Meet the Team

Who are My White Dog?

Meet the enthusiastic professionals that make up the My White Dog team

Paula Power

“Professional, well designed course that has expanded my knowledge. Paula is an excellent instructor who keep the pace and tone of the course in perfect harmony”

I am the business owner of My White Dog and facilitator for the 1 and 2-day adult and youth courses.  


I started out in a corporate environment, but always enjoyed adventure and outdoor space, climbing, mountaineering and sailing.  When I realised the positive impact of my own wellbeing in this space, I went onto develop skills in education and mountaineering and led groups in the outdoors including expeditions to Africa and Asia.  A rewarding role watching students age 13-18 develop latent and new skills when stretched, build resilience and team and leadership skills. I went onto explore other personal challenges when selected to take part in the first all women expedition to the geographic North Pole in 1997. 20 women relaying in teams of 4 across the arctic over 3 months.  We went onto become Guinness book record holders.  


 I work in partnership with Wiltshire MIND and am affiliated with Mental Health First Aid England to raise mental health awareness, improve emotional literacy, reduce stigma, teach how to spot the signs of mental illness and help to improve wellbeing for self and others in work, schools and communities.

Jessica Shields

Jessica is one of our associates at My White Dog based in the Midlands, she supports us on 1 and 2 day courses plus our bespoke workshops. She is a qualified professional coach, NLP Master and Mental Health First Aid instructor,and is highly experienced in working with individuals for the purposes of development in both professional and personal settings. Having a degree in ‘Counselling Psychology’ Jessica has historically had an interest in mental health with a view of supporting others through listening to help them understand and manage their own mental health. Jessica is passionate about making a difference for others, helping and supporting people to be at their best.

Belinda Westwood

A business psychologist, executive coach, experienced learning and development consultant; specialising in behaviour change. Belinda has a special interest in mental well-being in the workplace and expertise in employee resilience and relational leadership development.

Her approach is solutions-focused, working in partnership with clients to define the desired future, explore the root causes of their challenges and facilitate sustainable and meaningful change. She combines healthy challenge with a sense of fun and inquisitiveness, delivering tailored and creative interventions using psychological knowledge and evidence-based practice.

With her corporate business background in commercial and people functions and with more than 12 years’ organisational and leadership development experience, she applies a tried and tested ‘change methodology’ and offers a broad range of tools and techniques to enable meaningful transformation.

Her mission is to help people magnify their unique talents through increased self-awareness, renewed confidence and fresh perspectives; enabling organisations to create an even better place to work for optimum business results.

Please contact us if you are interested in Mental Health Training