Lead Trainer: Lisa Rowles
Lisa works with us as a freelance business development consultant and lead trainer. She has spent 12 years in the field of coaching/facilitation/training and consultancy; working with management/senior level in corporate, SME and 3rd sector business. Having developed a reputation for coaching the most challenging and aggressive individuals, Lisa developed a passion to release potential in those who display dysfunctional behaviour. This she achieves through listening, non-judgmental and non-violent communication.
She has trained extensively in NLP (Master Business Practitioner) and Coaching/Mentoring (OCM, Oxford Brookes University) and is a member of ICF (International Coaching Federation). She is also a qualified grief counsellor (CRUSE), and TEFL teacher. Additionally, Lisa provides water ski coaching to those with special needs (BDWSA). She participated in the facilitator training at HMP Forest Bank, and completed her training at Zonderwater prison in South Africa in 2009. Lisa is based in Gloucestershire.
Rebecca is a Lead Facilitator on our Face It programme (the youth version of Silence the Violence) in London secondary schools.A qualified dramatherapist, Rebecca is Senior Lecturer on the Dramatherapy MA at Roehampton University. Her experience includes education (primary and secondary), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner, older adult and adult acute mental health, primary and moderate learning disabilities, adult alcohol and drug services, prisons, home office and domestic violence charities.
Damian is a co-facilitator of the Silence the Violence/Face It programme, currently working on our Newham schools project. I have spent the past seven years working in social housing doing various roles and I'm currently employed as a Neighbourhood Manager for a Housing Association. I have trained extensively in the area of anti–social behaviour and case working and provide support as a volunteer for the Newham borough MET Police. One of my main strengths is being an effective listener and I put this skill to good use whilst working as a volunteer listener for the Samaritans in 2007. My goal in life is to make a positive difference in people's lives, especially underprivileged and marginalised children. I am passionate about people and the work I do for Khulisa enables me to realise this ambition.
Paula is a facilitator of the Silence the Violence programme currently working on a programme at HMP Forest Bank in Manchester.I currently work for a national substance misuse charity and manage a team of young people's drugs workers. Our aim is to support clients under 21 years in the community to manage the effects of drugs and/or alcohol. My academic background is in law (LLB Hons), but I have worked in the voluntary sector for over ten years with clients examining issues such as housing, offending, employment and substance misuse. I have previously done frontline casework and delivered training to clients and professionals on a variety of topics including substance misuse, sexual health and training. I have experience in safeguarding, supervision, interviewing, evaluating and commissioning projects and am currently due to start studying my MA in Social Work.
Robin is a qualified Youth & Community Development professional with many years experience as a Trainer and Practitioner. He currently specialises in Youth Engagement projects in Haringey, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Camden, Islington and Lewisham. Robin founded and developed Newham Restorative Justice Network (the UK's first youth led restorative practice project), which received international accolades for its model of full youth inclusion and participation. He also managed E13 Mix an award winning 'Youth Led' Youth Club in Plaistow, East London. The project works with young people affected by Guns, Gangs, Knives and street crime to seek peaceful solutions to conflict situations.
Through his Social Enterprise, Catalyst In Communities (www.cicuk.eu), Robin provides specialist professional project management and front-line delivery services in partnership with agencies working with groups of children, young people and others in the community.
Currently working in the substance misuse field, Lisa is a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) having qualified to a level 3 in the management of substance misuse. She is a qualified N.L.P practitioner, and also uses cognitive behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing and brief solution focussed therapy. In addition to this she holds certificates in Mediation and Restorative justice conferencing, level 3 counselling and is currently studying for her level 4 Diploma in integrated counselling (Person centred, Gestalt and Transactional analysis) for which she has membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.)
Her passions outside of work includes facilitating training on H.I.V. and related issues for George House Trust and mentoring women recovering from drug addiction, many of whom have experienced / or are experiencing domestic violence, sexual exploitation/assaults and prison sentences. She also provides supporting lodgings for young homeless people through Barnardos.
Lisa is a facilitator of the Silence the Violence programme currently working on the My Square Mile project at HMP Forest Bank in Manchester. She works for a the youth branch of a national substance misuse charity working in Preston.