My background.

My multidisciplinary approach to learning and development encourages those I journey with to think critically about pedagogical processes, by facilitating a space that allows people to think about how social problems & structures affect them and the people they interact with, in the different spaces they occupy — providing them with guidance on the steps they can make to challenge the status quo.

Imani is a Trainer/Facilitator, Coach and Consultant with a decade of experience in education, social care, start-ups, partnerships and service development.

 

Imani has worked on a breadth of issues including supporting underrepresented early careerist and social change makers, anti racism and belonging in education, peer led mentoring, contextual safeguarding, youth social action and supporting the personal development of care experienced young people. 

Her passion for transforming traditional ways of doing advocacy, stems from her professional and personal experience of witnessing the damage caused to young people, families and communities; by oppressive systems and processes.

 

Imani is dedicated to centering the experiences of those who are historically marginalised or underserved and works to encourage individuals, charities and start-ups to be the pioneers of social change and challenge the status quo; by offering her expertise and guidance as a facilitator, coach and consultant. 

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Over the years Imani has engaged in academic study, training and professional development - her approach has been influenced by:

Relevant Qualifications, training and experience:

  • (Merit) Character Education Masters, University of Birmingham

  • Upper Second Class BA (Hons) Degree in Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University

  • (50 hours) Certified Coach, MOE Foundation

  • Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aider, Mental Health First Aid England

  • UNPACKED Training for Social Change Trainers, Campaign Bootcamp

  • FRSA Fellow, (Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

  • Member, The Association For Character Education

  • Associate Member, Association for Coaching

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I worked with Imani on the Character Education and Mentoring Practical Handbook. It was great to work with Imani and bring her unique perspective across both areas to bear on the publication. It’s a great output and Imani was a pleasure to work with. It has been well-received by practitioners and should continue to be used in schools.

AIDAN THOMPSON, JUBILEE CENTRE FOR CHARACTER & VIRTUES

we do not learn from experience we learn from reflecting on experience- john dewey