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Qui docet discit?


A guru of emotional wealth is accused of lacking forgiveness and, allegedly, making life difficult for someone so, is it true that most trainers ‘teach’ in order to ‘learn’?

During my (many) moments of limited thinking, having a tagline of ‘unlimited thinking’ at least offers me the lift of a wry grin. And I freely confess to needing to learn more all the time.

Most of us have heard of the sales trainer who has only had one sales job, or the relationship guru with several marriages behind them; the bod providing time management training who is pathologically late to everything… and so on.

Personally, I believe the need to keep learning makes the niche trainer more knowledgeable and passionate, which must be to the benefit of the participants.

What do others think?

Euphrosene Labon

2 Responses

  1. The modern trainer
    Hi Euphrosene

    Interesting one, in my eyes the modern trainer is more a learning facilitator with the technical knowledge of specific methodologies than a guru, but then again it depends how you market yourself. I think trainers do learn as they train as its pretty much par for the course.

    As a young trainer myself, I feel that designing the workshops I have has taught me so much and additionally, has bolted down my experience in the “real world” to make me more rounded.

    Experience can be overrated. It can either widen your view or close your eyes further. By “learning as you train” you experience situations detached and can remain objectives and see more sides of the arguement


  2. good points Rich
    …although I wonder how training associations differentiate between them – let alone the buyer?

    BTW all the very best for 2006..

    Best Rgds Euphrosene


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