This blog is mainly about Learning and Development and things related to that such as leadership, learning evaluation and coaching: the three bits of the job I am most interested in.

There are also some posts about travel hidden away in here too, and even the occasional rant about Leeds United, because sometimes things just need to be said.

Why do I bother?

I believe that going to work should be a positive and rewarding experience, a place where we can feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction, be treated with kindness and respect, and have the opportunity to learn and develop into something close to our potential.

I think a lot of this comes down to how good the leaders and managers are, and for this reason I am especially interested in those fields and spend a lot of time coaching leaders and managers.

Who am I?

I am a Learning & Development professional and qualified Coach. I have worked in these fields most of my career, initially by accident because I wanted to travel and I enjoyed explaining things to people, but as I got more involved in the profession, the more I loved it and saw what a positive difference it could make.

Here’s a link to my LinkedIn profile if you want the details.

I am based in Madrid, Spain, and currently head up an L&D department covering Europe and Central Asia, leading globally on learning evaluation.

I also work as a freelance podcaster, writer and coach, and regularly speak at events, so please get in touch if you are interested in working with me.

I am here on Twitter (serious work stuff) and here on Instagram (travel and music mainly).