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Meet our experts – from across the globe, working in different industries, from a variety of backgrounds. Find out what you need to from us – we’re here to answer your questions.

GREAT MINDS, TOGETHER.

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ADRIAN
PARSONS

ex Police

Ex-police officer Adrian, brings to the Worldly Wise group a unique perspective of having seen the impact and harms associated with controlled drugs from their production outside the UK.

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ANNELI
HUKINS

WOODSTOCK HOLISTICS

Wellbeing expert Anneli brings a first-hand experience of what it takes to fight for control and autonomy where mental health is compromised.

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CHARLIE DENNING

LIFE COACH

Charlie’s background gives him a unique experience of law enforcement and dealing with people from different cultures, nationalities and social standing.

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DAMIAN MATTHEW

Punjab FC – India

Damian will offer a wealth of football and life experiences on aspiring to reach the top of his profession. These challenges have enriched the journey and he looks forward to sharing and helping others reach their goals.

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DOUGLAS BOLTON

CNI TELEVISION

Doug can share what it’s like to work across the world, and what’s needed on both the technical and creative sides in the world of TV, documentaries and film making.

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ELEANOR
CALLAGHAN-INGE

STUDENT

Eleanor can share her experiences to advise other young people on all elements of extensive global travel, including securing accommodation, work placements and preparing all the necessary documents.

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GERRY
FINNEY

NHS

Gerry brings a safeguarding approach that can be applied to all, plus great ideas and optimism.

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HEATHER CALLAGHAN

HEATHER'S FOOT CARE

Heather is well-travelled and can advise on travelling as a single person, plus travelling with children (with Type 1 Diabetes), as she has done with her own, many times.

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DR ISHANI
RAO

JUNIOR DOCTOR

Ishani’s experiences and many interests give her plenty to talk about; careers, hobbies, challenges and experiences – she really does cover them all.

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KEIR TEMPLEMAN-YOUNG

PERSONAL SAFETY TRAINER

Keir has a wealth of knowledge on a career choice that’s not usually on someone’s list – but he’ll tell you all about it and what you need to succeed.

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LYNNE
BARDELL

A CARER'S HEART

Lynne can offer a useful insight into working in challenging careers, as well as sharing how diversifying your approach and thinking differently about solutions can change the outcome.

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MARC
MERCER

THC

Marc describes himself as living proof of the importance of grit and determination. Being told you’re not smart enough to go to university is not the end of your world.

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MARIE
WEST

Immigration Officer & Emotional Growth Coach

Lots of life experience and hopefully the inspiration that you can do anything you put your mind to.

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NICK
INGE

iTRUST ASSURANCE

Nick’s a former police officer working in surveillance and whistleblowing. He’s a co-founder of Worldly Wise.

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PAT
HOBBS

GREATHEAD GROUP

Patrick prides himself on working to a code of good old fashioned values and principles which he has followed throughout his career in fund management.

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PAUL
WREN

CONTROL AND CHANGE

Paul knows that adults often go through their whole lives stuck with anxiety, fears and phobias but can help you to overcome them.

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SARAH
HAWES

IZZY PR

Sarah is with us to inspire young people to let them know how many choices they have if they set their sights on journalism, media, public relations or marketing.

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SID
SEDDEN

PRISON OFFICER

Sid can tell us all about changing career – he’s done it a few times and will tell you that it’ll all be OK.

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STUART
ILSLEY

Enterprise Advisor

Stuart is keen to share his life experiences with young people, to show them that they too can overcome life’s obstacles.

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TREVEL
HENRY

NVC AWARENESS

Having travelled and worked with people from many countries around the world, including with the British Army which he joined a month after turning 15, Trevel brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of  people being, but more importantly feeling, included as part of the group.

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WILLIAM
LEE

SPORTS CONNECT

Will brings with him a positive and creative mindset combined with energy and drive.

WANT TO JOIN THE WORLDLY WISE TEAM?

There are so many opportunities, job titles, experiences and education choices available today – and our hope is to cover as many as we can with experts who can give real insights into how to get into them.

Our experts haven’t simply sailed through life – hardly anyone does, so they have a multidimensional approach, with stories of knockbacks, bad luck, hard times, good times, health issues, family issues and career highs and lows.

Some have switched careers, some have stayed in the same one for a long time but each is able to share something about how they got there, what they wished they’d known, what you need to know and some tips for success.

If that sounds like you, please get in touch.