touchconsulting Ltd is a small organisation that co-designs and delivers big quality improvement programmes for the education and training profession.
The team at touchconsulting Ltd work exclusively within the diverse post-16 education sector. We work with individuals, teams and organisations to support all practitioners to deliver an excellent educational experience for learners.
Our flagship programmes are deliberately designed to develop the mindset, skillset and behaviours of educational professionals to enact creative and courageous cultural change.
We have an in-depth understanding of our vibrant sector. We know context matters and although there are similar challenges across organisations, there are also very distinct ones.
We love what we do! We passionately believe practitioners – be they learning support assistants, advanced practitioners, middle managers, leaders or governors – deserve the highest quality of CPD design, delivery and follow up. This belief drives our behaviours.
Culture matters. People matter. We work creatively to help practitioners (at whatever level) to develop the conditions which help all staff and learners to thrive, change and develop.
We are a small team based in Burton upon Trent; West Midlands. Joss heads up the team and is supported by Lisa, Alison and Mani. For larger projects we work with associates, freelancers and those currently teaching, assessing and leading in the sector. We secure the bulk of our work by tendering for projects we are passionate about. If you’d like to explore working together do get in touch.
Joss started her career as a coach in financial services. Inspired by the philosophies and practices of coaching as a powerful means of professional development (for both individuals and organisations) she moved into post-16 teaching to fulfil a life-time ambition of bringing coaching into post-16 education.
Joss has set up and run family learning and ESOL community provision, managed work-based learning and entry to employment before starting a freelance career in 2005 with coaching and professional development at its heart.
She leads on all touchconsulting’s programmes.
Alison has had a varied career in the UK and abroad, most notably in Turkey. In the UK, she has worked in banking, financial services, estate agency and, most recently, in FE. Abroad, she has worked as an ESOL teacher before owning a travel company specialising in sustainable tourism with an emphasis on bringing women from ethnic minorities into the workplace. Alison is bilingual, has worked as a translator, and is currently doing a part-time degree in creative writing.
Alison leads on communications and logistics for the touchconsulting team.
Lisa has worked in a variety of sectors, including healthcare and estate agency. Since 2007, she has worked in education, both in secondary education as a cover supervisor, including Pupil Referral Units, and on a one-to-one basis in alternative education settings. Most recently, she has worked in FE at a local college, once more being involved with higher needs learners, often on a one-to-one basis. Lisa continues to be interested in SEND access in Further Education.
Lisa undertakes a range of administrative tasks with and for the touchconsulting team.
Mani has worked mainly in the engineering sector for Rolls Royce where he held many roles including Special Process Manufacturing Engineer and Blisk Repair Manager. He has also undertaken assessor and teaching qualifications and worked in a FE College teaching Mechanical Engineering to a range of learners including those on E2E, L2, L3, HNC & HND programmes.
Mani leads on finances and data for the touch consulting team.