Our people make our business, just like they make your business, so they are the key to our success. We would love to introduce you to our core team so you can find out who we are.
Rachel Powell (Chartered MCIPD)
Rachel is one of the Directors of Enhance & Aspire Limited and has a real passion for ‘putting training on the map’ for companies.
She is an NLP Practitioner and holds various other qualifications in leadership and learning and development. She has been in learning and development since 2002 and worked in various corporate industries including contact centres, telecommunications, FSA regulated environments, the energy and nuclear sector. She has worked at every level from entry to senior management in some very large companies. Since she set up her own associate trainer business in 2014 she has worked delivering CIPD qualification for learning and development, delivered psycholinguistic training, designed training for companies on a variety of soft skills topics, worked with a specialised company looking at disability and delivered various leadership courses.
Outside of work she has a young daughter who she loves spending any free time with (and learning from her, as children can teach you so much about the world and yourself), a husband who is also part of Enhance & Aspire and two cats. When time allows, she tries to regularly follow Formula 1 – she is desperately trying to get her daughter to enjoy it, so they can watch it together, but no luck as yet.
One of the things she is most proud to have achieved in her personal life (apart from her family) was jumping out of an aeroplane to raise over £1,000 for Sands (a charity) – whilst doing this she realised that although she isn’t scared of heights, she is scared of falling from silly heights, so much so that the instructor she was strapped to actually tricked her and jumped out of the plane to make sure she actually did it! I’m not sure is she would ever do it again though!
To learn more about Rachel visit her LinkedIn page.
Jenni Brooks (BSc Chartered MCIPD)
Jenni is one of the Directors at Enhance & Aspire Limited and partnered with Rachel as she truly believes ‘ two minds are better than one’ in the world of HR and Training!
Jenni started out in HR at the age of 13 working as part of her parents business, recruiting and even wrote her first employee handbook by age 15! She studied psychology at university, starting out in the criminal field, but soon realised occupational psychology was for her (plus a lot less fearful, well most of the time!!). Jenni has extensive experience in both the retail and hospitality field, being responsible for both regional and international areas within talent management, succession planning, proactive leadership development and HR specialisms. She is a recognised specialist in ‘HR structures and functions’ through the CIPD, understanding aspects of shared services, mutli site environments and also franchised businesses. She is both a qualified assessor and programme facilitator for the CIPD.
Jenni has a young son and daughter, who certainly both keep her on her toes! She likes to spend time at home (when not on the road) with her husband, dog and cat. Never a dull day! She enjoys a quiet moment (when possible), drinking a cuppa and a good catch up on the Soaps!! (Please don’t judge!!) Jenni spends her time travelling to see family and friends who don’t live locally and spends a lot of time with her son and daughter’s busy social lives!
Jenni set herself a goal of learning to run after the loss of a Grandparent and was very proud to complete the Bristol Half marathon, raising £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society, a cause she continues to support, helping local homes to buy equipment and making life a little more comfortable.
To learn more about Jenni visit her LinkedIn page.
Shaun is a Realisation Manager at Enhance & Aspire Limited. He takes people’s requests and helps them come alive and happen – seeing them through to realisation.
He also is responsible for the website and content to keep everyone updated and informed. He is from a self-employed background in the building industry and has various skills and knowledge that he brings to the team. He took a few years out to be a full time Dad to his young daughter (which was one of the best things he has ever done) and returns back to work by joining Enhance & Aspire Limited to help with all the planning, logistics and admin requirements.
In his personal life he has a young daughter (his proudest achievement) and enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with her. He is married to Rachel, so it goes without saying that he also has 2 cats (although he would prefer a dog)! He is a keen skier (when he has time to go) and also a Formula 1 fan – so their daughter really has no chance not to like it. He tries to regularly play golf as he use to play a lot and compete in competitions, so he’s working towards getting his handicap back down again.
He is proud to have completed many things on his ‘bucket list’ such as swimming with dolphins, having a hot air balloon ride and doing a bungee jump (to name a few), but there are still things outstanding that he would like to do, one being to go on the Inca trail. Another great recent achievement is that he lost 4 stone by joining Slimming World – so he’s also on hand to keep us all thinking about what we eat and helping us keep in shape (plus he is an excellent cook).