Carolyn Jennifer Askar (L.R.A.M.) holds various qualifications in educational drama, teaching and performance from the Royal Academy of Music, London University and Central School of speech and Drama. She has published six poetry collections and is also a performance poet and children’s writer, working for many years as a free-lance creative writing teacher in schools. She also trained in drama therapy and Gestalt and practiced as a private therapist. She has been involved with WYSE on and off since its inception and became a trustee in 2004.
Charles is the founder and Managing Director of The Performance Coach and is one of Europe's leading executive coaches. Charles specialises in working with chief executives and senior managers to help them and their teams deliver performance goals and personal targets. Charles has a passion for enabling leaders to develop their unique and most impactful leadership style; for helping people be more creative with their thinking; and to deliver on tough business issues that create breakthroughs in performance. Charles is deeply committed to the work of WYSE both as a staff member and trustee.
Hugh Lee Askar has a BSc. from MIT in aeronautical engineering and worked for Boeing for four years. Subsequently he was, for 30 years, managing director of a private property development company, which also operated a group of seven hotels. He has a diploma in counseling and therapy from the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, and has been a therapist and trustee of this organization for the past 20 years. He is currently also the chair of trustees for WYSE.
Janice Dolley BA, FRSA educator and writer. Lecturer at the Open University for 30 years, she is now Development Director of the Wrekin Trust; energiser of the Wrekin Forum; Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation; and Trustee of Wyse International since its inception. Co-author of several books including "Christian Evolution: Moving towards a Global Spirituality", "The Quest – Exploring a Sense of Soul" and "Awakening to a New Awareness- Stories of Contemporary Christians". Her nationwide work aims to awaken consciousness and build bridges between the old and the new in the fields of religion and education.
Nicki has worked in Business Consulting and People Development for over 16 years, including 6 years in outdoor development. She now runs her owns business and team of associates, where the focus is on 'pivotal change' for individuals, teams and organisations. With a degree in Psychology, specialising in group dynamics and organisational behaviour she has worked successfully with a range of sectors – from legal to not for profit.
Nicki started working on WYSE programmes in 2006 and became a trustee in 2010. She is also a trained fitness teacher, loves playing sport and relaxes by singing in a Rock Choir.
Since 1996 Roger has chaired the Stoneleigh Group Demonstration Project in youth work development. As chair of the Foundation for Outdoor Adventure he served on several government advisory panels and the National Lottery - New Opportunities Fund. He is currently Advisor to UK Youth and National Council for Voluntary Youth Services; a Trustee of the Wrekin Trust and the Global News Education Trust.
He served as Chief Instructor and Deputy Director at Snowdonia National Recreation Centre, and later as Director of Outdoor Adventure Programmes of the Sports Council's "Sport for All". Roger is an Honorary Member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and an Associate of St George's House, Windsor Castle.