Social Entrepreneur

Andrea Campbell is actively involved in the planning and implementation of educational and social programmes that benefit individuals living in deprived communities.  She is a  Founder/Director of  ACT Training Services - a  UK-based training  organisation which enables its trainees to develop skills and competencies in order to  enhance their personal and professional development. 

She is also Co-founder and  Chair of Camptys Foundation, a non-profit organisation that benefits disabled children and their families living in deprived communities across the globe, promoting social inclusion and improving the opportunity for them to reach their full potential.   


Author, Speaker and Inspirational Coach

Andrea is the author of three non-fiction books. "Practical Business - ABC" explores her journey in business and draws on the experiences of several business and motivational personalities presenting them in an inspiring A-Z text for budding entrepreneurs. Jamaican Proverbs, People and Places is a chronicle of all things Jamaican including places of interest and outstanding nationals.  Her most recent publication is "Empowered" which is an inspiring text consisting of 120 of her own quotes.

The mother of a child with learning difficulties Andrea  uses her experience to inspire others in a similar situation. She uses her inspirational workshops and her Pocket Learner  invention to  empower other families dealing with learning disabilities  and other issues. She runs inspirational workshops and accepts speaking engagements.



Andrea invented the Pocket Learner - an educational development system which enables  children, including those with learning disabilities/ difficulties and developmental delay to build their vocabulary, numeracy and reading competencies. 


Linguist & Blogger

A linguist, Andrea speaks four languages including her native English and is an official translator and interpreter.

Andrea maintains  an inspirational blog mixing age-old proverbs with contemporary business, languages and culture.


Andrea  holds an MA Degree in Linguistics (Hons) and an MBA degree.

She is also a qualified Performance Coach and is actively involved in the running of  the organisations shown on this website. 


An amateur artist who paints pictures for fun (specialising  in landscapes using  oil on canvas) the painting on this page  are her work.

Contact Andrea at


Linktr.ee & Clubhouse


The Pocket Learner book empowers families of children with special needs to teach their children at home using the multi-award-winning Pocket Learner educational resources.

The book is on pre-order and will be delivered to you in the spring of 2022.  

Thank you for your support.

(New cover)

The book - Blended and Special assists blended families (or those embarking on this exciting venture)  to make sense of the world of special needs parenting.

The book is already written and will be delivered to your device upon purchase.  

Thank you for your support.

The Pocket Learner - International invention, innovation and business awards

There are some that use words to wreak havoc and destruction, inflict pain and despair, hurt and humiliate; then there are those that have been moved to use the energy and power of words to help, heal, inspire, motivate, and empower people throughout the history of mankind.

Empowered  is designed in a way that invites slow and methodical consideration... inspires reflection... evocative photos of droplets of water suspended  in the air and majectic mountain ranges...

(Official Clarion Review)

From the boardroom to the classroom, these quotes are ripe for discussion and a fun way to stimulate the brain cells as we explore the broad philosophical thinking behind each statement.

 Get your copy of 'Empowered' here.

As our world gets busier, we are inundated with the complexities of life, and as we grow up, we forget to play and have fun. Life Lessons from a Bouncing Ball is a much-needed reminder that play is not just for kids. Apart from stimulating joy and enhancing relaxation, play boosts our creativity and imagination and positively impacts our relationships and personal success.

Hard work brings success, and so does play! In this book, you’ll discover:

  • Why “play” is the new “work.”
  • How play can reinvigorate your imagination
  • How to use clichés to increase productivity
  • The most overlooked quintessential principles for personal success
  • 14 unsuspecting principles hiding in plain sight
  • How to boost confidence and creativity by embracing the inner child
  • How to skip the race and still win.

Personal success is subjective and ever-changing. You can learn lessons through play even if you think you don’t know how to play. The strategies are creative and can be adapted, even if you are playing alone. After reading this book, you’ll never look at Play in the same way again.

 Get your copy of 'Jamaican Proverbs, People & Places here.

Jamaican Proverbs, People & Places is a collection of history, places, people and traditional proverbs of the beautiful island Jamaica. The book highlights the true identity of Jamaica and gives insight to those who have never ventured into this tropical land, as well as those young people of Jamaican parentage that are unaware of their roots.

will instill a sense of national identity

and nostalgia in every Jamaican...

it will introduce a whole new audience

to the mysterious charm of traditional Jamaican

dialect, wit and wisdom.

(Director, Jamaica Tourist Board)

This book is a funny and exciting read yet simultaneously impactful, inspiring and informative. It highlights the common sayings of the people whilst showcasing tourist attractions as well as the many famous and successful Jamaicans who are moving boundaries and spreading the Jamaican resilience all over the globe. Readers ranging from overseas Jamaicans, those of Jamaican heritage to tourists who are visiting will experience a true representation of this beautiful island in the West Indies, a source of pride in being Jamaican.

Starting your own business is one of the most important steps you can take in your life and it can be both exciting and daunting.

Practical Business ABC presents a modern approach to entrepreneurship and business development, presenting in A-Z style, invaluable advice on many aspects of running your own business. It encourages readers to prepare effectively putting in place systems that will enhance their business operations as they develop.

The book gives an insight into the kinds of considerations to take into account before embarking on a new career as an entrepreneur, drawing on advice from several well-known business and motivational personalities, citing how they overcame difficulties and the strategies they employed in the pursuit and fulfilment of their mission to become successful.

The book can be used as a checklist for people embarking on their entrepreneurial journey if they wish to avoid common mistakes and learn from others.

Please buy all my books and educational resources from our Pocket Learner shop here.

10% of the revenue from our books goes towards funding the Pocket Learner educational resources for children with special educational needs, who live in developing countries.

The Pocket Learner educational development system consists of a set of innovative educational resources that parents, carers and educational practitioners use to promote learning in children who are struggling in their early years or who have been diagnosed as having special educational needs.

The system has won various international and business and innovation awards (see below) and is recognised as an invention that is truly beneficial to children who have learning difficulties/disabilities/delay.

More information on the system is available on the Pocket Learner website from which the resources may be obtained.

Purchase the Pocket Learner here or from Amazon.

ACT Training Services

Supports disadvantaged & vulnerable individuals seeking to develop and enhance their skills and competencies in order to move into sustainable jobs  or self employment.

Camptys Foundation

Supports the work of frontline organisations

in deprived communities and in developing countries that are working with  people affected by disability.

Camptys Inspirations

Inspirational materials - 

books, cards, posters and other resources for people at home or in the workplace.

Creative problem-solving workshops and seminars. for professionals.

The Pocket Learner

Educational development system that empowers children, particularly those with learning disabilities, helping them to build vocabulary and learn to read and count.


A place where people can reach out to total strangers in confidence, to unload, share, bounce ideas knowing that they wil not be judged & their secret is totally safe.

The Special Education Advancement Toolkit is an inspirational and educational model which was created to provide a guide for parents in their endeavour to support their children who are struggling in their early years or who have been diagnosed with special educational needs.

It presents a framework which covers the range of roles and activities that families must assume to ensure effective intervention on the part of the relevant parties who support the child.  It places the child at the centre of the equation and advocates early intervention and consistent action in a number of areas. 


The structure is built on principles represented by the acronyms: HOPE, FAITH, GENTLE(ness), JOY, LOVE and PEACE.  The steps presented in this structure reinforce the need to make an effort to support and empower each child irrespective of any disabilities that may be presented.

The blueprint sees the child as the star - the fruit of the womb who is endowed with innate abilities that enable them to bear fruit of the spirit.  When nurtured that person will excel by running his own race, and not be measured against others.  He will pursue his destiny and achieve his potential by serving his fruit to the world.

The fact that you can fit

doesn't mean you will fit;

choose your space carefully.

Your dream is planted inside of you, don't worry if others can't see it or don't share it; just don't let them stifle it!

Look behind you and reach out; the hand you take may be your very own.

Love is like a baton;

it's made for passing.

It's better to

run with winners and lose

than to run with losers and win.

We can dress up as much as we want; people are only interested in our spirit for once it leaves, they get rid of our body.

Trees bear fruit, fruits have seeds, seeds hold trees.

Everyone, indeed every thing has something to offer in the cycle of life.

Silence is not golden

where injustice reigns.

Oil and water may appear to mix but when the shaking is over they each settle into their natural state.

No one  can help you water your garden if they don't know it exists.