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