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Want to know how to drive sales and get more training, facilitation and coaching clients?  Thinking of becoming a freelance consultant or starting your own facilitation business? Training Business ® is definitely the show for you.

The Training Business podcast helps freelance trainers, training business owners, learning and development professionals, facilitators and coaches like you to start, grow and scale your business.

Every Thursday you get expert tips to help you market your training, facilitation and coaching programs and sell your learning and development services.

Your host, Mark earned his first train-the-trainer (TTT) whilst working for The Walt Disney Company in Florida and his MBA from the University of Ulster. He is an expert sales coach and passionate developer of people, and a former Learning & Development Manager with 17 years of experience training corporates, self-employed and unemployed across 19 countries.

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Want to know how to drive sales and get more training, facilitation and coaching clients?  Thinking of becoming a freelance consultant or starting your own facilitation business? Training Business ® is definitely the show for you.

The Training Business podcast helps freelance trainers, training business owners, learning and development professionals, facilitators and coaches like you to start, grow and scale your business.

Every Thursday you get expert tips to help you market your training, facilitation and coaching programs and sell your learning and development services.

Your host, Mark earned his first train-the-trainer (TTT) whilst working for The Walt Disney Company in Florida and his MBA from the University of Ulster. He is an expert sales coach and passionate developer of people, and a former Learning & Development Manager with 17 years of experience training corporates, self-employed and unemployed across 19 countries.

Subscribe to the show right now for a fresh episode each week.

    Growing My Speaking Business w/ Andy Storch

    Growing My Speaking Business w/ Andy Storch

    In this week’s epsiode, I’m speaking with Andy Storch, a friend who just like me, has moved to Barcelona.
    That’s quite a bold leap. But that’s the kind of guy that Andy is. He has taken calculated risks during his career and they have paid off!
    Andy has published a book called “Own Your Career. Own Your Life” and the success of his book has enabled him to build virtual training and speaking business.
    I now I have like sort of multiple keynotes that I run and a training program run. And it's almost all virtual.
    “So I can kind of do it from anywhere. And then along the line, along the way, I also started a membership community for people in the talent development space that came from my conference.
    There's sort of two parts to my business. One is the speaking and training for companies on career and leadership development.
    And then the other part is running the membership community and a conference that I run occasionally. as well for people in talent development”
     
    Tune into this week’s episode to learn more about Andy’s business including:
    How Andy started a trainer’s Mastermind Group
    Which kinds of corporate clients he works with
    How building a community has worked out
    What its been like to work from Spain
    How he has built a team for his business

    • 39 min
    How I grew my facilitator community w/ Myriam Hadnes

    How I grew my facilitator community w/ Myriam Hadnes

    In this episode, we're joined by Myriam Hadnes, a seasoned coach and advocate for embracing the unexpected twists and turns of professional life. In our conversation, Myriam shares some golden nuggets:
    “So I have my business has three parts. One part is the community that I built never done before. It's a paid community for facilitators where that started as a playground where we can experiment with new tools and new techniques.”
    “And having grown this global community, we are about 100 facilitators from 40 different countries. I attracted multinational companies who are looking for online training for their global remote workforce in different languages and different time zones.”
     
    Embrace Uncertainty: We'll explore the power of embracing uncertainty and how it often paves the way for unexpected opportunities and personal growth. Share Your Wisdom: Myriam highlights the importance of sharing knowledge, whether it's through teaching in academia or crafting innovative tools, as a means to bolster professional credibility. Diversify Your Income: We'll discuss the significance of diversifying income streams and leveraging a variety of roles and experiences to craft a career that's both robust and adaptable. Myriam's journey isn't just a story; it's a blueprint for success in today's ever-evolving professional landscape. Tune in to glean insights and chart your own path to success!

    • 31 min
    From BBC Presenter to Speaker w/ Penny Haslam

    From BBC Presenter to Speaker w/ Penny Haslam

    This week on The Training Business Podcast, we're excited to welcome Penny Haslam.
     
    Penny is a renowned speaker, executive presence coach, and author of 'Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous.'

    Penny brings her experience from the spotlight to help professionals shine. She's passionate about boosting confidence and visibility in the workplace.

    In today's episode, Penny shares tips from her book and coaching practice. She talks about building executive presence and making an impact.

    Listeners will learn how to stand out in their professional lives. Penny covers:
    The importance of being visible and vocal in your field. Strategies for enhancing your executive presence. The power of media in boosting your profile. Penny stresses the value of making yourself known in your industry.
     
    "Being a bit famous in your field opens doors. It's about being visible to the right people."

    Get ready for actionable advice on elevating your professional image. Penny's insights are a game-changer for anyone looking to advance their career.
     
    Tune in and start your journey to a little bit of fame!

    • 30 min
    Success Through Strategic Diversification w/ Drew Boyd

    Success Through Strategic Diversification w/ Drew Boyd

    How can strategic diversification sculpt a dynamic and robust professional life? Learn how varied experiences and continuous learning are key to enduring success in your coaching business.
     
    My guest this week is Drew Boyd, a global leader in creativity and innovation. He is an international public speaker, award-winning author, and professor of marketing and innovation.
     
    Drew teaches, consults, and speaks extensively in the fields of innovation, persuasion, and strategy.
     
    Drew’s career path is a masterclass in leveraging diverse experiences for enduring success.
     
    His story illuminates the essence of strategic diversification—transforming varied skills and roles into a cohesive blueprint for resilience and growth.
     
    Join us in this episode to discover how you can strategically diversify your career path, skills, and income sources to achieve long-term success.
     
     
    Tune in and you'll discover the following:
    The value of embracing uncertainty and how it can lead to unexpected opportunities and growth The impact of sharing knowledge, whether through academic teaching or creating cognitive tools, and how it enhances professional credibility The importance of diversifying income streams and leveraging various roles and experiences to build a resilient, dynamic career that adapts to changes  
    This episode is not just a narrative of Drew Boyd's remarkable career journey; it's a map for sales leaders, consultants, trainers, and coaches aiming to navigate their professional landscapes with confidence and adaptability.
     
    Harness the lessons of Drew Boyd's journey to chart your path to success.
     
    Check out this week’s episode now! And subscribe to get more episodes like this one!

    • 31 min
    Harnessing Your Professional Life-Experience for Business Growth w/ Ken Pasternak

    Harnessing Your Professional Life-Experience for Business Growth w/ Ken Pasternak

    Are you on the hunt for insights that can grow your consulting, speaking, or facilitation business? Discover how your diverse professional and life-experience can fuel extraordinary career transformations.
     
    In this episode of the Training Business Podcast, I'm thrilled to welcome Ken Pasternak.
     
    Ken's journey is as diverse as it is inspiring, evolving from a corporate banker to a globe-trotting consultant, author, and sought-after speaker.
     
    Ken shares his journey, detailing the pivotal moments that shaped his career and led him to where he is today. From his early days in banking to transforming a dilapidated hotel into a world-class training centre for Turkish bankers, and eventually, to making a significant impact in the world of Formula One.
     
    Ken's story is a testament to the power of embracing change and following your passion and one that you can certainly take inspiration and learn from.
     
    Tune in and you'll learn the following, plus MUCH MORE:
    How to leverage your diverse experiences for unique value proposition The importance of being adaptable and flexible in navigating career transitions. The critical role of networking and building relationships in identifying and seizing new business opportunities  
    Tune in to be inspired by Ken's journey and gain valuable insights into growing your career as a coach, consultant, or facilitation expert.
     
    Whether you're contemplating a significant career shift or looking to refine your path in the consulting world, this episode is packed with wisdom and practical advice that you won't want to miss.

    • 26 min
    Practical Tips to Create a Training Video that Resonates w/ Rob Glass

    Practical Tips to Create a Training Video that Resonates w/ Rob Glass

    Imagine transforming your business's reach and impact overnight with just your smartphone: Find out how to captivate, educate, and inspire your audience with a training video and elevate your training or coaching brand.
    This week on the Training Business podcast we're thrilled to be speaking to Rob Glass, a BBC-trained Presenter/Producer/Video Journalist with over 20 years of experience.
    Rob is a masterclass facilitator for The Guardian newspaper, Lead Trainer at Make Great Video, owner of Coracle Films Ltd, and a respected LinkedIn Learning instructor. He has conducted courses globally and worked with renowned organisations like BMW, Deloitte, and Siemens.
    Rob's insights into creating compelling content using just a smartphone are invaluable for anyone striving to make a significant impact without the need for extensive production teams.
     
    Tune in and you'll discover:
    Techniques to grab and retain viewer attention within the first few seconds of your training video Strategies to align your video content with your audience's needs to ensure your videos facilitate real change or action Practical tips on lighting, sound, and framing to enhance the visual and auditory appeal of your training video, regardless of budget constraints  
    For anyone invested in leveraging video to enhance their training, facilitation, or coaching brand, this episode is not to be missed.
    Rob's expertise and practical tips will help you to effectively communicate your message and connect with your audience on a deeper level.
    Tune in today to discover how you can transform your business with engaging and well-crafted video content.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Corp to consultant ,

Actionable, diverse, tested

Rarely can a podcast host focus so well on the actionable guidance of guests. This podcast gives time for inspiring stories, but what I love most is being able to put into action what Mark is able to get guests to share. Too many other podcasts stay surface-level, focused on what they'd suggest listeners do, never getting to what the person actually did. Take time to find the right episodes for you, but once you do it'll be worth it!

diane kulo ,

Best in the field of training

The presentations are very thorough, informative and helpful. I have my own business and it has been of great value.

M. Hotchner ,

How to be a Trainer 101!

These podcasts cover everything from developing training programs, preparing materials, marketing your business, teaching new skills, assessing employee knowledge post training and more.

As a newbie in this field, I’m grateful that Mark wants to share his knowledge & experience with us. Please keep the great topics & guests coming!

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