Role: Communications Assistant
Bio: Charlie (she/her) is autistic.
Charlie has three decades of communication and fundraising experience with organisations across Europe. Most notably, she has worked for the International Herald Tribune – The New York Times, euronews, UEFA, The European Union Youth Orchestra and youth social action charities: Music Masters and Student Hubs. Most recently, she was the Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Impact at NOVA School of Business and Economics in Portugal.
Charlie is also the Community Engagement Manager for Bradstow School in Broadstairs, East Kent. Bradstow is a residential special school for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Judged “outstanding” by Ofsted, the school offers particular expertise in the areas of Gentle Teaching, Positive Behaviour Support and Functional Communication Training. The school is an Autism Education Trust hub.
As if that weren’t enough! Charlie is also Lead Coach (Nottingham) for The Bridging Project: working to reduce dropout rates of minority and low-income university students by equipping them with the skills they need to succeed. She also runs a successful coaching business specialising in supporting late-diagnosed autistic women.
She holds a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology from the University of East London. In her spare time, Charlie engages in the writing of memoirist poetry, collects Japanese writing tools, indulges in Yin yoga, and invests in her relationship with God.