Advice I gave my daughter this morning

By Reena

I walked into my daughters room and noticed she was looking particularly sad, which was surprising as minutes earlier I’d heard her happily playing. She had made a decision, which to her was a bad one. She had…

Storyboards, why use one?

By Reena

A storyboard is a tool used in training design. It outlines the purpose and content, including text, activities, media and audio that will be in the training. As the name suggests it tells the story…

Training false emergency

By Reena

How often have you heard or said “Let’s get everyone into training, that’ll fix it!” In my learning and development career (spanning decades) I have heard this countless times, even on the news the other…

I am Reena, your training and development expert

By Reena

It’s funny how knowledge can be filed away and then something, or someone triggers action in the hippocampus, which is what happened during a training and development session I attended last week. People recall faces…

Do you walk the talk you walk?

By Reena

I have recently started my yoga teacher training and the first few lessons have been about yoga philosophy and ethics, concepts Yogis have shared in actual yoga classes, without getting too deep. Each topic has…

Choosing words when giving feedback

By Reena

Words are powerful. The words you choose when giving feedback can have positive or negative impacts, they may inspire and influence change or undo and pause progress, even result in resistance. When giving feedback to…

Workplace training is a must have

By Reena

If anyone required proof training is a must have rather than a nice to have, or not necessary to have, look no further than the bedlam that has originated from the Rydges Hotel in Melbourne.…

Let’s talk about needs in sales

By Reena

“We need dresses from the 1920’s, Marjorie,” I said. “Really good ones. Rich lady dresses.” “You wanna start by looking upstairs? In the Collections?” The archly named “Collection” was a small area on the third…