My programmes are intensive, experiential, and participatory (digital workshops included). Participants choose their own degree of challenge in a safe, confidential, and highly supportive learning environment.

All my Workshop programmes can be delivered virtually or in person… but…. what works in the training room doesn’t necessarily directly translate to being delivered digitally. Therefore, virtual and in-person workshops on the same topic will differ – in learning outcomes, approach, and the way participants experience the activities. This means that however I deliver your workshop, your participants will be getting the best possible learning experience, adapted to the medium we’re using to deliver it.

I specialise in the way individuals understand themselves and relate to others, so workshop topics fall into two broad themes, for example:

Personal awareness & self-management:

  • Boost your resilience and manage stress
  • Deploying your strengths and values in making decisions
  • Wrangle your workload
  • Navigate change and uncertainty
  • Tools for handling perfectionism and imposter phenomenon
  • Writing for researchers: creative approaches to workflow and productivity


  • Assertiveness skills
  • Communicating your expertise and potential
  • Communicating your research to non-specialists
  • Ditch the agenda: make every meeting worthwhile
  • Negotiating skills
  • Preparing and performing your Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
  • Resolving conflict in the research environment
  • Stop networking; start connecting (with other human beings)
  • Train-the-Trainer (Introduction to training skills)

Experiences and expertise in these topics is highly individual, so it is rare that any two participants show up with the same agenda or objectives. Because of this, a cohort model – taking all learners from point A, though point B, to point C – doesn’t serve participants well.

Instead, you’ll take ownership of your learning path. You’ll establish your landscape (what’s my starting point and context?), set your own development goals (what do I want to change?), experiment with activities and tools (how might I make change?), and then plan implementation (how will I start closing the gap?).

You’ll develop a deeper understanding of your behaviour patterns, your strengths, and your learning preferences; this means you’ll make better choices about your personal and professional development.

When you take control of your learning in this way, you’ll grow in confidence: make better choices, work to your strengths, approach problems creatively, and make the most of your personal resources and external support.

Connect with me to start the conversation of how I can provide the programme you need.

Injection of positivity

Having the opportunity to discuss stress with students at different stages in their PhDs and from different subject areas, and realising that there were shared stressors was helpful. Also the identification of strengths exercise was a nice injection of positivity.

University of Sussex

Content great, safe space, build rapport

The training was fantastic. The content was great and fulfilled my expectations (tips for talking about research and tips for networking). It was tough but it was a safe space and so useful to speak to non-specialists about your research. I also liked that we stayed in those groups for the rest of the morning allowing us to build up rapport and a relationship.


Making us think rather than accept

Caring. Empowering. Asking / challenging – and making us think rather than accept. Such a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic person – human.

Support staff
University of Portsmouth

Engaging and meaningful

Very engaging and meaningful session, one of the most effective breakout room sharing a meaningful connection with the participants, wish there was more time.

Queen Mary, University of London

Develop a confidence I didnt’ have at the start

I really did develop a confidence I didn’t have at the start, and a sense that I could consciously manage the processes of ‘connecting, communicating, and collaborating’. The training was extremely well organised to gently ‘force’ us into situations where we needed to communicate. For PhD students, especially in the pandemic, we can often go long periods of time without talking so much in one day, certainly about academic topics. Somewhere towards the end of the day, I realised I could actually ‘do this’ and that it doesn’t hurt!! (:


Fantastic approach

Really fantastic approach to workload management and not time management.

University of Sussex

Totally inspiring

Made us feel brilliant and supported on our journey. Conveyed the skills in an easy and friendly manner, making us believe we can achieve anything. Totally inspiring.

Support staff
University of Portsmouth

Well planned

The workshop was online, it worked very well, given the limitations of that format. The delivery was very well planned to keep us engaged but not exhausted.