Fabienne Vailes is a UK expert on emotional and mental well-being within the education sector. As an educational expert with over 20 years’ experience, Fabienne' s mission is to change the face of education, embedding wellbeing into the curriculum to create an environment where both students and staff flourish and develop the mental agility and resilience to succeed both academically and in the workplace.
Author of The Flourishing Student – Every Tutor's Guide to Promoting Mental Health, Well-being and Resilience in HE, her groundbreaking Flourishing Student Model is also the focus of further research under a Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching Fellowship awarded by the University of Bristol.
Fabienne has extensive experience of teaching across all age groups (from nursery to primary, secondary, FE and HE as well as adult learners) including as French Language Director at the University of Bristol, specialising in Intercultural Competence and Communication, and Associate of BILT. She therefore has an unusually wide appreciation of the issues facing learner (and teachers) at all levels. Currently an Academic Advisor for the HEE Pearson Commission on the mental wellbeing of NHS staff and learners, Fabienne is also a qualified Master NLP Practitioner (JSNlp), professional coach, mindfulness teacher and is qualified in clinical and advanced hypnosis (UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences) with a specialism in stress and anxiety. She is also a professional member of the ANLP and Mindfulness Association.
An inspirational speaker, Fabienne gave a Keynote at the Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship (ESLTIS) Conference in July and will be giving a Keynote at UWE in February 2019 during their Festival of Learning.
Through her business – The Flourishing Education Ltd – Fabienne works internationally, offering talks, workshops, programmes and private sessions for teachers and learners of all levels.
Fabienne's latest book, co-authored with Dr Dominique Thompson, is 'How to Grow a Grown Up: Preparing your teen for the real world' published in 2019 by Random House.
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