I’m a Professional Trainer ~ I can do this!

My learning journey continues. Note to self:  Repeat the above mantra three times each and every day.  Why?  Because this time next week I will be in Kazakhstan delivering a five-day management development programme for a client. The daily challenge is the way that the delivery will be conducted. Many of us trainers and professional […]


When the higher education sector pioneered massive open online courses (or MOOCs, as they are more commonly known) it was heralded as an exciting step towards accessible education for all. For the first time, access to university-level education was no longer dependent on merit or means but simply on enthusiasm and commitment. Investing in the content of such […]

Using my voice in a different way

I am very proud to announce that I have a brand new and exciting Voice-Over (VO) website which has just gone ‘live’ https://businessvocals.com This has been a significant achievement for me as for many years now I have dabbled in the area of VO with a dream of doing something very visible and ‘out-there’ but […]

What is a weekend?

It seems that UK weekends are becoming ever more eroded by business conversations, and the line between home and work is blurring faster than perhaps we care to admit.  Of course, technology has played its part in this shift, but so has the way that people are choosing to work these days.  As an independent […]

Creating three ‘virtual’ me’s

The learning journey continues… I am really enjoying undertaking a total re-brand and in so doing creating a series of virtual ‘me’ images to eventually use as part of the different learning, training, knowledge and speaking offerings. Watching my extremely talented illustrator at work creating these illustrations is a dream, Rowena Aitken you are so […]

Massive change to HEI on the way

The learning journey continues… It seems that HE Universities will need to watch their backs if the latest developments in free Ivy League level education takes hold. Coursera, founded by Stanford computer scientists Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng and providing FREE online education, has since July 18, attracted even more content — at least 100 […]

Being an effective manager is hard work

The journey continues… I am delighted to be still working with one of my first and oldest clients since I started as a freelancer back in 2002.  Newham University Hospitals NHS Trust, as it was known then, and I, have embarked upon many different training courses and research and analysis over the years.  However, the […]

“YOU & I” – Love Poetry Voice-Over

I am privileged to supply the voice-over for a wonderful montage of love poetry written by Ms Moem – a fantastic brand new British poet.  Click on image to hear the VO. What I love so much about this work is that she writes so completely from the heart, which makes her poetry so easy […]

Having a good teacher means everything

                Me and Steve Collins in 1992     The journey continues… Over the last 20 years, I have been on an amazing learning journey of academic discovery. I left school with just a clutch of what were once called ‘O’ levels (now GCSE’s) and a passion to […]

Józefa meets Josefa in Vienna!

Just spent two days working with the European Patent Office in Vienna and who did I meet there?  A lovely lady called Josefa. In all of my working life, I have never actually met another Józefa and so I am delighted to introduce one to you from the EPO Vienna.  This was a great experience, […]