A little bit about me…

I learned my craft as a teacher in the sprawling hills of the Lake District in England. I worked in primary schools in Nottinghamshire, Robin Hood country. For the last 5 years I have been working as a consultant supporting schools and a whole host of other organisations and projects. 3 years ago I moved to Melbourne, Australia. My consultancy business brings all of those different insights together and is defined by the following key ideas…

Creative Partnerships

Creative Partnerships

I am seeking like-minded organisations to partner with long term. The short term fix of professional development only ever scratches the surface. I am experienced at developing creative, long term partnerships that form the best possible conditions for significant development and change to thrive.

“In dialogue we trust”

“In dialogue we trust”

Dialogue is a powerful medium to generate ideas, build new understanding and strengthen relationships. Whether in the classroom, workshop or in a series of consulting sessions I focus on learning through dialogue. As your “critical friend” I can offer critique, challenge and provocation that sparks deeper thinking and development.

A Unique Perspective

A Unique Perspective

With 15 years of experience working across a wide range of different sectors including over 10 years as a teacher and school leader – I can bring a unique perspective to the challenges you are facing. I remain committed to improving learning and enjoy offering practical ideas and strategies that can have an impact straight away.

Services and Programmes

Take a look at some of the specific areas of support I offer and some of the programmes I am developing.

Improving Feedback

Improving Feedback

Improving feedback is key to building creative, innovative organisations. Feedback is a process and mindset that impacts on many different aspects of your organisation, often without us knowing. I provide a range of consultancy support to build strong cultures of critique, with guiding principles, mindsets as well as a range of tailored tools and activities.

Building Creative Culture

Building Creative Culture

Working with you to improve the mindset, skillset and toolset associated with creative thinking across an organisation. Supporting individuals and teams to think and work more creatively. I am well experienced at facilitating creative inquiry processes such as design thinking or strategically planning to build a more creative culture.

Supporting Leadership

Supporting Leadership

Whether you have a team of emerging leaders needing support or your own executive team are looking for some creative partnership, I offer a range of services to help.

Keynotes

Keynotes

Get in touch if you are interested in me speaking at your conference or event. I have keynoted at events all over the world and am a confident and creative public speaker. I enjoy sharing my unique perspective on learning and explore topics such as: curiosity, an endangered species; the creative process and thinking obliquely; my Dad doesn’t Google.

Workshop Facilitation

Workshop Facilitation

I have been facilitating learning for over 15 years and have led workshops on a wide variety of subjects and topics. Let me know if I can support you with an existing team or offer an workshop to suit your needs.

Programme Design and Review

Programme Design and Review

Although I have been designing learning since I started as a primary school teacher, I have refined this skill over the last 5 years. I have experience in programme design and review in a variety of sectors including: architecture, libraries, hospitals, technology, education and fashion (even in a windswept Scottish castle!). Let me know how I could help you review your existing programmes or develop new ones.

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