Interview with Lesley - Multifunctional Trainer, West Midlands

How long have you been doing what you do (with APM and other companies)?

I have been in training for over 25 years. After travelling the world as Cabin Crew for nine years, I took a role as a corporate trainer for British Airways.  I wanted to take on a new challenge and found that in the Welfare to Work industry. 

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make at APM?

My biggest passion is ensuring that every person understands they have a worth and a value. So many people have never heard the words "well done" or "you're brilliant". I get extremely emotional when I see how far some of our customers manage to go with some solid support and direction. I help them to celebrate how amazing they are.

What are the best aspects about working for APM? What makes APM great?

I am still getting to know my new employers here at APM, nobody can accuse our management team of not being focussed and passionate, it’s been great to see how we are achieving as a company and climbing the national performance league tables!

Where can you be found when you’re not working? What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

When I'm not working you will see me at the Dojo honing my Shukokai karate skills! In November I won Silver in Ladies veteran fighting in the GB All Styles Karate Competition and Silver in October in The Carlow Open Championships in Dublin. I follow my daughter’s rock band Sister Shotgun (see You Tube and iTunes), and I have just started to get into the world of baking, my new signature bake is raspberry and chocolate brownies. A minute on the lips = 2 extra hours in the Dojo!