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Tanya Collins

Associate Trainer

Tanya has a comprehensive background in working within demanding operational environments with challenging behaviours within teams and with individuals. Her career and knowledge to date has integrated to create a coach and trainer who empowers people and teams to improve their performance both personally and professionally, whilst neutralising blockers to high performance states.

Tanya has a degree in physiology and a career that has spanned the social service support network (in WA, USA), the third sector (UK, running residential programmes for socially excluded young people and adults and young people with physical disability) and Her Majesty’s Prison Service (13 years as an Operational Manager, reaching Acting Deputy Governor for a short spell within a large West Midlands prison).

Her roles as a senior manager included management of various large functions within prisons (up to 350 staff and responsibility for 1450 prisoners), managing contracts with external stakeholders and providers whilst delivering on operational requirements. This included case management of the most vulnerable and risky individuals within the prison. Tanya is well versed with working within multiple statutory frameworks and has held IOSHH, Safeguarding accreditation and SC Clearance for her roles.