The Return to UK Life

After two years away, I returned home from the Falklands at the end of May 2020, in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic. I had expected to return to many aspects of my past life, but instead found myself returning to a very different world and a very different UK.

We decided to look for somewhere to live close to where I grew up in the beautiful Wye Valley and in June 2020, we moved to Tintern. My husband got a new job working in Bristol (although he has found himself at home more often than not) and I returned to the Civil Service, working from home.

At first, I temporarily returned to my old team in Civil Service HR (Fast Stream and Early Talent) working on a number of HR policy change projects, before moving to the Department of Health and Social Care to work on the covid-19 response in NHS Test and Trace.

It has undoubtedly been a very busy and stressful time and the rest of life has taken a bit of a back seat, whilst I focused on work and recovering from my own encounter with the sars-cov-2 virus, which happened when I was back in the Falklands in March 2020.

As we look forward in 2021 to life after covid-19 (whenever that might be and in whatever form that might come), I am keen to reignite my love for coaching and I am seeking new clients. I’ve added a page to this website, setting out my coaching approach.

Whilst I continue to work towards my ILM Level 7 PG Cert in Executive Coaching, if you are interested in working with me and prepared to have our sessions recorded for assessment by my supervisor, then I am happy to offer some free sessions for anyone that would like to try me out! Please get in touch via email or message me on twitter/LinkedIn and I’ll be in touch.

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