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Transferring from marketing management to training consultancy


 I have 15 years of marketing experience, and have always been given feedback that I present and interact with groups very well. This has led me to seriously consider becoming a training consultant. This looks like a really enjoyable career path and would make good use of my well-honed communication skills.
Can anyone suggest how I could go about becoming a trainer? My preference is to work in an organisation or consultancy rather than be freelance. 

Many thanks. Alan Whyte.  

3 Responses

  1. CIM?

    Hi Alan,

    With your wealth of experience in marketing, have you checked out possibilities or advice from CIM?  As they run lots of courses for the professional development of folk in marketing, they might be able to find a good use for your talents.

    Good luck.


  2. Thanks Jane – will look into the CIM route.

    — Alan Whyte (Marketer considering a career in training)

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