"Really good session, very informative and very well facilitated over a virtual platform."
I am a facilitator at byrne·dean and deliver a range of training sessions all over the world.
I am passionate about developing awareness and behaviours which allow employees and organisations to reach their full potential. I have experience running a huge range of sessions from all staff behavioural to leadership workshops for more senior staff and more procedural sessions. I am able to balance my sessions between technical knowledge and real lived experience due to a varied career. As well as experience as a practising employment lawyer in top city law firms, I have worked as an in house lawyer and in HR within a financial institution. I therefore know what it is like to be a client and someone who has to deliver to clients, I understand the pressures and challenges of these environments and use this to make sessions come to life. I have also worked in HR at the University of Cambridge and taught law at a secondary school both of which honed my ability to answer a difficult question!
I have had my challenges during my working life including a period of post-natal depression and a serious accident which initially left me unable to walk and in need of a number of surgeries. This means I am resilient and understanding and can teach other people how to deal with their own life challenges and how to support team members.
I have always been interested in how human beings interact with each other and am grateful that this is the focus of my career.
2018 – current: facilitator at byrne·dean
HR, University of Cambridge
Trainer in law, Saffron Walden County High
In house solicitor, Barclays Bank Plc
Trainee and solicitor, Norton Rose
St John’s College, University of Cambridge
Nottingham Law School