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PERSONAL PROFILE

I have almost 30 years experience in the health and fitness industry. I am self-motivated in all I do and am driven towards success. I am pro-active and more than capable of working on my own initiative without supervision. I have a friendly, approachable personality and have always adopted a professional attitude towards my responsibilities and my work ethic has always been unquestionable. I possess excellent organisational and administrative skills and know what it is like to work under pressure. As a teacher I am friendly and approachable. I possess good listening skills and find time to help anyone who needs it.

WORK HISTORY

2016- Self employed personal trainer and massage therapist (based at Hilltop Gardens, Naxxar)
Planning and delivering 1-1 and group personal training sessions to clients. I also offer a massage therapy service specialising in sports and deep tissue release massage. For massage, I either work from an onsite treatment room or home visit.

2012-2015 Account Manager / Debt Liaison agent, Northway Financial, Malta
Contacting and discussing client needs and repayment schedules such as DMPs and IVAs with third party debt management companies who are dealing with customer’s debt.
Following guidelines and regulations set by The Insolvency Service (ISS), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) UK, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK and the E-Commerce directive.

2009- Part Time Tutor / Assessor Biocare Academy, Mosta, Malta & Elizir Academy Naxxar
The delivery of anatomy and physiology (standard and advanced) sessions to students who are undertaking various subjects / courses at either the Mosta or Naxxar academies.
I also deliver the complete Swedish massage courses at these academies. This covers both the theory and practical elements of the course.
Position requires the preparation of PowerPoint presentations and relevant subject handouts and revision sheets for each subject taught.
I am also the mentor, trainer and assessor for students who enroll for Active IQ online level 2 and level 3 courses in gym instruction and personal training based at Mosta.

2009-2012 Team Coach, Trainer and Senior Customer Service Representative. HSBC Direct Malta
As an HSBC accredited team coach and mentor, I had to follow structured coaching plans. This included listening and grading calls, and providing feedback on the outcome to the respective agents.
For 6 months, I was part of the centre’s training team delivering varied subjects such as customer service skills, empathy, security procedures, and internet banking procedures.

2000-2008 Course Trainer/Tutor & Centre Manager. Premier Training International, Nottingham
Responsible for the preparation, delivery, management and administration of full time Diploma courses in Health, Fitness & Massage therapy. Over a 12 week period the courses were approximately 480 hours of theory and practical lessons
I was responsible for liaising with my superiors to ensure the smooth running of the courses. It was very important to maintain the standards and requirements set and required by Premier (the parent company), the Franchising College (NCN) and the awarding body (Active IQ).
As an internal verifier (IV), I would personally assess and provide feedback to students. I was also responsible for observing and providing feedback to other tutors and assessors to ensure their teaching and assessing was fair and carried out to the required standards.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Adelaide University. Adelaide. Australia.
Diploma Applied Science (Management)

Nottingham Trent University
Certificate in Education (Cert.Ed)

New College Nottingham (NCN)
City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate In Further Education Teaching. Stage 1
City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate In Further Education Teaching. Stage 2

Oxford Cambridge RSA (OCR)
RSA D32 / D33 Assessor Award
V1 Internal Verification Award (Diploma RSA)

VTCT
IQA assessor award (pending)

Premier Training International
Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy
Fitness Trainer Award Parts I Gym Instruction
Fitness Trainer Award Part II Personal Training
Optimum & Sports Nutrition
Circuit Training
Therapeutic (Swedish) Body Massage
Sports Massage Therapy

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

I have always enjoyed resistance training, cycling and hiking (any exercise really). On the sedentary side, I like reading action/adventure novels and ancient and modern history. I also enjoy cooking to entertain and BBQs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Whilst in Australia, I was a part time professional dive master with a P.A.D.I. dive school

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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) – University of Malta Thesis: Drug use and abuse in Sports Post Graduate Diploma Nutrition and Dietetics – University of Malta (Nov 02) Thesis: Nutritional Claims and Labelling Sports Nutrition related Projects: Amino Acid use in Athletes Nutritional Assessment of an Athlete Psychological benefits of Exercise
  • IAAF Academy Diploma Chief Coach Level 5- IAAF Academy (Currently the highest qualification in coaching by the IAAF)
  • IAAF Academy Lecturer - IAAF Academy
  • Food Hygiene: Category B – Institute of Tourism Studies (Feb 15)
  • Kitchen & Larder certificate: Institute of Tourism Studies (Jun 15)
  • Pastry & Baking: Institute of Tourism Studies (Jun 16)
  • Introduction to theory of Service: Institute of Tourism Studies (Jun 16)
  • Introduction to theory of Beverage: Institute of Tourism Studies (Jun 16)
  • Principles of pest control: Institute of Tourism Studies (Jun 16)
  • “Scuola di Cucina in quota” certificate: Gambero Rosso Institute Italy(July 15)
  • “I pani da Ristorazione”: Gambero Rosso Institute Italy (April 16)
  • Certificate OA Special Olympics Train the Trainer : Health Promotion Clinical Director
  • Doping Control Official – UKAD
  • Other Qualifications
  • Certificate in Enteral Clinical Nutrition (Nutricia)
  • Sales Selling Techniques (Meirca Foundation Dubai)
  • IAAF Athletics Coaching Course Level 2 IAAF Athletics Coaching Course Level 4 Sprints and Hurdles
  • UK IAAF Athletics Performance Coach Level 4 Jumps
  • Sport For All: Promoting and Organizing Sports for all Celebrations in the Local Community
  • Training Programme for Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and Legal Issues(Department of Health in conjunction with the University of Malta)
  • Certificate in Quality Management systems: The development and implementation of a system Complying with ISO 9001: 2008 Requirements
  • Foundation Studies (University of Malta)
    • 1983 born Bachelor of hotel and catering Certified International personal trainer EQF level 4 Certified International nutrition advisor Certified International lifeguard
      EDUCATION
    • Expert course of minibasket. SportCoach.
    • Certificate in Psychology of High Performance. Barcelona Football Club
    • Master´s degree in Sports Psichology
    • UNED: Universidad nacional de estudios a distancia
    • "Help relationship skills". Center for Humanization of health 2011-2012 "Basic palliative care course". Center for Humanization of health
    • "Emotional intelligence. Help without being burned. " Center of Humanization of health
    • Degree in Psychology
    • UAM: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid