Welcome

Kristine Pommert is an award-winning radio documentary maker and journalist, 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.

 

I deliver radio programmes and podcasts of the highest quality, first-rate broadcast and media training, and individually tailored career-related

training and career coaching, including for people recovering from cancer.

 

I also offer research impact training and workshops for researchers preparing impact case studies for the REF2021 via the specialist agency, Bulletin.

 

Using my media, training and coaching skills, I can help you achieve your personal or corporate goals through high-quality, practical solutions.

 

Contact me to discuss your needs and find out how I can help you.



 

 

 

News, Autumn 2019: 

 

Radio and podcasts:

We were delighted to be "Highly Commended" at the AIB Awards (Association for International Broadcasting) in November: in the Human Interest category, the judges praised our BBC World Service documentary, After Suicide, for its “reliance on the power of talk”, saying it was “powerful, considered many different perspectives and explored beyond the expected”. A huge thank you to presenter Mark Dowd - whose personal perspective gave the programme extra poignancy - producer Caroline Donne and researcher Saba Zaman.

 

My radio productions this year have included:

 

Husbands and Priests, a BBC World Service documentary examining whether we might soon see married priests in the Roman Catholic Church - particularly considering that they exist in pockets of the Catholic fold already. 

 

Witness: Being Black in Nazi Germany, the story of the astonishing Theodor Wonja Michael, who grew up mixed race in 1930s Germany and survived the Nazi terror by appearing as an extra in propaganda films. 

 

Imran Qureshi: Beauty and Carnage. The renowned Pakistani artist in conversation with his friend, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, for the BBC World Service's arts strand, In the Studio. 

 

Behold the Man: a five-part series of Essays for BBC Radio 3, broadcast during Holy Week 2019. Every day, a different writer tackles a painting at the National Gallery depicting a scene from the last week of Christ's earthly life. 

 

On overview of other productions I have overseen is here

 

 

Impact skills training:

With the deadline for the REF2021 just a year away, I have been very busy with impact skills training for research-active academics. Here's a small selection of the feedback I have received: 

 

"Expert in field. Took control over participants talking and meandering when necessary, in a polite manner."

"Clear, no nonsense, very useful unpacking of each section."

"I really appreciated the bespoke feedback to our individual case studies and clarifying areas that were not necessarily obvious from the guidance."

(Participants, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, Falmouth University, November 2019)

 

"I want to extend a huge thank you for all your expert input and assistance over the last 12 months. The RAE [Hong Kong equivalent of the REF] has fully extended us... but a really onerous and stressful exercise has been made more manageable through your work with us."

(Prof Louise Cummings, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

 

"Fantastic. Very clear and helpful."

"Engaging and well prepared."

"The critical review of the strengths and weaknesses was very helpful. Ideas on how to collect evidence (retrospectively) are also very useful and welcome."

(Participants, University of Huddersfield, Writing a Strong Impact Case Study, October 2019)

 

"Very good – Kristine was clear, knowledgeable and helpful."

"Enthusiastic, concise and constructive."

"She knows her stuff!"

(Participants, Research Impact, Evidence Gathering and Writing Your Impact Story, British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, June 2019)

 

"It was delivered at a very appropriate pace and opened up discussions nicely."

"Clear info and useful advice. Good to see concrete examples of impact case studies."

"Good to seek a sense of what we hoped to get from the session before starting the presentation. Well paced and very informative."

"Kristine was excellent. Knowledgeable, engaging, excellent."

(Participants, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, University of Portsmouth, February 2019)

 

"Tremendous grasp of the two drafts [discussed during the session]."

"Excellent. Really knowledgeable and made topics accessible."

"Tailored to the writers - it addressed where they were."

(Participants, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, University of Winchester, Department of Law, February 2019)

 

"Very professional, kept the momentum, provoked comment."

"Clear, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging."

"Well informed, very accommodating and willing to take comments/questions."

(Participants, Advanced Research Impact, Case Study Development and Evidence Gathering, Aberystwyth University, January 2019)

 

 

Further comments are on the Testimonials page.

 

 

Career coaching:

This lovely comment is from a coaching client:

"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!"

 

Kristine Pommert and team receive the Sandford St Martin Trust award for Interview of the Year 2016 Receiving the Sandford St Martin Trust Award for Interview of the Year 2016. Image by Caroline Field.