The Co-Founders of the Young People Index have been lifelong friends and have always shared a passion around the development of people, children and themselves. Having gone down very different career paths, both Christina and Helen felt compelled to explore the possibility of creating a version of The GC Index for young people. Both Helen & Christina felt passionately about how it could help them believe in their own individual worth, but also give educators and pupils far more individual insight, thus improving self awareness, self confidence and self improvement. The Young People Index can be used to enrich teaching and learning, make careers events more meaningful and relevant, facilitates pupils’ decision making for the future as well as simply highlighting a young person’s potential for impact on a project, team or organisation.
Helen Rivero - Founder & Director
As an MSc and Chartered member of the CIPD, Helen brings a wealth of diverse human resource and learning and development experience; including working within manufacturing, aerospace, FMCG and service sectors. Helen's aim is to infuse people with passion around learning and developing from a professional and personal perspective. She also works with independent schools, looking at alternative ways to prepare next generation leaders with the skills they’ll need in the future.
Helen also runs her own HR consultancy, Rivero HR, working all over the UK, and has recently connected with the WorldBlu organisation in the US, acting as a champion for democratic workplaces and freedom centred leadership.
Christina Turner - FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Christina qualified as a primary school teacher in 2008 and, as an educator, her focus has always been on nurturing and developing the 'whole child'. For most of her career, Christina has led personal, health, social, citizenship education (phsce) as well as leading the Rights Respecting Schools initiative, both of which she is incredibly passionate about.
She became involved with the GC Index through her good friend Helen Rivero, who knew how interested she was in people and personality types. Immediately seeing the potential for the GC Index as a tool to help school leaders, teachers, support staff and children with their professional and personal development, Christina embarked on the project of developing the youth version with Helen, Nathan and John and strongly believes it has the ability to bring about transformational change in education.