Member Since: 12th Oct 2009
With 30 years experience in L&D, Krystyna has been training trainers, facilitators and subject matter experts as well as line managers since 2008. 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'. In it she applies all of her knowledge and skills from the last 30 years to gently guide people to a more data driven, focused approach to L&D.
Krystyna 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'. In it she applies all of her knowledge and skills from the last 30 years to gently guide people to a more data driven, focused approach to L&D.
Founder How to Accelerate Learning
4th Mar 2020
Very pragmatic approach Ed and I also wrote about this in my article https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/deliver/training/the-first-secret-of-acce....
The balance between the objectives being business focussed and learner centred is crucial if we want to get both business buy-in and learner engagement as well as measurable improvements in performance.
5th Jun 2019
There’s a lot of nervousness around data, what to do with it, how to collect it and people don’t know where to start which is why I have written a book called “How Not To Waste Your Money On Training”. It’s a “How to...” guide ironically, on beginning to gather evidence, get closer to the organisation to deliver what it needs. Also it’s about how you can extract the story from the data and different methods.
30th May 2019
If you can take a consultancy approach in L&D rather than a solution based approach that helps a lot. L&D folk in general as per your stats struggle with this subject and so I hope you don’t mind me recommending a book ‘How Not To Waste Your Money On Training’ which helps people do that analysis bit first, to determine if training or even learning is the problem.
This is a link to the book www.howtoacceleratelearning.co.uk/book
12th Apr 2019
Thanks Barry I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Yes I am still up for the challenge and glad to hear you are!
6th Nov 2018
7th May 2015
No idea how this happened....