Why I do what I do
“Strategic communicator on a mission to make workplaces work better for everyone.”
My communication career began as I started my PR degree at Bournemouth University (BU) in 1995, but my comms journey began much earlier.
I was studying Business and Finance at night school while running two growing restaurant businesses and managing a reluctant leader (owner) who preferred to hide from challenges rather than discuss them. The many challenges, (and sometimes downright ridiculous situations he found himself in) showed me just how important good communication and clear leadership is to the success of any business.
It sowed the seed in my mind that great communication can make work better for everyone.
So, I set about finding a good degree in communication that would give me the best step into this profession. I moved to Bournemouth and started my degree in 1995.
I have worked in a variety of organisations and sectors
- PR Consultant, Baseline Healthcare Agency, 1997 – 1998
- PR Consultant, NHS Trust, 1999 – 2000
- PR Consultant, R&SA, 2000 – 2002
- Group Communication Manager and Magazine Editor, Hugh Symons, 2003 – 2005
- Communication Consultant, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, 2005 – 2008
Hatching Little Bird Communication in August 2010
After a career break to have children, I took the opportunity to create my dream job. I founded Little Bird Communication to create and follow my own path, and make work better through communication.
Discovering simplicity in the complexity of organisations excites me. I love to get my teeth into complex communication challenges found in the world of work and working relationships.