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This month Westy has a long overdue catch-up with Kineo's Global Head of Delivery, Darren Holmes.They discuss where corporate training and education cross over, the effect of the pandemic on the digital learning market, and how Darren manages a remote team.
Westy spends an hour chatting with Donald Clark about all things AI. How it can help to create learning content, help to mark that content, and even improve image creation and editing.They also consider how AI can help to solve L&D's biggest challenge - How to make learning stick.
This month Westy is joined by "Mr. StoryTagger" Carl Hodler.They discuss where storytelling fits into L&D, why people don't do it, and how StoryTagger can help to solve the issue.They also reminisce about their Dragon vs Spectrum past and Carl's BAFTA nominations.
Westy chats with BestAtDigital's Head of Learning Design, Louisa O'Connell.Louisa explains how BAD matches behavioural science with digital solutions to challenge bad habits, leading to tangible business results.It's all about asking the right questions upfront...
Nice Media Creative Director Tom Hickmore joins Westy for a chat. Tom introduces us to his new book, Watch & Learn, explaining how it can be used to help create award-winning drama for use in L&D projects. Westy is keen to dig into Tom’s pop/punk past too!
This month Westy chats with Lima Delta's Learning Experience Designer Georgie Cooke. She tells us what questions we should be asking, how to add humour to our courses, and why the mix of business advice and House Gospel Choirs works so well.
Westy has a long overdue catch-up with Lightbulb Moment's virtual classroom guru Jo Cook. Jo explains her approach to designing for virtual delivery, reading digital body language, and tells us how to get the most out of our online sessions.
Westy is joined by Paul Coates, Head of Consultancy at Franklin-Covey. Paul explains how uncertainty could be seen as an opportunity, why efficiency with people is ineffective and the difficulty of ordering a chair in a global pandemic. 
Westy is joined by John Kusi-Mensah, AVP of MetLife's Global Distribution Academy. John takes us through how MetLife designed and implemented a training system that helped to drive change literally around the globe whilst picking up a host of awards along the way.
With 1 in 4 of us experiencing a mental health problem of some kind each year and more than 595,000 cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety leading to around 15.4 million working days a year being lost, something has to change. Westy is joined by Damian de Scarfo, who is leading that change across his busy group of restaurants by making Mental Health discussions business as usual.
Westy is joined by Sam Watts, Immersive Partnerships Director at Make Real. Sam explains how VR and AR are being used to transform training delivery, embed learning, and open up the possibilities to create a range of unique games.
Westy is joined by Kirstie Greany, Head of Customer Learning at Elucidat. Kirstie introduces us to an excellent free resource for Learning Managers, the Learning at Large Knowledge Hub, and shares her thoughts on the importance of people-centered learning design.
Westy is joined by Jez Anderson, the founder at Praxis. Jez explains the difference between coaching and training, how he helps people be who they want to be and balancing renovating a cottage in rural France with managing a performance consultancy.
Westy is joined by Andy Dent, Oxford Group’s Head of New Business and Marketing. Andy introduces us to 5 Conversations - Oxford Group's approach to having better discussions with your teams, colleagues and stakeholders.
Westy is joined by Aggie Mutuma, Managing Director at Mahogany Inclusion Partners. She tells us how to navigate the inclusion minefield, discusses lower league football, and provides a clear insight into how businesses can embrace a D&I culture.
Westy is joined by Lorraine Thom, Learning & Development Lead at iconic footwear brand Dr Martens. She tells us about her time training 100,000+ learners at the London Olympics, the development of vegan leather and how MemoryBox is helping Dr Martens staff to stop forgetting.
Westy is joined by Lacoste Footwear Senior HR business partner, Deborah Mowbray, to chat about balancing remote working with the need to get back into the office. Can we have the best of both worlds?
Westy gets to chat with PeopleUnboxed Co-founders and Directors, Jo Morgan and Tony Manwani, and learns how they can help him stop forgetting.
Westy gets the chance to catch-up with Caleb Foster, CEO of MindBoost Learning, to get his take on the current L&D landscape.
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