I continued my journey, moving into education in the UK to further impact the lives of young people and the wider communities around them. I have held senior leadership positions within schools, both primary and secondary, and was Head of the Music and Arts Service for the Metropolitan Borough Council of Sandwell.
I maintained my passion for connecting diverse communities and creating initiatives that develop both groups and individuals' self-efficacy. I have led and supported many fundraising initiatives, continually networking and connecting people. I established the creation of a multifaith museum and magazine, developing young people as project managers and leaders working with community groups, businesses, and wider organisations, resulting in greater mutual understanding and appreciation for diversity.
I have project managed large-scale events for 5000+ people bringing together schools, businesses, charities and other organisations. Invitations to run workshops and speak on my creative work have included conferences such as The Telegraph Festival for Education, The Key for School Leaders, and the SSAT and I was featured on a Government-funded project 'Music Manifesto' video documentary on inspiring leadership. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.
A lover of etymology, the word education is important to me in its truest sense. ‘Educere’ – to lead out, bring forth … essentially, to bring out what is within! Also a photographer and writer, I use these skills journalistically to engage communities with the amazing and diverse world and people around us, sharing stories and life experiences that enrich and educate.
I look forward to meeting you and to what that will bring!
I connect with a diverse range of great people and great minds to explore and share the power of mindset on lives. I inspire reflection on everyday practices, actions, mindsets, and their impact and share insight into how we can all develop our ability to make positive change for ourselves and in the world around us.