Having completed a very rewarding and challenging career in FE and HE, Pauline feels privileged to continue her work with people; as Owner and Director of Optima Business Consultancy, she works with a diverse range of people and businesses, undertaking exciting projects, which aim to ‘add value’ and meet or exceed the expectations of the client. Pauline has always had a passion for inclusion and diversity, and she enjoys supporting talented people and helping those who may have faced disadvantage or bias. Her work ranges from supporting CEOs in assisting new or aspiring leaders, particularly through mentoring and coaching assignments.
Aside from her role as a Director, Pauline is Chair of a number of boards, including City College Plymouth and Inspire Young People, and is also part of the Women’s Leadership Network. At Activate Learning, Pauline acts as Chair of the Search and Governance Committee, describing her time with the Board as a pleasure, having allowed her to be part of an innovative and forward-thinking group, helping Activate Learning’s students to be “their best selves”.
Pauline enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren and is embracing moving to Devon, which has allowed her to immerse herself in a vibrant and socially active group of people, providing many new experiences and opportunities.