Member Since: 14th Apr 2009
I believe that learning is one of life’s greatest pleasures - it should be a joy and an adventure. I also know that deep, transformational learning happens when the body, mind, heart and spirit are all engaged in the learning experience. I have more than 20 years’ experience of L&D leadership in the charity, housing association, and public sectors, and also worked as interim Head of Leadership Development at Oxfam during 2019.
I set up Saltbox Training & Events in 2009 and I now design and deliver inspiring training and events which take inspiration from nature, ancient wisdoms, and the creative arts as well as drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience and behavioural psychology to create powerful, memorable, transformative learning experiences.
My personal purpose is to help make the world better place for future generations and I do this in my work by...
- Creating holistic leaders who have the courage, wisdom, compassion and vision to make a positive difference in the world.
- Promoting tolerance, understanding, trust and collaboration within teams, organisations and communities.
- Helping individuals and organisations to respect and value themselves, each other and the world around them in all their activities and interactions.
I’m a Master Facilitator for TetraMap®, a simple but powerful, values-based tool that helps individuals, teams and organisations to transform how they work by using nature as a metaphor, and I also lead the TetraMap Global Leadership Group. I'm an active member of the CIPD, a member of the Women in Sustainability network, a Fellow of the RSA, and a member of both the Consultants for Good collective, and the Future Economies Network.
My book, The Holistic Learning Handbook was published in 2020, and have shared many of the ideas and principles in the book for a series of TZ Holistic learning articles. I also contributed to the book Neuroscience for Learning and Development: How to Apply Neuroscience and Psychology for Improved Learning and Training by Stella Collins.
I work predominantly with trustees, senior leaders, managers and employees at all levels across a range of organisations in the charitable, public, and corporate sectors - in particular working with ethical businesses and organisations with a purpose beyond profit.
Director Saltbox Training & Events
29th Jul 2022
Before reading any further, please just take a minute to go to Google Images and enter “Leader” in the search box. Take a few minutes to...Culture
15th Apr 2020
In previous parts of this series, I’ve talked about why we need to engage the body , mind and heart of learners in order to generate...Training
9th Jan 2020
Following my previous articles Why learning should be a holistic experience , which looks at why we need to engage the body, mind, heart...Training
29th Apr 2019
The body and mind are inextricably connected and messengers such as hormones and neurotransmitters provide constant communication between...Training