Meet the Team…

IAN SMITH

Ian brings a wealth of industry and healthcare sector experience. His areas of expertise include leadership, organisational and senior team facilitation as well as strategic programmes. Ian is renowned for his humour and sharing his passion for learning new skills with his audiences.

Ian has spent the last 28 years as a training professional, the last focusing within the Healthcare sector. Ian’s courses are regularly appraised as being challenging, informative, insightful and a learning experience rooted in practical application.

His specialist development areas include:

  • Performance Assessment /Appraisal Skills / Revalidation
  • Motivation and Performance Management
  • Team Leading & Team Building
  • Educational and Clinical Supervision
  • A broad number of Teaching Workshops

GERRY KITCHINGMAN

Gerry is an independent training consultant and facilitator. Her early career was predominantly in medical research, both in the pharmaceutical sector and in teaching hospitals.

After gaining a Degree in Business Studies, Gerry directed her career interests into training and human resources. She became a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and enjoys using this psychometric model to enhance her special interest which lies within personality dynamics and team development.   

Gerry has also achieved the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development Certificate in Training and Development and is an accredited tutor for the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Specialist development areas include:

  • Leadership and Management Development Programmes
  • Myers Briggs and understanding self
  • Coaching and Mentoring

ALO RAPTOPOULOS

A health and social care expert, Alo has been delivering staff/specialised training for the public, voluntary and private sector for 13 years. Clients include local authorities, NHS Trusts, private businesses, colleges and non-profit organisations.

Alo is a qualified university tutor and lecturer (Masters, PGCHE). Alo has the ability to build a spontaneous rapport with learners from all walks of life. Her professional, yet, responsive and flexible approach can adapt to all audiences. Alo loves to empower all learners. She uses a variety of methods and approaches to support diverse learning styles.

Specialist development areas include:

  • Emotional intelligence and Mindfulness
  • Diversity awareness and cultural competency
  • Advanced therapeutic skills and interventions: Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), counselling, effective client engagement 
  • Care planning and assessment for clinical effectiveness
  • Mental health awareness and legislation (e.g. stigma, Mental Capacity Act…)

CECILIA MILLER

Cecilia has over 15 years’ experience as a leadership trainer, organisational facilitator and executive coach and a track record of delivering innovative and pragmatic solutions to a wide variety of clients.

Cecilia brings a wide range of experience across sectors and industries including NHS Trusts, local government , education, banking, finance, construction, retail and telecoms.

Specialist development areas include:

  • Performance Management
  • Teams and Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Leadership and Management

TONY WOOLLETT

Tony has worked as a training consultant for over 30 years, 10 years within the NHS and has developed and ran bespoke training programmes in many trusts.

Tony is passionate about helping others understand their own limiting beliefs and choose to make the changes that’s right for them which will ultimately help them.

Tony is a qualified NLP and TFT practitioner and incorporates these skills both within his teachings and in his independent clinic which specialises in trauma, anxiety and phobia reduction.

Specialist development areas include:

  • Assertiveness
  • Motivational Change
  • NLP
  • Personal Effectiveness and Work Life Balance
  • Unlocking Belief Change

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