Kate Mansfield

I’ve been a student with the London and St. Albans schools since 1999, and an apprentice since 2003. I am currently teaching regularly in St. Albans, and in London and Gö?tzens several times a year. Also I run the shop at the European summer trainings, selling books, shoes, T-shirts, etc.

This year I plan to look for premises to teach in Milton Keynes and join the growing number of new locations offering Tai Chi to their local communities. I would like to help these new schools communicate with the TCF board about how they can benefit from the wealth of experience within the school, through advice and support.

For work, I am an architect and have a small sustainability consultancy company in Milton Keynes, advising social housing providers, developers and government organisations on sustainable design and construction. My work involves coming up with strategies, solving problems, presentations and workshops, team working, and managing external consultants from design stage through to completion on site.

I find that Tai Chi helps me be a better consultant, keeps me calm under pressure and articulate myself clearly during meetings and when presenting workshops. I hope my skills as a sustainability consultant can help serve the TCF in return, and feel I am at a good point in my Tai Chi studies, professional and personal life to make a positive contribution.