Kathy Higgins F Inst MTD
Director of Insight 2 Drive Ltd
Kathy is an award winning business woman and an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). After she passed the IAM Advanced driving Test in 1995 she has amassed an array of driving, business and coaching qualifications. If fact she has taken all of the advanced driving tests and is an examiner for the DIAmond Advanced Driving Test as well as the RoSPA RoadTest.
Kathy progressed from being a franchisee of a national driving school to running her own multi car driving school Insight 2 Drive Ltd, who have also won awards, including The Golden L Award for the Best Local Franchised Driving School, and short listed for the best Regional Driving School with the Intelligent Instructor Magazine.
Having said all this, she still has her feet firmly on the ground, she never forgets her Liverpool roots and feels blessed to run this family business.
She also runs another business that helps people save money, but that’s another story.
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Kathy is also a fully qualified grade A driving instructor and driving instructor trainer.
She is happily married to Brian and has a daughter Emily.
Kathyhas always been keen on Continued Professional Development for driving instructors; she has both done and delivered many ADI CPD courses herself. One of her awards is for her services to CPD. Kathy is currently helping other driving instructors reach their full potential as ADIs and as a business person.
Kathy founded Insight 2 Drive in 2007 and has personally trained all the Insight 2 Drive instructors, most of them from scratch. She chairs the Insight monthly team meetings and always shares her experience and knowledge with her team of driving instructors. It is easy think that with all her qualifications and standing within the driver trainer industry that she might be a bit unapproachable, but nothing could be further from the truth. Kathy is very down to earth and prides herself on making coaching and training fun and easy, especially the ADI Part 3 driving instructors test, she says
” I have helped many trainee driving instructors understand how easy the ADI part 3 test can be. Even though they may have been told it is really hard to pass part 3″.
Kathy values her family life enormously loves cooking, reading, watching TV and walking her 2 dogs.
Q & A
1. What did you do before becoming a Driving Instructor?
Before becoming a Driving Instructor, I was a Veterinary Sales Rep.
2. What has been your most interesting moment, while on a driving lesson?
Pulling up to do a reverse park, only to find the two people in the car we where about to reverse around were getting ‘rather passionate’… needless to say we drove away very quickly! 🙂
3. What has been your best, personal achievement so far?
Being part of a loving family, and helping people earn an extra income in their spare time.
4. Did you pass your Driving Test first time?
No! I passed my driving test THIRD time round, in Garston, even after taking a wrong turn.
5. What hobbies do you have?
I enjoy church bell ringing, cooking, watching TV, reading, walking, all the usual stuff.