Experience and Specialisms
I have spent my entire career in Scotland’s third sector, with almost 20 years’ experience in leadership, executive and governance roles in social care and education charities and in social enterprise. I have always loved working with people and derive a huge sense of satisfaction from supporting them to achieve their potential.
Coaching and mentoring are not therapeutic interventions, however I warmly welcome clients regardless of their background and circumstances who are committed to engage with coaching to make positive changes in their lives.
I started my career as a support worker in a mental health service and latterly was a member of the executive team in a national mental health charity. I am a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and have experience in supporting people who have experienced trauma and loss and members of the care experienced community.
I also have a keen interest in autism and other neurodiversities and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Autism from the University of Strathclyde and was formerly the director of the National Autistic Society Scotland. I have a very strong sense of social justice and much of my career has involved challenging inequality, underpinned by unwavering social values and a compassionate, collaborative leadership approach.