After years in senior positions in HR and L&D in aviation and the corporate world, Jane moved to a small Mediterranean island with her young children. In Malta, she worked as a leadership and people consultant helping emerging and established businesses to make the very best of their strongest and most expensive assets; people. Here she also wrote two novels and gained degrees in Philosophy and Creative Writing. Whilst new policies and laws addressed part of the inequalities experienced by women, cultural change was slow and so Jane produced and presented a prime-time TV show, interviewing women of impact and influence and sharing their stories. Guests included Her Excellency, The President of Malta.
Now back in the UK, Jane has completed her MSc in Positive Psychology and is using this academic understanding and practice in wellbeing in her role as an L&D professional, trainer, coach, Associate Lecturer in Occupational Psychology and parent.
‘It’s hard to pick a preferred style because to get the most from people you have to be flexible and work in the moment and the topic at hand. I’ve done lots of different things and so my experience is pretty eclectic and of course, I bring that all with me. I’m a curious person. As a Positive Psychologist I work with people’s strengths and don’t spend time on focussing on what people aren’t good at. Instinctively we look for the bad, and often it’s magnified out of proportion. Personally, I think that’s time wasted. In my experience and studies, I know that people thrive and flourish when they really explore their authentic and best selves and start using that more. I like to help people find the good stuff in themselves and the stuff that comes naturally to them. This is often a fun, emotional and very rewarding journey. If we can operate in this zone, we thrive. I am genuinely interested in people and their positive development and as a practitioner and an academic in this area, I know that people have the answers themselves – they just need a good guide to find it.’
MSc Positive Psychology
BA Hons Philosophy of the Mind
BA Hons Creative Writing
Certified Laughter Yoga Therapist/Practitioner
Jane loves the storytelling in our interactions. We explain ourselves through stories and develop a personal narrative; the story we tell ourselves about ourselves and others. Having an authentic personal narrative is key to living well and Jane works to help source the best co-authors to create this story finding who and what serves you well and who and what could serve you better. From a place of genuine interest, Jane explores the stories of her clients to find their best possible selves and use that self-understanding to improve relationships, performance and wellbeing. This approach has helped Jane to support clients successfully overcome vulnerability, burn out, perfectionism and self-limiting beliefs, experiencing greater authenticity, contentment and flourishing.