I create learning opportunities in the specific areas of metacognition and conversations that matter. I do this by designing innovative learning moments that sit within the journey of a workshop. The learning is authentic, in that the delivery of the message is entirely consistent with the content. In other words, my workshops are metacognitive in their own right, they are, themselves, a conversation that matters.
I stand by some big principles in my learning design and delivery:
People learn through experience, by applying the content in simulated or real contexts. We need to feel the discomfort that comes with stretch - it’s cliche, but nobody learns to ride a bike by reading about it or watching YouTube videos.
Delivery needs to be brain-friendly. Anyone who supports people development of any kind should know about how we learn and what conditions are needed for deep learning to occur. That includes me.
While I am primarily a trainer (as much as I don’t like this term) and facilitator, with many years of workshop delivery in Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada and Chile. I also coach, and I have written one book (The Success Zone), with another on the way.
I love to teach, train and coach on things like:
How to give better feedback
How to better set goals, objectives and key results
What is happening in the brain when we are at our best and at our worst?
How to lead a learning team (not just a team that ticks off tasks on an operational list)
Metacognition - the neuroscience of learning (
This last one is a more significant passion point for me - anyone who is in the game of helping another person grow and learn should know how learning works in the brain. This includes teachers of course, but also should include coaches, leaders, parents, mentors…