How Can I Help You?

We live in a time of increased separation and division, and in the humanitarian and human rights sphere this can be felt acutely – with ‘us vs them’ mentalities, the diminishing of human beings to ‘heroes’, ‘villains’, ‘victims’ and ‘survivors’, and the neglect and silencing of voices speaking up on mental health and abuse. 

How does this affect you?

Maybe you feel that you must be ‘the hero’ 24/7, without allowing rest for yourself. 

Or maybe you want to challenge discrimination and oppressive behaviour in your workplace, but you’re fearful of the repercussions. 

All of this is exhausting – it’s no wonder burnout is on the rise. 

I am here to help you define, cultivate and embody new systems of care, inclusivity and belonging that will reinforce your sense of purpose and bring an end to burnout culture. 

When you work with me you work in a spirit of greater connection, courage and wholeness. Everything starts with ourselves and what resides in our mind, body and spirit. So let’s explore this together. 

One-to-one mentoring 

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Are you a leader grappling with how to ensure you truly ‘walk the talk’ with anti-oppression and generating a culture of care in your workplace? 

Or maybe you are a humanitarian professional, or social change-maker, who is passionate about your work but exhausted and disillusioned by the increasing expectations about what you can deliver, and fearful about speaking up.

I am here to support you in feeling less overwhelmed, more purposeful, and more confident in making wellbeing, resilience and collective care central to everything you do.

Developing new habits and cultures takes time – and I’m with you every step of the way. Together we will explore ideas and practices that are relevant for you and your particular context, and which will support you in challenging old and unhealthy work routines.

Some of the themes I work on with my clients include:

  • How to end perfectionist habits and open up to wholeness and vulnerability
  • How to have courageous conversations about mental health and enable others to do the same
  • How to develop work routines and practices that ensure you and your colleagues feel supported, valued and appreciated

What we explore is really up to what you bring to the table in our sessions. We meet online every week or fortnight.

Get in touch to book a half hour visioning call to explore your hopes and imaginings for your work and how I can support you

Group workshops

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There is a lot of busyness and urgency in the social change sector. And often for good reason – you might be responding to real life crises and emergencies. My workshops support you in navigating these challenges in healthier ways that are aligned with values of wellbeing, equity and inclusion. 

Using tools and practices from my book The Vulnerable Humanitarian, and from the many social movements and traditions I’ve learned from over the years, I will help you put self- and collective care at the heart of everything you do. 

Through group exercises, personal reflection and embodiment practices you will discover what feminist, anti-oppressive approaches to care actually mean to you.

Quick fixes might seem appealing in tackling burnout in organisations – but they won’t change toxic working cultures.

That is why my workshops aim to get to the heart of what makes people feel isolated, unheard and unwell. They will empower participants to make practical commitments to healthier, more inclusive work routines that benefit everybody.

Some of the themes I explore in my workshops include:

  • Decolonial approaches to mental health and wellbeing
  • Collective care and creating safer spaces
  • Compassionate, inclusive leadership

You can also watch this video from the CHS Global Gathering on Living our Values: Culture, Care and Power in Aid Organisations to get an idea of the themes covered in my workshops.

Staff Care Strategy Development

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Are you a leader or human resources professional who wants to better support your staff but you aren’t sure what the next steps are? 

Then look no further! I can support you from the first envisioning of healthier working cultures to the sign-off of a more caring and inclusive staff wellbeing strategy. 

The first step in staff care strategy development is often to assess the sense of wellbeing within your organisation, as well as what support staff would like to receive. With a PhD and years of research behind me, I can design and implement engaging surveys that get to the heart of what your staff are needing.

From there I can help you strategise around the policies, systems and work routines that will build resilience among your workforce so that staff feel more motivated, more purposeful and more well.

I firmly believe that we cannot look at staff wellbeing without also looking at an organisation’s efforts with diversity, equity and inclusion. So when you work with me you will be supported in integrating these principles into all your wellbeing strategies.

This might mean, for instance, evaluating your recruitment and compensation processes or considering feedback mechanisms that are more empowering for your staff – all of which are vital components of understanding and improving staff wellbeing.

I offer this bespoke support through advisory services, workshops and learning activities that are designed and delivered according to the particular needs of you and your organisation.

Get in touch to find out more!

Work With Me

Please contact me if you are interested!