WE ARE PABS CONSULTING
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Who is Julie-ann James?
Hi, I am the owner of PABS Consulting, where we help businesses of all sizes, in the Aqua Fitness sector, grow. Before PABS I started Aquababies Global a network of parent & baby swim schools, that continues to grow.
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Here’s the PABS Consulting Team, they’ll advise, train & support you
Our International team are assembled for each assignment, so no matter where you are in the world, we can come to you! Our consultancy training is micro-managed together with teams of consultants in the UK, Cyprus, Italy, France, Turkey, Taiwan and China. We are results driven, with experienced teachers that will help unleash the true potential of your swim school and teachers.
The courses include: teaching as: didactics, planning, programming, creating a session dealing with the training goals, coaching as: leadership, communication, music, acquafitness first level & advanced, Hydrobike basic & advanced, Interval training; Aquajump, step, treadmill.
Education wise I have a Foundation Degree in Professional Studies Adult Learning and Development, a BA Hons in Professional Studies Learning and Development and a Cert Ed in Post Compulsory Education …….
Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining from Western Australia School of Mining in Curtin University, Adimas started out his career at Golden Saint Resources (LN:GSR), a London-based mining company with assets in Western Africa. He was actively involved in the pre-IPO of the company. GSR listed on AIM on the London Stock Exchange in July 2013 and was voted Best Performing IPO for 2013 by Mining Weekly.
In 2017, Adimas then moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, where he founded a telecommunication service provider company and Aquababies Indonesia where he has been developing strategies to promote and grow the business. With his business network in both local and around the Australasian ecosystem and by ensuring consistent innovation, he has made Aquababies Indonesia a market leader in its field as well as being a profitable and self-sustaining business model.
My journey is unique, from a young child training 4 hours a day to become a competitive swimmer, instilled life-long values, commitment, dedication, and the drive to succeed.
My passion grew, I needed more knowledge, so I left Australia as young women with an aim to research baby swimming as many countries as possible. Arriving in the UK as a backpacker in 1989 I took a risk to start Aquababies on my own, my business grew from 3 pools to 40 pools in 3 years, which demonstrates the success of my programs. Now I have a Global empire I am proud of my achievements.
Creating a business that families really benefit from gives you a sense of purpose. On my travels I teamed up with like- minded people in the aqua fitness industry who share the same values & to broaden my offerings in the Aquatic world
I am sincerely grateful to find my vocation in Life, Lucky me!
I have been working as a swimming instructor since 1982. I am a certificated swimming instructor of first and second level by the National Federation. I live in Milan and I had a long experience in many public and private swimming pools and fitness networks like Virgin active.
In 1989 I received my degree in the Bocconi University in Milan. I got all the Eaa certifications and in these eight last years I have been working as Master trainer for aquafitness, hydrobike and aqquatreadmill, aquacircuit, aquajump, aquastep and aquafunctional. I have created the aqquatreadmill, aquacircuit, aquafunctional programs and collaborated with Hydrobike. I have presented in Aquafitnessdays, Winter marathon, Rimini wellness and other small conferences in Italy. I have presented also in Portugal, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia and France.
I have been an international aquatic consultant for over 10 years now,
Education wise I have a Foundation Degree in Professional Studies Adult Learning and Development, a BA Hons in Professional Studies Learning and Development and a Cert Ed in Post Compulsory Education all with the University of Brighton. Currently I am in the final few months of a Higher Education Diploma in Paramedic Practice at Sheffield Hallam University – due to graduate Feb 2019 – with my ambulance placements with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). I have also been a Community First Responder (CFR) with South East Coast Ambulance (SECAMB) service for 4 years now. I recently became a CFR Tutor with SECAMB.
STA Currently I am also finishing my Lead External Quality Assurers (EQA) qualification. I am an Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) for multiple companies and organisations internationally. I also have my IGC NEBOSH health and safety. This is key to driving up health and safety both in the UK and and internationally.
Surf Life Saving GB (SLSGB) I am the Regional Life Saving Officer (RLSO) for the South East/East of the UK, and have been for over 10 years. I was tasked in 2006 by SLSGB to set up a new lifesaving club in Brighton. Here we developed a team of volunteers, and re-opened Brighton Surf Life Saving Club (BSLSC) which was one of the first 3 original Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC) in the UK. BSLSC closed in the late 70s, primarily because they never set up a junior side. This was one thing we addressed, and now BSLSC is a successful thriving club.
I am a train the educator (train the trainer) for SLSGB, RLSS and STA, in pool lifeguarding, beach lifeguarding, swim teaching – including baby and pre school – and first aid. I work with many big companies and schools around the world, including SRACO/ARAMCO, The Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi, Intercontinental Hotels, and Aquababies Global.
My vision is the create the best aquatic professionals in the world, helping people to enjoy the water and to prevent drowning internationally.
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Orkun has years experience with careers and interests in many different sports. After studying MBA in college, he started to explore extraordinary projects on sports management. He has been the manager of Aquababies Turkey since 2017 After meeting with with Julie Ann in 2015, he bought and set up the Aquababies Antalya Franchise. His success in a short time with the support and experience of Aquababies has made him even more motivated. This motivation allowed the business to grow, the team has received all the latest knowledge and skill set in training and teaching which has allowed new programs to be offered to parents.
Has been a crucial part of the Aquababies team, starting as the PA for Julie-ann in 2009, she then purchased her own franchise in Surrey in 2012 which she sold to become the UK Franchise manager in 2017.