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Skills and Experience
I am a learning and development professional with 25 years experience in the retail, financial and commercial arenas. I influences and empower a wide range of personalities across all levels of seniority. I have a proven track record in learning design and consultancy, having been responsible for a range of successful learning interventions at leadership, management and graduate levels.
In particular I work with people to enhance their impact and influence, leadership capabilities and all aspects of their interpersonal skills. Whilst this can be summarised as enhancing emotional intelligence, as a pragmatist my focus is always on helping participants to apply these skills in their daily life, and thus shorten the learning curve.
I have extensive experience of leading group and individual learning in highly regulated and technical environments. Recent clients have included UK and European regulators, Central and Retail Banks, an International Accountancy firm, a large consultancy practice, a personal credit provider, a Formula 1 racing team and a government body in Saudi Arabia.
I am a qualified coach and CIPD Associate. I am an accredited MBTI, “PRISM” (A neuroscience tool) and “Strengthscope” practitioner. These skills reflect my interest in positive psychology, which focuses on enhancement rather than correction. This makes the learning experience more powerful and enriching for participants. It also promotes self-belief and a commitment to make the changes that they believe will have the biggest impact on their success.
MY previous roles include L & D Business Partner for KPMG; Senior L & D associate at the Financial Services Authority; Financial Services Authority Supervisor and Senior Training Manager at HSBC bank.
I love to travel and experience different cultures. During MY career, I have worked in North and Central America, the Middle East and extensively around Europe.
Ian Chambers CEng MIET FIoD FInstLM
Performance Director and Principal Coach
An engineer by background I have undertaken a variety of operations, engineering and projects roles during a career spanning over 20 years in the Royal Navy and a further 12 years in Industry. Having started my career as an apprentice I was privileged to spend most of my Naval time in the Submarine Service, based in and around Faslane in Scotland. I then had an equally fulfilling second career in industry working for a series of large organisations; BAE Systems, EDF Energy and Babcock Marine, where I progressed to business unit Board level. In every role, in each organisation I have created and led high performing, well motivated teams and focussed on business improvement and change programmes.
I have always been passionate about team and individual performance improvement, which led to a development path aimed at these aspects. Over the last five years, I have undertaken both Certificate and Diploma programmes with the Institute of Directors and a Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching through Henley Business School. I thrive on helping individuals and teams fulfil their potential by working with them to develop solutions to their own areas of concern. It was a natural step to take this learning to a wider audience and hence I formed IC Transformations to provide business mentoring and coaching solutions. I have worked with a range of clients from FTSE100, to third sector organisations, but I focus on supporting SMEs. I am also a business mentor with Renfrew Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Board of Trustees of Scottish Gymnastics.
Away from work I am married with three children and have a wide range of interests, but a particular love of sport, especially cricket and golf, and I enjoy music events.