IMMERSIVE AND ENGAGING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR YOUR STUDENTS

I’M HERE TO HELP YOU TO EMPOWER YOUR YOUNG LEADERS

I’m Gemma Perella, a Personal Development Trainer. I help organisations supporting students to create confident, resilient and emotionally intelligent leaders so that they are equipped to handle life’s challenges and can use their strengths to contribute to society in a meaningful way.

 

EDUCATION NEEDS TO EVOLVE

The higher education sector is fast paced and facing ever increasing pressures: Get students ready for employment, provide a rich university experience, score high on the national student survey, get great academic results, support students’ mental health and much more!

It’s no wonder that young people come out of the other end feeling that they are missing out on key skills they need to succeed. 

I was very fortunate at the age of 16 to take part in a leadership training programme that transformed me from a shy, nerdy type into someone confident leading diverse teams whilst still being my quirky and authentic self. 

Once I qualified as a teacher I was disappointed to find that there was little time or will to really give students the curriculum that mattered. So called ‘soft skills’ were downplayed in favour of maths and English.

I quit teaching and made it my mission to help students to learn the kinds of things ‘they didn’t teach you in school’ but that are essential to living a meaningful and successful life.

CONTENT THAT MATTERS

I focus on core skills that I believe your students need to become academically successful, find meaningful work and look after their whole selves in the process:

✔️ Leadership – Supporting students to find their unique style of helping teams work towards a shared vision.
✔️ Teamworking – Equipping students to use their strengths effectively to achieve group goals.
✔️ Conflict Resolution – Preparing students to effectively handle difficult conversations and find the win-win.
✔️ Organisational Skills – Teaching students to manage their time and motivation effectively to complete tasks and projects.
✔️ Public Speaking & Communication – Helping students assertively and confidently get their message across.
✔️ Wellbeing – Strengthening students self esteem, resilience and coping strategies for positive mental health.

SEND CONFIDENT LEADERS OUT INTO THE WORLD

– WITHOUT SPINNING ANOTHER PLATE

You are working in education because you want to make a difference. You want to send bright, motivated, well rounded people out into the world to make it a better place. AND you still want time at the end of the day to spend on your own development, be with your family and look after your own wellbeing. 

I am here to lighten the load…

My mission is to provide you with high quality personal development training programmes that help your students to flourish. I want you to sleep soundly knowing that the training is taken care of and that you can throw yourself into what you do best.

MEET YOUR TRAINER

I’m Gemma and I’m obsessed with high quality personal development. From the age of 8 I knew that I wanted to teach – I have always loved seeing peoples’s faces light up as the penny drops and they learn something new.

My values are service, competence, empathy, creativity and integrity. I take enormous pride and joy in combining my sensitivity for people and my expertise in education to design and deliver immersive learning experiences that help people to flourish.

What makes me different from other providers is my avoidance of ‘Death by PowerPoint’ in favour of quirky, interactive experiences. (There’s still a primary school teacher on the inside!) The weirdest things in my training equipment toolbox are blindfolds, spaghetti and some wooden blocks with nails hammered into them.

I firmly believe that to be a good educator you must practice what you preach. I use all of the tools and models I train in my own life, which helps your students to really feel and see the skills in action. One example is the self motivation routine I developed to help me smash my exams; a curated playlist of 3 motivational songs, a visualisation exercise and 15 minutes of juggling outside of the exam hall (much to my peers confusion).

MY SIGNATURE STYLE

1) A holistic approach to content. Knowledge is always contextual which is why I bring together tools from 6 core areas: leadership, teamworking, conflict resolution, communication and public speaking, organisational skills and student wellbeing.

2) A blended delivery style. I always use a mixture of training, coaching and facilitation to ensure that students are active and engaged learners.

3) An effective learning process. I implement a 5 step cycle to ensure that students are able to actually bridge the gap between knowing and doing.

Want to learn more?

TRAINING YOU CAN TRUST

You can feel reassured that your students are in a safe and knowledgeable pair of hands:

  • 16 years experience working in youth training and development
  • 8 years running a training company
  • A first class degree in psychology
  • A PGCE in teaching with qualified teacher status
  • A diploma in transformational coaching recognised by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
  • Train the Trainer certification from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Level 3 first aid at work
  • Up to date DBS check