Adrian has worked in the Careers and Information, Advice and Guidance sector for over 20 years. He specialises in supporting clients not in education, employment or training to overcome their barriers and realise their aspirations. As an experienced practitioner, manager and trainer for the Connexions service, Ade took his passion for supporting staff and set up his own company, Develop-meant Training Consultants, in October 2009.
With a team of experienced professionals, Ade offers nationally-recognised qualifications in: Education and Training (what was PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS), Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance, Coaching and Mentoring, Business Enterprise, Customer Service, Team Leading and Management, Assessment and Verification.
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Thanks everyone, some great responses!
Clive, funnily enough (I can reveal this as my colleagues aren't signed up to Training Zone!) for Christmas, I've bought them each a "Thumb Ball". It's basically a large stress ball with hexagons all over it. Inside each hexagon is a topic i.e. favourite colour, i.e. ideal holiday destination etc. Delegates throw the ball to each other and when the trainer shouts "Stop" whoever has the ball looks at the topic under their thumb and answers!
Great points - thanks!
The lady in question KNEW she was in the wrong. She kept turning back around to us and apologising. I thought: "One more minute and I'm coming to get ya!" Fortunately, she closed her machine down in the nick of time!
I don't think there's anything staged or false about you, Julie.
Ha ha! Love it, Clive!
I went for the "Grant Mitchell mean 'n' moody" look on Twitter once, until a lady on one of my training courses said she was using the photo to keep her kids away from the fire grate!!
I'm not a fan of those "smiley, head tilted, chin-propped-up-with-hand" shots. Folk trying to look dead sincere. It's all a bit staged for my liking.
Totally agree. I know many of us don't like having our photos taken (I look like I'm gurning if a smile crosses my lips!). I stumble across some photos and think: "Good grief! You look like you've had FAR too many at the office Christmas party!!"
I find no profile picture at all a bit spooky. I often wonder: ""What are you hiding?!"
Love it, Steve!
I'm someone who hates their "fun" forced on them!!
I like that one, Bryan! That certainly defines me and my two colleagues when we're on a mission! Ade
Thanks everyone! Keep 'em coming!
Humbled that you took the time to post in between tanning, Julie!
Ha ha, Joy and THAT'S before I'd even taken a sip! Ade
A flipchart of facilitators?!