Lives: Bristol, UK
Driving: Full Driving Licence - experience of driving full range of vehicles up to 7.5 ton, (Cat C1 with BE)
Current ~ Winter 2019/20
Considering BRAVERY SCHOOL - next steps
Commercial Driving - agency work - various vehicles up to 7.5 ton
Research & Development
~ Jnext steps for Bravery School
~ Bravery School Podcast
~ Making up-cycled clothing, shoes, fascinators and found objects jewellry
PREVIOUSLY . . .
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY - Leadership, Facilitation and Coaching - IDHP ~ 2006 -2008
BA CERAMICS - UWE Bower Ashton ~ 99 - 2003
BTEC STUDIO CERAMICS - Derby University ~ 1981 - 84
School of Social Entrepreneurs ~ 1 year program
Walk Leadership Training
Outdoor First Aid
City & Guilds Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate
Training for Trainers - Women's Self Defence
Bristol Mediation Volunteer Training in Conflict Resolution
Event Management Training
as Interdisciplinary Practitioner
JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF BRAVERY - An intergenerational workshop for women exploring the stories we tell ourselves and the tales we tell others - Sept 18 to April 19
A SALON FOR ALL SEASONS ~ A mix of cabaret, conversations and candour; these salons showcase primarily women artists in music and storytelling ~ Spring planning for Summer & Autumn Events 2017
BRAVERY SCHOOL ~ Artists Residency, Photography Exhibition, Performance & Discussion
Autumn & Winter 2016, Winter, Spring & Summer 2017
RESURGENCE 50 ~ Pilgrimage & Reflective Daily Walks ~ Spring, Summer & Early Autumn 2016
NETWALKING SOUTH WEST ~ A combination of open and bespoke Facilitated Creative Dialogue on the move (primarily for small business) ~ November 2012 to Autumn 2016. (PLEASE NOTE ~ Bespoke Networks for business and conferences still available, click here for further information)
RITUAL ART IN NATURE ~ Seasonal Workshops in Nature with two facilitators combining environmental arts and personal development facilitated from a therapeutic perspective ~ Spring 2012 to Spring 2016
CONFIDENCE IN BUSINESS ~ Design, development and delivery of course for Women In Business 0 to 5 years ~ Autumn, Winter 2014, delivery Winter & early Spring 15
FACILITATION ~ Schumacher College and other organisations ~ September 2008 to present
KITCHEN MANAGER & COOK - Setting up a camp kitchen, devising menus and guiding volunteers to feed 120 participants and crew - Rise Up Singing Camp, Dartmoor, Devon - 2010 - 2014
WALKING TO MEET OURSELVES ~ Creative Coaching Practice that engages the client with self and nature ~ 2010 to current
PARENTING ~ The biggest interdisciplinary job of them all! ~ 2000 onwards . . .
Sustainability and Ecology
Increasingly interested in sustainability and our ecological footprint, in 1997 I began working with CRN, Community Recycling Network and Network Recycling. Working in roles as diverse as admin, event support, driving 7.5 ton lorries to deliver compost bins and ultimately working on site at Glastonbury Festival co-coordinating the litter pick for 1998 and 1999.
This interest developed into supporting leading thinkers on ecology and sustainability, by volunteering at Green and Away Tented Conference Centre, 2003 to 2007, running two sell out events at the (now closed) venue Bordeaux Quay in Bristol hosting speakers such as Satish Kumar, Tom Hodgkinson, Carl Honore, Patrick Holden.
This interest developed into a more personal enquiry about our human sustainability and resilience both individually and collectively, which led to my study in Humanistic Psychology, (Leadership, Facilitation and Coaching), which in turn led to working at Schumacher College on a freelance basis as one of their facilitators. Their focus on interactive and experiential learning to develop the practical skills and strategic thinking required to face the ecological, economic and social challenges of the 21st Century is renowned, and being part of that for 8 years, had a profound affect on my development as an interdisciplinary practitioner.
Event & Production Management ~ Design, Delivery and Consultation
Between 1986 and 1999 I worked within various production management roles for WOMAD, GLASTONBURY and other smaller festivals and events.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:
~ Coordinator of the Litter Pick at Glastonbury Festival 1998 & 1999
~ May Balls for Aberystwyth SU under canvas for 1000 plus students and staff with Jules Holland & Humphrey Lyttelton 1991 & 92
~ Event Coordinator Ashton Court Festival 1989 & 1990
~ Event Coordinator MTV Party = International Animation Festival 1989
Through my initial volunteering role at Ashton Court Festival through to my later freelancing roles, I have been been involved in designing and delivering training both in house and independently for BCC, WEA and various charities, social enterprises and training organisations. Training on specific event related subjects as well as my training specialism; issues relating to women, specifically self esteem, body image, self defence, developing your business and other personal development subjects.
Studying and working as a trainee production thrower & decorator for two years at the beginning of my working life was my foundation in clay. I later studied this subject twice, exhibited at New Designers in London and local West Country Shows, selling my work privately and on commission. In recent years I have become interested in costume, making fascinators and upcycling clothing which I wear.
Between 1975 and 1986, post school and without a clear trajectory, I embarked on a decade of experimentation.
My work included everything from waitress and barmaid through to picker on a production line, garage operative and girl groom, cook, trainee production thrower and decorator at a local pottery, assistant matron in a girls prep school to the life changing volunteering at Ashton Court Festival in April 1986.
Personal & Professional Development Statement
For me, an essential part of 'being human' is exploring my edges. With my desire to understand the different aspects of my own psyche, and thus perhaps gain a wider understanding of the human condition, since 1985 I have undertaken a wide range of personal and professional development training to enhance my understanding. Training has included several years of voice work with various practitioners from the Natural Voice Practitioners Network; several courses in Shamanism, Ecopsychology, and many short courses across various art mediums including Ceramics, Chinese/Japanese Painting, and more recently, 2016 onwards, writing, theatre and performance workshops.