What is your current Job Title or Role?
Behavioural Change Facilitator
What advice would you have for young women who are interested in a STEM career or job?
Go with your passion and believe in yourself. Expertise is not finite – we are all learning all the time.
How did you get to where you are today?
As a social scientist, I have always been interested in managing change and helping people modify their behaviour to achieve the positive results they desire. I wanted to use the commercial skills I’d learned during my career in marketing into support personal development, health and wellbeing. I got the opportunity to write a behavioural change programme for the NHS, promoting health awareness. My particular passions are working to promote smoking cessation and to help people realise their full potential in the workplace.
What do you do on a daily basis in your work?
I design and facilitate learning programmes for individuals and teams who are seeking to achieve positive change and development in both their personal and work life. At Engage to Move Ahead we specialise in helping STEM organisations address issues around gender parity, for example unconscious bias and talent management. We do this through keynote presentations, seminars and workshops, and coaching interventions.
Who or what inspired you to get into STEM?
I was fortunate to meet and work with many inspirational people in the NHS and their passion to help people is infectious. I knew that I could help to bring a different perspective to personal growth and health awareness and, to challenge the issues faced in the workplace particularly around engagement and gender parity.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Seeing the huge change in mindsets and behaviour by taking small steps in the right direction. Seeing people grow and glow when they achieve their milestones. In some part I hope I am helping to inspire that change.
What do you like to do outside work?
I love to walk on Dartmoor and the coastal paths and, spend time with friends and family.