I have over 20 years’ experience in Senior Leadership roles within People, L&D and Leadership Development teams, spanning organisations such as the NHS, TalkTalk and Sky.
Everything changed for me when I became a first-time leader of people within an L&D function; a shift I was ready for, but not prepared for. My mistake?... Thinking I had to have all the answers to all the training orders and project priorities; which led to considerable self-doubt and pressure.
My epiphany came through leadership coaching; coaching that helped me realise that my job wasn’t to be the hero; but to guide, develop and coach others towards their own answers, both within my own team, and with the stakeholders and consultants I served.
Combining coaching with facilitated workshops, I began to find my own style and L&D purpose, which targeted my thinking on influencing others to think the same way; to change the way L&D is seen and the value it brings.
My mission is now to share that learning with L&D/HRD Leaders, through consultancy, coaching and facilitation;; by codifying all my experience into my simple 'MEDALS' L&D Value Playbook.
Get in touch with me to chat through how I can help you to bring this stye of leadership into your organisation; focusing on your people, in the pursuit of performance.
"Rob designed and delivered a learning programme for my team which opened up their minds and taught them skills they had not experienced in the past. Not only the content which blew them away, it was his curious style and ability to disrupt years of thinking and habits. Rob is engaging, fun, professional and truly cares. If you are looking for a solution which is at the other end of the chalk talk scale, and want your team inspired through his immersive solutions then reach out to him - he’s awesome!"
"Thanks Rob for a great interactive session. Lots of take aways and the power of knowing our strengths means we can flex them but most importantly, work more effectively as a team."
"Rob recently delivered his ‘Coaching Conversations Masterclass’ to us at Community Gateway. Having attended previous coaching workshops, I found Rob’s Masterclass refreshing and relevant. He tailored the session according to our needs. Everyone was engaged throughout. The tools and resources he has provided us will really help us to embed a coaching culture.”