Department, Role and office
SHEilds Group, Managing Director
Time with SHEilds: 10 Years
Reason for joining SHEilds
At the time of joining in 2006, my choice to join SHEilds were career prospects with a local company. As my time with SHEilds has past, I choose to stay with SHEilds because we have an exceptional team, who I view as family and the great satisfaction of helping thousands of candidates around the world achieve qualifications, which will make a difference to them personally, and impact their organisations safety.
Best thing working for SHEilds
Receiving feedback from past students, learning how they have progressed professionally and how we have helped them change their lives!
Who I interact with as part of my Role and what my day to day job consists of
I liaise with a number of stakeholders including NEBOSH, IOSH and City and Guilds on an almost daily basis, whether consulting on international relations or new product development. My other duties include the day to day running of our global offices and ensuring my management team have the resources required to discharge their duties.
Biggest achievement whilst working for SHEilds
Opening new offices in new global locations does give you a good feeling. When you have a new office with new equipment and a great team in place, the satisfaction is great.
Interesting facts outside of SHEilds
I have been married for a number of years, which has sprouted a supporting family with 3 children and recent new addition of 1 grandchild. We have 2 dogs (Dalmatian and Doberman) who are very energetic and keep us on our toes.
Hobbies / Past times
Motor biking, Clay pigeon shooting, Movies, Travel, Motivational books.
Random acts of Kindness
There are so many random acts of kindness which don't cost anything and I wish everyone would try and consider, what small changes they could make, to have a significant positive impact on others around them, strangers. I am a strong believer in good manners and the basics like holding a door for people or even saying please and thank you are very important to me. However, I have 2 additional RAK which I try and deliver upon wherever I get the opportunity:
Smiling at people – everyone, I believe it's contagious and heart warming.
Buying an additional sandwich and drink for a disadvantaged person, this is not always possible, however once or twice a month it doesn't really impact me greatly.
John Wick – Keanu Reeves
The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
My advice / tips on successfully completing a SHEilds course
Set a schedule to access your course - and stick to it.
Understand the learning outcomes - as this is what you will be examined on.