Writer. Author. Artist. Hungry. Scamp.

These are some words I’d use to describe myself. More specifically, I’m an HR writer, career writer, author of  the book ‘HR Beyond the Theory‘, international speaker*, painter, food enthusiast and documentarian. And an avid doer, of course.

I live in the Peak District, UK, with my husband. He’s an avid doer too, and an awesome writer.

Just for the fun of it, check out the privacy statement.

*I was a speaker once at an international conference,  so I’m milking it for all it’s worth


Besides the day job as a senior HR professional, this is what I’m working on right now:

  • Writing semi-cool stuff for this and other publications
  • Chilling a bit after publishing my first real book
  • Starting on my new book that I hope to publish this year
  • Reading ‘Kicking the bucket at the drop of a hat’, a book on the origins of phrases
  • Keeping in the loop on LinkedIn (link below)


When I write about career management, I pop everything in the journal archive. Below is a list of other articles I have written:

HR Zone – this link takes you to all of the articles I’ve written for HR Zone in one handy list.

ICS Learn: ‘Real stories’ – an account of my experience of being a distance learning student

ICS Learn: HR Career Advice – I share my thoughts on joining, and progressing through the HR profession

Become Coaching and Training – in this article I write about 5 steps to manage your team’s career development (for managers)