Academic Awards and CPD
CBT (Postgrad Cert, part of ongoing MSc) from Oxford University (2018)
Energy EFT Masters Practitioner (GOE) (2017)
Dr Sarah McKay DPHIL (OXON) Neuroscience Academy (2016)
EFT Practitioner (AAMET) July (2015)
Certificate in Nutrition and Health April (2014)
Dip in Hypnotherapy October (2013)
NVQ 3 as Forest School Leader (2013)
Certified New Code NLP Practitioner and NLP for Families (2009)
Master Practitioner NLP from ABNLP including Hypnosis (2005)
Time Line Therapy from TLTA (2004)
Throughout my working life my strength has been managing change through large scale project management in the UK and overseas and on an individual level through my coaching and mental health work for both teams and individuals.
Currently founder and worker at map health solutions and developing with the help of nutritionist, dieticians, doctors, scientists, a recipe writer and a team of enthusiastic interns from Oxford University the online Reset Your Gut programme. www.ryghealth.com.
Attended and completed the AFMCP™-UK training in London
Functional medicine emphasises a definable and teachable process of integrating multiple knowledge bases within a pragmatic intellectual matrix that focuses on functionality at many levels, rather than a single treatment for a single diagnosis. Functional medicine uses the patient’s story as a key tool for integrating diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and evidence of clinical imbalances into a comprehensive approach to improve both the patient’s environmental inputs and his or her physiological function.
The Institute for Functional Medicine teaches health care professional’s how to apply these principles in practice through an intensive 5 day training course called Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ which I successfully completed in 2018.
Coach at “ucanchoose”
June 2005 – July 2017
Having gained my Masters in NLP, I worked with a broad spectrum of clients both corporate and individuals who were facing challenging mental health issues and life circumstances. I encouraged the development of behavioural flexibility and used my understanding of strategic thinking and cognitive processes to help those I coached to obtain behavioural competence and confidence.
Founding Director and Expedition Manager at Wilderness Expertise
September 1997 – August 2005 (8 years)
Manager/Advisor at Timberhead Rain Forest Resort
March 1992 – June 1997 (5 years 4 months)
Ad hoc advice given to the Tourism Department of the fledgling Guyanese Government (they had been communist for 30 years!) on possible tourist development sites. Due to my extensive experience (advised British Army on their navigation of the Mazaruni River) of the interior of Guyana I was able to locate 5 sites, run cost analysis and ultimately manage the Timberhead Rain Forest Resort for 18 months.
Project Leader at Raleigh International
March 1991 – March 1992 (1-year 1 month)
Enabling groups of young people 18 to 15 to work in third world conditions to achieve their goals. I also undertook Recce work to identify future projects which involved challenging rough travel and extensive negotiations.
Treasury Manager at Kingfisher plc
February 1987 – March 1991 (4 years 2 months)
Corporate Treasury Manager for Kingfisher plc responsible for hedging of £Ibn cash book. I also worked for CIC setting up Treasury department in Amsterdam and Pearson Professional managing the transfer of treasury operations to Paris.
4 A LEVELS
9 O Levels
The Nottingham Trent University
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 1980 – 1984
South Park Sixth Form College, 1978 – 1980
Nunthorpe Comprehensive School
Governor for Langley Academy Primary school
Family: Married with 3 children, age 19, 18 and 16.
I enjoy many sports, climbing, walking, swimming, netball and touch rugby.
I teach a dance to music class once a week.
I have developed a love of writing later in life and written two books so far “ Reckless” and “Gut Well Soon”