Michelle Livesley

Self management, Person centred risk, Values based recruitment, Positive and productive tactical meetings, Adult social care

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”
– Albus Dumbledore

About Me

I am passionate about supporting people to have more control over their life and work using person-centred, outcomes focussed practices.

I am committed to exploring self management and the positive impact that can have on service delivery.

What others like and admire about me

  • I am passionate
  • I am inspirational
  • I am down-to-earth
  • I make people think
  • I am great fun
  • I am flexible

Whats important to me

  • To be involved in work that lights my fire and to feel that I am learning and stretching myself.
  • That I have chances to question thinking and decision-making.
  • To be around can do people. I am a glass half full person and am at my best when people look for solutions.
  • To do family stuff. I love it when we randomly get together for meals, gigs and trips. Staying in touch weekly through text, whats app and facebook.
  • That I have opportunities to kick back and have fun with colleagues- doing something around our team meetings is good.
  • To feel connected to the people I work with, this can be face to face, on the phone, by social media or text and e-mail and to be in touch at least monthly.
  • To understand the bigger picture and where my part is within it.
  • To feel that I know what I am talking about and feel sufficiently prepared for whatever I am involved in.
  • To see my grandchildren Oliver, Nicholas and Florence at least once a week and to get photos of them when I am working.

How to best support me

  • I am always hungry for new experiences and to learn. However, this means I may need
    reminding about my work/life balance and whether the work marries with my passions and
    interests and complements work I may already be involved in.
  • I am at my best when I have freedom to be creative. Having a flexible framework or outline works best for me as opposed to a blank page. I have a tendency to procrastinate if I am starting something from scratch.
  • Although I am a confident, outgoing person, I have a tendency to self-flagellate about things. Help me with this by getting me to talk through and analyse the issue.
  • I love variety but can feel overwhelmed if I have too much on the go.
  • If I don’t understand something fully, I will revisit and question it until I do. Please be patient if this feels repetitive.
  • I think best with other people and value opportunities to talk through ideas or problems.
  • I value open, honest and constructive feedback. I’m not very skilled at reading between the lines.