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 delivering a range of programmes with lots of different organisations over the next few months. This includes working with managers and leaders to develop their management skills. From adapting management styles, how to develop teams and manage change, I’ll be sharing lots of practical tools with the V&A and Unicef to build confidence.
Confidence is so important when it comes to communication. I’ve been supporting teams at Glyndebourne to feel confident, be courageous and have assertive conversations. We talk about what makes some conversations challenging, how to develop an assertive mindset and develop a strategy to have those crucial conversations.
Coaching conversations can also be a powerful way for managers to support their team to solve their own challenges and build on their strengths. It’s particularly important when managing at a distance, and I’m looking forward to spending time with Solent Mind practicing these skills.
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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