April 12, 2025
I have worked in charity leadership since 2009. I was the chief executive of a Carers' Centre from 2009-2018 where, with a team of brilliant staff and volunteers and some amazing carers, we built a flourishing charity. I now work as a digital nomad, working mostly online to enable me to travel more. I support several fantastic charities helping them to gain funds and develop strategically to meet their visions to help more people have better lives. I am also a trustee and director of my own company Strawberry Life and develop and sell Assessments Made Easy a piece of software designed to improve the assessment processes for everyone involved.
Overview of My Research
Running a charity can feel like being a super hero at times, you can feel like you are always needed and need a cape to get you there. The reality though is that no charity is about the leader, it stands or fails on those that make it up and as a leader it is our job to learn from, encourage and support those connected to the charity and make the hard decisions when they are needed. I have been researching my charity leadership since 2009. As a leader it helped me to improve my practice and to theorise about what I was doing as I was doing it. I have written a lot of papers on my leadership: