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 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.
News, January 2019:
Radio and podcasts:
The final quarter of 2018 brought a special reward: in October we won the Jerusalem Award for Long Form Radio for our programme portraying Daniel Deng Abot, who as a child had to flee Sudan without his parents and later returned to the newly created South Sudan as a bishop and peacemaker. The presenter was Mike Wooldridge.
New programmes during the same period included The Girl Who Witnessed Crystal Night, the story of Ruth Winkelmann, who witnessed the events of the November pogrom in 1938 and later lost her Jewish father in the Holocaust; now 90, she is remarkably free from bitterness. In conversation with Caroline Wyatt, she looks back on an extraordinary faith journey.
In December, Helga Cent-Velden recalled her time as a 'rubble woman' in Berlin for us. In conversation with Caroline Wyatt, she told us how in 1945, as an 18-year-old, she was one of thousands of women who were tasked with clearing the munitions and rubble left behind by World War II.
Our Christmas podcast 2018 was the story of Abbi Banks, a young woman who died of leukaemia not long after Christmas 2017. Her parents Liz and Tim and sister Debbie reflect on that last Christmas with Abbi - and how they can hang on to the hope of Christmas despite their terrible loss.
Now in production for Holy Week 2019, Behold the Man: five Essayists, most of them non-Christians, visit the National Gallery in London to reflect on a painting depicting an event from the last week of Christ's life on earth. For BBC Radio 3.
Impact skills training:
"Excellent! Very informative, clear and helpful."
"I really liked the trainer - she was clear, kind and encouraging."
"All relevant to the changing research landscape."
(Participants, Edge Hill University, Research, Impact and the Media: Telling Your Story, November 2018)
"Lots of good tips and guidance for preparing impact statement."
"Great session and agenda, enjoyable and engaging."
"Very clear, good expertise, good communicator, empathetic."
(Participants, London South Bank University, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, October 2018)
"This is very useful stuff for all BGS staff!"
"Trainer was very professional, competent and supported free discussion."
"Good pace, clear explanations."
(Participants, British Geological Survey Edinburgh, Research Impact, Evidence Gathering and Writing Your Impact Story, September 2018)
"Excellent, broad and thought-provoking."
"I have understood what impact really is. It will help me write better Pathways to Impact sections in grant applications."
"Very clear and a good speed (didn’t feel rushed)."
(Participants, Coventry University, Core Impact Training and Impact Through Public Engagement)
"Excellent! Great energy and clarity of explanation, and happy to answer questions."
"I would highly recommend attending."
"This session was excellent and well worth attending. 10/10!"
"She was excellent! Great communicator - succeeded in keeping my attention all morning (and this is not easy!)"
(Participants, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, University of Chester, April 2018)
"Very rich and informative session."
"Good overview, helpful and reassuring - roll on the next one!"
(Participants, Gathering Evidence to Corroborate Your Impact, University of Chester, April 2018)
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!"