Podcast 228 — Running a small L&D business

Are you an L&D specialist running a small business? Or are you thinking of becoming one?

Written by Ross Garner
Published 19 January 2021
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Podcast 228 — Running a small L&D business

On this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Lightbulb Moment's Jo Cook and Syncskills' Gaëlle Delmas-Watson join Ross G to share their experiences and advice.

We discuss:

  • the advantages and disadvantages of running a small business
  • the importance of values
  • tips and advice for people who are thinking of setting up their own L&D business.

For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com. There, you'll also find details of our award winning performance support toolkit, our off-the-shelf e-learning, and our custom work.

You can find out more about Lightbulb Moment at: lightbulbmoment.online.

You can find out more about SyncSkills at: syncskills.net/About.  

In What I Learned This Week, Ross G shared the story of Helen Viola Jackson, the last remaining US Civil War widow. Find out more at: theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/08/last-civil-war-widow-dies-helen-viola-jackson

Gaëlle Delmas-Watson

Gaëlle Delmas-Watson

Principle Consultant, SyncSkills

Gaëlle founded SyncSkills in 2014 with the vision to provide work-life balance to mums. SyncSkills trained Digital Producers to support trainers and training organisations delivering personalised and meaningful experiences in the virtual classroom.
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Jo Cook

Jo Cook

Director, Lightbulb Moment

Jo has over 20 years experience in L&D roles in a variety of sectors and organisations. The journey of helping people to improve their training led her to live online learning in 2013.​

Jo was immediately excited at the potential she saw in live online learning. With a strong background in IT she knew it would help shape the future of the learning industry and business' approach to staff development.

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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.
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About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the Good Practice Podcast.

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