My Teacher Intro
Students describe me as passionate, fun, engaging & inspirational. I use my life experience, skills, teaching qualifications & a positive attitude to introduce you to concepts which will enhance your life, increase your knowledge & most importantly, teach you something about yourself.
My courses, Intro. to psychology, mental health first aid, intro. to dementia, safeguarding, epilepsy, train the trainer, equality & diversity will leave you captivated & inspired. I've had the pleasure of working with substance misuse, addiction, the homeless & other vulnerable people, including those in prison and at risk, both as a speaker & trainer. I have a real passion for supporting learners who may not want to learn due to their negative experiences of education. As a motivational speaker I bring life into my lessons, a chance to look at learning in an innovative way.
I've spent 12 years looking at my life in the form of self- development, this journey took me to places where I had to really look deep, reflect & grow in order to survive, that's where my passion comes from.
I am a Samaritans listening volunteer, I'm a published book at The Human Library and an internal Verifier for Pearsons Edexcel. I love tai chi Qi Gong, reading & dancing. I currently run a training and motivational speaking company called Qui Solutions. Please feel free to check me out at www.survivegrowinspire.com.
Qualifications & Experience
In brief, my background was initially psychology, I worked as a psychologist in schools for 2 years before I became interested in lecturing and completed a PGCE at Greenwich University (I already had a degree in Education Social Work) during the evening, while studying I was offered various teaching hours which became full-time by the end of my course.
I left teaching to become a Development Manager for an NHS Healthcare Trust, which enabled me to enhance my practical knowledge in Health & Social Care before returning to lecturing at the College of NE London for 6 years, I obtained my Masters and was promoted to Curriculum Manager giving me the opportunity to write courses, manage the teaching team and assess / verify.
Over the last 12 years I have been a freelance trainer designing, marketing & facilitating courses and motivational speaking; my clients include The Priory, The Good Care Group and over a dozen schools and college, I have attended and facilitated INSET for teachers, provided motivational speaking in primary and secondary schools and created online learning content to organisations wanting remote learning and development.
This course will teach you inclusive leadership & how to create a company culture of appreciation of difference.
Are you intrigued by human behaviour, the mind & thought processes; why people do the things they do?
This course will enable you to support friends and family members who are self-harming or suicidal & those at risk.
This course is specifically designed to support those who want to increase their knowledge & awareness of dementia.