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Greetings and welcome to Steven Talbot Consultancy.

As a much sought-after trainer and speaker, my presentations and learning and development opportunities have often been described as innovative, inspirational, and dynamic. My ability to perform and exude confidence has imbued me with self-belief and determination. People remember the Steven Talbot experience and they learn from it.  I have received 100% unanimous positive feedback.  Please take a look at my testimonials; people strive to attend my training, they rave about my approach and my passion for learning, plus, they always leave feeling elated, positive and informed. 

My skills will equip you and your teams with the ability to work with a whole raft of different people, people who may have exceptionally complex lives.  Using co-production, I create all of my training based on the lived experience of real people in the real world.  I interview people and build a picture that better informs professionals, leading to better outcomes and happier, more compassionate staff.  My evidence-based approach to teaching and learning has contributed to lowering staff sickness and has ensured that workers engage better with their customers. This approach benefits both customer and worker and proves to be exceptionally cost-effective.   
 
It is very difficult to challenge firmly held beliefs if delegates feel their words and actions will be used against them. I always create respectful learning environments, where delegates feel they can be open and honest.  I challenge perceptions and attitudes, I'm pro-active and assertive. 

As a teacher I was always awarded a grade 1 in all Ofsted inspections, and I was often called on to train other teachers.  It was from there that I stepped up to becoming a programme leader for people with learning disabilities (LD).  My background in LD gave me the opportunity to work with some inspirational young people who taught me the importance of active listening skills, independence and motivation. From there I entered the world of sexual health and social care.  I created bespoke training for schools and colleges across the whole of Stoke on Trent.  This was a great success, with teenage pregnancy rates falling year on year.  This led to my becoming the Principal of the Brighter Futures Academy.  It was at Brighter Futures that I honed my skills as a motivational interviewing practitioner, along with my ability to engage a wide range of different learners. 

 

I graduated with a degree from Hull University and have a post graduate degree in education from Staffordshire University. As of November 2021, I am currently researching for my PhD. I am a successful teacher, researcher, and all-round pursuer of knowledge. I sit on the board and am a trustee of several housing associations and charities and I am also part of the National Policing Vulnerability Knowledge and Practice Programme (VKPP). My experience of performing arts, scriptwriting and my aptitude for creativity has always given me the edge in each career that I have chosen to undertake. I want to make your workplace an inspirational environment, where we are making a real difference to people’s lives.