About me

I've been a freelance trainer for ten years and it's my passion. I use tried and tested methods which I craft to ensure the programme delivers the required outcomes. My style is always energetic, fun and fully focused on learning objectives.
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Professional Experience
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.

Languages

Learning Spanish

Skills

Facilitation

Consultation

Training

Compering

Education​

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

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