Learning and development jobs: safety net or soul killers?

by Simon Thiessen on Mar 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Is a B2B consultancy a leap you should make?


Why would you leave a perfectly good job and go into some sort of business-to-business consultancy,

are you: a corporate trainer or learning facilitator – does it matter?

by Simon Thiessen on Feb 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM


9 people who make learning and development jobs challenging

by Simon Thiessen on Jan 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Strategies to make adult learning work

If you love facilitating learning – and you shouldn’t even consider a career in the field unless you do –...

Are Corporate trainers who ignore adult learning styles just lazy?

by Simon Thiessen on Feb 27, 2015 5:02:00 PM

Adult learning styles: fact or fiction?

Do you believe that learning styles are legitimate and real? If you do, 90% of people, according to a...

Corporate training skills applied to the 4 stages of adult learning

by Simon Thiessen on Feb 19, 2015 8:16:00 AM

Blind to reality

The four stages of competence – sometimes called the four stages of learning – is a simple model that illustrates the process...

7 quality training techniques to deal with disruptive managers

by Simon Thiessen on Feb 13, 2015 5:19:00 PM

Managers who test your training skills


In past articles I have written about your responsibility as a learning facilitator to manage disruptive...

The number one skill to facilitate quality training (video)

by Simon Thiessen on Jan 22, 2015 7:35:00 AM

The number one skill for a great learning facilitator (video transcript)

It’s a bold call but today I want to talk to you about the number 1...

Unusual corporate training techniques for effective adult learning

by Simon Thiessen on Jan 16, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Are you really that silly?

Have you ever looked at someone in your training room and felt the urge to ask that question?

I know that I must never...

The W(h)ine list: quality training techniques for people with baggage

by Simon Thiessen on Jan 9, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Issues that get in the way of facilitating learning


As a learning facilitator, sometimes you have a group hungry and open to learning. Other...

Corporate training excellence - walk your talk

by Simon Thiessen on Dec 19, 2014 1:30:00 PM

What has leadership got to do with being a corporate trainer?

Recently we have written about having disruptive participants in the learning...