We do it better. Training that is tailored to fit you and your needs. Like Learning was created in early 2011 to reinvigorate training, steering sharply away from the ‘walk in’ ‘walk out’ mentality to offering a seriously creative and learner-centred service.
Now known for the quality of our provision, our proactive attitude and commitment, Like Learning is a growing force in the learning and development field.

How do we make sure that learning is likeable and long lasting?

  • Learner-centred – individual learning needs assessed and provided for
  • Practical – supporting delegates in finding solutions to real problems
  • Three hours of post-learning personal support for each participant
  • Long term learner cohort check-ins
  • Guaranteed likeability (insert link to guarantee section)

We value listening; integrity and originality. And learning, obviously…
Read on for a bit more of a 3D insight into our partners.

Rachel Puttick, MSc, PGCE, CIPD (People Mgt and Development), CTEFLA, BA (Hons)

Rachel Puttick
Director

Circa 20 years designing & delivering staff development training in both the UK and in an international setting. Speaks Spanish, some Thai, less Korean, Italian, plus appalling French.

Interests include Chess, Salsa, Literature and blading (OK, so the blades are definitely dusty).
Character wise – likes socialising, loathes filing paperwork.. Proud of completing a masters with merit whilst working full time then giving it all up to explore Central/South America.

Cllr Rachel Eden, ACMA, BA(Hons) 

Rachel Eden
Partner

7 years as a professional trainer in accountancy and finance. An elected Councillor and lead member for Adult Social Care.

Interests include Politics; Local and Ancient History; Novels and playing the piano – inexpertly

Character wise – enjoys having five spreadsheets open while writing a speech. Proud of heading a rape survivors campaign whilst being a councillor, trainer & bringing up 2 beautiful kids.

Call us to discuss how we can add character and depth to your learning programmes.

Rachel Puttick

Rachel Puttick

Director

MSc, PGCE, CIPD in people mgt
With 21 years in adult training, Rachel is a highly experienced and charismatic learning and development professional. She oversees instructional design and quality – ensuring that Like Learning lives up to it’s name and excellent reputation.

Training since the early 90’s first in companies in South East Asia, then moving to the UK to train for the NHS and the Refugee Council, VAI and others, Rachel’s career is as varied and impactful as her training. Rachel is also an ILM qualified facilitator, helping teams to progress and flourish.

3-D stuff? Rachel loves fine food, (stuff she hasn’t cooked) cycling, salsa and chess. Oh and creating fine artworks with her 4 year old.

Rachel Eden

Rachel Eden

Partner

Cllr Rachel Eden, ACMA, BA(Hons)
Experience: 7 years training management, accountancy and finance professionals. A qualified Management Accountant (ACMA), an elected Councillor and lead member for Adult Social Care (previously for Housing and Neighbourhoods).
Interested in: Politics; Local and Ancient History; novels, especially the 19th Century; Playing the piano inexpertly.

Likely to: have five spreadsheets open at once while writing a speech.
Least likely to: Be found wasting time.
Proud of: Spearheading a successful campaign to improve support for rape and sexual abuse survivors in Reading.

Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Associate

Digital Commercial Expert & Social Selling Evangelist
Colin is a growth coach within the Government’s Growth Accelerator program, and a top digital technology & media sales trainer.

Colin’s career has included Director-level roles for LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Aol. & Advertising.com, leading sales of Social, Video, Mobile, Portal, Behavioural, Performance Network.

3D stuff? Likes fine wine, cooking, (when it turns out well) running & badminton whilst also running around after his two young kids

Isobel Pravda

Isobel Pravda

Associate

Isobel is an actor who trained in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has gone onto work extensively in television, film and theatre; having played leads on the BBC, worked with Kenneth Branagh and performed theatre in the UK, Europe and most recently Off-Broadway, New York.

Her training in voice and movement gives her a fresh, insightful view of the world and how people interact. She runs workshops in schools and conducts one to one adult sessions, using a range of techniques to enhance presentations, communication and understanding. She loves working with people, finding a way together to reach set goals, using a wealth of skills and experience I tailor my knowledge to the specific aims of the project and individuals involved.

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Jamie Honeybourne

Communications Trainer

Jamie is a charismatic actor and confidence & communications trainer. Watch out for his catwalking Janitor in his Mars Bar ad as evidence of his non verbal communication skills…

Jamie’s long acting career has included ‘Coronation Street’, the movie ‘Love And Other Disasters’ and musical theatre in the West End – just to name a few. For the past 10 years he has also worked as a workshop leader and trainer in communications and confidence skills – bringing all his knowledge and insight from acting and directing to the business world. Jamie has led courses for such clients as AdKnowledge, Bertelsmann, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Schlumberger & the NHS.

3 D Stuff? Jamie likes people watching, home brewing and blogging. (A good mix). He lives by the seaside with his husband and a small patterjack terrier!.

Sarah-Elliott

Sarah Elliott

IT Training Consultant

Sarah is a highly experienced IT trainer. With a difference. Sarah ensures delegates truly enjoy her interactive sessions and leaves no question unanswered.

Sarah has been working in the Training Industry for over 20 years. She brings an infectious enthusiasm for hands-on delivery of specific Microsoft Office Training courses. With a degree in Maths and IT, Sarah gained her extensive experience working as a Training Manager for The Civil Aviation Authority.  Since then Sarah has worked with a wide variety of companies, developing and nurturing client relationships. Her forté is to listen, advise and then deliver an exceptional training experience.

Living in Bristol Sarah enjoys socialising, golf and watching (not playing) cricket – although with 3 young children she’s finding the majority of her spare time is spent watching ballet, gymnastics, hockey…..

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Liz Webster

Management Development Training Consultant

Liz is a pragmatic tuned-in trainer. Not stingy with the truth, Liz will say it (gently) how it is and is an agent for real change…

Liz’s 20 years long training career has been spent supporting managers in a wide variety of organisations, from Cadbury’s to Action for Hearing Loss to name just a few. Liz brings a combination of hands on experience with excellent qualifications, (insert)

3 D Stuff? Liz likes wine, music festivals and massage (preferably all in the same evening). She’s someone you’ll enjoy sharing a joke with – whilst learning a lot…

Rachel Puttick

Rachel Puttick

Founder

Rachel Puttick, MSc, PGCE, CIPD (People Mgt and Development), CTEFLA, BA (Hons)

Managing Director (Training)
Experience: 20 years in learning and development training adults. Speaks Spanish, English, Intermediate Thai, some Korean, some Italian, plus terrible French…
Interested in: Chess, Salsa, Literature and Roller blading (OK, it’s been a few summers now since the blades have seen sunshine..)
Likely to: be a bit of a perfectionist and take time changing the little things.
Least likely to: Be found filing paperwork
Proud of: Completing a masters whilst working full time then having the courage to give it all up and explore Central America for a year.

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Rachel Eden

Rachel Eden

Managing Director (Finance)

Cllr Rachel Eden, ACMA, BA(Hons)

Managing Director (Finance)
Experience: 7 years training management, accountancy and finance professionals. A qualified Management Accountant (ACMA), an elected Councillor and lead member for Adult Social Care (previously for Housing and Neighbourhoods).
Interested in: Politics; Local and Ancient History; novels, especially the 19th Century; Playing the piano inexpertly.
Likely to: have five spreadsheets open at once while writing a speech.
Least likely to: Be found wasting time.
Proud of: Spearheading a successful campaign to improve support for rape and sexual abuse survivors in Reading.

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Isobel Pravda

Isobel Pravda

Associate

Isobel is an actor who trained in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has gone onto work extensively in television, film and theatre; having played leads on the BBC, worked with Kenneth Branagh and performed theatre in the UK, Europe and most recently Off-Broadway, New York. Her training in voice and movement gives her a fresh, insightful view of the world and how people interact. She runs workshops in schools and conducts one to one adult sessions, using a range of techniques to enhance presentations, communication and understanding. She loves working with people, finding a way together to reach set goals, using a wealth of skills and experience I tailor my knowledge to the specific aims of the project and individuals involved.

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Mark Smiles

Co-Funder

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Alex Swift

Front-End Developer

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Daniel Hopkins

UX Designer

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Natalie Warner

Branding Manager

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Associate

Digital Commercial Expert and Social Selling Evangelist

Colin is a growth coach within the Government’s Growth Accelerator program, and a top digital technology & media sales trainer.

Colin’s career has included Director-level roles for LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Aol. & Advertising.com, leading sales of Social, Video, Mobile, Portal, Behavioural, Performance Network.

3D stuff? Likes fine wine, cooking, (when it turns out well) running & badminton whilst also running around after his two young kids

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Randi Lovren

iOS Developer

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Alex Macenroe

Project Manager

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James Fowler

Marketing Strategist

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Samuel Fallon

iOS Developer

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Shana Twean

Co-Funder

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Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi

Associate

An award-winning journalist, author and editor, Rachel Shabi has been published in a variety of international publications, including the Guardian, Independent, Al Jazeera English,the Sunday Times, Foreign Policy, the New Statesman and others.

She is a regular commentator on TV and radio news networks including the BBC, Sky news and Al Jazeera and puts in frequent appearances on TV debates and newspaper review programmes.

Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi

Associate

An award-winning journalist, author and editor, Rachel Shabi has been published in a variety of international publications, including the Guardian, Independent, Al Jazeera English,the Sunday Times, Foreign Policy, the New Statesman and others. She is a regular commentator on TV and radio news networks including the BBC, Sky news and Al Jazeera and puts in frequent appearances on TV debates and newspaper review programmes.

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