Kristine Pommert is an award-winning radio journalist and producer, trainer, and career coach, with 20 years’ experience at the BBC.
Whether you are an individual, charity, or small company, I can offer you a tailor-made solution that meets your specific needs – from podcasts for your website and training in how to handle radio and TV interviews, to finding ways of tapping into the hidden job market.
Using my media, training and coaching skills, I can help you achieve your personal or corporate goals through high-quality, practical solutions.
News, February 2017:
Radio and podcasts:
The year began with a documentary I oversaw for the BBC World Service, looking at Remote Control War. Vin Ray investigates the legal, ethical and psychological dimensions of drone warfare. Location produced by Jane Little.
The BBC World Service verison of Out in Africa went out on the Heart and Soul strand on 1st January. In this programme, Charles Adesina explores what it means to be LGBT in a continent which is arguably the most religious and the most homophobic in the world. You can listen here.
A longer version of Out in Africa was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 20th December.
My Things Unseen Christmas podcast for 2016 featured two young icon painters (or "writers") from the Bethlehem Icon School who have brought this spiritual art to Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire, painting two large-scale icons of the Virgin Mary and the Angel Gabriel which are both uniquely Palestinian and uniquely English. Hear them and their teacher, Ian Knowles, in Born in Bethlehem here.
Impact skills training:
I have had a lot of bookings for my impact skills training for research-active academics, and feedback is consistently very positive:
"Very clear and well structured."
"Really good, 'insider info'."
"I feel quite confident about going forward now."
(Participants, Policy brief writing, University of Southampton, February 2017)
"I have now overcome the phobia of starting a blog. Also I have a clear understanding of what a good blog should look and read like."
"Very practical and immediately useful."
"Go for it!"
(Participants, Articulating Your Story and Impact Through Social and Digital Media, Aberystwyth University, November 2016)
"An excellent opportunity to reflect on the best way to create an effective impact narrative."
"I will now be more open-minded about generating different types of impact."
"Good for getting the wheels in gear."
(Participants, Advanced Impact refresher, Open University, Centre for Reseach in Computing, October 2016)
"Opened a door to a world I realize I know very little about!"
"Very clear advice."
"Essential for anyone who is planning to submit a grant application that has the potential to impact policy/practice."
(Participants, Effective Policy Briefs, University of Southampton, October 2016)
"A very valuable experience which demystifies the process of giving radio interviews and left me with lots of practical tools/tips."
"I will be more pro-active in following up links between my research and 'what’s in the news'.”
"Kind, encouraging and experienced. Anecdotes from experience very helpful."
(Participants, Media Training for Women, University of Winchester, September 2016)
"Thank you so much for the two IMPACT workshops for the Social Work/Social Policy REF team. We have made real progress with our evolving case studies and are all much clearer on the types of information we need to be gathering." (Prof Carol Munn-Giddings, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, July 2016)
"Very good. Listening, responsive and ‘tuned in’ to our context. Good materials and preparation too. Thanks!"
"Very professional, well run session. Great advice and insights."
"The trainer was excellent, very patient and knowledgeable in the subject."
(Participants, Effective Policy Briefs, Open University, July 2016)
"Kristine was excellent. It was brilliant, and they [colleagues who did not attend] missed a great session."
"It exceeded my expectations."
"Highly qualified and professional. Excellent."
(Participants, Making an impact with your research, University of Westminster Researcher Network, May 2016)
"Fantastic! Clear, concise, knowledgeable."
"Kristine was great, very knowledgeable."
(Participants, Effective Policy Briefs, University of Southampton, April 2016)
"Very knowledgeable trainer. Lots of good tips. Great exercises."
"Precise, constructive and very helpful."
"Would definitely recommend."
(Participants, effective research communication for members of the Leadership programme, University of Nottingham, March 2016)
"The best Friday I've had in ages!"
"Worth every minute."
(Participants, Media training for women academics, University of Chester, February 2016)
"Excellent. Well structured and went at a good pace."
"Excellent, beautiful delivery and clear, considered response to questions and concerns."
"Worthwhile, informative, stimulating, encouraging, expertly facilitated."
(Participants, impact skills training for mid-career academics, University of Chester, February 2016)
Further comments are on the Testimonials page.
This lovely comment is from a coaching client I worked with earlier this year:
"You picked me up when I was at an all-time low and set me firmly back on track. Thank you for giving me my confidence in myself back. I'm ready to fly now!"