Taking what you think might be possible and working with you to make it happen
“We have been delighted with all the digital training and mentoring undertaken by Kathryn Corrick – for our staff and clients. She combines incredible knowledge of the online world with business saavy and a real comprehension of how people learn, retain and usefully use what is taught.”
– Gwyn March, head of training, McCann Erickson
I love learning. And creating a culture of continuous learning is vital for any business. But did you know that we all learn differently? So if you’ve felt in the past that you’ve struggled in a classroom, it may well have been that sitting still and listening for an hour is just not the way you learn best.
Whilst I’d never claim to match how everyone learns, I hope that over the years I’ve learnt to create an environment that’s participatory and mixes things up, making training as interesting and energising as possible. For participants to leave feeling excited and empowered.
I also aim through working closely with clients to bring an understanding of the organisation’s objectives so that the training isn’t generic, but fits business needs and helps take it forward.
I’ve been teaching and training since 1998. I qualified as TEFL (teaching English as a second language) teacher back in 2000 and in 2012 became a qualified ski instructor. Whilst you’d think these subjects are far apart, they both put the individual learner at the heart of how teaching takes place.
Whilst at the New Statesman magazine I ran the online journalism internship programme for four years, where the aim was not for interns to learn to make a cup of tea but to get them up to speed with online journalism and research skills.
Working closely with director of digital, Mark Fallows, and head of training, Gwyn March, I executed an agency-wide training and mentoring programme in digital communications for McCann Ericsson London during 2007 and 2008.
In 2011 I was appointed Journalist in Residence at Kingston University, and I’ve worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, Bournemouth University, University of East Anglia, Ravensbourne and the School of Communication Arts.
From 2009 to 2012 I worked closely with Emarketeers to create a range of one day social media courses and training and have worked with a number of other specialist training agencies, as well as creating bespoke training for my own clients directly.
If you’d like to know more, please do get in touch.