I’m Melissa Shervington,
Diversity & Inclusion, Social Housing, Real Estate, Entrepreneurism
Public and private sector
Too many to choose from!
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right.” Henry Ford
career journey began in Social Housing, where I spent 7 years working for a Housing Association and developped my passion for housing & local communities. It was also during this time that I had my lightbulb moment and the inner entrepreneur was discovered!
I believe that 7 years represents a ‘completion’ period. Therefore, it was time for me to begin a new chapter in the 8th year, which led me to co-direct a youth & community engagement company for several years before launching independently the milestone being the launch of E.ngage Training & Consultancy in 2010 and progressing onto other enterprises which are still in operation today.
In the midst of this journey, I was introduced to Akin and was instantly drawn to AKD Solutions. I knew from that moment that I had to be a part of this company. The vision and the ethos ignited me, I wanted to be a part of the movement. Today, as a proud Senior Associate of AKD, I have had some amazing experiences and had the privilege of delivering several programmes, nationally and globally. There is no better feeling than to witness paradigms being shifted in a learning environment and being able to facilitate a transformation of beliefs and behaviours.
What a privilege to be able to have fun in what can often be the toughest environments, being equipped to challenge behaviours, mindsets and attitudes for a collective growth & development. Now that’s what I call ‘purpose’ and I always look forward to many more chapters in the book of AKD!