Using Creativity and Kindness to make life better

Training, Consultancy and Commissions


Through our training and workshops, we aim first and foremost to make a difference to people's personal and working lives. We work creatively and systematically to meet the needs of individuals, always aiming to include people with learning challenges.

The programme of tailor-made events is coordinated by Charmaine McKissock, who has earned a reputation over 30 years, as a caring, creative and competent specialist in Education and Specific Learning Difficulties, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. She has worked as a senior lecturer, trainer, assessor, writer, manager and illustrator for universities, adult education and community projects. It is important to her that each participant's needs are met.

Past clients/partners

Hadleigh L:ibrary, Cottage Crafters Sudbury, Mind Ipswich, St Elizabeth Hospice, Christmas Present Trust, Chelsworth Church, Suffolk Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Assist, Greenland Grove Animal Sanctuary, Dr Sonia Eisenbeiss, Prof Margaret Herrington, Wivenhoe parent group, Off the Rails, Firstsite Colchester, Morley College, Essex County Council, Islington College, South Bank University, Paisley University, London Adult Dyslexia Support Group, London Institute, Glasgow School of Art, Westminster University, Birkbeck College, Imperial College, Oxford Brookes University, Ayrshire Hospice, LEAD, The Fife Diet, Children of Chernobyl, Adam Smith College, Jewel & Esk College, Brite Initiative Edinburgh, Iansyst, PATOSS. 

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popular workshops

  • Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Matters
  • Art & Creativity for beginners /the Terrified!
  • Giving Brilliant Presentations 
  •  Helping Children with Wobbly Spelling or Reading
  • Grammar and Punctuation for Wobbly Writers
  • Love your Handwriting
  • Spelling for the Terrified
  • What is Dyslexia?
  • Great Ways To Learn Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mind Mapping and Study Skills
  • The Good Memory Clinic
  • Disability Awareness
  • Rag Rugging for Community Projects
  • Grammar and Punctuation for Wobbly Writers
  • Drawing & Painting for the terrified
  • Relaxation techniques for coping with stress
  • Simple massage techniques for emotional support


workshop testimonials

"Session well run, interesting, flew by."

"Charmaine was excellent! Enjoyable to listen to - very knowledgable."

"Informative, helpful. Conducted very professionally."

"Excellent - good balance of exercises, presentations and discussion."

"Good teamwork from presenters: mutually supportive and flexible approach worked well."

"Excellent handouts, collection of books and background reading welcomed."