Tiffany is a solicitor (non-practicing) who trained and qualified with Hogan Lovells International LLP and then worked for 10 years as an associate/senior associate in the firm’s Investment Banking and Funds Litigation department.
Subsequently, Tiffany worked as a headhunter in retained partner and general counsel search services for leading international law firms, corporates and financial institutions, and provided strategic consultancy services, including due-diligence, to those clients.
This background has given Tiffany a unique perspective (beyond just her own first-hand experience of a pressured working environment and corporate client demands) into the difficulties faced by high-performing individuals in the workplace, the effect on their physical and mental wellbeing, and the potential measures that might be adopted to counter the impact.
Tiffany received CBT counselling for anxiety triggered by a combination of work pressures (including juggling two young children, dealing with the expectations and logistics around business/client development, and navigating the path of career progression) and witnessing friends losing a very young child to cancer. Despite her initial scepticism, she found it a life-line which particularly suited her solutions focused personality.
This, against the background of two colleagues sadly completing suicide, led her to write an article, “Mental Health in the City”, looking at organisations in the City who have taken significant, proactive and progressive steps to address this issue (and wider wellbeing).
A number of key advocates in the field of mental health in the workplace were kind enough to contribute to the article and subsequently speak at a seminar that Tiffany held on the same topic for a number of law firms in late 2016, hosted by Hogan Lovells, with a view to further raising awareness, addressing stigma, and sharing best-practice.
Tiffany is passionate about wellbeing within the workplace. She founded A Resilient Mind in order to provide ‘one point of contact’ consultancy services to organisations, helping them identify wellbeing issues and potential risks, and seamlessly facilitating solutions to those through direct engagement of appropriate, credible practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their individual fields and between them cover the whole spectrum of wellbeing, from prevention to intervention.
Tiffany is trained, licensed and accredited as an instructor by Mental Health First Aid England, to deliver their Adult Mental Health First Aid training course which equips (and accredits) individuals to act as mental health first aiders (akin to physical first aiders) in a professional and/or personal context. Additionally, she delivers bespoke mental health awareness training tailored to the needs and objectives of her clients.
Tiffany is a listening volunteer at The Listening Place, a charity providing on-going face to face support to people who are suicidal.
Tiffany read Politics and Economics at Goldsmiths College, University of London, prior to completing the CPE and LPC at the College of Law, London.