Andrew was trained as a psychologist in Australia where he undertook clinical, research and educational roles in his capactiy as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Psychiatry. Andrew has a vast experience of international education and leadership development and has undertaken many international consultancies for WYSE and other organisations.
Andrew has been working with WYSE as a principal trainer since 1992. Previously a Director of WYSE Australia, Andrew moved to the UK in 2002 when he was invited to oversee the overall functioning and strategic development of the international WYSE organisation. He now assumes responsibility for curriculum and programme development; international programmes; trainer and staff development; and United Nations related activities.
Sam is trained in education and management. In addition to her work with WYSE, she is currently the Head Teacher of an inner London school where over 30 languages are spoken. Her interests in education incorporate diversity and transcultural education and she also undertakes leadership consultancies with other educational organisations.
Sam was also previously a Director of WYSE in Australia and has been a trainer for WYSE since 1994.
Sam's responsibilities for WYSE involve the overseeing of administration and finances; curriculum development and organisational development.
Allie Sharp currently works as the part-time administrator for WYSE. At university she gained an Honors Degree in Business Studies and then went on to become a Store Manager of a international retail outlet for 2 years. After this, she spent a number of years as the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director of a utility company in London, leaving to have her daughter, now 2 years old. She feels blessed to be working with some wonderful people at WYSE and looks forward to many more years watching it go from strength to strength.
Amanda is currently the Development Officer for a Safeguarding Children Board in London. Amanda has a degree in Social Work, specialising in work with individuals, families and groups and she has a special interest in working with individuals who want to further their self development and contribution to others but face adversity due to issues such as poverty, oppression, histories of abuse and addiction.
Amanda has volunteered for WYSE for some time and loves the consistent focus on values and purpose. She admires that WYSE's focus on intention, values and vision and purpose.
Daniel is an experienced international leadership facilitator, certified master coach and consultant, and founding director of The Acumen Company, an organisation specialising in organisational performance, employee engagement, leadership behavior and management effectiveness. Daniel previously worked as Head of Export for one of the world's largest multi-national manufacturers. He has a BA(hons) in international business, and Post-Graduate Diploma in strategic marketing, and has accreditations in behavioral coaching, emotional intelligence and psychology. He also speaks several European languages.
Maarten is a Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. He carries out fundamental research on buoyancy driven turbulent flows using supercomputers, with applications in the natural ventilation of buildings, oceanography and the atmospheric sciences.
Maarten supports WYSE's vision of fostering and connecting young leaders, and believes that its innovative lecture model can be a true catalyst for change. Maarten has attended several programs, both as participant and as staff, is a UN representative and is responsible for WYSE's ICT infrastructure.
Hilary Harvey works freelance in the Youth and Community sector, specializing in youth work, community engagement and project management. After an early career of management consulting with Accenture she retrained to work with young people to facilitate their self-development. She is passionate about enabling people to express more of themselves and enjoys combining this with her love for singing.
Hilary has been involved with WYSE both as a participant and a staff member.
Jaime is an experienced educator now teaching at an international school in London. He has over 15 years of teaching practice in Colombia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He was born in Colombia and has lived in London for the past three years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and is a certified English-Spanish Translator for the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Jaime believes that the most important goal education must have is to make possible for all people to find their true vocation in life.
Kim has a vast experience of working engaging a diverse range of people in the process of growth and transformation. She has an established therapeutic background. She also develops vocational, personal development and educational programmes, does facilitation and group work and coaches leaders for change. Kim's approach to training coincides with her own values in recognising the inherent potential in our human experience.
Kim loves the profound way that WYSE recognises human potential. Key to this is the quality of the work, the intelligent, thoughtful approach, and working with a staff team of diverse and caring professionals. There is a unique sense of community, where real attention is paid to the quality of experience and learning.