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Barbara Chidgey

About the speaker

Barbara, Director of Learning Pathways Cymru Ltd, is a previous secondary school head teacher. With a first degree in Mathematics and Italian she also has an Ashridge Business School Masters Degree in Executive Coaching, and works with individuals and teams to assist them to develop their leadership skills and behaviours. She uses a variety of different conversational techniques including coaching, facilitation, Action Learning Set facilitation and presentations. Barbara is an advocate of conversational leadership because one of the most important things leaders do is to have conversations with others. It is within conversations that others can express their views, debate issues, become really engaged with the bigger picture and that’s when real change happens. However leaders also need to be aware and skilled at holding the right kind of conversation at the right time with the right people. So providing that insight and understanding and also the skills to do this is a critical element of Barbara’s leadership development work. Barbara is the Executive Chair of the Leading Wales Awards which in June 2016 held its 12th Leading Wales Awards Lunch & Ceremony. She was born in Liverpool, lived her teenage years in South London, attended university in the North East and then spent many years living and working in the Vale of Evesham before moving to Wales 21 years ago.

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