Fiona Rice

 She developed the Women’s Self Defence and Personal Safety Awareness Programme for Queens University Belfast in the mid 1990s that has grown to become a catalyst for the University’s strategy to promote personal safety awareness amongst the student population.  She has successfully delivered a broad range of personal empowerment and self development programmes for clients ranging from ‘blue chip’ multinationals to local community groups. 

Fiona’s specialist areas of expertise include:

  • Personal empowerment
  • Self development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Capacity building in the community
  • Programme management

Personal interests

“I love spending time with family and friends.  I especially enjoy camping and outdoor activities with my young family.  I also have a keen interest in classic films and am a big Godfather fan… well, the first two anyway! I have a background as an international martial arts competitor and personal empowerment coach and use my expertise on a voluntary basis to help capacity-build in the community by running programmes specifically targeted to engage and enrich the lives of traditionally ‘hard to reach groups’ such as young women and teenagers.”