My learning journey continues…

One of the most exciting things about working as an independent learning practitioner, trainer and consultant is choosing when, and who, you want to work with.  Sometimes it’s lovely to design and work on your own and serve your clients with solutions that meet their business needs.  In our super-fast connected world, social media means that you’re never really that very far away from a professional colleague – or two, especially when working on your own isn’t motivating enough for you anymore.

Remaining independent and working for yourself can be exciting and lonely in equal amounts.

Now it seems, it’s becoming more and more popular for independent practitioners to work collaboratively.  Whether it’s working together on a client project or speaking at conferences on the stage with a colleague,  learning to work as part of a team again after spending time on your own, can be challenging.

These are great questions and certainly ones to be considered when you work as an independent practitioner.  Since I started working on my own in 2002, there have been many times when I am asked to be part of a short-term project-led team, and I love the challenge.  Even more so when the team members come from many different disciplines and cultural backgrounds and countries.


Well for three reasons.

Working as part of a team again after time on your own can be challenging, but so rewarding.  I am really looking forward to my next new adventure working with two of my trans-national project team members PLUS a virtual team of twenty trainers, coaches and facilitators on a new and exciting project funded by the European Commission.

Fingers crossed that we all come out of this enriched by the experience.

Until next time ~ happy learning!




Józefa Fawcett

Professional Trainer, Learning Specialist Designer & Voice-Over