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Summary

An excellent communicator, teacher and speaker, I can inspire and motivate others to achieve  great things for themselves.  I am passionate about helping others to achieve their full potential, to learn to access their inner strength to help them navigate their way successfully through life, to become the very best they can be

Work experience

2014present

Writer, speaker, teacher

Balance and Breathe

I teach people how to manage stress, sleeplessness and emotional crises in recovery through practices and concepts of Yoga

I am the author of Bent Back into Shape, Beating Addiction Through Yoga, and an experienced public speaker

I created the Sober Living Rocks podcast, and appear on other podcasts often.  I write often on my blog and on other people's sites

Oct 2012July 2013

Administrative and Website Officer

The Women's Workshop

  • Developed http://wicwales.org.uk, an information hub and social network site for women in construction in Wales
  • Developed office administrative systems using Google Apps for Education
  • Developing a social media presence for the TWW aspect of the project
  • Providing administrative and IT support to the rest of the team
  • Organising and administrating meetings
  • Training the rest of the team in new systems and software
  • Developing data collection apps using Zoho CRM
Oct 2011Sep 2012

ICT Tutor

Penrhys Partnership

  • Delivering training in ICT to the community, covering a range of topics ranging from beginners internet use to social media for business and personal branding, website creation, job searching and applications online, Mail Chimp, Microsoft Office
  • Planning and delivering set courses in a range of ICT areas
  • Providing support to jobseekers
  • Providing training to organisations
  • Identifying new technologies to use in organisation and to offer as training
  • Promoting the project through social networking
  • Created the International Women's Day blog 'Inspiring Women Online'  (http://inspiringwomenonline.wordpress.com )
May 2011Oct 2011

Volunteering Officer

Age Concern Neath Port Talbot

  • Recruitment, training and management of volunteers
  • Organisation and promotion of promotional events
  • Giving talks to local interest groups
  • Production of procedure manual for volunteers
  • Collation of volunteer data
  • Reporting and feedback to funders
  • Established and maintained Facebook, Twitter and blog presence for the organisation
Apr 2011Aug 2011

Volunteer Job Club Leader

TABS, Porth

  • Worked with jobseekers, assisting with job search, CV production, form filling and identifying training
  • Prepared 13 week programme of personal development for job seekers
  • Researched motivational techniques
  • Gained experience of completing 'Awards for All' funding application
May 2007Nov 2010

Data Management Officer

Coleg Morgannwg

  • Supervising a team of 6. 
  • Coordinating meetings with different heads of school to ensure accuracy and validity of data. 
  • Liaising with MIS and other departments to action changes needed on data. 
  • Establishing and working with procedures. 
  • Attending user group meetings and disseminating information to staff. 
  • Submitting data to DCELLS on a regular basis for college funding, ensuring submission deadlines are met
Dec 2006May 2007

Administrative Assistant

Coleg Morgannwg

Presenting data ready for analysis, filing, answering telephone calls, and basic data entry.

Oct 2004Dec 2006

System Support Technician

Bridgend County Borough Council

  • Setting up schedule tasks on the system
  • Carrying out routine day to day tasks
  • Liasing with the IT department to ensure the system functioned correctly
  • Training staff in the Revenues department in how to use features of the system, and occasional basic Microsoft
  • training
  • Testing new upgrades
  • Financial record keeping
  • Interrogation of data using database querying software and SQL queries
  • Problem solving tasks
Sep 2002Apr 2003

Classroom Support Assistant

Tonypandy Comprehemsive School
Jul 2002Aug 2002

Playscheme Leader

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
Jan 2002Jul 2002

Supply Teacher

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

Education

20142015

Yoga Teacher Training 200hr+

Om Yoga Studio, Cardiff
20082009

ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading

Coleg Morgannwg
20032004

City & Guilds Level 3 eQuals for IT Users

Coleg Morgannwg

Modules studies - Integrated Applications, Website Design and IT Principles

I also studied the first year of a HNC in Computing, in which I studied Java programming, network basics, databases development and website design. I passed this year, with an A grade for my web design module, but left as I got a full time job.

19972001

BA (Hons) Education (Primary) - 2:1

Swansea Institute of Higher Education

My online profiles

Objective

I am a talented and inspirational writer and speaker.  I have extensive knowledge and understanding about using the web and social media for social good.  I am very keen to work in a role that has a positive impact on society in some way, having a strong social conscience and desire for my work to have greater rewards than purely financial.

Interest

Social media, internet, recovery, writing, learning new skills, blogging, environmental issues, politics, community issues, family, walking, yoga, swimming, music, comedy, reading.

Mostly Women Doing Digital

Technology I have worked with

Web

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Dreamweaver
  • Wordpress
  • Yola
  • Serif Webplus X6
  • Google Analytics
  • Sublime Text

Social Media

  • Facebook (personal, groups and business page)
  • Twitter (personal and business page)
  • Pinterest (personal and business page)
  • LinkedIn
  • Echofon
  • Hootsuite (HootSuite Certified Professional)
  • Twitlonger
  • Postplanner
  • Buffer
  • Mailchimp
  • Activecampaign

Data

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Business Objects
  • Work specific database systems
  • Basic SQL

Presentation and report writing

  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Prezi (beginner)

Creative

  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Paint Shop Pro
  • Paint.Net
  • Designsta
  • Canva
  • Lumen5
  • Shotcut

References

Available on request