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Bootcamp Tutor, The Skills Network
Paul‘s professional bio / interests
Paul Powers is a multi-award-winning creative problem-solving professional with over 10 years of experience in education, project management, and various industries including construction, hospitality, farming, and creative marketing roles. His experience in working on multi-million-pound projects for prestigious world-class clients, coupled with his diverse set of skills, has allowed him to deliver exceptional results across a range of domains. As an experienced skills bootcamp tutor and course director for computer science, Paul has directed course material and private tutoring for students, helping plan and coordinate the introduction of new students to pertinent courses, and contributed to student evaluations, achievement records, and references. He has also taught various subjects across different levels, including computer research methodologies, human-computer interaction, professional issues in computing and society, and business application of social media. Paul has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching and holds several professional accreditations, including a PG-Cert in Computer Science SK Enhancement and a BCS Computing Teacher Scholarship Award from the British Computer Society. He has also earned several degrees, including an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership from Valar Institute at Quantic School of Business and Technology (TBC 2023), an Advanced MBA with Digital Marketing from ThePower Business School (TBC 2023), and a PGCE Secondary Comp Science and IT with QTS from Edge Hill University. Beyond his professional achievements, Paul is also passionate about design, humanities, evolutionary psychology, and technology. He has conducted research on using augmented reality to improve learning in BODY COMBAT™ classes and repurposing games technology for simulating gallery spaces and facilitating art exhibition design. Paul's diverse range of interests and experience make him a dynamic and creative problem solver, always striving to align decisions with business objectives, values, and policies to deliver exceptional results.
I’d like help with…
As a Guild user, I would appreciate help in various areas to make the most of this platform. Firstly, I am keen to expand my professional network and connect with like-minded individuals in my industry, so any guidance on how to do this effectively would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, I am looking to learn more about industry trends and stay up to date with the latest developments, so any support in discovering relevant resources or engaging with experts in my field would be beneficial. Furthermore, I am interested in learning how to use Guild's features and tools to their full potential, including creating and participating in relevant groups and discussions. I would also appreciate guidance on how to make my profile stand out and showcase my skills and experience effectively. Finally, as a newcomer to Guild, I am open to any general tips or advice on how to get the most out of the platform and build a strong presence within the community.
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I have a passion for skydiving, which is an unusual and thrilling hobby that not many people have the courage to pursue. My love for adrenaline and adventure has led me to jump out of planes at high altitudes and experience the rush of freefalling through the air. One particularly memorable skydiving experience involved a charity jump to raise money for a local children's hospital. I had the honour of jumping alongside several brave children who were battling serious illnesses, and the experience left a profound impact on me. It reminded me of the importance of living life to the fullest and giving back to those in need. Another interesting fact about me is that I am an accomplished musician who plays multiple instruments, including guitar and piano. I have a passion for composing my own music and have even performed at local venues and events. My talent and creativity as a musician are a testament to my artistic spirit and my ability to express myself through various mediums.
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A career highlight
One career highlight I experienced was when I was able to successfully lead a team of professionals in the completion of a large-scale project. The project was complex and had multiple moving parts, which made it a challenging endeavor. However, by utilizing my communication skills and my ability to keep the team motivated and focused, we were able to overcome the obstacles and complete the project ahead of schedule. This achievement not only earned recognition from my employer, but it also helped to enhance my leadership skills and provided me with a sense of personal accomplishment. It was a reminder that with dedication and hard work, I could take on even the most challenging projects and see them through to a successful conclusion.
04 April, 2023