I have found so much untapped wisdom waiting to be released, by taking time to listen to those involved "doing the job". So, my approach is about building the capacity of individuals and teams, helping them make a positive difference. It's about developing a culture of success and interdependence based on self-belief, evaluation and action.
This approach threads through my career. I began teaching English in 1970, working through to senior leader, head, advisor, Ofsted Inspector and Deputy Chief Inspector for Nottinghamshire. Going Freelance in 1998 led to: Executive Headships, NCTL Lead Facilitator & Curriculum Adviser for the DfE. I published two books: "The Evaluation of Pastoral Care & PSHE" and "Desire Lines". Business experience in Restoration, Sculpture and Publishing informed training and mentoring over 1,500 start-up consultancies around the UK.
This video filmed at BETT2018 tells my story.
At a recent #WomenEd LeadMeet Conference I launched a new model for "Consensual Leadership" using the PANINI Continuum. It captures how I, and many others, want to behave and be treated at work. I've been bouyed by the positive responses. Here's my article in the Best Practice section of Secondary Education SecEd Magazine June 2018.
The iAbacus is unique because it starts with individual, or team, perceptions. It combines the emotional intelligence of coaching with the rigour of audit. Have a look at the website here, watch a 60 second video here or re ad these testimonials but the best way to understand iAbacus is to use it - so take a FREE TRIAL
I enjoy linking with people with a passion to make a positive difference.
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As Chair of the charity Kenyan Education Support KES, it's great to provide scholarships to gifted but disadvantaged Kenyan youngsters who would otherwise have no education. Our scholars, many now at University, are already making a positive difference to our world.
A finer life-balance involves a growing family, writing, blacksmithing, Rotary International and climbing high mountains, preferably covered in snow.