Who is GaFra? Part 4

Hi everyone…. I want to talk a little bit more about who I am and what I do. I loved school and after High School I completed my Degree in Social Science and I returned to the Banking. After being the Business Instructor at the Bank’s School for School Leavers I was placed in the Bank’s Training Division. There I designed and delivered any program the Bank sold to its external customers, because the Bank expanded its Training Division to customers like Trinidad’s Utility Ministries, A Beer Company and others.

I enjoyed this because now I trained not just the Bank staff but individuals from different companies throughout Trinidad. I did that for a few years then I was asked to Co-ordinate the Degree program for Teachers. Around that time my husband was offered a job in Curacao and we decided to take up the opportunity. While there I set up a Training Business with another Successful Business Owner who always wanted to have a Training Arm added to his Company. I designed, created and delivered Computer Training to companies in Curacao. That was fun. Here I was teaching Word, Excel, Powerpoint to staffers who spoke Dutch and I didn’t. Yes…I had a translator and they also spoke English.

The business did well and i also set up a training program for Children learning computing programs but in a fun way for children. For this I hired someone and it was wonderful to see these children learn and have fun. We returned to Trinidad because my husband missed Trinidad and we didn’t receive some of the things promised. When we returned I was called by the Bank once again, then I left the bank because I didn’t like creating programs like a production line, not following up or ensuring a change in behaviour with my participants. I encountered a different type of coaching that blew my mind and i learned the process, went to a conference where I loved all that I heard and I returned, bought my License to practice the process and I’ve been coaching in Leadership since 2000.

I love my participants but I use Art as the means to rejuvenate myself. Coaching can be very draining and you have to find a way to get back that energy and spirit. I do that via my Art….painting releases the psychological toxins that I injest when in contact with individuals who carry around a lot of hurts. My role is to help others be better at what they do…manage staff as well as help them have a better life by becoming the best them or going after what they need and want.


Published by Gail Francis

Hi, I'm a mother of four, one boy and three girls ranging in ages from 26yrs to 22yrs. I own my own business that I run with my husband and we have no pets. We've had a variety of pets from dogs, cats fish etc, but things go wrong when we have pets so we decided that we are not pet people. I'm a creative person and I love to learn and share what I learn. Watercolour painting is my great love. I dream of having my art appreciated and hung on the walls of homes, offices, churches, anywhere that people can view them and start up a conversation about them. So that's a little about me, come peruse more of my site and ENJOY!!!

2 thoughts on “Who is GaFra? Part 4

  1. I think that what you posted made a bunch of sense.
    However, consider this, what if you added a little content?

    I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your
    website, but suppose you added a headline to maybe get people’s attention? I mean Who is GaFra?
    Part 4 – Abstracts. Watercolours. Printable Planners.
    is kinda boring. You could look at Yahoo’s home page and note how they create news
    titles to grab viewers interested. You might add a video or a related picture or
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    In my opinion, it might make your posts a little bit more interesting.


    1. Hi Standard, Thanks for the advice. I did look up keywords etc but I still have a problem using them sometimes and I am working on doing some videos. It’s a slow go because I’m learning and there is quite a lot you have to do, just to make 1 short video, but thank you so much for the advice, really appreciate it and I’m glad you liked my post.


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