I’ve been working nomadically for several years now, guided by an ethics of joy.
I bring people together in community, to think, make decisions and implement plans which change cultures, choosing work based on Nesta UK’s 2018 definition of Good Help:
“…enabling people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action.”
I’m a Thinking Environment facilitator, writer, public speaker and coach and my work translates well to online spaces. I’m co-founder of the #JoyFE💛 movement and its influential ‘Ideas Rooms’. I have particular strengths around engagement, digital resilience and the creation of effective, bespoke culture change programmes. I try to be joyfully militant in everything I do.
I’m very interested in wellbeing, particularly mental health and developing personal agency (taking me right back to my first career as a Public Health Specialist). I’m a member of the @MHFECrowd and I’m currently developing new thinking around health, wellbeing and empowerment, particularly for women. I’ve been nominated for an EduFuturist 2020 Award as a Staff Wellbeing Champion, even though I don’t have a ‘staff’.
I’m contracted with the Education and Training Foundation via touchconsulting Ltd to work on a number of professional development programmes which are engine rooms of change and which genuinely amplify educators’ voices. And I have the privilege of coaching some of the finest thinkers in education and the third sector.
I’m Chair of the Carnegie Big 6 series of education debates and in 2021 I will co-Chair the OER Conference. I regularly write for TES FE and InTuition and I’m working on a couple of books which are infused with affirmative joy. I hope to complete my PhD, which re-imagines and re-theorises Community Education, in 2021.
If you think we could do some work together, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
– or my LinkedIn Profile.