Summary

I am a training provider and coach with decades of experience of working with & bringing out the best in people of all age groups and from all walks of life! Whether working 1-2-1 or in group workshops I have the necessary skills, abilities, experience, & personality to inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals!

I specialise in delivering First Aid (including Automated External Defibrillator), and Presentation Skills. Training can be arranged within your own organisation at your premises or via my open courses.

I have 27 years experience practising first aid in real emergency situations in Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service to support my knowledge and qualifications.

My philosophy is simple but extremely effective... Aspire-Act-Achieve!

Aspire: Set your goals and create your action plan!
Act: Put your action plan in motion my taking appropriate positive actions.
Achieve: Keep on working hard until you reach your goals!

I also believe that body & mind are inextricably linked and therefore issues with one will inevitably affect the other both positively and negatively! Because of this when dealing with clients I will always help them to look at their lives holistically.

Expertise


First Aid Training,
Emergency First Aid at Work,
First Aid at Work,
First Aid at Work Refresher,
First Aid Aid Re-qualification,
Paediatric First Aid,
Automated External Defibrillator Training,
Life coaching,
Personal performance coaching,
Confidence building,
Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP),
Inspirational & motivational speaking,
Radio broadcasting,
Event compering,
Presentation skills training,
CV writing,
Interview technique training,

Experience

  • Aspire-Act-Achieve Training & Coaching Services

    Owner
    2010 - Current
    Providing 1-2-1 personal life & performance coaching and mentoring services. Creating and providing group life & performance coaching workshops. Creating and providing fully interactive public speaking & presentation skills training workshops. Event compering. Providing angel readings.
  • Wythenshawe FM

    Radio presenter
    2008 - Current
    Produce and present a live weekly 2 hour radio show.
  • Greater Manchester County Fire & Rescue Service

    Community Fire Safety Officer
    2005 - 2011
    Create & deliver fire safety presentations and training sessions for general public. Create & deliver fire safety presentations and training sessions for disability groups & organisations. Create & deliver fire safety presentations and training sessions for partner agency personnel. Create & deliver anti-crime programs and training sessions for young offenders. Create & deliver anti-crime programs and training sessions for adult offenders. Create & deliver training sessions for youth projects & organisations. Create & deliver presentation skills training for fire service personnel. Create & deliver operational training sessions for operational fire-fighters.
  • Greater Manchester County Fire & Rescue Service

    Operational Fire-fighter
    1987 - 2005
    Provide response capability for emergency situations faced by public. Drive fire appliances to emergency incidents. Provide effective communications between officer-in-charge and fire control. Provide effective communications between officer-in-charge and personnel on the incident ground. Provide operational training for junior personnel.
  • Greater Manchester County Fire & Rescue Service

    Physical Education Officer
    1992 - 2011
    Create and deliver physical exercise training sessions for operational Fire Service personnel. Create individual fitness training plans for operational Fire Service Personnel.
  • Dainewell Farm

    Labourer
    1986 - 1987
    General labouring duties and operating various farm vehicles & machinery.
  • HM Armed Forces (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers)

    Vehicle Mechanic & Soldier
    1983 - 1986
    Provide national security as part of armed forces. Maintain fleet of armoured vehicles. Provide effective communications between squadron and company commander.
  • Trafford Leisure Services

    Swimming Teacher & Life Guard
    1982 - 1983
    Create and deliver swimming lessons to school children. Provide safety cover for swimming pool.

Education History

  • Pre-professional Physical Education

    South Trafford College
    1981 - 1983
    Sports & physical education coaching course
  • Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Sector

    Bolton University
    2011 - 2011
    Basic teaching qualification needed to deliver training in the public sector.

Qualifications

PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector) First Aid Instructor Assessor Automated External Defibrillator Instructor Life Coaching Diploma

Clubs and Associations

Association of First Aid and Health & Safety Tutors,
Association of First Aiders,
Peover Golf Club

Interests and Hobbies

Running, keeping fit, swimming, walking, cycling, camping, golf, motor sport, football, personal development, reading, music

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