I love to work with people on all aspects of their personal and team development and particularly in creative thinking using techniques such as de Bono Six Thinking Hats, Mind Mapping, Metaphors, Provocation, Reverse Brainstorming, and many others. My great passion is facilitating creative thinking skills with groups and feedback from participants in my workshops highlights my ability to gel with groups I've not met before very quickly and my enthusiasm. Moments of insight and powerful learning they experience seems to stay with them.
We work with all sorts of people. We teach MSc students in Lille, on their Business Incubation Project, where they deliver innovation to real clients as part of their course, we teach in Singapore, we work with top teams at UK Councils to help them deliver excellent public services and helped plc's with their strategy development, performance management and resulting change programmes.
As part of the £2M promoting!nnovation programme I did more than 25 in-company 'live' creativity and innovation sessions in the West Midlands and ran five Innovation Champions Programmes. I have worked on numerous Executive Development Programmes from the Introduction to Corporate Leadership for senior Civil Servants at Sunningdale College to Creative Thinking Skills with O2, the mobile phone company and on the Oxford Brookes MBA and at Warwick Business School.
Some other organisations you might recognise are BT, Oxford City Council, Wrexham County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council, the NHS, the DTI, Zurich Financial Services, Radio Aire and Magic.
My corporate life culminated in being Innovation Manager for a Science and Technology business then, 10 years ago, I became an independent working in training and consultancy.
I am a Continuing Professional Development junkie! Here's my list... Master's in Management Development in 1999, foundation course in Transactional Analysis, SIMA coaching qualification, qualified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Advanced Facilitation Skills in USA, Thiagi's Interactive Training Strategies, ropes course instructor, LIFO qualified.
M.Sc. Management Development B. Sc. (Hons) Pure Physics