I am a freelance consultant with a background that spans government, think tanks and civil society. I am passionate about collaborating with others to achieve social change, and do this through advising on strategy, delivering specific pieces of work, and building the capacity of teams and leaders.
Before going freelance I was the Assistant Director of Communities and Social policy at the GLA, a programme manager and senior researcher at the new economics foundation and a Clore Social Fellow in 2015, which involved secondments to the Office for Civil Society and the Frameworks Institute. I have held non executive director roles in the NHS and been the Chair of Haringey Giving. In 2019 I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to conduct original research in North America and Australia into the role of anchor organisations in local economies.
The main areas I work on are:
Coaching, facilitation and action learning: I regularly facilitate groups, ranging from board development sessions to team away days and retreats. I often support organisations to conduct strategic reviews or organisational development work which involves a combination of 1:1 coaching, facilitated group spaces and written outputs, such as theories of change or recommendations for policy and practice. I also do 1:1 coaching and facilitate group action learning sets.
Research and learning: I help clients design and deliver research programmes, with a particular focus on participative research methods, communities of practice and learning networks.
Policy and advocacy: I advise on policy development and advocacy strategies across a range of social policy issues. I also deliver training and capacity building to civil society organisations on their advocacy and influencing strategies.
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