Irene Afful MSc.
I have always been driven to achieve my own goals in life and in so doing, help others to do the same. My passion in life has been to serve and empower others to achieve their full potential. Then I realised this is where my destiny lay. I have over 30 years experience in the public sector; local authorities, policing and education; consulting, coaching and empowering others with many diverse challenges and goals. I have spent over 20 years in supervisory and management positions, motivating, leading, supporting and directing staff, critical incident management, dispute resolution and performance management.
I have designed and successfully delivered many workshops to organisations and educational establishments in leadership development, equality and diversity. I worked as a consultant on equality, diversity and inclusion with the College of Policing, supporting 22 police forces across the country, engaging with academia, conducting research and arranging conferences to enhance knowledge, services and support. I was instrumental in putting together a national educational conference on Unconscious Bias, showcasing the latest research. I have conducted research into the causes of under representation within the police service which I have presented in a number of organisational and academic forums. I designed a unique leadership development programme to encourage the recruitment of minority groups to the police service, the Phoenix Leadership Programme, which has attracted attention nationally.
I have succeeded as a black female in a white, male-dominated, ethnocentric environment. I grew up on a council estate in poverty and left school at 16. I was driven to continually develop and educate myself throughout my working life, gaining further qualifications, training and experience, culminating in a Master's degree. And the journey does not end there...... learning is a lifelong process. I have lived and breathed many challenges and have learned to overcome them through trial, error, learning and sheer determination to succeed and lead the kind of life that I choose. We all make mistakes, but it is what we learn from them that counts. My goal is to save you time so that you can have the kind of life you desire and deserve sooner.
"Your perseverance is your measure of your belief in yourself!" Dr Wayne Dyer.
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