I have a learning and development background mainly in the public sector where I gained 30 years of experience in a variety of staff development roles including: leadership and management, coaching and mentoring, equality and diversity, customer service, employability skills, project management and team building. With an honours degree in education and training (Greenwich) and a PGC(HE)(Plymouth), I spent 3 years delivering post graduate qualifications and the PGC(HE) at Plymouth University and at Exeter University where I was a Teaching Fellow and Problem Based Learning Tutor in the Peninsula Medical School. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Member of the Institute for Leadership and Management (MInstLM) and a certified online learning facilitator (COLF) with the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). I qualified as an executive coach with the ILM at level 7 and University of The West of England and have gained experience coaching across organisations. I was instrumental in obtaining level 4 and 5 accreditation with the ILM for leadership and coaching programmes and managed the internal coaching network in a large local authority, training and supervising internal coaches. I bring a passion for lifelong learning and helping others achieve their potential by embracing and integrating a wide range of learning opportunities in the classroom, online and in the workplace. My vision for the Centre for Professional Learning is one where programmes are tailored to individual’s needs within their professional context with a strong emphasis on enabling delegates to take responsibility for their learning supported by a qualified and experienced team, excellent facilities and resources.