About Green Shed Talent Development.

At Green shed Talent, we have a small team including myself, Annette Cairns, and a great bunch of awesome associates. We use our experience in coaching and professional leadership development to design and deliver workshops, coaching and online sessions that facilitate self-awareness and understanding, leading to behavioural change. Between us we help people reach their full potential, and enable managers to become the leaders they want to be.

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About Annette

The Green Shed Talent Story

My passion is seeing people work to their best potential, with the confidence and tools to perform well in every area of their lives. Over the past 20 years I've worked in a variety of environments, designing and facilitating learning and performance support which has resulted in numerous ‘lightbulb moments’. These are the moments when people understand themselves and their behaviour in a way that allows them to flourish, and they are the moments I live for. My creative and personal approach to leadership development is backed by over 20 years' experience, a curious mind that loves learning and an ever-present sense of humour.

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Why Work With Me

Very often people get in their own way; meaning that frequently people’s behaviour and handling of a situation can be a blocker to them getting what they want or achieving all that they could. My specialism lies in giving people the tools they need to understand and manage their own behaviour, and doing so in a creative and inspiring way. I provide individuals and groups with the insight and skills to communicate well, perform at their best and come together as a high performing team.
My approach and sense of humour mean I engage with participants on a personal level, building trust and rapport quickly whilst allowing everyone I work with time and space. My experience in sales and sales training has given me the skills to ask challenging questions in a consultative way, that really gets beneath the surface and means we get great results from the offset, working together in partnership.
I work with a team of brilliant associate learning consultants and specialists, whom I bring on board depending on the scope, scale and nature of the each project , and this allows me to be agile and creative in delivering results.

Qualifications & Awards

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ilm level 7 diploma
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  • MA - Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Chartered Member CIPD
  • Diploma - Executive Coaching
  • Licensed Practitioner - Insights Discovery
  • Accredited Practitioner - MBTI
  • Accredited Practitioner - Service Animals
  • Accredited Practitioner - FIRO-B
  • NLP Master Practitioner & Facilitator

What our clients say...

  • "It has been an absolute pleasure working with Annette over the last 8 months. Annette has encouraged me to deep dive into myself professionally and personally and I have become a much better, more rounded and confident leader that is making a difference with her support."
    Emily Johnson, Sales & CX Director
  • "I would also like to take this time to say a big thank you for your 100% support and for being such a wonderful coach, you are truly unique and a breath of fresh air to some of my brief past experiences with coaching. I have valued our meetings as a safe place to talk and reflect, you have definitely challenged me, and I believe you have made a big impact on who I am today and who I will be tomorrow."
    Product & Marketing Director
  • "Annette worked closely with the clinical team and supported their development both proactive and reactive. She has proven outcomes and contributed to a high degree in the reduction of adverse safety incidents and the promotion of a positive healthcare culture. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Do not hesitate to contact her and use her skill set. You will not regret it."
    Vivienne Heckford, Healthcare Consultant
  • "I have had the pleasure of working with Annette for several years and have always been impressed with her professional and approachable nature. Her sessions are always well received, and the candidates are constantly supported and encouraged. She has a great teaching style that puts everyone at ease, and she has that essential ability to make sure everyone is involved and engaged. I really look forward to her sessions, whether I’m teaching alongside her or just taking part, I know it will be educational, informative, and fun."
    Mike Harris, National Lead for Clinical Education
  • "I have thought about getting coaching support for some time but was in two minds as to its likely benefits. Having spent time with Annette I wish I had never waited. Her style and approach resonated with me and I feel more confident and able to tackle my job role. I will be continuing to benefit from her support and services and would recommend her to anyone."
    Joanne Ford, Financial Director
  • "Annette is an inspirational trainer, who can make learning fun, interactive and meaningful. We used her for several other projects at Aircelle all of which made a lasting impact on the company and those who were involved in the training. Annette is a joy to work with bringing a real positive energy to all she does."
    Louise Irving, Senior HR Professional
  • "Annette has a 'full of life' personality who engages everyone she meets. She is focussed on achieving the goal, whatever that may be, and motivates the group to deliver their best. I have found that her broad thinking adds value to any problem or project that she is involved with. Given the chance I would always work with Annette."
    Ed Cooper, Global Learning & Development Manager
  • "I have worked with Annette for many years and she has been an excellent coach and support throughout my career at Ramsay. She has also led numerous training sessions for my teams, from learning about difficult conversations, conducting complex negotiations to how to work more cohesively. I cannot recommend Annette enough in terms of her leadership coaching skills and her ability to bring teams together."
    Amy Simpson, Hospital Director
  • "Annette has made a huge difference to my career. Having done multiple one day courses covering various aspects of management I was encouraged by her to embark on a leadership programme. This encouragement and advice has opened a number of doors for me and heighted my reputation within the company. Annette has helped me to improve my confidence, business acumen and establish myself in my role."
    Pritesh Mistry, 3rd Line IT Support
  • "In a conference that focused on some very serious practice issues, Annette introduced some welcome energy. The content of Annette’s sessions complemented our themes perfectly and provided our senior leads with valuable insight into their individual practice that they could easily apply in their work environments. Delegates clearly had fun and more time with Annette to explore themes further would have been fabulous."
    Jasek Szymanski, Clinical Quality Partner

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