alba lewis MBA
I was once told I had a brave spirit, fierce mind and kind heart. I don' t know if that's true but I sure am resilient thing and one of life's problem solvers.
Here's who I think I am. Or at least what I've done.
I have an MBA with Durham University (one of the top 5 universities in the UK and in the top 20 worldwide and the youngest woman at the time - a while ago) - to achieve this through distance learning. I am self motivated and I complete what I set out to do.
£100 million in income generation
I have 20 years working as a Management Consultant mainly in the not for profit sector and delivered over £100million over this time with the teams I managed. (see my linked in profile)
What Processes Make The Differences
I've worked with clients for a few weeks to sort plans out and deliver practical strategies that individuals not only understand but can put into their own individual plans. So everyone heads in the same direction. I've worked with clients over a decade on turning around teams and major capital investments on hospices and hospitals.
Who Makes The Difference
I have worked with Boards to work through strategy, and individual board members to take them through real inductions within organisations to understand them.
I've worked with CEOs to ensure strategy is translated to real practical planning and what the issues are.
I've worked with Senior Management teams to explain and represent the complexities of income generation as an organisational issue not just an income generation issue.
I've worked with teams on strategy days and practical planning for best next steps.
I've worked with individuals who need to get a particular outcome achieved.
And I've worked with young people to mentor and support them to get into teams quickly and effectively.
What does resilience mean to me? And how do I pass that on
I have travelled the world because of my dad's job so I'm not scared of getting on a plane and seeing what happens; I've written some books on amazon (go check them out), had a radio show, opened and closed a restaurant in covid and paddleboarded my way along the ancient rivers of Portugal wondering what it's all about. I'm an overthinker. I think that's a good thing. It means I can see things coming and I can understand what the issues are and how to tackle them.
I studied with De Bono on his creative thinking course, I learned tai chi, both the long form and the short sword form, I want to ride horses better (I'm still a bit too scared - but better hurry up), I love deeply, I am too loyal and once I stood up at Komedia (South East England's biggest comedy venue) and did a 5 minutes stand up comedy act. That was the most scary thing I've ever done. But you know, I also worked over 20 years in Hospices as a Managing Consultant to support turning around some difficult situations. So I know one thing. We are all heading for the end of this life at some point. Some knowing it, some not. And I want to have lived it which when I was younger I thought just meant being a little brave and having a fab time, but now I know it means digging deep, loving with all you can because you can despite the inevitable heart aches, and keeping the passion fire burning inside of you of you, even when they are just embers - they never go out but you've got to blow on them back to life. So here I am.
Strategy, Practical sollutions, Writing.
Water, water, water. In a bath, the sea, the river, thermal geysers, ice cold fissions. You name it. Water, water, water.
My favourite thing is sustainable change in organisations and individuals
My lease favourite thing is people saying no without trying.....