Lis Allen

An enthusiastic and vivacious person with excellent inter-personal skills, Lis is a popular and engaging speaker.  She has the ability to transform the most mundane subject with wit and humour.

Lis was born and brought up in Derbyshire in a medical family.  Her mother was a driving force in Mencap and Lis spent many youthful hours helping her.  Undoubtedly this background shaped her first career move when, after a degree in English and Psychology, she entered the nursing profession.  This was followed by a position in the House and Commons, and then a job in the City.

Marriage, a move to Berkshire, and bringing up four daughters, presented different opportunities: working for a cancer charity, presenting for a radio station, teaching yoga, active involvement with a local Music School and Speakers Club.  She has worked as a self-development coach and practitioner, in particular helping mothers to return to the job market.

Highly motivated, conscientious and with a keen sense of personal integrity, Lis is keen to seek out and acknowledge individual skills and talents in others, without being judgmental. With her wide range of experience and natural speaking style, she communicates very effectively with her audience.

Areas of Expertise

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Mentoring

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Media

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Voluntary Sector

 

Qualifications

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M.A. (English with Psychology)

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S.R.N. (Nightingale School of Nursing, St. Thomas' Hospital)

 

Current Roles

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Freelance presenter and broadcast assistant for local radio, including BBC Radio Berkshire

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Individual Coaching

 

Other Relevant Experience

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Newbury & District Cancer Care Trust: recruiting, training, mentoring and counselling volunteers; producing newsletter; providing imput for W. Berks NHS Steering Committee on Cancer Services

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Thames Valley TV: presentation of both TV and radio shows

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Chair of the PFA for West Berkshire Music School

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Member and twice President of local Speakers Club

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Regular involvement in daughters' school sport and musical activities

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In partnership with husband founded and developed mail-order wine business. 

        

 

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