Ten Things I’ve Learned

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My L&D Career

My first answer (that I remember) to the question “what do you want to be when you grow up” is a ballerina. I don’t know why because I have always been very uncoordinated and missed a sense of music. Yet, I have always been pretty good at teaching others. I remember growing up as the […]


Ten Things I’ve Learned

What I learned from one year of Offbeat

If I look back at when I joined L&D I have to admit I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew that I liked the idea of helping others (both individuals and organizations) experience the joy of learning and reach their potential. But I knew nothing about how hard and yet […]


Ten Things I’ve Learned

10 characteristics of Learning and Development at its best

These characteristics, for some, won't seem new or modern but for many in the industry will mean a venture into the unknown and the uncomfortable. However, If the impact of Coronavirus on the security of roles in L&D has taught us anything, it is that we need to do everything in our power to change the perception of our industry and its value in organisations. These characteristics, among others, are the practices that will ensure L&D is a credible and valued partner to the business and not an order taker or worse still an expendable "nice to have".