I am a professional broadcast journalist, media trainer and online video presentation skills coach. I have worked at a senior level in corporate communications and I operate with a high level of integrity at all times. I enjoy collaborating and networking.

Experience

  • Owner

    at TalkSavvy

    February 2016 - at Present

    Scottish Borders

    I work with clients on a tailored and individual basis to help them become confident and competent on video. I encourage visibility via video/audio to increase impact, engagement and reach and to enhance credibility.

  • Owner

    at Forever Fit Personal Training

    January 2012 - December 2015

    Scottish Borders

    A leap sideways to qualify as a Personal Trainer! I always loved sport and fitness. During 2012 I worked as Duty Manager for a local health club which gave me the confidence to go freelance at the start of 2013. I continue to work with clients alongside building my video coaching business online.

  • Owner

    at Trahenna - Web Video Communications

    September 2005 - January 2011

    Scottish Borders

    Established Trahenna to provide professional multimedia services. Working with clients in all sectors, communication and media skills were utilised with great success to help organisations promote and market their goods and services. Developed and delivered a series of Crisis Communication and Media Training sessions in the UK and Dubai for Senior Executives and Hotel Managers from around the globe. This was in conjunction with the world’s leading hotel group. Commissioned to present a one-off programme proposal on ‘Parenting’ – a five part series on BBC Radio Scotland (March 2010), which was extremely well received.

  • Head of Communications, Marketing and Events

    at Scottish Business in the Community

    November 2002 - May 2005

    Edinburgh

    Responsible for the development and implementation of a Communications, Marketing and Events strategy for SBC, Scotland’s leading organisation in Corporate Social Responsibility. Worked alongside the CEO, SBC Board and Executive Team to develop a short and long term strategy for the continuing success and growth of SBC. This included a network of 8 offices, operating throughout Scotland and alignment with Business in the Community, which operates from London. Charged with instigating, developing and leading SBC’s Rural Programme in Scotland. This involved building a team of senior business leaders to drive the CSR agenda in rural Scotland. Also, regular communications with Clarence House and the management of high level events attended by SBC President, HRH Prince Charles, alongside senior business leaders and community representatives.

  • Broadcast Journalist (TV)

    at Scope Video Productions

    January 1993 - January 1997

    Glasgow City

    Researched, co-produced and presented a weekly magazine programme, Eikon, for STV and Grampian Television. The programme investigated moral, social and religious current affairs in an open and challenging way. Eikon proudly worked as the broadcast media partner for CHAS during their first major campaign to build Rachel House.

  • TV/Radio Presenter

    at Northsound Radio / Grampian Television

    September 1991 - January 1993

    Aberdeen City

    DJ for the Sunday Late Show, ‘Eye in the Sky’ travel and weather reporter for the Robin Galloway Breakfast Show. Live continuity announcer and news presenter – Grampian TV.

Education

  • MA Hons English Literature

    at Aberdeen University

    1987 - 1991 (4 years) Aberdeen City

Services offered

  • VideoMastery

    I am the founder of VideoMastery - the art of presenting YOU!
    This coaching is tailored according to individual requirements. I accommodate clients who lack confidence to make an appearance on camera through to clients who are competent in vision but want specific coaching, for instance interview technique.
    I encourage all clients to prioritize video as a critical part of their online marketing strategy.

Languages

  • English Native

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