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Julian Hamm

Julian is a facilitator at heart.  People get so much more from a course if they’re communicating with each other, rather than simply looking at a PowerPoint slide or listening to someone talking at the front.  Julian likes to get people up on their feet as much as possible doing something physical, even if it’s as simple as standing in front of a display they’ve made, discussing and disagreeing, contributing and connecting.  Any room of people will know something that he doesn’t, it’s just a case of giving them the structure and the space to express what they know collectively.

Julian has always been in education and communication.  He has an engineering degree from Imperial College, so he knows about numbers and data.  But he also knows what makes technical ideas difficult – in management science particularly – so he is obsessed with really getting down to the nitty-gritty basics and finding ways to turn that understanding into compelling learning experiences. After management consultancy with Accenture and a period in the City, Julian taught Physics for ten years, where he wrote animated lessons that are still used by hundreds of schools all over the world.  This gave him the credibility to advise the UK government at the highest level on messaging for their radioactive waste disposal programme.

The appeal of L&D is two-fold: first there’s the intellectual and creative challenge of designing a course that’s compelling, meaningful and value-added.  Second there’s the human contact involved in delivering to people whose context only really emerges over the course of the day.  Establishing trust, making connections, finding a common sense of fun and challenge are all part of what makes helping people such a pleasure.

Qualifications/Credentials

  • B Eng
  • PGCE

Specialist Areas

  • Strategy
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Presentation skills
  • Team effectiveness
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Coaching
  • Influence and persuasion
  • Communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Change management
  • Meeting skills
  • Business process mapping

Testimonial

Julian has supported our organisation by delivering several management development programmes. Without a doubt, he was one of the best trainers we’ve ever commissioned. The feedback from our colleagues was Julian develops an engaging and informative environment that caters for all learning styles. His patient and professional approach meant learners always felt supported and he provides the right balance of theory with practical applications (using his extensive experience to provide real life examples!).
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