Julie Kay specialises in developing leaders to consistently bring out the best in themselves and their teams in ordr to improve
performance and get better business results.
She is a recognised and respected expert in her field and draws on 20 years’ hands-on leadership and management experience to deliver practical and effective development programmes. She holds a Masters degree in training and development and diplomas in both management and stress management.
During her 12 years in business Julie has worked with a wide range of organisations including: Carphone Warehouse, Mars, Tesco, Hydro, Newcastle City Council, Staffordshire County Council, Sheffield Hallam University, Harvey and Thompson Ltd, EMTA Awards Ltd, Pearl Assurance, Smart and cook, Darygold and Terrington.
She overcomes her natural resistance to sales and marketing by focusing on relationship building. Julie makes effective use of Social Media as well as face to face opportunities to build and maintain strong relationships with prospects, clients and referral partners.
Sheridan has been running her own training business, Keystone Development, since 2006. Prior to this she was an employed training consultant and account manager for 8 years, and an internal trainer for 4 years. As a result, Sheridan has over 18 years of delivering training, is MCIPD qualified, holds a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics and Management Sciences, is a qualified coach, and NLP business practitioner too!
However, unlike most training businesses, Keystone Development focuses on the research and design of training (and other support) materials that can be used by internal training teams or even independent trainers. For this reason, Keystone Development’s clients are small in number but big in size. Typical projects include creating flexible induction programmes, competence models and performance management toolkits as well as designing more traditional workshops to a very client-specific brief. Our ideal client is one that is large, but has a small L&D team: They do the TNA, we design to their brief, we train the trainers (if necessary), but then the client takes control from that point.
Not content with running Keystone Development, Sheridan also works as an associate doing both design and delivery work, and in 2010 set up a second business, Power Hour Training. Power Hour is all about providing easy to use materials for trainers or managers to run bite-size training sessions themselves. This is in direct response to the fact that many companies can no longer afford to release people for a full day, as well as the fact that training budgets are being slashed. Power Hour provides an alternative to the ‘all or nothing’ choice that many companies may face otherwise.
51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN
www.studiovenues.co.uk – 0800 028 6694
The Studio is a modern, innovative, contemporary and extremely central venue.
Centrally located in the Hive on Lever Street, in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter, only 5-19 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and with excellent bus and tram stops close by.