Sarah has worked in recruitment for over 20 years, predominantly in professional services, insurance and tech firms including Ernst &Young, BDO and Yahoo. In this time, she developed significant expertise in flexible working, managing flexible working teams as well as a rising number of employee requests for increased flexibility. She has interviewed thousands of people, from graduates starting out in their career to directors at the top of their field. She has acquired considerable insights into effectively preparing CVs and interviews: and how to write a CV that will sell you and get you noticed.
In September 2016, Sarah set up Attune Jobs a jobsite specialising in part-time, job-shares and flexible working roles for business services including PAs and EAs.
Sarah is also offering a free CV clinic n Stand no.37
Liz brings total enlightenment, a real participative approach, absolute patience, a knack for simplicity and a deft touch of humour to all her training events. Specialising in IT, mainly Microsoft Office applications her own professional development includes an IITT Training Delivery Certificate, a Master MOUS Instructor Certificate and coaching and counselling certificates.
Liz’s previous career as an equestrian taught her a lot about training and gave her a disciplined approach. She swears that horses and people have a lot in common in the way they learn! Deciding on a career change, Liz gained a Pitman Training Gold Executive PA Diploma with Distinction, joined our team and never looked back.
She is now our ‘Trainer to the Stars’ – she gave touch typing lessons and coaching on location to Lily James for her role as Winston Churchill’s PA. Lily described Liz as a great tutor, ‘brilliantly eccentric’! She has also taught the delightful Ben Wishaw for his part as Q in two Bond films.
Darla is the Choral Leader of the Love Music Junior Choir in Edinburgh. She has been singing all her life and in recent years has focused particularly on community singing and creating opportunities for others to come together to experience the nourishing power of group singing. She spent time in Upper Svaneti, Georgia, learning songs from the elders and has run singing workshops for asylum seekers and for the terminally ill.
During the Darla’s Big Sing, you will have the chance to explore your voice, move your body and sing some harmonised songs. This will be a perfect way to close the day and start your weekend with a smile! All abilities so welcome!
April is an engaging and charismatic trainer, facilitator, and coach and always delivers relevant, lively and empowering programmes. With a passion for helping others, which began in the fitness industry, she is adept at helping people to find the best in themselves and encouraging them to recognize and use their strengths to further their success.
She not only has Degrees in International Business and Hospitality Management, studying across three countries, but also combines this with running a successful business. This makes her well qualified – both intellectually and from practical experience – to support people in unlocking their full potential.
April designs and delivers workshops for all levels of aspirational people in administration and management, leading workshops in core office, communication and business skills. You will find yourself drawn in and immediately participating in her group whether that is a PA Masterclass or management development programme. www.pitmanlondon.co.uk
Enter the world of PA, secretarial and admin super-efficiency – that’s where Margaret lives. She is also our most travelled trainer, including a commission by the Brunei Royal family as a trainer/presenter of Speed Writing for the Annual Executive Secretaries & Admin Professionals Conference, in Brunei. A visit to The National Assembly of Cameroon to deliver a shorthand Teacher Training course followed by Pitman Shorthand Speed examinations for their staff – they need to write shorthand at 185wpm! As well as her international gigs, she works regularly with London and European clients in government, financial sector and professions focusing on Speedwriting, Teeline, Minute Taking and also runs our prestigious 2 day PA Masterclass. www.pitmanlondon.co.uk
Kevin Moore FIEP
Kevin is Chief Executive of Future Path and the co-founder of Big Dog Little Dog, 2 organisations that specialise in mental health in employment. The former supports unemployed people with poor mental health to find work; the latter is a training and consultancy social enterprise helping to create workplaces where mental health can thrive.
Having been an electronic engineer, police officer, security specialist and publican, in 1995 Kevin experienced a nervous breakdown and severe depression. In 2008, he created Future Path, an organisation that supports hundreds of people each year.
A strong advocate for mental resilience, Kevin is passionate about wellbeing and people's ability to manage their stress levels. Known for his imposing size and enthusiastic delivery, Kevin is a frequent speaker at national events, an experienced Mental Health First Aid instructor and has worked across England, Wales and the USA. www.future-path.co.uk
Margot Radicati di Brozolo
Margot is the founder of YourMind, the go-to website for everyday mental wellbeing guidance. From discovering simple but effective advice and tools to talking over Skype with specialists wherever you are, you’ll be empowered to become the best version of yourself.
Margot has extensive experience working with corporates and delivering workshops to help employees look after their mental wellbeing on a day to day basis. She works closely with employers to design programmes that fit company structure and creates tailored workshops that equip attendees with practical tips and tools.
Margot’s qualifications include a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from UCL, an MSc in Pharmacology from Oxford University and five years’ experience working as a management consultant.
International Business Speaker and ‘Impact Guru’, Esther is a former ‘Live’ BBC producer and journalist. She’s worked with Hollywood stars and big personalities (She’s interviewed George Clooney and Madonna & produced shows with Theresa May and Boris Johnson). She seriously knows how to get the best out of talent.
Her 20 years of broadcasting expertise now helps business leaders and professionals speak with more impact and confidence in; meetings, conferences, pitches, career changing interviews, in front of panels & at networking events. Esther speaks at events and works with teams and leaders all over the world from New York and Paris to Berlin and Tel Aviv empowering particularly women to get their voices heard, build their networks and speak with more confidence
Lindsay Taylor, Director of Your Excellency Ltd, is a former PA. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and skills with PAs and admin professionals across the world. Lindsay’s down-to-earth interactive sessions are based on her belief that fun learning makes for memorable learning. Her training sessions receive high acclaim for providing communication, awareness and rapport-building skills to PAs serious about creating a strong professional identify and ensuring their time is spent as effectively and efficiently as possible. Lindsay is a preferred training partner with The IAM and delivers accredited PA qualifications. She is author of the highly acclaimed “A-Z Pearls of Wisdom for Executive PAs” which won “Best Book for PAs” for 2017, through PA Assist. Copies of her book will be available for £10 on the day.
Bárbara Godoy is Director of Therapy Harley Street Clinic Existential Psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, UKCP accredited Supervisor, professional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and former committee member (and current professional member) of the Society for Existential Analysis. www.barbaragodoy.com www.therapyharleystreet.co.uk