Therapist – Helen

Name:

Dr Helen Zarod

 

Job Title:

Therapist/trainer(Diversity, Interpersonal skills, Management…../coach

 

Describe your job in a couple of sentences:

Working to empower people

 

When did you know what you wanted to do?

It evolved, following VSO at 18 when I taught in a secondary school and mental hospital in Belize

 

Did you go to university, go straight into the workforce or do an apprenticeship?

VSO and then university

 

What was your first job?

Making cups of tea for a men’s outfitters!

 

Have you done other jobs in your life – if so what were they

Factory work, waitress, secretary, director of NACRO charity working with 15-18 year olds in danger of going to prison, Race/Gender coordinator at NCVO

 

Did they influence what you do now?.

Yes, they were all about working with people

 

How did you find out about your job (how it existed)?

Right place/right time to be a trainer; trained to be a therapist and coach

 

How did you get the job you wanted- steps and process?

See above.

 

What qualities do you need to have to be successful in your field?

Determination, willing to work hard, a love for people

 

Give 3 tips for someone hoping to follow in your footsteps:

Evaluate what you enjoy/what you have to offer and go for it!

 

Who inspires you?:

Generous people