I am a highly successful learning and development manager (FCIPD) with over 25 years generalist experience in fast-changing environments, including local authorities, further education, transport, social enterprise, hospitality and retail trades. I have excellent interpersonal skills combined with the confidence and ability to build credible relationships with all levels of management and staff. I am self-motivated and enjoy prioritising a varied workload, balancing conflicting priorities and dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
I have the ability to progress a range of projects simultaneously and take personal responsibility for outcomes, including working with minimal direction on own initiative and as part of a professional team. I am a self-starter and inspirational leader of any team. My strong written and verbal communication skills include the ability to influence and negotiate. One of my strengths is to be able to identify learning and development needs and trends within a business, including blended learning approaches such as coaching, action learning and e learning and working with expert third parties.