BiographyAfter years as a teacher and implementing coaching and NLP strategies in to the class with great effect, I decided to leave and set up my own company (Kreative Futures) in personal, professional and business development for adults. Alongside this, I have continued to up-skill teachers in areas such as vocabulary development, reading for meaning, writing, teaching and learning through history, questioning skills and literacy planning, as well as working as an educational consultant for a multitude of schools.
I recognised many years ago that we needed to educate our children in skills rather than just content. This honed my ability to teach: thinking skills, clear communication in all areas from oral to written, how to apply knowledge and link it with other experiences and the ability to be creative, analytical and evaluative, amongst many others.
From this experience, I realised that confidence and self-belief were essential criteria if we wanted children to succeed. As an extension, I noticed that many adults were not achieving their own potential as they were littered with limiting beliefs that held them back. Fed up of reports, homework, marking and Ofsted I decided to take the leap of faith and apply this learning to support adults to make a change. I kept all the fun parts of teaching and discarded all the areas of the job that dulled my own creativity.
I embarked on my own personal development exploration over 20 years ago and relish in the fact that there is always more to learn. We all have something to teach it is just a shame that we are very rarely heard.
I have a multitude of interests: painting, cryptic crossword, hiking, mountain biking, golf, horse riding and sailing.