What inspired you to join Chapter?
I was looking for a new challenge when I saw the role of Wellbeing Training Facilitator advertised. It seemed tailor-made for me! Delivering mental health and wellbeing training and consultancy to organisations perfectly complements my existing work as a self-employed trainer & speaker and through the CIC I run in education. During my virtual interview, I knew immediately that this would be a brilliant team to work with, and this was proved right as soon as I joined. I am delighted to have joined the Chapter family!
What’s the best bit about your work?
When I deliver training on mental health and wellbeing and participants have those brilliant ‘aha’ moments…even better when they tell me afterwards how a simple tool or technique they tried out made a huge difference to how they feel!
Fred what’s your own wellbeing ‘go-to’?
So many! I love getting outside for a walk, but writing down gratitudes at the end of the day is also a wonderful way to improve mood, notice more of the good stuff and get a good night’s sleep! When pushed for time, a simple 1-minute breathing meditation does wonders for me. Oh, and cooking. Always. It’s like a form of mindfulness meditation for me, and it allows me to tap into my signature strength of ‘love’, by cooking for and feeding my family.
Tell us something unusual, or unexpected, about you that not many people would know.
I have 3 nationalities (and 3 passports) and speak 6 languages. As a family of 4, we currently have 10 passports between us (it will be 11 once my husband gets his Italian citizenship)!
What’s your favourite inspirational quote for life?
“Choose your attitude” – Debra Searle
What 3 things are you most grateful for?
My family, my friends, chocolate 😉
Any noteworthy professional associations/qualifications? Go-on blow your own trumpet 😉
I have an MSc (Master’s) in Applied Positive Psychology and am currently doing an EdD (Doctorate in Education) – though I question the wisdom of this on a daily basis as I attempt to juggle work, family life and study/research!!! I’m also a qualified teacher.
I also am one of the 100 women listed in this year’s #ialso list for 2021!
Lastly. What would you say to someone who’s thinking about contacting Chapter for support?
Do it – what’s the worst that can happen?