History and experience
Alvin has worked in private, education and union settings over the past 10 years and is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Queen Mary University of London Students’ Union. He has over seven years of experience of working in the Higher Education and Charity sector, and four years of experience in the private sector. Alvin loves to help organisations to operate efficiently, and to encourage people to grow both in their professional and personal lives.
Alvin has a Green Belt in Lean Sigma Six, and currently works part-time for Queen Mary University within their Strategic Change Unit as a Process Improvement Manager. Alvin is committed to developing people, having mentored many people in the Students’ Union sector, and is currently undertaking an ILM level 5 Coaching qualification. He is also a Mental Health First Aider.
Alvin brings these skills together to offer one-to-one coaching and workshops on the themes of management, team building, project management and building confidence.
Alvin has delivered training, focus groups, and coaching in all of his previous roles. Amongst this, strengths coaching, humour, and streamlining processes have been a common thread across all sectors.
Alvin supports the National Union of Students with their annual training programme of the newly elected officers. He delivers workshops on key topics such as inclusive leadership, building strong and stable relationships, creating impactful campaigns and influence, persuasion and negotiation.
Alvin’s approach is light hearted and relaxed; believing that people learn more when they are comfortable, able to participate in discussion, and allowed to let their personalities shine through. Alvin likes to make his workshops engaging and practical leaving people with steps or ideas to take away with them to implement or discuss.
Alvin delivers our entry level management courses such as Moving into Management, Team Leader skills and Supervision skills, using his own experience as a Senior Manager in an organisation where he manages and supports a large team of young managers.