Gina Kirkham – Women’s Courage and Adaptability – Challenge and Change! From Policewoman to Author…
My guest today is Gina Kirkham, a former police officer of the year, awarded several commendations for bravery, courage and compassion, who has totally changed direction in her career to become a successful and very amusing author.
We will be discussing:
- What is means to be a police officer, particularly for a woman – The courage and the challenges, and the differences for male and female officers in the front line
- The real life experience of front line policing – Adventures and awards. How to manage and support others
- Women’s courage and adaptability – Our ability to face challenges and change either from necessity or desire
- Career transition and following your heart – The difficulties (or not) of major career changes, what to take into account, attitude and way of thinking.
Gina Kirkham began her career in front-line policing as a single parent in her thirties. Her first posting was to Wallasey Police Station, Wirral. During her time with Merseyside Police she was awarded several commendations for bravery, courage and compassion, and in 2000 she became Police Officer of the Year for her services to the people of Merseyside. Her debut novel, the humorous HANDCUFFS, TRUNCHEON AND A POLYESTER THONG, was published in May 2017 by Urbane Publications. In July 2018 her second book in the series, WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT The Further Adventures of Constable Mavis Upton was launched at Waterstones in Liverpool.
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