Associates

Helen Wiles
Helen Wiles combines running Zine, her design and commmunications agency, with education consultancy and university teaching. She describes herself as a portfolio careerist, drawing on her experience in education, editorial and project management roles, which began with working as a staff writer for Emap plc. Her experience encompasses a strong background in education working on national government-funded education programmes. She has particular knowledge and expertise in citizenship education and English Literature. She is a fully qualified teacher and a member of the Institute for Learning, with a broad range of teaching experience. Helen is a valued and trusted supplier to clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Helen’s websites:
www.portfoliocareerist.co.uk
www.zineuk.co.uk
Ed Toll
Ed runs OneFiftyNine Marketing Communications, a successful marketing agency which provides both online and offline marketing services. Borne out of a traditional print-based marketing agency, OneFiftyNine has always had a keen eye for design, but delivering results is ultimately what they’re focussed on. Whether that’s through high impact ad campaigns for higher education clients like Cass Business School, integrating traditional and digital marketing activity for Editorial Intelligence, Citigroup and 3M, or delivering one-off brand identities and websites for smaller independent businesses like Ann Jackman Interiors, Practically Positive and in fact, Linden Lea itself. www.onefiftynine.com

Wendy Jones
Wendy combines a journalistic and broadcasting background with senior level experience of complex organisations in the public and voluntary sector. A former BBC education correspondent and Today programme reporter/presenter, Wendy has also worked both as the BBC’s deputy secretary and as head of education policy, and has been a trustee of several charities and a complaints panel chair in the NHS. An experienced speech and report writer, her expertise is in communication in all its forms and in helping steer relationships strategically through periods of change and challenge.
Susan Young
Susan is an experienced journalist and writer. After freelancing on national newspapers in the 1990s she joined the Times Educational Supplement where she was an assistant editor. She is currently a freelance, working mainly for an education charity for whom she writes a weekly blog. Her skills include web writing and editing, copywriting marketing material, press releases, news and feature writing.
Jen Rolfe
Jen Rolfe runs Practically Positive; a training, development and coaching company specialising in bringing positive psychology techniques to life in a practical and realistic way.
In case you’re wondering, positive psychology is the science of well being and what makes life worth living (as opposed to what can go wrong). Jen applied this to the occupational field, with her MSc dissertation “What does it mean to flourish at work?”. She runs sessions on boosting employee engagement, exploring strengths, and building emotional intelligence among other things.
Before setting up on her own, Jen spent several years working for The Mind Gym as an instructional designer, a facilitator and then later in consultative sales, solving people challenges with a huge range of clients from the FTSE 100 to SMEs. She still works with The Mind Gym as an accredited associate coach.
Ultimately, Jen’s interest is in people as individuals. So she very much looks forward to meeting you. www.practicallypositive.com