Wakeman Nutrition

Wakeman Nutrition was established in 2017 by Mel Wakeman (MSc. RNutr). She provides a professional nutritional advice and wellness consultancy service for companies that want to improve health and well-being in the workplace. Mel also works with schools, sports clubs and private clients.

القطاع : الرعاية الصحية والاجتماعية ورعاية الأطفال

أين تتواجد شركتك؟

Halesowen (from home) but I also work from a physiotherapy practice in central Birmingham and work with businesses across the Midlands

ما اسمك؟

Mel Wakeman

ما دورك في الشركة؟

Owner and consultant which means I do everything!

ما الذي تقوم بتصنيعه و / أو ما الخدمات التي تقوم بتوفيرها؟

For my private clients, I am their pocket expert nutritionist - I provide tailored advice and continuous support, helping them make the dietary and lifestyle changes they want or need to. Our health is our wealth so for me, it's ensuring my clients can enjoy the most important things in life. For businesses I design and deliver bespoke workshops and programmes that aim to increase health and happiness in the workplace. For a forward thinking company, this is about boosting the productivity and strengthening their bottom line. For sports clubs I provide educational workshops around specific training needs e.g. nutrition advice for swimmers, cycling and running groups for both adults and children.

ما المميز في شركتك، ما الذي يجعلها مكانًا مميزًا للعمل؟

I created it. Working for myself is great. I choose where and when to work so that it fits around my family and personal life. I became self employed after 22 years in the nutrition and health industry so it feels great to focus purely on the things I love doing. I don't usually b low my own trumpet but I have a lot of credibility! I always emphasise my nutrition qualifications, significant experience and the fact that I am a Registered Nutritionist. Did you know that 'Nutritionist' is not a protected title? Unlike a nurse or doctor, anyone can call themselves a nutritionist! In theory you could complete a £15 online nutrition course then say you are qualified to provide nutrition advice. Of course you aren't and this is potentially extremely dangerous. I was a senior lecturer in applied physiology and nutrition so my advice has a scientific evidence base, is current and most importantly safe. Having an ethical business is vital; where the clients needs come first. I am embracing digital healthcare, or telehealth. I use an online platform to run much of my business, which means I can coach online, offer video / tele consultations and stay in touch with my clients in real time through an app. It has massively streamlined my business and my clients love it too.

ما عدد الموظفين العاملين لديك؟

Just me!

ما المهارات والسمات التي تبحث عنها في الموظفين الجدد؟

If I was to employ another advisor, they must have an accredited BSc. (Hons) Degree in Human Nutrition or Nutrition Science. They should also be working towards Full Registration with the AfN, The Association for Nutrition. They must be approachable, open minded and willing to learn, committed, non-judgemental, have a sense of humour!

ما الأدوار الوظيفية الأخرى الموجودة لديك في الشركة؟

None yet but you never know!

كيف يمكنني التقدم؟


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Mel Wakeman

Job role: التعليم

كيف تصف الوظيفة التي تشغلها؟

Fantastic! Incredibly rewarding - I feel privileged to be in the position where I can truly change peoples lives . It is also very hard work setting up a business; you learn a huge amount in a very short space of time, need to take knock backs, get back up, learn from your mistakes and keep going!

هل هذه وظيفتك الأولى؟ إذا لم يكن الأمر كذلك، فماذا كانت الوظيفة الأولى التي شغلتها؟

No, my first job was a cleaner in a retirement home for the elderly. I was then waitress and worked in a few pubs before heading off to university after getting my A levels. My first 'proper' job was a lecturing position at the British College of Osteopathic medicine in London, teaching nutrition and exercise physiology.

ما هي الخطوات التي اتبعتها للحصول على الوظيفة التي تشغلها؟

I needed A levels in Science to get into University. I studied A level Biology, Chemistry and Physics and AS Math. I actually didn't do that well in my exams but got into the University of Nottingham through clearing. I then got a Masters (MSc.) in Nutrition and Physical Activity in London which got my post graduate qualification that I needed to enter teaching at Higher Education Level. I got my first lecturing position in London, then moved up to Birmingham after 6 years to work at a university here. I became a senior lecturer in Nutrition and Applied Physiology and worked there for over 16 years before launching my own business. During those 16 years I taught nurses, paramedics, midwives and health studies and nutrition science. I developed courses, managed the nutrition degree and teaching team and was asked a lot to comment in the media as an expert. I became a media champion at the university and have been interviewed on radio (Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, BBC WM) been on ITV and Midlands Today and written in many newspapers, magazines and professional health publications. I was also a workplace health champion at the university which inspired me to begin that line of work in my own business, 10 months after starting wakeman nutrition. All these things built my skills, experience and confidence to work for myself.

ما هو الشئ الرائع في الوظيفة التي تشغلها؟

Helping people. To put my knowledge, skills and experience into practice to help people is amazing. I have a huge amount of job satisfaction and get a lot of reward for doing what I love doing. Meeting people. I network a lot in order to meet people face to face. People buy from people and I have learnt that running a business well is all about building relationships. Being my own boss feels great. My confidence meeting and talking to new people has soared - working with people on a 1-1 and very personal basis and business networking is very different to standing up in front of 20-200 students in a lecture theatre!

ما التدريب الذي تحصل عليه في الدور الوظيفي الذي تشغله؟

I am responsible for my own professional development. It is essential for me to keep up to date with developments in nutrition science. I use social media a lot to do this - Twitter is excellent for connecting with other nutritional academics and professionals and remaining current with Government policy. To become registered with the Association for Nutrition I had to submit a portfolio of evidence that demonstrated not only my qualifications, skills and experience but also my continued professional development through attending conferences, workshops, reading and writing so I also continue to do this.

ما المهارات المطلوبة للقيام بالوظيفة التي تشغلها؟

Academic skills - subject knowledge and ability to apply knowledge, presentation skills Professional skills - consulting and coaching, public speaking, teaching Personal Skills - communication; listening, appropriate use of body language etc. Empathy, sensitivity, assertiveness IT - competence in writing, developing presentations, social media

هل تحتاج إلى أي مؤهلات خاصة للقيام بوظيفتك، وإذا كان الأمر كذلك، فما تلك المؤهلات الخاصة؟

Professional Registration is vital for credibility Employers and companies are seeking this status and it has become an expectation and pre-requisite for most roles.

ما هو مستوى المؤهلات الذي تحتاج الحصول عليها من المدرسة أو الكلية أو الجامعة للقيام بالدور الموكل إليك؟

  • درجة الدكتوراه - Doctoral Degree, Ph.D.

بشكل نموذجي، ما المواد التعليمية المطلوب دراستها من اجل الحصول على المؤهلات المطلوبة؟

  • الصحة والرفاهية
  • العلوم الطبية
  • العلوم

ما هي نوعية شخصيتك؟

  • رجل أعمال - أشخاص أذكياء ومفعمون بالطاقة وحدة البصيرة، يستمتعون بشدة بالعيش على الحافة.

ما هي الهوايات والاهتمامات التي تعتقد أنها يمكن أن تفيد الشخص الذي يشغل الدور الوظيفي الخاص بك؟

  • السفر
  • فن الطبخ
  • التلفاز / الراديو
  • المدونات / التدوين المرئي
  • أجهزة الكمبيوتر / تقنيات المعلومات
  • القراءة
  • وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي

كم عدد سنوات الخبرة المطلوبة للقيام بمهام وظيفتك؟

  • خبرة 6 إلى 10 أعوام

كم هو الراتب الذي يمكنك تاحصول عليه بوظيفتك الحالية؟

  • 30000 إلى 40000 جنيه إسترليني