Learning And Development Consultant
Adrian Close is a multi-award winning business manager specialising in writing and delivering inspirational management and leadership courses throughout the UK and Europe.
Adrian Close specialises in Management and Leadership development, Team and Business development, Marketing, Coaching and delegation, change management and HR. His delivery style is direct and supportive, and he speaks from bloody nose experience rather than ivory tower philosophy.
Adrian recently updated his Education and Training qualification and has also qualified as a Hill and Moorland Leader which he uses whilst voluntarily teaching children to achieve their Bronze D of E award in Derbyshire.
He has successfully published five of his own books (one more on the way), two of which are hiking guides rather than just business management and Marketing literature – so time management is not just a buzzword, it’s a way of life.
Away from work Adrian enjoys taking advantage of living next to the Peak District and volunteers for Edale Mountain Rescue.
A Wealth of Training Experience
Adrian has successfully delivered training courses to a diverse range of organisations in the UK and Europe, a small sample of industry sectors include;
Hospitality / Resturants
Travel & Tourism
Education / Schools
Law / Legal Firms
Adrian’s Client List
Recent Training Reviews
Adrian delivered an outstanding 2 day train the trainer session for our internal team of trainers. The course was filled with practical hands on learning and provided them with highly practical techniques to deliver more meaningful and engaging training sessions to their team.
From booking to the aftercare, the entire team at Live And Learn Consultancy were professional and easy to work with – Bakkavor Desserts, Newark
Adrian Close led a workshop on how to manage customer conflict and what excellent customer service looks like, within in a school setting.
The course content delivered by Adrian Close was well presented in a really engaging manner.
Following the session, our team felt empowered and motivated to take on board their new-found skills straight into their job roles. Outwood Academy, Chesterfield
Really impressed with the course design and training delivery by Adrian Close.
After attending this 1 day program, our team felt empowered and motivated to utilise their new found skills straight into their job roles. The Tabor Group, Braintree
More Info on Adrian
If could invite any two famous people to a dinner party who would they be?
Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro because I love revolutionary history and to discuss the two guest’s views on revolution would be fascinating.
Who had the greatest influence on your life whilst growing up?
My Grandpa Jim was a very special chap who lived his life in South Africa. He taught me that anything in life is possible, write down your dreams and goals and move mountains to achieve them.
A friend of mine, who is a new age spiritualist, has told me that he’s over my right shoulder looking out for me.
What is your earliest memory?
Nobody believes me, but I can remember when I first walked, I even described the room to my parents. My mum said I must have seen a photo of the room, my dad said they didn’t have a camera at the time (and we moved houses shortly after).
What’s your favourite quote?
From the Leadership Masterclass, we deliver – If you concentrate on the performance the results take care of themselves.
Performance of course will be at a higher level if the values of both the business and those that work for it are aligned (Ben Hunt-Davis MBE).
I have two – SCUBA diving and hiking in the peaks.