Founding Director and CEO (part time)
I truly believe in the power of great listening, creating space for people to think and respond, and working with people instead of doing things to them. Words often used to describe me include: calm, compassionate, aware, considered and supportive.
Over the last 20 years I have taken on significant roles and projects across arts, culture, heritage, health, wellbeing.
Within all my working environments, from classrooms to boardrooms and everywhere inbetween, I am known for creating space where everyone’s voice is heard and respected, and the potential of quieter individuals is unleashed.
Through all of my work I have a particular interest in using values-based reflective practice and applied learning, specifically with individuals and organisations looking to make a difference in their communities.
In addition to Crafting Relationships, I also offer personal and business coaching to individuals and organisations making a difference in communities. That could be paramedics, teachers, police, VCS workers, creatives and others. Take a look at Make A Difference Coaching Ltd. for more information.
I do my best thinking in supermarket car parks.
Heritage Education Director (part time)
Meet Beth, an experienced History and Humanities teacher, tutor and educational leader, who joined the team in Autumn 2019 to co-lead on our YourStory and Local History Cafe programmes.
Beth has a particular interest in supporting students to reach their full potential in education and has created curriculum resources to aid general learning and engagement, with an emphasis on increasing wellbeing through learning together.
Beth has an MA in The Country House: Art, History and Literature, has time spent as a volunteer in museums and country houses, and is taking her MA in Educational Leadership to the next level studying for a Doctorate in Education.
Creative Director (part time)
Meet Mandeep Dhadialla, who joined the team as part-time Creative Director in Spring 2019 after working with us as a freelancer for a number of years.