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Gadd

Nickname

Krystyna_Gadd

First Name

Krystyna

Introduction

Headline

I help L&D Professionals to get more creative and more business focussed in providing learning solutions

Role

Founder of How to Accelerate Learning

Country/Region

United Kingdom

Location

Leeds

About Me

I have been in the field of learning and development for over 30 years and I have a passion for helping people perform better through learning. I am a member of the CIPD and have delivered professional CIPD L&D qualifications as well as being a fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute.

With my background as an engineer, I apply the same process thinking to L&D as I did in my former career. Having moved from engineering to IT training, I spent years learning my craft firstly for IBM and later as a freelance IT trainer. This gave me great insights into how to make dry and technical training more dynamic and impactful.

A move into soft skills training in 2003 led me to research accelerated learning. I was particularly drawn to how learning could become more engaging as well as impactful. A frustration that I found with the many models and theories within accelerated learning, prompted me to create a signature system ‘Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning’, which simplifies all relevant theories and models for those curious about accelerating learning through their organisations. Read my latest updates on the 5 Secrets in Training Zone.

My focus is always on achieving business results in a creative and inspiring way. Through Five Secrets, I help people make this structured and simple. A curious mind drives me to seek new innovations and consider how the latest research can be applied. I am a pragmatist with a thirst for learning and sharing with others, with the ultimate aim to elevate the L&D profession. Finding the right data to inform good decision-making is a must in my eyes.

Since 2008, I have been training trainers. Noticing a lack of experience and skill in the area of needs analysis drove me to write my book How to Not Waste Your Money on Training.

Basic Info

Date of Birth

15/05

Gender

Female

Contact Info

Mobile Number

+44 7952 416530

Email Address

krystyna@howtoacceleratelearning.co.uk