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Who are LearningCog?

LearningCog is a highly successful independent training and development consultancy, specialising in the design and delivery of open programme and bespoke  Business Development Programmes that deliver a positive and sustainable impact on the growth of your business. We expertise in Management and Leadership Development, Sales Development, Business Performance, Coaching and Team Building.

We work with our clients to deliver measurable and profitable improvement, focusing on the key issues and challenges facing your business. We take our findings and translate them into tailor-made programmes aimed at developing the talent within your organisation so that Managers, Leaders and Sales people can inspire business growth.

The strength of LearningCog lies in the wealth of development and training expertise that comes from the hands-on background of Managing Director, Ric Hayden and every associate in the team. Details of our associates can be found below.

Ric Hayden
Ric HaydenCertified Trainer, Facilitator, Coach, Consultant
LearningCog was founded by Ric Hayden. A Learning and Development Specialist with many years experience working in global corporations, working at a senior level planning strategic and operational organisational development. Ric’s experience spans business management, logistics, customer operations, sales and service. He has been involved with global mature businesses, worked with small to medium size businesses and has significant experience in turnaround and change management.

Key Skills:

  • Leadership and Management Development

  • 360 degree (design & review) for Organisational Development

  • Sales Training and Development

  • 1-2-1 Coaching and Team Coaching

  • Team building and Team Development

  • Situational Leadership

  • Relationship Building and Development

  • Performance Management and Capability Frameworks

  • Recruitment and Selection

  • Design and Delivery of Assessment and Development Centres

  • NLP Master Trainer

Emma Newman
Emma NewmanCertified Trainer, Facilitator and Researcher
Emma has designed and delivered bespoke training programmes for larger corporate offices to universities and smaller consultancies. Emma is a highly experienced market researcher and many of her training programmes are tailored towards researchers – primarily in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries. As well as providing training, Emma has also recently started working more closely with LearningCog to provide an independent evaluation of our programmes.

Key Skills:

  • Market Research

  • Leadership Development

  • Project Management

  • Conference Speaking

  • Talent Planning

  • Team Development

  • Assessment and Development Centres

  • Presentation Skills

  • Training Evaluation

  • NLP Practitioner

  • Research Training

Stephen Reilly
Stephen ReillyFacilitator, Trainer, Coach, Consultant
Stephen is a career coach who inspires managers to take action, ensuring they have the necessary skills to lead and motivate their teams. He has worked for over 25 years as a senior manager within various transport and logistics organisations, gaining valuable experience in domestic and international transport, logistics and warehousing. Stephen’s career coaching covers leadership development, communication, coaching techniques as well as interview training and preparation.

Key Skills:

  • Leadership and Management Development

  • 360 degree Feedback and Coaching

  • 1-2-1 Coaching and Team Coaching

  • Situational Leadership Training and Coaching

  • Relationship Building and Development

  • Relationship Building and Development

  • Performance Management and Capability Frameworks

  • Recruitment and Selection

  • Delivery of Assessment and Development Centres

  • Level 5 Assessor for Coaching Academy

Emma Church
Emma ChurchSenior Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer and Coach
Emma is a highly experienced learning and development consultant, with a passion for improving people’s work place performance. Thriving on providing professional creative solutions to people development needs in complex organisations including the private and public sector. Whether it’s working with an individual, senior management or large teams, improving performance is always a key goal. A proven track record in working within challenging workplace environments.

Key Skills:

  • Leadership and Management Development

  • 360 degree (design and review) for Organisational Development

  • 1-2-1 Coaching and Team Coaching

  • Relationship Building and Development

  • Performance Management and Capability Frameworks

  • Recruitment and Selection

  • Delivery of Assessment and Development Centres

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Amy Reynolds
Amy ReynoldsAssociate Facilitator, Trainer and Coach
Amy is a Specialist in team development, personality profiling and
coaching, with a background in the global Banking/Financial
Services. Amy has 8 years working with and developing senior leaders and teams including the delivery of a range of team development programmes in international, multi-cultural corporate environments.

Key Skills:

  • Team Effectiveness

  • Managing Change

  • Engagement

  • Self-Awareness

  • Team Communication

  • Team Culture

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Accredited Insights Discover Facilitator

  • Accredited DISC Facilitator

  • Financial Services Management

  • Qualified Coach, from Graduates to Senior Management

Lisa Sparrowhawk
Lisa SparrowhawkFacilitator, Trainer and Coach
Lisa has a wealth of experience in Coaching, Leadership and Management, Project Management, Training Delivery, Facilitation, HR and Health and Fitness with over 20 years industry experience in Energy, Healthcare, Logistics, Insurance, Charity, Retail and Fitness. Lisa has a proven track record in delivering key business initiatives and programs internationally, dedicated to providing highly effective solutions and interventions. Lisa demonstrates excellent communication skills when facilitating and presenting national corporate events and global programs. Lisa is a people focused individual and I enjoy the challenge of working as a team and independently.

Key Skills:

  • Leadership and Management Development

  • 360 degree Review for Organisational Development

  • 1-2-1 Coaching and Team Coaching

  • Sales Training and Development

  • Relationship Building and Development

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming

  • Performance Coaching

  • Health and Fitness / Nutrition

Anjie Carless
Anjie CarlessFacilitator, Trainer and Coach
Anjie has over 20 years of experience in Leadership and Management roles and has delivered training to a variety of client groups at all levels over a period of more than 15 years. Anjie works with key stakeholders to ensure that their aims and objectives create the required change in capability level, skills, knowledge and behaviours. By defining learning and development needs, Anjie has evaluated process, tools and initiatives to address these needs, predominantly using coaching and feedback to create effective succession planning and transitional programmes. Anjie is enthusiastic, open and personable and her main passion is to support others to discover their own answers.

Key Skills:

  • Leadership and Management Development

  • 1-2-1 Coaching and Team Coaching

  • Performance Coaching

  • Team building and Team Development

  • Relationship Building and Development

  • Accelerated Learning 

  • Communication skills

  • Time Management Development