Learning and Development Specialist, University of Birmingham

Q, Please provide a brief career history.

Over 20 years Human Resources experience including 7 years specialising in Learning & Development. Experience with companies ranging in size from £3b through £16.5m to £100k turnover and from 16,500 to 1 employee(s) in the private and public sectors as an employee and self employed consultant. Experience includes managing organisational change programmes and processes; HRD strategy; leading teams; process implementation and evaluation, business planning, team development; leadership and management development and coaching.

Q, Had you attended any coach training prior to the HumanTechnics programme?

Yes – I’ve done a lot of coaching including Life, executive, and performance coaching.

Q, Have you attended any coach training previous to the HumanTechnics programme?

Yes – I attended a Happiness Project (Dr Robert Holden) 3 day Coaching for Success course, then the Life Coaching Academy Diploma prior to the HumanTechnics programme.

Q, What were your motivations behind looking for a Coach Training programme?

I was interested in building on the executive coaching side and was attracted to this and the fact it was an advanced certificate.

Q, What criteria were important to you when looking for a Coach training programme?

Experienced Coach leading the programme, new models, tools and techniques, experimentation, sharing experiences with other coaches

Q, What was it that led you to choose the HumanTechnics programme in the end?

All the above!

Q, Could you briefly describe your experience of the course.

It exceeded my expectations, delivered the above but also very importantly built my confidence as a coach.

Q, If you’ve attended other Coaching training programmes – how does the HumanTechnics course differ?

I would say that the HT course combined the best elements of both previous programmes I undertook – the business, functional and spiritual elements of coaching

Q, would you recommend the course to someone like yourself?