Heather is a mum of 3 children and understand the frustration that parents feel when they can see that their children are just not being the best they can be. .
Heather always says her biggest strength is probably her weakness, she never learnt how to say no! As a result of juggling many balls and always being present she has had a varied and inspirational career, from running her own multi million pound business at the age of 21, through to being on the consultation committee for the then new BTEC qualifications, taking on children who had one foot in jail and reforming and redirecting them to finally working as Government advisor and being part of a UK select committee headed by Prince Charles.
Heather had worked for VIP families and Governments in many countries across the world before making her home Dubai where she once again focused on education realising there was a need for inspirational teachers to work with children to fill in gaps and knowledge enabling them to achieve grades beyond their imaginations in their international exams.
Heather Harries grew very much from demand. There is a real need to actually recognize and encourage ability. So often the things we measure success by makes it difficult for children to grow and feel accomplished. We simply refocus on whats important, ensure self belief exists and then unlock the door for everyone we coach to see the route to their potential.
This all sounds so simple and in reality it is. We get so swept up being the same as everyone else our children can often overlook the things that they are gifted at. However seemingly unimportant these are, they are the key to being confident in own ability. Once we know what we “bring to the table” in terms of our ability we know where our strengths lie and our importance in the group dynamic, whether that is school or work.
Plugging away at something you simply don’t love or doesn’t come naturally will always be a challenge. The people we work with always achieve more than they ever thought possible whether they are 7 years old or 47 years old.
Along side her work in education, Heather is well recognised for the work she has done in the community, working to spread to kindness to those less fortunate or facing short term struggles. She has dedicated her life to supporting others and the Stop and Help platform is something that she is very proud of.