I discovered the ‘inside out’ understanding since the early part of 2014 and I’ve been looking in this direction ever since, immersing myself and going deeper through training programmes, reading material and videos. Here are some of the ‘official’ programmes I’ve undertaken, but really all that’s needed to share this stuff is your own insight and a connection with and desire to help others.
Dr Amy Johnson – Life Coach Training 2016
Dr Amy Johnson is a psychologist and life coach who’s life and career shifted dramatically with this inside out understanding. Her book, ‘Being Human’ was one of the first that I came across in this field and it gave me my first duel ‘aha’ (insight) and Homer Simpson ‘doh’ (as in it’s so obvious how did I not see this before!) moments around the nature of thought. In 2016 I undertook Amy’s Life Coaching course and I am also a part of her coaching club group. I consider Amy a mentor of mine as she continues to support me in developing my understanding in this field.
Coaching Connect – Education Apprenticeship – February – August 2017
Liz Scott and Stu Newberry of Coaching Connect, have been coaching for 13 years. When they came across the inside out understanding in 2013, they completely shifted away from the traditional way of coaching as it just didn’t make sense to them anymore. As well as offering 1:1 coaching, Liz and Stu work mainly in education, sharing this understanding with leaders in schools. I am one of a handful of people undertaking their EdApp course, which is a mixture of live training, events, mentoring, coaching, assignments and so much more! Their knowledge and support is invaluable to me as a coach.
Three Principles Global Community (3PGC) and One Solution #WoW Mentor – April -October 2017
A new global initiative called the #WoW (Web of Wellbeing) Pilot Project was launched in April 2017. As a registered #WoW mentor I delivered 6 sessions to a local primary school, designed to introduce a simple and hopeful understanding that helps young people see their innate wellbeing and resilience more clearly.
The official launch of the #WoW Project will take place on 6th October and every year thereafter, there will be an official #WoW day where young people will create a web across the globe as they highlight the importance of their own mental health, wellbeing and happiness, all facilitated by #WoW mentors. To find out more visit www.webofwellbeing.org and be sure to follow #WoW on social media on 6th October.
The Spark Initiative, Spark Mentoring Training Programme and Membership
I am a Certified Spark Practitioner and member of the Spark Initiative which offers ongoing support in delivering the inside out understanding to children in primary and secondary schools.
This curriculum is evidence based and has been developed and used in the United States with great success by the Spark Initiative. It is being rolled out to facilitators across the globe, for delivery in schools and youth organisations.
Youth Worker, Hayle Youth Project, May 2018 – Present
I work as a sessional Youth Worker for secondary school children, sharing this inside out understanding on a 1:1 basis.
My Mental Health Rocks Facilitator
In 2019 I became a certified My Mental Health Rocks Facilitator. My Mental Health Rocks is a Community Interest Company, dedicated to promoting innate mental health to school children throughout the UK.
I am First Aid qualified, Enhanced DBS checked through Cornwall Council, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained through Living Works and have completed the Level 3 Awards in Education & Training and Information, Advice & Guidance (awarded by Ascentis), plus Level 3 Multi-Agency Child Protection: Domestic Abuse (delivered by Reconstruct).