Learning Pathways Cymru
Barbara has 31 years experience as a teacher, senior manager and head teacher in secondary education in England and in Wales. She is a highly skilled communicator with a wealth of experience in facilitating training to small and large groups.
Barbara has an Ashridge Business School Masters Degree in Executive Coaching and works with individuals and teams to assist them to develop their leadership skills and behaviours. She uses a variety of different conversational techniques including coaching, facilitation, Action Learning Set facilitation and presentations. Barbara believes that one of the most important things that leaders do is to have conversations with others since it is within conversations that others can express their views, debate issues, think creatively, become really engaged with the bigger picture and that’s how real change happens.
However leaders also need to be aware and skilled at holding the right kind of conversation at the right time with the right people. Providing that insight and understanding as well as the skills to do this is a critical element of Barbara’s leadership development work.
Barbara is Executive Chair of the Leading Wales Awards which in June 2014 held its 10 Leading Wales Awards Lunch & Ceremony.