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For personal reasons that I shall not bore you with I need to change my working pattern from full-time, nationwide to part-time, local. I have 15 years successful experience as a training and development consultant and performance improvement consultant/coach working with blue chips and SMEs. I am also MCIPD Qualified.

I am looking for something along the lines of 2 days per week in a challenging role where I can have an impact.

Has anyone who has done this before got any specific advice relating to the type of organisations that are forward thinking enough to consider such an option? The geographical area I am looking at is between Winchester/Newbury and London along the M3/M4 corridors.

russell slater

4 Responses

  1. Change

    Why not set yourself up as a self-employed consultant to gain the flexibility that you require. I did this about two years ago and haven’t looked back for the freedom and variety my work now gives me. Go and speak to a business advisor at your local Chamber of Commerce to find out how to set yourself up and start doing lots of business networking to spread the word about what you are trying to achieve. If you want anymore advice send an email to [email protected]

    Sandra Beale MCIPD

  2. downshifting?
    This concept of “downshifting” is a misnomer. What we actually do is restructure work to fit in with life rather than fitting life in to work. All that has happened is that your life is now taking a different direction for whatever reason which is entirely irrelevant. From the little you have said it seems to me that you have an excellent skills set and professional background that will enable you to do whatever you want. The only limitation that comes to mind is those you place upon yourself. There is no need for any prospective client or employer to know the background details to your personal affairs. I am happy to give you email support should you wish. Email [email protected]

    Good luck Wendy

  3. Move into e-learning?
    Russell – have you considered making your services available to an e-learning organisation on a part-time basis? It could certainly cut down your travelling and you might be able to use both your development and your subject expertise.

  4. Thakns
    Thanks Colin
    That sounds like a good plan; now the crunch…do you know any e-learning providers who are interested? My limited experience of e-learning suppliers is that they want people who already have the expertise in the programming side or they are programmers who will use existing material. It does open a thought process into autoring that may also prove fruitful so thanks for that Rus


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