Cath Barton

What people like and admire about me

  • Loyal
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Open minded and determined
  • A good communicator
  • Respectful
  • Always see the positives
  • Passionate about person-centred approaches

What is important to me

  • My family, Gary, Ellen and Zachary, having tea together, holidays, walking and fresh air
  • Our eight year old beagle, Buddy
  • Big family time with brothers, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews
  • Swimming twice a week in the pool and going open water swimming every week
  • My role with Community Circles, being part of making a difference and seeing great outcomes for people, families and communities
  • Seeing the bigger picture and knowing my role within this, being clear about what is expected from me and those around me, clarifying actions
  • Embedding the learning from my Masters in Social Pedagogy Leadership into how we work
  • That we seek solutions rather than focus on problems and develop actions to move forwards
  • Connecting with people and developing great relationships
  • Having a good work/home balance, being flexible including working from home, working evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Hearing from others and being part of a wider community through Slack, Facebook and Twitter
  • Having honest feedback that helps me improve what I do and develops my skills
  • Learning new skills and feeling stretched but not overwhelmed
  • Reading every day, always keen to hear book recommendations from others