Back to Skool

But this time I want, and I’m willing, to learn. It is fair to say I didn’t do well at school. I didn’t enjoy the formal learning environment or the chosen teaching style. I didn’t enjoy being in a fixed place, looking in the same direction, at the back of the same kids head, half-listening […]

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It’s not “a” thing.

This afternoon, I had the great privilege of sharing a little piece of me at the CIPD Steps Ahead Regional Summit in Birmingham where our conversation was completely focused on mentoring. Why? Because I recognise and appreciate the importance, and life changing impact, a mentor has had, and still has, on me. Sometimes, it’s the […]

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When it feels right, do it.

I am about to take a leap, quite a massive one from my perspective, into an industry I don’t yet know. There has always been self-doubt, it will never go away, no matter how much I am assured, encouraged or supported. Doubt about me, my ability, my potential and my capacity to understand will always […]

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Innovation and Me

I would love to share with you why and how I do what I do that led to such a fantastic award for my work recently. The National Innovation in Training Awards are also know as The NITAs. Heard of them? Let me share a little about what they are. The NITAs highlight the individuals […]

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How different it could have been.

Life is good. I mean really good. For the first time in my professional career I have a better working life than I could ever have dreamed. This afternoon, I had the very great pleasure of sharing a part of me with a room full of CIPD Steps Ahead Mentors in Manchester. I have the […]

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And the @BIIandBIIAB #NITA16 Trainer of the Year is….

Me! The winners of the 2016 BII National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) are announced The BII is delighted to unveil the six overall category winners of the 2016 NITAs, a national awards programme celebrating the very best in training excellence and innovation within licensed retail. First run in 1991, the NITAs were re-launched this […]

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Me, a finalist in @BIIandBIIAB National Innovation in Training Awards. #Happyface

Amazing news! I have been shortlisted for the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) in the Training Professional Of The Year category.  This is the first time I have ever entered anything like this and I am chuffed to bits to be a finalist. The NITAs are highlighting the individuals and businesses in the hospitality […]

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