion, well-being and self esteem. We developed and delivered more than 50 outreach projects lasting up to ten weeks. Work was with partner organisations to design, run and evaluate all activities.
Founder of CLADA CIC ( Co-operative learning and development Associates ).
2006 - 2014
Founded and coordinate an association of trainers interesting in co-operative management of change- training in participation, co-operation, management of projects and organisations.
Founder of Dynamix Ltd.
1986 - 2004
Director, manager and worker.
Delivery of consultation and training contracts to a variety of clients.
Development of company employee base and overseeing implementation of ethos, values and working practice.
B.Sc Hons Sociology and Social Psychology2:1 University of Leicester 1982
Dip A.S.S. Swansea University 1985
CQSW Swansea University 1985
NVQ 4 Learning and development 2008
Level 3 Social Circus Trainer 2013
Continuing Professional Development
Social Circus and engaging youth Cirque Du Soleil (Europe) 2011/12/13
Work with PYEC (Professionalising European Youth Circus)
Participant and session leader at Circo Social Menorca 2017
Particpant ARTPAD (AChieving Resilience Play and Drama) Gdansk 2018
Co creator "Engagement Course" Poland 2020