OUR VISION IS THAT BY WORKING WITH ORGANISATIONS THEY WILL BECOME INFECTED WITH A PASSION FOR LEARNING, CREATIVITY AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE THAT THEY CAN MEASURE.

MEET THE TEAM

KRYSTYNA GADD

KRYSTYNA GADD

Director

About Krystyna

Krystyna Gadd has been in the field of learning and development for over 30 years. She is a consummate professional with a passion for helping people perform better through learning. She is a member of the CIPD and has delivered professional CIPD L&D qualifications. She is also a fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.

With her background as an engineer, Krystyna applies the same process thinking to L&D as she did in her former career. Having moved from engineering to IT training, she spent years learning her craft firstly for IBM and later as a freelance IT trainer. This gave her great insight into how to make dry and technical training more dynamic and impactful.

A move into soft skills training in 2003 led Krystyna to research accelerated learning. She was particularly drawn to how learning could become more engaging as well as impactful. A frustration with the many models and theories within accelerated learning prompted her to create a signature system ‘Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning’, which simplifies all relevant theories and models for those curious about accelerating learning through their organisations.

Krystyna’s focus is always on achieving business results in a creative and inspiring way. Through Five Secrets, she helps people make this structured and simple. A curious mind drives her to seek new innovations and consider how the latest research can be applied. She is a pragmatist with a thirst for learning and sharing with others, with the ultimate aim to elevate the L&D profession. Finding the right data to inform good decision-making is a must in her eyes.

Since 2008, Krystyna has been training trainers. Noticing a lack of experience and skill in the area of needs analysis drove her to write her book How to Not Waste Your Money on Training.

ANDY PEARCE

ANDY PEARCE

LEAD CONSULTANT

About Andy

Colleagues describe Andy as a creative thinking professional who is motivated, passionate and loves a no-nonsense approach to making a big difference. He has led development and training interventions that have involved all manner of solutions from an interactive workbook to six month blended learning programmes.

Andy uses accelerated learning techniques and is an absolute convert having attended the Learning Loop in 2014. His style of facilitation is energetic, engaging and always inclusive. Andy runs his own training consultancy in York.

KAREN FOUNDLING

KAREN FOUNDLING

Associate

About Karen

Karen Foundling, an experienced coach and facilitator for individuals, teams and leaders, is a complete convert to Accelerated Learning. Having built her career in both the design industry and the corporate world, she now values immensely, the creative, pragmatic and speedy solutions delivered by this methodology and oozes enthusiasm when sharing her knowledge with others.Karen has developed both her commercial acumen and learning and development skills over the last twenty plus years.

Her deep passion now is to focus on the developing excellence and innovation in others, especially in the current rich and turbulent economic environment. “What gets me out of bed each day is seeing people and businesses achieve outcomes they did not believe they could achieve themselves – it is a real thrill to support them to do just that.”

Karen runs her own successful learning and development business from Yorkshire, as well as being a talented graphic facilitator and illustrator.

EMMA SHAW

EMMA SHAW

Associate

About Emma

Emma discovered Learning and Development purely by accident and has had a passion for it ever since. With a very varied career within the field, she has always found one thing consistently fascinating; what makes people tick and how they evolve. 

 

Accelerated Learning is an approach Emma has used with great success for years, but the Learning Loop has well and truly reinforced her love of it. It supports her drive to create meaningful, high impact learning that stands out from the norm as a unique and memorable experience. As someone who’s been described as “a bit loopy”, you’re likely to find Emma thinking up ways to do things differently and challenge the status quo – in all the right ways!

 
Emma now runs her own consultancy business in the North West. Her key areas of skill are behavioural change, sales, customer excellence and management development, as well as personal development and career coaching. 
JANE HIRST

JANE HIRST

Associate

About Jane

has an energy and enthusiasm for working with people; she has a natural ability to understand what makes them tick and uses this insight to help them reach their potential. Having been a trainer for over 20 years, Jane loves to help other trainers to develop their skills.

Jane describes herself as a sponge for learning. She loves to share her models and techniques with trainers in a safe environment so that they can go away feeling confident to use them as soon as they get back to the work place. Anyone who works with Jane says that she brings the fun back into training; she writes and facilitates bespoke workshops that are interactive and energetic. Most of all, she epitomises what “great” should look like in a trainer.

Jane runs her own successful training business from London and has a track record for delivering great results as a trainer using accelerated learning techniques.

LUCY HAYWARD Assoc CIPD

LUCY HAYWARD Assoc CIPD

Associate

About Lucy

Lucy is an enthusiastic, seasoned trainer with a natural flair for facilitation and getting the best out of learners. Having been introduced to accelerated learning a few years ago she is now a dedicated follower of the principles and loves how simple, effective and enjoyable it makes the design and delivery process and wants to share the secrets with other trainers.

She passionately believes that work based learning should be results driven, fun, creative, imaginative and engaging for the learners. Her pragmatic approach ensures it’s always relevant and solutions focused. Lucy’s ability to work well with people has been developed over the last 18 years through her varied customer focused career that has seen her work in the fitness industry, hospitality & travel, recruitment, direct sales and welfare to work – both in the UK and abroad! She now runs her own training consultancy in Yorkshire.

ANGELA HODGE

ANGELA HODGE

Administration Manager

About Angela

Administration Manager

Angela has joined us to help things run more smoothly as we grow. She will be behind the scenes, organising and rationalising. She is an experienced administrator and project manager and during her 20-year career, she has worked in a variety of public and private organisations.  These different environments have sharpened her understanding of business needs and priorities.  She has seen at first hand the importance of effective communication and always delivers a high standard of customer service. 

She is reliable, friendly and efficient. 

GARETH GADD

GARETH GADD

Director

About Gareth

Gareth is a chartered engineer and has over 25 years experience in marketing and consulting. He enjoys learning about new clients and seeking ways to make business relationships work. His expertise is in creating business strategies and business models and then understanding how business processes can deliver to the plan. Key passions are seeking out where businesses create value and how they can use those values in satisfying their chosen market.

WHAT MATTERS TO US?

We like to build long-term relationships with our clients and find out what they really need, rather than trying to make our services fit. There is no “one size fits all”. Our services are bespoke, because all organisations are not the same, we will do our best to find out what you need.

We love to be creative to help teams and trainers get excited about the whole of the learning cycle. Most trainers will enjoy the design and delivery phases, but it is those trainers that also pay attention to needs analysis and evaluation that will make the biggest impact on the organisation.

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