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“People are my business”

Alex launched Talkworks Training and Development Ltd. in April 2013 after honing his leadership and management skills and abilities over 25 years in the private, public and third sectors. He has both the commercial insight and an understanding of the people aspects of running a business which enable him to add value to the organisations with whom he works.

Alex has a passion for personal and professional development, and is always seeking new and innovative ideas and solutions, looking for the applied and practical ‘what works’ approach. In 2011, he was appointed Head of Coaching and Mentoring for the Welsh Government and Lead Trainer for Change Management Programmes. His qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Economics and Applied Social Studies, Post Graduate Diplomas in Applied Social Studies and Social Work. He has also studied Workplace Mentoring at Master’s Degree level.

Alex is a qualified and experienced coach, facilitator, chairperson, mediator and trainer. In recent years, he has developed and delivered training programmes across Europe for Private Sector, Public Services (including numerous Government Departments) and Third Sector / Charitable organisations. Alex has also served as an Organisational Development Advisor with Voluntary Services Overseas in West Africa.

Alex began teaching at Swansea University on the Social Work programme in 1998. In January 2014, he was recognised for his ongoing contribution by being nominated for the position of Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Public Health, Policy, and Social Sciences, teaching at both under-graduate & post-graduate (BSc. & MSc.) levels. Alex is a qualified, registered and practising Social Worker.

When not working, Alex enjoys coastal walking, playing his guitar and motorcycle touring.