Writer for Learning

Address: The Barn, Brick House Farm, East Busk Lane, Otley, Leeds LS21 1DX.

Mobile: 07910 974986. Email: [email protected]

For the past 25 years I have designed and developed learning programmes in partnership with my clients. My recent work has been mainly for managers at all levels, although I also design and develop customer-specific training and employee development programmes. I am able to work in a variety of learning formats:

  • distance learning materials
  • coaching guidelines
  • work-based learning materials
  • E-learning and blended learning
  • workshop/session notes
  • workshop self-study support packs
  • workshop scripts
  • team training guidelines
  • mentor and coach’s notes
  • train the trainer guides
  • technical manuals
  • learning partner support materials
  • learning video scripts
  • academic course materials

I also write regular articles on career transition and career development. I am also a published author and a ghostwriter.

My aim, when I started on my journey as coach, was to put this considerable knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice to good use in my coaching.

Previous Experience

My early writing and consultancy experience was with Lifeskills International, where I was Lead Writer/Consultant and Commissioning Editor for 12 years and developed their generic ‘Infinity’ management, customer service and people development series, as well as developing customised learning packages. My clients included Boots, the Debenhams Group, BHs, Mothercare, Lloyds Bank, DHL, Ove Arup.

I left to set up my own Learning Consultancy and Development business, and the Ink network in 1995. Ink is a network of suppliers who pool resources and work together in whatever way best suits the client and the project, and deliver the solution or product quickly, flexibly and professionally.

Publications

  • Mentoring for Managers, Echelon publication
    A Self-Study Mentoring pack for managers in organisations
  • The Concise Time Management and Self Development (co-authored with John Adair), Thorogood Publications
    A workbook for managers
  • Analysing the Organisational Environment, Select Knowledge/University of Cambridge International Examinations (Higher Professional level)
    A Self-study textbook
  • Customer Relations Management, Select Knowledge
    Postgraduate/MBA materials: A Self-study workbook
  • Insider Career Guide to the Environment, Industrial Society publication
    A guide to jobs and careers in the environment sector

Client List

As a freelance learning developer, training consultant and writer I have produced materials for the following clients, both directly and in association with training providers.

  • The Academy of Executive Coaching
  • Asda
  • Ashford Open Learning
  • Barclays Bank
  • BP Oil/Mobil
  • Cable & Wireless Communications
  • Cambridge Management Institute
  • The Crown Prosecution Service
  • ECITB
  • Financial Times Management
  • FT Knowledge
  • The Employment Service
  • The Gestalt Centre
  • The Health and Safety Executive
  • Homebase
  • ICI Learning
  • The Institute of Management
  • Janssen-Cilag
  • Moss Pharmacy
  • The Open College
  • The Post Office
  • Reading University
  • Railtrack
  • Reality/GUS
  • RNIB
  • RoadChef
  • Scottish Hydro-Electric
  • Scottish Technical Theatre Training Trust
  • WorldWide Learning
  • Wetherspooons Pubs
  • Vodaphone