Changemaker Team

Colin Done

Colin Done

An experienced Management Development trainer with an Experiential Learning background; a behaviourally focused facilitator with a pragmatic approach to learning application and real concern for the growth of the individual.

Colin's ability to build close coaching relationships enables him to "get under the skin" of the issues he is dealing with. His recent work has included running an extended management development programme of a series of short modules supported by 1:1 coaching, advanced coaching skills courses and team development modules for a variety of clients. His specific interest is to focus on the behavioural aspects of Individuals within Teams, using a range of tools to design team and personal development interventions that are fun, thought provoking and above all useful on a day to day basis.

He enjoys the "blended" approach of experiential inputs mixed with team role analysis and behavioural modelling. In recent years, he has concentrated on delivering a particular range of programmes to enhance the Leadership and Coaching skills of junior to middle managers in heavy industries such as construction and ship building.

  • Leadership programme of 5 modules and 1:1 Emotional Intelligence coaching for Vinci Construction
  • An eight part programme over 35 days for the managers and team members of the Convenience Snacks Team in Kellogg's UK
  • Team Leader Programme for BAE Systems Submarines Solutions
  • The design and delivery of a 2 day Dealing with Change workshop for 60 people from the Argos Retail Finance Team.
    The development of a 5 day Leading and Performing in Teams programme for Kraft Foods.
  • Team Development programmes for actual working teams. Most notably with Timberland European HR Team, New Production Line team from Terry's Chocolate and Management teams from Royal Mail in Central London.

Colin is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and his qualifications include: NLP Practitioner, Emotional Intelligence administrator for Individual and Team Effectiveness profiling, Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate, ITD Certification and certificated for SIEMAR Accelerated Learning techniques.

His early career was spent in the Construction Industry as a skilled tradesman and then in management roles. His observations of "how not to do it" engendered an interest in the skills of people management and a change of direction with a desire to learn more about people. Following five years experience working for Management Training organisations in the Lake District, Colin joined ChangeMaker in 1985. His responsibilities over the years have included running training programmes, marketing and client liaison, the management of our northern office, all aspects of course training, design and delivery and the management of trainers and facilitators. Colin's role continues as a client manager and associate.

Now his children have left home he finds more time to try to keep fit through a mixture of running, squash and healthy eating.