After graduating from Manchester University with an Honours degree in Drama and then plunging straight into a career on the stage, Alan made the move from the professional theatre into the corporate training world about seventeen years ago, starting off with role play but soon combining this with facilitation skills. His typical work ranges from taking individual clients through short Impact or Presentation Skills sessions through to guiding large groups through longer residential programmes. He has acquired a working knowledge of various psychometric tools, including Social styles, Communication styles, Insights etc. and has also gained an advanced diploma in Executive Coaching with the AOEC (Academy of Executive Coaching).
He is also rapidly becoming an expert vegetable grower as a rather large allotment takes up most of his spare time.