Sheila offers expertise in Conflict Management, Coaching Skills, Influencing Skills, Line Management, Mentoring, Time Management, Performance Management and Better Meetings.
Like many Londoners, Sheila brings the experience of another place with her. She was raised in Manchester. Visitors to Manchester say that the inhabitants are friendly and nosey in equal measure. Make of that what you will.
Sheila's experience of working with management and staff in the private and public sectors was gained through decades of work in several roles ranging from HR and Training Manager to teaching a business communications course at City University.
Sheila qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist 18 years ago. Initially working as a counsellor with individuals and with couples, over the years Sheila has developed her skills to include different types of teams – particularly in the City, as she had a counselling practices in Shoreditch for 15 years.
As a senior BACP accredited therapist, she has expertise in workplace mediation and team support, including critical incident trauma recovery. Intense though this work is, it has helped Sheila develop effective skills to work innovatively with people. She is always alert and stimulated to find unique ways to help managers and staff build on their existing resources and find ways to foster self-reliance, resilience and better working relationships. Sheila has added to her professional interest in work teams by obtaining Belbin Team Role accreditation.
George Offers two specialisms: Mindfulness Training and Workplace Mediation .
Born in London he welcomes the diversity that a World City has to offer, as well as being alert to the tensions it can create.
As a Mindfulness Trainer he works with organisations to improve staff and managers' well-being and resilience at work.
He trains people working in demanding, high-pressure environments, such as NHS hospitals, management consultancies, accountancy practices and law firms. They can usually begin their own mindfulness practice at home after the first or second session.
For 10 years, George ran therapeutic groups for people with addictions through Phoenix Futures and other charities. He used mindfulness to help his clients respond constructively to stress so they could re-build their self-esteem and their lives.
During the past three years, he has used mindfulness in his work as a professional workplace mediator. He asks searching questions of the disputants to help them think creatively about what they could do in the present to resolve their differences. As a result, over 80% of his cases have reached agreement.
George is a registered member of the Civil Mediation Council and adheres to their professional standards, copies available on request.