Kathryn Cornish

Kathryn is a training specialist with more than 20 years’ experience of designing and presenting training courses in a wide range of subjects for a variety of organisations.

Kathryn began her career in graduate recruitment for companies such Unilever before moving into a general HR role. In the early 1990s she specialised in training and development, providing a full range of training services for the Sports Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum. While at the V&A she developed an interest in blended learning and established a learning resource centre, as well as creating a series of open learning programmes.

She became an external learning and development consultant in 2001 and has been involved with a number of organisations including, the Civil Service, the NHS, the Housing Corporation, National Film & Television School, the Met Police, the Rent Service, the Sports Council, Twynham Housing Association and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Kathryn’s achievements include introducing management development programmes, successfully training staff to use new appraisal systems and devising professional development plans. Areas of particular expertise are personal effectiveness and secretarial development. She is very interested in how people interact with one another at work and is qualified to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.

Her training style is client-focused and informal. Kathryn believes that effective training needs to be participative, challenging and flexible - with an emphasis on building self-confidence in order to achieve positive changes in behaviour.

When Kathryn isn’t working she enjoys running and regularly takes part in her local park run in South-East London - not for the joy of running but for the guilt-free cake afterwards. She has recently completed an Open University degree in English Literature and plans to pursue her interest in creative writing. Her novel is simmering in the background just waiting to be unleashed.

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