What do I do?

An IAPC&M volunteer since 2015, I was invited to take over as Head of Education.  As a qualified accountant, accreditation and professional CPD have always been part of my world, so I am delighted to be involved with the IAPC&M working to build trust in the profession through accreditation.

As Head of Education, I assist the learning and development of our accredited coaches and mentors by sourcing expert speakers to interview.  Additionally, recording business skills related training content as well as sharing industry best practice, all within our education resource area.

In direct response to the Education Survey 2017, I have put together a 12-month schedule of directly relevant learning and development subjects.

Why do I volunteer?

I volunteer with IAPC&M because, from the start, I felt strongly aligned with the vision for building trust and professionalism in coaching and mentoring services.  All my life I have been involved with committees and volunteering, which is driven by my strong sense of purpose that I am on this planet to serve others.

What can I do for you?

I mentor a local group of coaches which gives me insight into the every-day challenges being faced and questions being asked.  This experience ensures our educational content is kept relevant and current.

Once you have identified your CPD requirements, our education department will build your confidence by enhancing your personal and professional development, as well as help you to grow your business skills.

Finally, please help us to help you:

  • If there is a specific subject you would like assistance with, let me know.  I may be able to incorporate it into the programme, or else direct you to something that’s already available.
  • If you have a particular business expertise and are interested in contributing a session for the benefit of others, get in touch with your details, and background information to support your application.
  • When you come across an inspirational speaker who could add value to our education resource centre, make an introduction saying why you are recommending them as a contributor.

One of my favourite quotes

I love the determination to succeed, positive attitude and persistence of Thomas Edison.  It is illustrated when he was visited by a young reporter who challenged his failed experiments to develop the tungsten filament light bulb.  When challenged to give up his quest, Thomas Edison replied “I have not failed 5,000 times.  I have successfully identified 5,000 ways which will not work that puts me 5,000 steps closer to the one which will work”.