Over the past 12 years I have:
More recently I:
In fact, writing is the lifeblood of who I am. And before training as a teacher and coach, I was a journalist at women’s magazines and a director at an international business-to-business PR consultancy.
I’m a fan of lifelong learning and my qualifications include: Three A-grade A-Levels * BSc in Psychology, University of Warwick * Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector * Specialist Certificate in Lyric Writing * ICF-accredited Life Coaching qualification
Writing is a core business and life skill, but amazingly, it’s one that is not routinely taught in schools, universities or workplaces. Instead, at every stage, it’s just assumed that people ought to know how to do it. Granted, some people are naturally gifted with words. But for the majority, good writing simply doesn’t happen by accident.
Writing skills remain a worry – for schools and employers alike. In fact, a study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters found that 56 per cent of employers surveyed said that they were concerned by graduates’ poor reading and writing skills. At the same time, it’s often the best communicators that hold the leadership positions. So, if you want to get ahead (in any field), it makes sense to improve your writing.
I believe that writing is a spiral path, and you can access it from wherever you like. Some people begin with business writing, others with journaling and writing for creative self-expression.