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HANNAH DICKINSON

Hannah has been working in leadership and personal development for the past 20 years in varying complementary capacities: as a trainer, coach, facilitator and role-player.  She is firmly committed to experiential training as a learning tool, supported by her background in professional acting and voiceover work.

Her main focus is to help people identify what they want to achieve in their interactions with colleagues and stakeholders, and to challenge and support them in matching their actual impact to their stated intention. In doing this she brings unique insight and sensitivity, whether she is working with carers in a council run elderly care home, or board level execs in a multinational oil and gas company.

Last book you read…
For work I'm reading: “Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain” by David Eagleman. For light relief I've just read “Real Tigers” by Mick Herron.Dark, irreverent, witty and gripping; just the thing to help me switch off at the end of the day.

Your heroes include…
Anyone coping alone with the worst that life has to throw at them    - just for keeping going.

Favourite line from a film…
"I'm melting!!"  the Wicked Witch of the West from Wizard of Oz.

Best day at work (so far)…
Being Cinderella in a children's Christmas show. Having my dreams come true twice a day for 4 weeks was wonderful.

Who make you laugh…
David Sedaris, US writer and performer. My friend from primary school, Jo: we know exactly what the other is thinking.  Crows.

Last journey you took…
The Highlands of Scotland, hiking and watching dolphins off the West coast at Cromarty.  (And it's mentioned in the Shipping Forecast - double joy.

What’s on your desk…
Computer, pencils, spectacles, diary, mug, to do list, radio, photos, phone, receipts, satsuma, flyers for the next concert I'm in.

How do you deal with stress…
Screaming.  If that fails, yoga, walking and singing.

3 people you’d like to have dinner with (dead or alive)…
Sorry, I've really tried but the choice is too vast and my tastes too eclectic to opt for just three. There are so many people I'd love to have dinner with for different reasons: to laugh, to learn, to remember, to love, or just to relax and have fun.

Favourite place…
Suffolk for its tranquility, its wildlife and endless, huge open skies and green fields.