Hello… I’m Niki and this blog is my little corner of the online world where I can share my thoughts.
I am passionate about people development and hope my posts are useful to anyone who is also looking to develop, either individually, within a team or an organisation.
Every month I pick a topic to FOCUS on ‘N then DEVELOP myself in this area, I will share articles, pictures and web pages that are relevant to that theme then report my findings and analysis.
I look forward to sharing my development here and through Instagram and would love to hear how you develop yourself.
Currently my ‘day job’ is in the public sector working in a regional learning and development team across the East Midlands. I have worked in learning and development for over 5 years and previous to that I worked in leadership and management within hospitality. As a Samaritans listener, mentor and as training deputy director I discovered my desire to support people through areas of their life.
Within my working career I have been responsible for managing training budgets, delivering training programs, designing blended learning programmes, promoted CPD and encouraged employees to develop personally as well as professionally. I am very interested in informal learning, business culture, neuroscience, emotional intelligence and organisational psychology.
On a personal note. When I’m not on in a pool, on the bike or out for a run tri’ing to train for triathlons (pun intended!) I’m on a dance floor jiving. I am a Formula 1 fanatic who likes to knit. These areas inevitably influence my life and will no doubt pop up to in my blogs as these are also areas where I push myself to improve.