Kerry Forster


What do you do for the business?

I am an Assessor Coach for students studying at all levels with Busec and I also work with them on developing customer focussed subject matter programmes.

What is your favourite quote?

“A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu

What is your favourite book or movie?

Movie: The Greatest Showman.

What is something people in your industry/niche have to deal with that you want to fix?

I would like to be able to help people to remove the barriers that they often put in front of themselves which hinder their ability to achieve their goals.

What are your credentials/past experience?

I am an experienced HR Practitioner and Consultant with in-house and independent strategic and operational experience in HR and L&D gained across a broad range of business sectors within global matrix management organisations as well as SME’s. An expert designing, delivering, assessing, evaluating and verifying training and development programmes within the professional development / qualifications arena. Skilled in the provision of individual and team coaching and mentoring for enhanced personal and organisational performance.

What gives you the most satisfaction within your working life?

Supporting people through tough often personally challenging experiences to achieve personal growth, increased capability and confidence and ultimately to contribute towards achieving long-term goals and objectives.

If you were a cartoon character which would it be and why?

Wile E Coyote – because he constantly comes up with creative and ingenious ways to achieve his goal and even though he never catches the Road Runner, he never gives up trying!

What are the values that drive you?

Innovation, Integrity, Curiosity, Results Oriented, Empathy

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I have many hobbies, some social and some solitary. Social hobbies include walking with my friends and family in the outdoors, often including a stop off on the way at a local hostelry to sample their food and drink! I regularly play tennis and am a committee member and current ladies captain at my local club. This gives me a chance to improve my tennis and fitness whilst opening up more opportunities for social activities outside of the tennis itself with the lovely club members. I enjoy going to the cinema and have an unlimited annual membership card which enables me to go as often as I like and this also means I see films of all genres expanding my horizons to see films I might not otherwise choose to see. My favourite film types are comedy, fantasy and those that will generally be uplifting. I share this love of cinema with my children which gives me the added benefit of spending quality time with them on a regular basis. Of course I need to limit the amount of popcorn consumed on these occasions to make sure I don’t undo all the good I do with the walking and tennis!