Rachel specialises in management development and personal effectiveness.
Rachel has 8 years’ experience of fundraising and project management in the charity sector. Before joining =mc, she specialised in direct marketing and was a Senior Project Manager at the British Red Cross managing fundraising campaigns, alongside supporting and developing the team.
I’m working with managers in a range of organisations, including North York Moors National Park Authority and Age UK, to build their management skills and confidence. We’ve been talking about the fundamentals of managing, including different styles, and how to support our teams to work in this increasingly hybrid working environment. If you’ve recently moved into a management position, or been in post for a few years without any training, I really recommend our Emerging Managers public programme, which I’ll be delivering in June.
Our Project Management programme is one of our most popular. This very practical course supports project managers to reflect on their own approach and which tools they can use to increase the success of their projects. I’m looking forward to working with V&A Dundee and Royal Star and Garter Homes, both online and face to face.
I’m also spending time with Recovery Focus to share skills to handle difficult and challenging conversations in the workplace. We use proven tools and techniques to build confidence in having those conversations that we sometimes just don’t want to have.
Before =mc, I worked in a range of roles at the British Red Cross. I project managed large direct marketing campaigns across different channels, including mail, telephone, digital and TV. As a team manager, I recruited, trained and supported my team to ensure they delivered an excellent experience for supporters.
Alongside my day-to-day role, I am on the roster of the Logistics Emergency Response Unit, part of the Red Cross movement’s response to international emergencies. This is a rapid response team that deploys globally following a disaster, and involves working together with experts to deliver goods to where they are needed most.
In all of my roles, I have really enjoyed working with and developing others, to ensure that they had the skills and confidence needed to deliver sustainable results. This love of developing people and delivering training has led me to concentrate on a career in learning and development.
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