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19 - 20 March 2025

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Marianne Mills

Marianne Mills

Director, 2M Training

It's Marianne Mills here, and when I say I'm passionate about education, I mean it with my whole heart. I'm Director at 2M Training in Gloucestershire, armed with a Psychology degree and a PGCE qualification, and a boatload of experience working with incredible organisations like , Ministry of Defence, Cadbury's World, Birmingham College of Medicine and Dentistry, Gloucestershire NHS, and many more.

But let me share a bit more about me. About 2.5 years ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD, adding a personal touch to my teaching style, especially when it comes to neurodiversity awareness. I don't just teach; I connect with my learners on a personal level….whether they are employees, employers, service users, students. I look at things in a different way and really get to know the learners.

My areas of expertise include delivering training in the care sector and promoting neurodiversity awareness in workplaces. Education, for me, is all about transformation and empowerment – giving learners not just knowledge but the skills to tackle any challenge.

What makes me different? It's my commitment, not just to the classroom but to a lifelong learning journey. After my courses are done, I stick around, offering ongoing support. Learning, to me, is a continuous process, not a one-time event.

Now, here's another layer. I've worked in the mental health sector, and suicide is an issue close to my heart. I lost my dad 22 years ago, and that experience has fuelled my interest in addressing this sensitive topic. I've spoken at and organized conferences and retreats for those who have lost someone to suicide.

I am also Co-Director of the Care Connector Network, an organisation dedicated to fostering seamless connections between care providers and care suppliers. With a passion for streamlining the care sector and enhancing service delivery, we play a pivotal role in facilitating collaboration and innovation within the industry.

To sum it up, I'm not just an educator; I'm a leader in the training and education scene. My passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to learners make me more than just a teacher. I'm here to inspire and support, drawing from both professional and personal experiences.