Back in the 1980’s, Fee Hosking had a passion for archaeology, even studying it at university in South Africa. But ultimately it was the future of people, not the past, that inspired her professionally. With a Diploma in Industrial Relations and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as numerous training and change leadership qualifications, Fee is expertly placed to support people to be the best they can be. We asked her a few questions about her career.
How would you describe your approach to training?
I pride myself on offering practical training solutions, tailored to the real world and designed to give participants skills they can use immediately on the job. It’s not just theory, I offer interactive, client-focussed sessions developed around a supportive atmosphere and inspiring intrinsic motivation to succeed.
What are you aiming to do in your training?
As well as being self-motivated, I want my participants to fee self-confident. I want them to be able to create a relaxed and positive atmosphere at work through the development of good interpersonal relationships and communication. All my work is focussed on respect – for each other, for yourself, for your abilities and for knowing when you need help. This is key to building resilience in teams, essential in these changing times.
What do you love the most about training?
Seeing participants grow and knowing they will be able to create a collaborative atmosphere back in the office, where everyone can succeed. I have been a facilitator for Think on Your Feet for 15 years. I like to help people develop their listening skills, and the ability to think on their feet. Making good decisions under pressure is a learned skill, after all.
Can you give us some good advice?
Always hire people with the right attitude, and offer them opportunities to upskill. Support people to learn from mistakes. Trust your teams, acknowledge success and communicate effectively.
Discover more about Fee and IMNZ facilitators here.