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, September 2017:
Radio and podcasts:
My latest BBC World Service production, a three-part series called The Right Thing, is now in production. Each programme portrays someone who has faced a serious moral and practical dilemma - and has opted for what he or she understood to be the right course of action. Transmission will be in January 2018.
Two of my productions have been shortlisted for this year's Jerusalem Awards: in the Long Form Radio category, an episode of our four-part series for the BBC World Service, The Dilemma, featuring Trevell Coleman (a successful rapper who turned himself in for a cold-case murder); and in the Digital Festivals category, my Christmas podcast, Born in Bethlehem.
Also on the shortlist are two other podcasts I have edited, Oliver Park: The Easter Riots and How to Make a Human. And last but not least, Things Unseen presenter Mark Dowd is also up for an award, against stiff competition from the BBC. Fingers crossed for the award ceremony in October!
Impact skills training:
I have had a lot of bookings for my impact skills training for research-active academics, and feedback is consistently positive:
"Very knowledgeable and helpful - able to respond to specific requirements of department."
"Very polished, articulate and well-informed - created a very good impression of Bulletin!"
"Less scared of the process now I understand better."
"Excellent - friendly, knowledgeable, approachable and helpful."
(Participants, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, University of Winchester, Department of Psychology, September 2017)
"Excellent. Great interpersonal skills. Tailored the session to meet my needs."
(One-to-one participant, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, September 2017)
"It was really useful and gave us lots of good pointers for moving our case studies forward."
(Team leader, Impact Case Study Development, Anglia Ruskin University, Social Care and Social Policy, July 2017)
"Undoubtedly moved the team forwards in a very positive and supportive way."
"Excellent, thorough, thought-provoking and very positive."
"Kristine was great. Very informative."
"Very well prepared about our work."
(Participants, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, University of Winchester, Department of Law, July 2017)
"Excellent as always."
"Extremely helpful. Could do with Kristine working in the Faculty."
"Clear, organised presentation. Good focus on key points as well as discursive ideas."
(Participants, Towards the REF2021: Developing Your Impact Case Studies, Anglia Ruskin University, Health Sciences, June 2017)
"Very useful overview of policymaking and makers. Sample policy briefs were really useful to see and to critique."
"Very helpful and friendly. Listened well/actively. Gave useful feedback."
"Sign up if you get a chance."
(Participants, Influencing Policymakers: Effective Briefs, Open University, June 2017)
"Highly informative. Very knowledgeable presenter. Learnt a great deal."
"We are just at the starting point of our impact case study, so the information provided has provided much clarity and guidance for the way forward!"
"Very clear. Handled difficult people very well."
"Good at time management."
"She was brilliant."
(Participants, Advanced Research Impact and Case Study Development, University of Winchester Business School, May 2017)
"Great. Very informative."
"Very useful. Gives a good 'Outside Bangor University' perspective."
"Very knowledgeable and answered questions precisely."
(Participants, Advanced Research Impact for Mid-Career Researchers, Bangor University, May 2017)
"There was a range of topics that were all relevant to the stage in my career."
"[As a result of this workshop, I will] begin collecting specific measurables and evidence for my impact in research."
"Very engaging and authoritative."
"Very experienced and knows what she's talking about."
(Participants, Building Research Impact Skills for ECRs, Bangor University, May 2017)
"It was all very helpful."
"It was all excellent."
(Participants, Impactful Engagement with Groups, Events and Projects, University of Westminster, April 2017)
"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)
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!"