Lesley Macaulay brings flair and energy to the groups she works with.

Lesley is currently working full time as the Fundraising Development Manager for Guide Dogs in Northern Ireland.

Lesley has an Honours Degree in Social Administration, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and professional qualifications in Facilitation Skills, Youth & Community Work and Fundraising.

She worked as a Youth Worker in West Belfast (A Save the Children Project in Upper Shankill) in the late 1980s before moving into Fundraising with NSPCC and Appeals Director with the NI Chest Heart and Stroke Association

She moved into freelance training and consultancy in 1996, working particularly with rural groups. This included community development groups, women’s groups, youth groups, farmers groups, special interest groups, victims/survivor groups and churches.

Lesley has taken on short-term leadership, field work and management of groups or organisations. This has included being Co-ordinator of ‘The One Small Step Campaign’, Director of Ballymena Forum, Co-ordinator of ‘Women In Business’, Victims Outreach Co-ordinator for the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Forum and Field Worker for Healing Through Remembering's Private Day of Reflection.

She is passionate about positive growth and change and facilitates with the aim of encouraging, motivating and empowering indviduals, groups and organisations. Her main areas of expertise are in Good Relations Training, Developing a Good Relations Policy, Strategic Development, Rural Community Development, Fundraising, Management of an Organisation, Networking, Dealing with the Conflict of the Past, Personal Development, Presentation Skills, Job Interview Preparation, Research and Evaluation. She regularly facilitates at Conferences throughout Northern Ireland.

Lesley has developed a powerful and successful Personal Development Programme, which includes confidence building, assertiveness, developing self esteem, and producing a challenging and effective Life Strategy.

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