Jackie’s unexpected journey from teaching assistant to becoming Headteacher of a large secondary school has taught her what is possible for all of us.
Throughout her career in primary and secondary schools, she has had a passion for empowering children and colleagues to find their innate resilience through managing their thinking. For this work both nationally and internationally, she was awarded an OBE in 2002.
Following headship, she started her own training and coaching company working with a wide range of school and business leaders and their teams.
Jackie believes coaching is the most powerful way to help leaders thrive at work and at home. Her own experience has shown her that challenging our thinking habits can make us successful, healthy and happy in mind and body.
Jackie’s inspiring self-development book ‘GROW – Change your mindset change your life’ has recently been republished in the USA and she has written many other books for teachers and school leaders including ‘The Perfect Teacher Coach’ with Terri Broughton and ‘The Complete Learner’s Toolkit’.
Jackie loves hiking (slowly) in the mountains, singing in a choir, cycling on her electric bike and dreaming of finishing her novel.