About Skill & Care
Skill & Care® was created as an educational platform for professional learning and personal growth, accessible to anyone who wants to enhance certain life skills, develop new competencies, and grow as a person. It serves as a one-stop source for information, practical guides, resources, and courses for lifelong learning, growth, and self-care, designed especially but not exclusively for life in hectic times and environments.
Welcome, my name is Dr. Anneke Schmidt. I’m the founder, chief author, and editor of Skill & Care®. For the past decade, I have worked as a freelance writer, teacher, and educational researcher. Whenever I conduct research on topics relating to professional and personal development, I can’t help but notice that most existing web information is focused on self-optimization, employability, and career planning. This is not the purpose of this website!
Skill & Care® is a site created for people looking to work on themselves, on a personal or professional level, and expand their horizons, simply for the joy of learning. Its main goal is to assist you in realizing your full potential, to support you in being your authentic self and living a better, more fulfilling life. Whether you are here to learn how to organize yourself, stay motivated, develop resilience, improve your emotional intelligence, or handle stress, you have found the right place. This website is all about learning, growth, and self-care.
But what qualifies me to provide this learning space? At a professional level, I am highly educated in the relevant fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education. I have a BA (Hons) in Humanities from The Open University, an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Chester, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and a PhD in Education, both from the University of Exeter.
At a personal level, the question of what constitutes a good life and how we can be our most authentic, highest selves – in a world that all too often ignores such values – has been at the center of my own search since I was a young adult. Skill & Care® is a reflection of both the questions and answers I’ve discovered along the way, and it hopes to be a useful resource and practical help for anyone who is on the same path.
To achieve this goal, I work with a team of experienced professionals who specialize in lifelong learning, professional development, personal growth, and self-care. Together, we do our best to offer the most balanced, well-researched, and easy-to-read web content we can.
Anneke Schmidt, PhD
Founder of Skill & Care
Where To Go From Here?
Since you are here, you are probably looking for opportunities for professional learning and personal growth. The good news is, we have prepared everything you need for this journey by breaking down our valuable content into three main categories:
Why not begin by checking out these categories to see which one resonates most with you? You can always come back for more at a later point!