Amanda Heenan

Amanda Heenan

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Posted on: 21/02/2014

Director, 360 Engagement:

To start, here are some things that come to mind when I try to define myself:

  • A single parent
  • A good friend
  • Never one to travel a straight path to anywhere
  • Passionate and dedicated
  • Having physical limitations has had no impact on my ability to achieve and has helped me to explore what can be achieved and understood whatever your ability
  • On the path to exploring my soul journey and learning how we are all connected – and using this understanding to have a positive impact

Things I am most proud of:

  • My strong minded and wise beyond words son, who is also excelling at being a teenager!
  • My business, 360 Engagement and the people I work with
  • Have achieved my Law Masters and BSc(Hons) degree in a non-traditional way (I studied both through distance learning, later in life)
  • Being able to take care of my son and myself financially independently, even though this has sometimes been a challenge and being self-employed, a great leap of faith in myself

Greatest challenges:

  • Keeping a balance in all things, particularly between work and the other bits of life
  • Keeping a sense of perspective when bringing up a teenage son, who also is never one to travel a straight path to anywhere!
  • Not letting my inbox dictate my day

Opportunities to engage with pupils and staff at Horizon:

  • Speaking to larger groups is fine
  • One to one coaching / mentoring sessions
  • Speaking to smaller groups
  • Working more strategically with Horizon to link in with the community development work we are engaged in along with other public sector services.

Are you ready to start your
financial journey?