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Active Listening for Wellbeing CIC is underpinned by the belief, that people can make changes which will positively affect the way they live their lives and interact with others. Our combined life experiences of working in large organisations including; the Army, the National Health Service and the Education sector, have provided us with a special interest in supporting people working in or transitioning from these organisations. We provide bespoke stress management, positive communication, wellbeing and resilience education, and training, to groups and organisations based on their identified needs. Additional support includes, coaching, mentoring and clinical supervision to individuals and groups.

Maureen Smojkis
  • Maureen is  a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse 

  • Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham (UoB)

  • Education

  • MPhil 

  • MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • BSc Hons in Education in Nursing

  • Past experience 

  • Programme Lead for the MA in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. UoB 

  • Associate Director of the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health. UoB.

Alexander McLeod 


  • Alexander has an extensive background, devising training programmes for workplace professionals. 

  • Sport (Coaching) MSc. 

  • 2:1 BA Hons, Business Management. 

  • Developed two theoretical models, Traffic Light Stress Management System (2017) and The Power of 5 (2020).

  • Presented at the International Nursing Research Conference 2021.

  • SSAFA Mentor since January 2017. 

  • Served with The First Royal Tank Regiment.

  • Six-month tour of Afghanistan as an IED Dog Handler.  

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