Currently studying a Masters in Human Resource Management. I have begun to network in the wider HR, Learning and Development and Training community. Looking to network with like minded individuals irrespective of background.
Believe positive people make a difference.
I am 33 years old. I am really lucky to have a loving and supportive family.
I used to be a very active Passport holder within 4N, regularly visiting different groups across North Chesire and Greater Manchester. I was Marketing Assistant for the Macclesfield Group for a while. Unfortunately, my business at the time walktalktour.com was not financially viable.
In 2011 I, reluctantly, gave up my passion and found a new one: this time in the form of Teaching English as a foreign language. Having completed my CELTA Certificate I taught in Manchester for two and a bit years at a private language school. Then I fulfilled a lifelong ambition of living and working in a German speaking country when I moved to Düsseldorf. I worked as an English Language Trainer for a company called Linguarama; training, coaching and teaching groups of individuals from apprentices to board members in blue chip companies including MediaComm, Bayer and E.ON. To learn more about my experiences as an English Language Trainer see 'Listen, learn and move on' a post on my new blog The Eastern Wing. I returned to the UK in July 2014. I went back to work at the school where I worked before I moved to Germany.
This summer that I needed to try and secure a more stimulating and financially secure career. After much deliberation, exploring my various options, I decided to enroll on a Masters in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. Having stopped actively networking outside of teaching circles, I have started blogging andd tweeting once again.
I have really fond memories 4N. I met lots of great, positive, genuine and savvy people. If time allows I will try and get along to some meetings, though that will be tough as I have a busy academic schedule.
Happy networking and good luck.
My daughter and her German friend decided to see the sites of Manchester! They downloaded Phil's Walk Talk Tour and off they went. They thoroughly enjoyed the tour and saw a lot more of Manchester than they would have without the tour. A great service, good price and easy to download. Spot on.
My sister, from Australia, went on the Manchester Walk Tak Tour and came back telling me how 'amazing' Manchester is (she had just arrived from Rome/Paris!) Nice one Phil, an easy and enjoyable way for visitors to self entertain when you don't have the time!
Phil did a great 4sight for us at Runcorn about blogging. His enthusiasm for sharing his excellent knowledge was inspriring and his delivery entertaining and charming. It would certainly make me want to use or recommend one of his Walk Talk Tours (and his blogging workshop!). Thanks Phil :)