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Developing effective networking skills is a core skill  for any professional, whether you are self-employed or employed.  Thanks to Paul Green of NN Connect – who has shared his tips on networking with us. He shares 3 further tips in Part Two… Building on the last article, here are some more shared thoughts on how to […]

Networking is a core skill to develop for any professional, whether you are self-employed or employed.  Paul Green of NN Connect shares his top tips on networking with us. This is part one – Paul will share three tips for effective networking with us… Given my experience of networking over the last 15 years, I thought you […]

Hello, my name is Julia! I am a year 12 student at Northampton Academy, and I got the chance to complete two weeks of work experience with The Development Company. When I first came to the interview I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that the business was local but that they trained people all […]

What is Coaching? When people hear the word “Coach” or “Coaching” they usually think of sport. That can often cause confusion as many so called sports coaches are actually sports trainers. So people can see coaching as training people with skills to make them better at doing something – which would be an incorrect definition. […]

My Work Experience at The Development Company   My work experience at The Development Company was very welcoming from the beginning. As soon as you walk in and start working it feels comfortable. My days were arranged to suit both me and them and the times were acceptable and suitable working hours. I achieved what I […]

A more considered leader part three Background to this Leadership article… The true satisfaction for any trainer is finding out that someone you have facilitated has truly changed their behaviour. I ran a twelve month, modular management development programme for TGW Group in 2014 to 2015 and I am still delighted to hear that the […]

A more Considered Leader part two Background to this Leadership article… The reason why I do the job I do…it’s to enable people to be the best they can be. I always learn about myself with every group, every individual I work with. Being an effective trainer requires effort, being able to manage constructive feedback, […]

Leadership Styles – Background to this article… I’m an external facilitator and I hear a lot about the effects of my facilitation. When we talk about getting a Return on Investment (ROI), it’s not just about figures – the real ROI is enabling someone to change their behaviour. I was thrilled to get a testimonial from […]

Many of our clients are HR Managers, Learning & Development Managers and/or Business Owners. The key issues for all businesses in 2016 and beyond include: key skills shortages, especially digital skills employee engagement and succession planning. This is the story of a young Northamptonshire college leaver who has spent 6 months looking for a job […]