Most of my professional career has been about the development of others.
While coaching is my focus nowadays I have a long history of the design and delivery of experiential learning opportunities for all age groups and experiences.
My experience ranges from leading cross company, laboratory-based outreach activities for 11-18 year-olds while I was in the pharmaceutical sector, to education and training as an academic. There I designed experiential learning sessions to enliven learning about chemistry at undergraduate and Masters level.
Being Director of our Masters in Chemistry placement scheme, involved placing students in laboratory-based research jobs. I established a pool of over 80 companies across 14 countries, a testament to my ability to influence individuals and organisations.
I also designed and led training in 'soft skills & reflective practice' for undergraduates & Masters students, in readiness for placement.
For many years I had strategic responsibility for the direction of chemistry education at the University of Southampton, in my role as Deputy Head of School (Education).
I have used my considerable experience of experiential training in coaching related areas, to the benefit of my clients with Alpamayo Coaching.