Training, Skills and Experience

Training and Qualifications

Alongside academic and professional experience, I've been involved in personal and professional growth and development for over 30 years. I'm naturally curious, love learning and I'm a lifelong student of human behaviour!

My training and influences extend across many fields - from coaching, career management, business, leadership, behavioural science, neuroscience and quantum science to western/eastern & positive models of psychology.  I've studied and gained in-depth experience in the areas of health, wellbeing and relationships and I have a keen interest in consciousness, spirituality, mindfulness and meditation.  I enjoy using this rich diversity and breadth and depth of knowledge to inform and underpin my work with individuals and organisations.

My experience includes the following:

Coaching / Mentoring / Consulting / Training

  • Certified Master Transformational Coach - Health Coach Institute, USA
  • Professional & Executive Coaching / Career Coaching - Management Futures, London
  • Positive Intelligence (PQ) Coach Training - a pioneering approach to develop mental fitness and emotional balance developed by Shirzad Chamine, former Chairman of CTI, the largest global Coach Training Institute
  • Strengths Coaching with Michelle McQuaid (Strengths Expert) using VIA Institute Character Strengths & Gallup Talents Inventories
  • The Science & Psychology of Coaching and Transformation with Margaret Moore - in-depth training with Founder of Wellcoaches Corporation, designed in conjunction with Harvard Medical School
  • 'Inside Out' Coaching with Michael Neill (Transformative Coaching Expert, Coach Trainer & Author of 'Supercoach' and 'The Inside-Out Revolution')
  • 3 Dimensional Coaching with Blaine Bartlett
  • Solutions Focus Coaching and Appreciative Inquiry Coaching
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Profiling Practitioner (MBTI) - OPP
  • NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner - Pegasus NLP
  • Firework ICF Approved Career Coach - Careershiftersfireworklogo
  • John Lees Certified Career Coach
  • Windmills Programme Career Coach / Careers Practitioner
  • Feminine Power - Evolving Wisdom, USA (12 month Mentoring & Training in feminine leadership, empowerment and engagement)
  • Train the Trainer and Adult Education Teaching Certification
  • Storytelling for Change, Acumen
  • WBECS - World Business and Executive Coaching Summits 2018 and 2019 - participant in year long training programmes led by international thought leaders and experts to develop cutting edge research, theory and practice in business, mentoring and coaching
  • National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine (NICABM) - Training with world leading experts in the fields of neuroscience and human behaviour - completed 'Working with Core Beliefs of 'Not Good Enough' and 'Working with the Pain of Abandonment' Professional Training Series

Professional Qualifications & Training

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information & Guidance - The University of Reading (Awarded AGCAS Excellence Award for Professional Achievement by the UK Association for Graduate Careers Services)
  • MSc Information Systems & Technology (Distinction) - City University, London
  • BCom (Hons) Commerce - The University of Birmingham

Wellbeing / Mindset / State of Mind

Neuroscience, Happiness & Thriving:

  • Science of Happiness Certification Course, Greater Good Science Centre - University of California, Berkeley, USA (one of the world's leading centres for research into positive psychology and wellbeing). Studying the science and research behind the factors that create happiness, wellbeing and flourishing.
  • Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life (neuroscience and neurobiology) - Certification Course with University of Chicago
  • Smart Body Smart Mind (SBSM) - 3 month course with nervous system expert Irene Lyon, learning how the nervous system works, why it's a fundamental aspect of our wellbeing and foundational to our health, relationships and enjoyment of life. Learning attunement to our body's sensory awareness and sensations and how to regulate, orientate, repattern and restore safety and wellbeing to the nervous system when the body and brain are pushed out of balance, our system feels compromised, stressed, traumatised or we feel burnt out. Includes polyvagal theory, neuroresilience and sensory awareness practices
  • 'Neuroplasticity of the brain/ understanding power of the mind' intermediate and advanced intensive live workshops with Dr Joe Dispenza (Neuroscience Researcher & Author of 'You are the Placebo', 'Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself' and 'Becoming Supernatural')
  • Brain/Mind Training with NeuroGym, using the latest research and principles of neuroscience to enhance wellbeing and achieve peak performance
  • 'How to break the cycle of depression' - Accredited training with the Human Givens Institute, a unique approach based on addressing physical, psychological and emotional human needs.
  • Embodiment Unlimited - Moving Beyond Trauma - 2 week professional training conference with leading international experts in fields of polyvagal theory, nervous system regulation, attachment theory, somatic experiencing, EMDR therapy and other approaches to heal trauma and restore wellbeing
  • 'Collapsing Polarities' 6 week in-indepth course with Abdel Mussa
  • Neurodharma Training - Practical science of a steady mind, a kind heart and inner peace - blending science, wisdom and practice with expert neuroscientist Rick Hanson
  • National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine (NICABM) - Training with world leading experts in the fields of trauma and anxiety - completed 'Working with Trauma' Professional Training Series, 'Working with Fear' Professional Training Series and 'Working with Anxiety' Professional Training Series
  • 'Instant Transformation: Exploring the direct path to insight, impact and influence using The 3 Principles' - Training and Mentoring with Chantal Burns (author of 'Instant Motivation') & Dr Mark Howard (Psychologist & Founder of The Three Principles Institute)

Mindfulness, Meditation & Awareness:

  • MeditationTraining: 1:1 training with Sandy Newbigging (creator of Mind-Detox Method & CALM Meditation Technique), plus trained in 'The Heart Technique' and Transcendental Meditation (TM) Methodslogo
  • 'Mindfulness Training for Stress Reduction' with Breathworks; plus Mindfulness Meditation Training (based on Buddhist principles)
  • 'Mandala of Being' Power of Awareness Training with Dr Richard Moss, Medical Doctor & leading international consciousness/spiritual growth teacher
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for students
  • 'Practical Philosophy' & 'Living Philosophy' with School of Economic Science


  • 9 month Mentorship with Dr Margaret Paul - Psychotherapist, international wellbeing and relationship expert, best-selling Author & Founder of 'Inner Bonding' Techniqueinner-bounting-logo
  • Imago Relationship Therapy and 1:1 mentoring in Encounter Centred Couples Therapy with Hedy Schliefer (clinical psychologist, international relationship therapist, personal communication expert and TED Talk Speaker)
  • Family Constellations and Systemic Constellations with Steven Victor (US) & Vivian Broughton (UK)
  • Healing the Mother Wound (and Father wound), parental attachment wounds and inner child healing - in-depth practice and training with various international experts on this topic - including Bethany Webster, Terri Cole, Sheryl Paul, Margaret Paul, Jennifer McLean - plus I've developed my own unique specialism in this area
  • Radical Forgiveness - with Colin Tipping. Powerful technique for finding peace, love and acceptance in relationships, health and life
  • Creating ConsciousRelationships - year long training with Jewels Wingfield and consciousness work with Jan Day around intimacy, creating authentic connections and building trust, love and safety within relationships
  • Alison Armstrong - trained in The Queen's Code and Understanding Men programmes with Alison Armstrong, international expert and educator on masculine-feminine relationship dynamics
  • Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program (NARP) with Melanie Tonia Evans (international expert on healing and recovery after narcissistic abuse)
  • The Hoffman Process (8 day world-renowned intensive focusing on personal growth and transformation, creating healthy relationships, healing dysfunctional patterns created in childhood and promoting emotional, psychological and spiritual growth) Hoffman Institute, UK

Training in therapeutic approaches to promote health and wellbeing:

  • RPT -  Reference Point Therapy (Rapid Personal Transformation Therapy) Advanced Practitioner -Trauma Release, Empowerment and Wellness Technique
  • XI - Exponential Intelligence with Mas Sajady, working with spatial referencing to anchor the mind and body and awareness in the present moment of time-space reality - and clearing any dysfunctional patterns that keep your awareness attached to, or anchored in the past
  • RTT - Rapid Transformational Therapy -blending hypnotherapy, neuroscience and command cell therapy for rewiring subconscious belief systems and neural thought patterns
  • NMT - NeuroModulation Technique Practitioner - Mind-Body Wellness and Health Optimisation Technique
  • Spontaneous Transformation Technique Practitioner - Mind-Body Balancing and Trauma Release Technique
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Reverse Therapy (working with the Mind and BodyMind to overcome symptoms of illness, stress and 'dis'ease)
  • Trauma Release Work (David Bercelli) and Robert Scaer MD (author of 'The Body Bears The Burden')
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Training - working with inner 'parts' and inner ego states
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (INPB) with Daniel Siegel (author of 'Mindsight'), learning about the body and nervous system's level of resource, capacity and 'window of tolerance' which greatly impacts health, wellbeing, stress, trauma and burnout.
  • 1:1 mentoring with Christine Page, MD - leading integrated health and wellbeing expert, Medical Doctor and global consciousness/spiritual growth teacher
  • 'Body-Mind-Centering' training with Jens Johannsen and 'Feldenkrais' with Shelagh O'Neill (mind-body & emotional awareness techniques)
  • Energy Medicine - trained with Donna Eden - Founder and Creator of Eden Energy Medicine) - healing and wellness approach based on clearing trapped, stuck and stagnant emotions and rebalancing the body's energy systems
  • Emotional Mastery Training with Lara Riggio (leading Energy Medicine and Intuitive Energy Expert)
  • Shamanic Practitioner Training (Shamanka School of Women's Shamanism with Eliana Harvey) - two year in-depth study and exploration of ancient wisdom from indigenous cultures, learning about the medicine wheel, healing our shadow, life transitions, how to expand consciousness, restore health and balance from within and promote living in harmony with the natural world.  Also trained in Reiki Healing (Level 2) with Christine Lunt and other energy medicine approaches to create greater health and wellbeing
  • Stott Pilates training with Founder Moira Merrithewdownload
  • Qualified NIA Teacher (trained in the USA) - Mind-Body Fitness Technique based on Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Modern Dance and Yoga).