Some of the nice things people are saying about Activate Learning Solutions online:
“Helen worked with me to extend my understanding about tools for social learning. She shared her rich knowledge of social media, highlighting the learning opportunities created by sharing through using those new found skills. Her keen diagnosis of the issues at hand, her systematic program planning designed for success and collaborative approach to learning, ensure that desired goals are achieved. Helen’s an organised communicator, supportive mentor and skilled capacity builder-the consummate professional. I warmly recommend Helen to all organisations ready to explore the benefits of tools for social learning.”
“As a group of Learning and Development managers working in law firms, we invited Helen to speak to us about how we may use Twitter for our own professional development and to help lawyers in our firms to do the same. Helen facilitated an engaging, practical and hands on workshop that had us tweeting, following, hashtagging and storifying in no time. Helen used powerful storytelling to demonstrate the capability of Twitter to help us connect, learn and collaborate. Above all, Helen has a way of making even the rustiest dinosaur feel at ease and give Twitter a go! Helen walks her talk and is ahead of the game in the Australian L&D profession when it comes to utilising digital tools to drive collaboration, learning and ultimately productivity in busy workplaces”.
“I worked with Helen Blunden for several years. Being based in Sydney for most of that time, my collaboration was mostly through Yammer with the Melbourne-based Helen. In that time, Helen was one of the most active people on the network; sharing her IP, collaborating and providing thought-leadership. It was only when I moved to Melbourne 6 months ago to the same building as Helen that I realised exactly how much voluntary coaching, training and mentoring Helen also provided outside of her core roles. I was so impressed, I asked Helen to run a how-to session on Twitter for the IAF Vic Chapter. It was a big success.
I recommend Helen unreservedly, firstly on the basis of character. Helen acts in accordance with her personal values, I trust her and she is a lovely person to work with. Secondly, on the basis of her courage. In seeing opportunities to leverage the potential of the ESN at NAB, Helen worked out loud, experimented and brought others – such as myself and enterprise leaders – into these advancements. Genuine ‘digital leadership’. Thirdly, for Helen’s combination of business acumen and her network. In Helen’s contributions to strategic business discussions and L & D policy setting, Helen was the sense-maker between current and future state. All of this quite publicly on Yammer too.
“Helen is a committed and dedicated learning professional. Her knowledge of all things L&D is very sharp. She is very well connected across L&D social media platforms and is able to reach out and interact with a cross section of individuals. Helen’s biggest strength is to demonstrate to organisations and individual the power of social interaction as part of a learning intervention. She is a major advocate of Yammer.
She facilitated a course for ATO L&D professionals on Twitter 101: Twitter as a Professional Development tool. The course was very well received and feedback on Helen’s presentation style was very favourable. Helen is also the founder of Third Place Meet Up – a regular meeting of L&D professionals in their home state where they can network and interact on all things L&D in a friendly and sales free environment. Helen’s passion for L&D is undeniable and I highly recommend her as a knowledgable and capable L&D professional.”
“Helen led a professional development event for the International Association of Facilitators – Victoria Chapter. the topic was “Twitter 101 – how to use Twitter for professional networking and professional development”. By the end of the evening she had a room full of converts able to use Twitter, finding professional development opportunities and amazed at how they can use Twitter in ways they hadn’t imagined. Thank you Helen – you were fresh, inspiring and professional.”