My career has spanned thirty years in the media as a freelance journalist, travel writer, magazine editor and BBC broadcaster. I am currently a visiting lecturer in journalism, on the MA at Westminster University, at City University, City Lit and Arcadia where I supervise international students interning in various disciplines.
I draw on various disciplines in my coaching including NLP, Art Therapy and TA (Transactional Analysis) and hold a certificate in 'coaching in the workplace' from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
I work face-to-face or in-house with my clients, or increasingly on Skype. My clients include freelance journalists, non-fiction writers, older people looking to engage with social media and professionals at a crossroads in their careers or dealing with difficult situations at work.
My corporate work covers editorial team training in-house, working with CEOs or start-ups and with non-fiction authors. I have a reputation for being, with permission a challenging and intuitive coach.
I'm a London-based editor, BBC broadcast journalist, lecturer and travel writer with thirty years media experience under my belt. For the last ten years or so I have been lecturing on the MA in journalism at Westminster university and at City University and the City Lit. Mentoring freelance journalists has always been part of what I do. After qualifying as an ILM coach I now work across all sectors. focusing on work-based issues, leadership and management, career progression, digital and editorial content and presentation and communication skills. I also run the JournoAnswers community on Facebook.
In case you're interested in the variety of jobs I've had they include:
Magazine Editor Redwood Publishing
Presenter 'Food and Drink' programme 3 series for BBC2
Roving Reporter BBC Radio 4 'Breakaway' 15 years
Travel Editor Telegraph Weekend magazine
Travel Writer The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Express.
Hotel Inspector 15 years British Tourist Authority
Reporter/researcher Which? and Holiday Which? magazines