42 episodes

Holding a mirror up the the driver training industry, to help instructors run better and more profitable businesses as well as improving as instructors.
I talk to a variety of experts, leaders, innovators and game changers to harness their knowledge and see how we can apply that to our business. If you share the same passion for personal and professional development as me and my guests, then this podcast can help you make the changes you need to become a better instructor and business owner.

The Instructor Terry Cook

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Holding a mirror up the the driver training industry, to help instructors run better and more profitable businesses as well as improving as instructors.
I talk to a variety of experts, leaders, innovators and game changers to harness their knowledge and see how we can apply that to our business. If you share the same passion for personal and professional development as me and my guests, then this podcast can help you make the changes you need to become a better instructor and business owner.

    Expo experts and the positive side of the driving instructor industry.

    Expo experts and the positive side of the driving instructor industry.

    For additional content early and ad free, be sure to check out our Patreon feed: https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor) - Here you'll find bonus shows and more!
    A slightly different show on this episode as I'm joined by not one, but twelve guests!
    Yes, I was in Coventry for the Instructor expo and I managed to grab chats with some awesome people. I also take the opportunity to talk about the positive side of the industry, What are the things we can actually celebrate?
    I really appreciated the following people and businesses chatting with me:
    Richard Borges
    Lynne Barrie
    Ian McIntosh
    Chris Bensted
    My Drive Time
    Go Roadie
    Rated Driving
    Marmalde
    Lee Jowett
    San Harper
    Richard Spiers
    Rob Cooling
    Don't forget to join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301) - The group is aimed at driving instructors and small business owners who want to develop and/or show their expertise. So if you think you have something to offer the industry or are simply looking for a 'different way' head over.
    You can contact us or follow us on social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast)
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 ( https://twitter.com/TCDrive1)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/)
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/ (https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/)
    And be sure to check out the DITC -https://theditc.co.uk/ ( https://theditc.co.uk/)

    • 51 min
    Why we should still be promoting our business, with Peter Garbacz

    Why we should still be promoting our business, with Peter Garbacz

    For additional content early and ad free, be sure to check out our Patreon feed: https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor) - Here you'll find bonus shows and more!
    I'm joined by expert of all things video editing, content creation, podcasting and multimedia, Peter Garbacz!
    We delve into why it's important for driving schools to keep creating content, even when we have a surplus of custom, like now. We also cover such topics as:
    - The best resources for creating video content.
    - How to better use those pass pictures.
    - Why video is more important than ever.
    - Becoming a social justice warrior.
    - Why no comments doesn't equate to no engagement.
    - And more...
    You can find Peter at https://www.petergarbacz.com/ (https://www.petergarbacz.com/)
    Don't forget to join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301) - The group is aimed at driving instructors and small business owners who want to develop and/or show their expertise. So if you think you have something to offer the industry or are simply looking for a 'different way' head over.
    You can contact us or follow us on social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast)
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 ( https://twitter.com/TCDrive1)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/)
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/ (https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/)
    And be sure to check out the DITC -https://theditc.co.uk/ ( https://theditc.co.uk/)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Green Room #10 with ADINJC Welsh ambassador Richard Spiers

    The Green Room #10 with ADINJC Welsh ambassador Richard Spiers

    This is a shortened version of the Green Room, for the full episode and a load of extra content, check out https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (The Instructor Podcast Premium) at https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor
    Richard Spiers is the Welsh ambassador for the ADINJC and he joins me to discuss a variety of topics including?
    Is the ADINJC fit for purpose?
    How could the DVSA communicate better?
    His role as Welsh ambassador.
    His new venture into online PDI/ADI training.
    You can find Richard here:
    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructortrainingonline.co.uk%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2R_d9actRcnRLSswK3lqQu3EfRKeZb9y6MtIuCgu8EajEFWs267RFexpkandh=AT2mBi-1DFHDQ_k5m-XtR3B23LZW19RawXAscWh2fBiotjkWhGyYJy0F1YcJXUbIlR8P6_0yaKILejWoTt1a4T9A9UmSOryzGUaQyTBDAVO0gVLtlls4l4APCFmVpZfeCua1vH-Ji4kjYlatPQ4 (www.instructortrainingonline.co.uk)
    PDI Help and Advice - https://www.facebook.com/groups/827728187714033/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/827728187714033/)
    Driver and Instructor Training - https://www.facebook.com/groups/420040012721501/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/420040012721501/)
    You can contact us or follow us on social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TCDrive1
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/)
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/
    And be sure to check out the DITC - https://theditc.co.uk/ (https://theditc.co.uk/)

    • 37 min
    Thoughts on the driving instructor industry with Lou Walsh.

    Thoughts on the driving instructor industry with Lou Walsh.

    For additional content early and ad free, be sure to check out our Patreon feed: https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor) - Here you'll find bonus shows and more!
    Lou Walsh joins me to discuss the driving instructor industry and some of the key areas within it. Wecover a broad range of topics, including:
    Do we have delusions of grandeur?
    The Big Learner Relay!
    Personal responsibility.
    Does the standard check relate to teaching someone to drive?
    Are we necessary?
    Incredible pupils.
    Would you attend a workshop on how to enjoy your driving lessons?
    You can find Lou:
    The Big Learner Relay website: http://www.biglearnerrelay.co.uk/ (http://www.biglearnerrelay.co.uk/)
    Part 3/Standards check CPD: https://driving-instructor.site/ (https://driving-instructor.site/)
    Go Green driving instructor training: https://www.gogreendrivinginstructortraining.co.uk/ (https://www.gogreendrivinginstructortraining.co.uk/)
    Join up for the GoRoadie Webinar: https://www.goroadie.com/webinars (https://www.goroadie.com/webinars)
    Don't forget to join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301) - The group is aimed at driving instructors and small business owners who want to develop and/or show their expertise. So if you think you have something to offer the industry or are simply looking for a 'different way' head over.
    You can contact us or follow us on social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast)
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/TCDrive1 ( https://twitter.com/TCDrive1)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/)
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/ (https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/)
    And be sure to check out the DITC -https://theditc.co.uk/ ( https://theditc.co.uk/)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    NASP and ADINJC chair, Lynne Barrie.

    NASP and ADINJC chair, Lynne Barrie.

    For additional content early and ad free, be sure to check out our Patreon feed: https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor) - Here you'll find bonus shows and more!
    10 year chair of the ADINJC and current chair of NASP, Lynne Barrie joins me on this special episode on The Instructor Podcast as we delve into who NASP actually are.
    The National Associations Strategic Partnership are the 'steering group for national approved driving instructor associations.' We talk NASP and more including:
    - Who are NASP?
    - NASP's position and reactions to standard checks being tied to pass rates.
    - Communications with the DVSA.
    - Should ORDIT training be mandatory for trainers?
    - Why safeguarding should be prioritized.
    - The scrapping of B+E tests.
    You can find out more about NASP and the ADIJNC here:
    https://n-a-s-p.co.uk/ (https://n-a-s-p.co.uk/)
    https://www.adinjc.org.uk/ (https://www.adinjc.org.uk/)
    Don't forget to join The Instructor Podcast Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/4791266350902301) - The group is aimed at driving instructors and small business owners who want to develop and/or show their expertise. So if you think you have something to offer the industry or are simply looking for a 'different way' head over.
    You can contact us or follow us on social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast (https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TCDrive1
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/)
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/ (https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/)
    And be sure to check out the DITC - https://theditc.co.uk/

    • 57 min
    The Green Room #9 - Examiners strike, should we? With Chris Bensted

    The Green Room #9 - Examiners strike, should we? With Chris Bensted

    This is a shortened version of the Green Room, for the full 90 minute episode and a load of extra content, check out https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor (The Instructor Podcast Premium) at https://www.patreon.com/theinstructor
    Chris Bensted of https://www.facebook.com/TheDITC (The DITC) joins me to discuss the latest goings on from within the industry with the main focus being on the decision of driving examiners striking. We discuss how this will affect driving instructors and driving tests. We also throw up ideas of how we can make the best of this situation.
    We cover plenty of other topics too, including:
    Why don't we offer more than the minimum standards?
    Examiners strike, should we?
    The impact of The DITC.
    The latest stats for driving tests.
    Does the inability to get fuel, mean there's a fuel shortage?
    You can find Chris: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flinktr.ee%2FTheDITC%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1xx3-IJcdT2-QONT7kUgRJ-uMYrmLmgw6A-HrMqR_6mJoHnbz8grS2-AIandh=AT1niXoI-b32Z5FiqW0o7Oml0zvuX-YrxgoVAGPRvGgB-2ybZ_AbLynon4tV0JOHleM5kUFesX_Z9fx461Ww5-A53VKKYM_NK_Unjjpk48zp7tVN1-KlpQsFxyKKAgKSendvpF_Nk5tGFpc33TI (https://linktr.ee/TheDITC)


    You can contact us or follow us on social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theinstructorpodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TCDrive1
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-cook-5233b719a/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/
    And be sure to check out the DITC - https://theditc.co.uk/

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

John Cusick ,

Great listen ps I am not even a Driving Instructor

I came to listen to the excellent interview with Robin Bates. Stayed for the others.

Definitely worth a listen

mrlee152 ,

Great podcast

Really interesting.
Keep up the good work!

Pizza is da best ,

Great podcast

This is really useful because it’s not just driving, it’s loads of different things to help with that

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