After working in senior management roles in Further Education and Skills in colleges, private training providers, the NHS and corporate business I made the move into the arts and creative sector. I have a degree in law and social sciences and postgraduate qualifications in marketing, management and HR. But, although I enjoyed these roles and studying, I realised I wanted to develop another side to me: my creative side.
One of my favourite books is
Sir Ken Robinson's 'The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything' https://amzn.to/31GHCDi
My first book was a children's illustrated short story, Ceecee's Treasure Chest. Just before Lockdown I had been invited to deliver workshops in libraries and schools but I realised these visits might be limited in the future. So I had an idea to develop activity books which parents and children could use at home or, equally, could be used at school without an author visit.
I have also designed some journals for the grown-ups too inspired by my own experience of online learning, managing meetings and recovering from mental exhaustion.
Finally, I have my collections of poetry and lyrics which I have published in two books and showcase on my You Tube, Instagram and Soundcloud channels.
I'm really interested in how creativity can support us in our personal and working lives. When we develop our creative side we can improve out mental health, open up new conversations, see ourselves, our colleagues and our communities in new light and find new solutions to challenges.
I'm keen to collaborate with organisations who want to support their teams and communities grow through creativity and writing.