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gain.insight offers support from a highly qualified educator, manager and leader who has wide-ranging experience of promoting the learning and development of different client groups ranging from children to adults and has a proven track-record of empowering others by adopting a coaching approach.

Olivia Lowe
Over the years, I have built up a broad but deep grounding in language, literature and the arts, communication, the psychology of learning and management and leadership. I am qualified to Masters Level and am an accredited coach. Recently awarded the National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership, I am an associate member of the Association for Coaching.

With experience as a journalist writing about the arts, I have mostly worked in the education, charitable and voluntary sectors supporting children, young people and adults. I started out as a teacher of French and English as a foreign language and then specialised in supporting learners with additional needs such as dyslexia and difficulties with speaking, listening, reading and writing. My concern has been to find creative ways of facilitating the learning of those who are at risk of being held back from achieving their potential.

Since 2005, I took on management and leadership roles. These included working as Head of Foundation Studies and Children’s Centre Leader. Both of these roles required me to work at an operational and strategic level and gave me an ever-increasing awareness and understanding of leadership issues and demands. I came to realise how invaluable it was to find opportunities to step back and reflect. Adopting a coaching mind-set was ideally suited to this. It was equally useful when supporting and motivating teams and individuals by building up a rapport, using active listening skills, showing they were valued and heard and challenging them to draw on their own resources to find solutions. It is this approach that underpins the service provided by gain.insight.