A Note from Shelley
After 28 years working in the field of equality, diversity & inclusion; with training leaders and managers in mainstream organisations I feel the time has come for me to address the other side of the equation. My focus is now shifting to reaching individual people full of undiscovered and unharnessed potential and helping them change their lives.
So I am emerging out of the shadows of the public sector and establishing a platform to share the knowledge and wisdom I have acquired over the years, in the hope that that will be of value to others. My hope is that you will learn form my experiences, knowledge and even my mistakes along the way.
My commitment is that my ceiling will be the floor for others. It is a platform to share with others so that they can reach their potential and fulfil their destiny.
Shelley Collins, was born Shelley Jackman, daughter of Norma Jackman, in St. Michael, Barbados. A graduate of Queens College, she immigrated to London in 1970 to train as a nurse. Her first night in London, was her first night away from home. She qualified as an SRN, RMN & RSCN and was a Sister at Guys Hospital on the Evelina Children’s Unit. From here, her career moved from Nursing into Administration and eventually training – culminating in the formation of her company Just Resources International of which she is the Managing Director.
Due to her outstanding reputation and 30 years experience, along with a life lived fully and victoriously, Shelley is about to launch The Shelley Collins Organisation of which she will be CEO. A vehicle which will enable her to share the wealth of wisdom and powerful tools she has attained through her journey. She is passionate about seeing people, young women especially, empowered and equipped to soar in ever facet of life.
Shelley has a 28-year track record of excellence in the provision of training and consultancy services in equality, diversity, leadership and management development. She is a dynamic, discerning and energetic trainer who provides a service that never fails to deliver.
Her clients include public, private and third sector organisations including the Joint Equality & Diversity Training Centre of the Ministry of Defence and the British Army for over 20 years. Others include the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy the Metropolitan and Thames Valley Police services, Tesco Plc, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and the Baptist Union. She was also on the staff of the Home Office Specialist Support Unit for Police-Community Relations for 7 years.
Just Resources was the partner training company for the Desmond Tutu Foundation – creating the course for their facilitators to conduct their “Conversations for Change”.
Acknowledged as an expert in her field, Shelley has also created ILM accredited Equality & Diversity Qualifications.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Shelley is also a SPCP Accredited Mediator.
Shelley has trained in excess of 60,000 personnel across the public services including all Senior Civil Servants and all Senior Military Personnel of the British Armed Forces, in the UK, Germany & Cyprus.
In October 2016, in Commemoration of the 50th year of Barbadian Independence, Shelley received the Barbados Golden Jubilee Award in recognition of her outstanding service both as a member of the Barbados Community and her significant and invaluable contribution to the United Kingdom.
Shelley was also 1 of the final 8 individuals nominated for the Life Time Achiever Award at the National Diversity Awards and given a certificate of recognition for being at the helm in raising the issue of diversity and inclusion in this nation.
Shelley is also a woman of faith and is part of the Core Leadership team of London Network Church (LNC). She also travels as a guest lecturer to Victory Church and Victory Gap Year in South Africa, the parent church of LNC.
Shelley is also a beloved mother of two children and Nana of two grandchildren and although her professional life and influence is vast, it is here that she is most herself, just like her mother – entertaining, hosting and generously caring for those she loves.