Sian possesses an ability to reframe what people believe about themselves. She is confronting, comforting, real, wise and funny.
Her core skill is in making a tangible difference in people’s working and personal lives by helping facilitate positive change and resolving conflict. Sian’s ability to be vulnerable in front of any audience and coax them into doing the same, regardless of job title, life story or ethnicity, demonstrates her commitment to sharing a unique talent that supports and inspires others.
Her extraordinary personal journey includes experience of bullying and intimidation; learning difficulties and mental health; miscarriage and premature death; foster care and child rearing; cancer; redundancy; emigration and cultural alienation.
Professionally, over the past 30 years, she has fought for the rights of and given a voice to the vulnerable, the unrepresented and minority groups. This includes at-risk teens; autistic, deaf and blind children; adults with learning difficulties; the elderly; ethnic groups; families; divorced dads and women.
Holding board positions in Social Services and Education, Sian has developed policy for youth justice and was instrumental in driving change in residential care units in the UK. She instigated criminal proceedings for the misconduct of caretakers of vulnerable people, and continues to investigate complaints about the care and protection of young people in secure care on behalf of the Government today. In 2011, Sian was appointed as Chair of Grievance Panel, Korowai Manaaki, Youth Justice Residence by the NZ Government at Cabinet level and is accountable to the Minister for Social Development.
Central to Sian’s career is her concept of ‘citizenship’. She believes her purpose is to contribute her time and talents to the world to improve it in some way. In her work, she helps others to unlock their human potential and in doing so, become advocates for positive social change. Following a lengthy career in social services and education, Sian established herself as a highly sought after professional coach and corporate advisor to businesses in crisis with a client base that spans the globe.
This rich experience has given rise to Sian Jaquet Foundations™, a set of simple, effective processes which provide clients and workshop attendees with the means to sort through and redefine fundamental personal and professional issues that are holding them back in their relationships or career.