Idiosyncratic individual who loves what she does - until the pips are well and truly squeezed. I'm personally and professionally committed to empowering as many people andmore...Idiosyncratic individual who loves what she does - until the pips are well and truly squeezed. I'm personally and professionally committed to empowering as many people and passionate small business owners as humanly possible - including myself. Eternal student of communications, marketing, technology, business, wealth creation ecology, life, the Universe and everything.
Profession: copywriter, marketer, coach and trader-in-training.
Areas Covered: The Universe! I will write for aliens if the fee and the ethics are right!
I have a long history of public relations related work in a variety of settings. I have set up and facilitated collaborative projects to regenerate areas left in crisis following closures of local major industries, made funding applications and managed projects.
I returned to community work, after some years as a family carer, which not only strengthened my facilitation skills, it also confirmed a commitment to helping people make changes in their lives. I discovered that I was able to persuade, influence and lead people when required - skills which I pass on to anyone I work with who can benefit from them.
Balancing potentially conflicting demands between 'conservative' institutions versus 'progressive' communities has required extensive use of tact, dexterity and patience, combined with strong communication skills and constant professional development. Getting results isn't always easy, but the tougher the challenge, the better the ultimate results!
Communications for the purpose of improving peoples' quality of life is a passion - whatever the medium and however complex the job.
Nowadays, I am developing my skills and experience as an informal business coach and teaching myself market trading.
I believe that great communications change lives; seeing that happen for SME's for whom I write is a constant source of pleasure to me. Transforming results is my ultimate goal in any work I undertake.
To recharge from absolute focus on the best I can do in writing, I want to surf, garden, read, or walk the hills with a dog!
I am largely self-educated. E.g. psychology, economics, software applications, business. I completed a diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy which has under-pinned every professional post I have found myself in. I also studied Politics at Liverpool Polytechnic (now JMU). I completed numerous certificates in conservation related subjects, 'bat handling' being one of my favourite things, ever!
I began training as a Social Worker before family crisis pulled me out of academic study of the subject into real-life practice to become a carer in pretty complex family dynamics!
An avid book-worm all my life, I have continually educated myself in a variety of subjects. Nowadays, I have returned to my life-long love-hate for social and political issues and I am actively learning more about finance, economics and ecology. After all, money, as well as people and other life-forms make the world go round... I want to do my bit to learn how they empower, as well as corrupt, then turn knowledge into action!
I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and enjoy opportunities to write on a vast array of subjects for my clients. I love the challenges copy-writing brings me and learning about some of the great businesses out there is incredibly satisfying. If you have a great business and are passionate about what you do, I will work my magic to get across just how fantastic you are...