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I am a registered social worker with Social Work England (registration number SW81757) and a qualified personal performance coach. I have management and leadership qualifications with extensive experience at a senior level of managing staff and services in the public, private and voluntary sector. I am also accredited with Expert status by the CPD Standards Office with the Coach of Excellence award.
I trained as a social worker because I believe in the individuals' capacity to change, with the right support at the right time, to anything. I moved into managing teams and services as I wanted to make a difference on a bigger scale to organisations and their service delivery. It is the people who are the heart of an organisation, and it is they who have the potential and ability to achieve the highest of standards when it matters the most.
Some of my professional achievements to date include a senior management post held in the NHS. I managed community out-patient drug treatment services in Manchester. I was instrumental in the development and delivery of the largest NHS drug treatment centre for crack cocaine users in the UK. This involved recruiting, training, and developing teams to work in communities across Manchester.
I developed service user and volunteer programmes, working with and for vulnerable adults to reach their full potential. The services I managed were within the framework of a large NHS Mental Health Trust. This gave me extensive experience in managing teams by developing the people within those teams to perform at their best under pressure. By challenging organisational culture with innovative ideas, we resolved problems with inventive solutions. By sharing complex issues with stakeholders, we were able to reach a wider resolution, together.
I now use this experience to coach individuals and teams. We work together on where they are and what they value and believe in. We then set goals and actively take steps to reach their full potential, coping with change as a constant. Taking time out of your life to invest in yourself and your business by taking care of your learning, development and wellbeing is a necessity. I believe that you can achieve significant success with some changes to how you think and behave. I work with individuals who are achieving more than they ever thought possible and absolutely love it!