People and Partners

Our specialist people and partners have amassed a great deal of experience across a wide range of industry sectors. They work internationally with a large number of organisations to deliver learning and development solutions for a variety of core behavioural skills.
Liggy Webb
Liggy Webb

Liggy is an award-winning and bestselling author, presenter and international consultant specialising in behavioural skills. She is recognised as a thought leader on resilience and behavioural agility and works with a wide range of businesses helping people to be more resilient, agile and healthy in a volatile, uncertain and highly complex world.

Some of the organisations that Liggy works with include the BBC, the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Support, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, BNP Paribas, Sainsbury’s, Disney, Ralph Lauren and various universities and public sector.

Liggy believes that the diversity of the clients she works with provides her with a tremendous insight into the challenges that people currently face across all sectors.

Her book, Resilience: How To Cope When Everything Around You Keeps Changing, is a practical and accessible guide for coping with change and offers advice on how to recover and flourish through challenging times. The guiding principles in the book have just been televised for a series with the BBC world service, due out in the summer of 2019.

Liggy actively supports a range of charities as well as partnering The Charity Learning Consortium to develop various tools and resources for the charitable sector.

Jacky Leonard
Jacky Leonard

Jacky has over 20 years’ experience as a trainer, coach and manager and is a well-respected author of learning and development resources. Her interest lies in helping her clients achieve success via a customer-centric approach and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Described by her clients as ‘a consummate professional’ and a ‘charismatic trainer’, Jacky is regarded as an effective influencer with a  personable yet analytical and innovative approach. She expertly uses her incisive knowledge of adult learning and development to challenge participants to step outside their comfort zones and question their current behaviours in order to develop their full potential, both personally and professionally.

Jacky is regularly commissioned to design and deliver training programmes in the areas of leadership, sales and customer service. She has played an integral role in developing marketing and communication strategies, producing quality management systems and troubleshooting for poorly performing contracts. Jacky has worked with a variety of organisations including The Coaching Academy, The Royal Lifesaving Society, Peugeot, Sport Wales, D C Leisure, Lifetime, MEND, Discover Momenta, Lloyds Pharmacy, Herbalife, LA Fitness, SLM, Delphinus tmc, Badminton Wales, Welsh Netball, Swim Wales, Medway Council, Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust and sports coach UK.

Ed Midson
Ed Midson
Ed is an experienced organisational change and people development professional, specialising in cultural and behavioural change, organisational development and experiential learning.

Ed is passionate about driving people and organisations forward during times of complex transition, and uses his skills as an effective consultant, coach and facilitator to do this. Using thorough organisational research, behavioural observation, psychometric and needs analysis, he has designed and implemented highly effective training, coaching and mentoring programmes for a wide variety of global organisations.

Ed has worked across multiple sectors, including energy, pharmaceuticals, media, charity, not-for-profit, public sector, logistics and rail. Some of his clients include executives from GE, Warner Brothers and Waterkeeper where he delivered coaching and developed on-boarding programmes for senior members of staff, and Marriott Hotels as a leadership development consultant. Recently he has been focusing on embedding agile and Smarter Working practices to enable organisations to make better use of resources, realise significant cost-savings, and improving staff wellbeing and ways of working.

Prior to working as a consultant with The Learning Architect Ed was involved in delivering collaborative working programmes and ran bespoke facilitations that tackled complex stakeholder challenges. He also supported the recruitment of commercial staff, created core competency frameworks and behavioural indicators, and provided behavioural observation and structured feedback during assessment centres.

Ed has developed a keen passion for understanding how people need to be supported through relentless times and the importance resilient and agile behaviours.
Lois Grant
Lois Grant

Lois is an experienced freelance trainer, coach and facilitator whose key interests and strengths lie in the development of management skills, communication skills and personal effectiveness. During her 17 years in the learning and development field, she has designed and delivered a wide range of management and performance improvement solutions both in the UK and overseas, and was engaged as a training manager by TUI Travel.

In addition, Lois is CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualified, a Master Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and is accredited in Myers Briggs Type Indicators, DiSC and situational leadership. She has worked with a range of multi-national companies across various sectors, including: the Intercontinental Hotel Group, TUI Travel, Reckitt Benckiser, the Town and Country Housing Group, Budget Pack, Wates and Know Libya.

Andy Vetch
Andy Vetch

Andy is a Director of The Learning Architect and is an experienced learning and development professional. He is responsible for the strategic development of The Learning Architect, and has managed a range of highly complex organisational learning interventions. A number of large organisations have engaged him to support and improve their learning and development strategies in sales, management and leadership skills.

Andy’s background is primarily operational, and he therefore understands the importance of ensuring that learning and development is of real value to both operational and strategic managers.

He began his career in learning and development with Thomson Holidays and has since accumulated a broad range of experience across numerous organisations.

Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson

Nick is a behavioural change specialist with over 20 years’ experience in designing and delivering creative, pragmatic and effective training solutions.

Working extensively around the areas of resilience and agility Nick has been invloved in delivering key note presenations and masterclasses that equip people to thrive in volaitile and uncertain working conditions.

His approach to learning is about distilling complexity and keeping things pracrical and sustainable with an emphasis on encouraging people to take personal responsibility and cultivate a growth mind set. With a down to earth approach Nick creates a learning environment that  encourages participants to learn from their own experiences , create new perspectives, reframe ther thinking and take positive action.

Nick has worked with an extensive rage of clients including the NHS, Sainsburys, Birmingham Royal Ballet, NFU Mutual, Wesleyan Assurance, Carlsberg UK, the RAC, Southern Water, Disney Stores, Petrofac, HSBC, the Highways Agency and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Nick is also a member of the Association for Coaching and is accredited to deliver qualification programmes such as CIPD, ILM, City and Guilds and OCR.

Colin Gautrey
Colin Gautrey

Colin is a recognised authority on influence in large organisations. Since 2003, he has been coaching and training individuals and groups (to executive level) in many industries to increase their impact and influence, and to increase their results.

As well as providing training for an impressive portfolio of corporate clients, Colin has also worked with leading business schools (including Wharton, London Business School and Warwick Business School) to help students and graduates master power and influence. He has also worked with the Institute of Directors, the Chartered Management Institute and The Conference Board in New York.

Colin has written many books on his subject, the latest being Influential Leadership: A Leader’s Guide to Getting Things Done.

What Colin is also proving, if that you can have far greater influence, and maintain high levels of personal integrity.

Allegra Stone
Allegra Stone

Allegra is a Coach with over 20 year’s experience in learning and development in the public and private sectors. She recognises the vital importance of understanding and supporting oneself in an increasingly complex and changing working environment. Allegra is passionate about the power of personal insight and self-awareness and has a strong track record with clients across a broad range of backgrounds.

Allegra supports clients to move forward in their lives especially if they are feeling a lack of clarity or ‘stuck’. Coaching is a safe place to speak in confidence to someone who will really listen and Allegra encourages clients to think creatively about their issues.

Coaching can help with: assertiveness, confidence, breaking old behaviour patterns, office politics, work-life balance, positive thinking, anger management, leadership challenges, career decisions and working relationships. Allegra will encourage individuals to empower themselves to practically solve their issues.

She has a powerful psychological toolkit at her disposal as she is accredited by the British Psychological society to administer psychometric tests which can help with leadership and managerial issues as well as personal insight. With her intuitive approach she accelerates individual self-improvement in a non-judgemental way.

Allegra has a degree in English and Psychology and two postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources and Publishing. She is ILM trained in Coaching and Mentoring and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. In addition to coaching, Allegra is also an accredited workplace mediator. She is also the author of two books which support mental well-being in both adults and children.

Anisa Indawala
Anisa Indawala

Anisa is involved in the management and hosting of key events and activities for The Learning Architect. She has degree in Marketing Management and Business Management and has a particular focus on communications and training.  Anisa is excellent with people, able to generate rapport very quickly, and enjoys sales and relationship marketing. 

Anisa has a great deal of experience with the entertainment media, enjoys reporting on current affairs, and is confident behind the scenes and in front of the camera.   

In her role as a reporting journalist Anisa collects and analyses information about newsworthy events. She also enjoys interviewing businesses owners and employees, celebrities, members of the public and community groups. 

Anisa especially enjoys getting involved each year with the World of Learning at the NEC and is instrumental in delivering a highly engaging event for The Learning Architect.

Peter Stone
Peter Stone

Peter is involved in the management and hosting of key events and activities for The Learning Architect.

He is a graduate in English and Social Science with a strong experience in the social care sector. He has been working as a music therapist for many years and is passionate about the improvement of mental health in disabled people. In this way his values support those of the Learning Architect and is keen to ensure all have access to resilience and agility behavioural skills.

Peter has also worked as a professional actor and musician, prior to specialising in music therapy a career which began at the age of 14 as a child actor in the West End. Peter uses his strong ability to create rapport to spread the word about good mental health.

MicroLearn
MicroLearn

Our blended learning partner MicroLearn are a team of digital learning creators who develop cutting-edge microlearning resources. Very much in line with our “less is more” approach, MicroLearn is committed to creating bite-sized resources , which support organisational learning initiatives and champion a blended microlearning approach to boost an organisation’s learning culture.

We love working with them because they understand and embrace the idea that learning is personal and everyone will learn differently.

We work together on developing content around relevant life skills and produce materials that are accessible via a multi-modal content library. These include a range of microvideos, bite-sized e-learning, infographics and various other microlearning tools. It is all about making learning easy, relevant and inspiring!

The Charity Learning Consortium
The Charity Learning Consortium

We partner CLC to produce a wide range of tools and resources that offer support to the charitable sector. Working with more than 130 charities, housing associations and not-for-profit organisations, the ethos is to bring charitable organisations together to enable the consortium to offer cost-effective, quality e-learning to more than a million people in the third sector across the UK.

The collaborative concept unites charities, housing associations and not-for-profits and paves the way for e-learning success, with ongoing support, networking opportunities, relevant workshops and an inspirational Charity Learning Conference & Awards.

As a result, independent research reveals that members save twice as much money on L&D compared to non-members in the sector, are twice as likely to report positive changes in staff behaviour and almost three times more likely to report that using learning technologies has improved their organisation’s productivity.

If you are a charity, housing association or not-for-profit organisation please do get in touch to find out more.

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