Welcome to Activate Learning Solutions. I help you build the skills you need to be a continual and life long learner.
What’s the point of that you ask.
Well, our jobs, work and lives are changing constantly. Thanks to COVID, the change has sped up and you probably saw it in how it impacted your day-to-day work. It may have made you reconsider aspects of your work and life. For example, do you want to stay in the same role, profession or career? Do you want to explore something different? Where do you start?
This is where I can help you.
We are at a point in our lives where if we don’t learn, we’re going to be left behind so we need the skills to be able to learn how to learn. This means taking charge of your development – whether professional or personal.
Rest assured, learning doesn’t mean having to go back to formal schooling if that’s what you’re worried about.
I will help you explore some ways that you can start to look at your work differently as a “Learning Experience”. I will help you to plan and map out what you can do to build new networks, find resources and communities who can help you take that next step – whatever that step may be for you.
Let’s Face It. If You’re Not Learning, You’re Stagnating
If you’ve ever felt that you were in a rut because your employer or organisation didn’t know your true value, or you weren’t able to use your passions, skills, and interests in your current role, I’m here to help you.
As a qualified learning practitioner in corporate organisations over the years, I noticed something.
Organisations didn’t harness the knowledge or power of the unique talents, skills and experiences of their own people to solve their own complex business problems!
Instead, they placed their people into cubicles to work like robots, forced them into classrooms to be lectured at or pushed them to complete boring online training that bore no relevance, application or meaning to their actual work day to day. This is NOT LEARNING. This is compliance.
With the constant amount of technological change that impacted workforces, organisations were expected to do more with less, build competitive advantage in shrinking markets as well as stay current. Covid sped this up drastically resulting in new business models, workers having to deal with working from home and changes in their employment situations.
Before Covid, people were disengaged at work, after Covid, they were physically and mentally exhausted.
That’s when I started to consider how people could use their own knowledge, talents, skills, experiences and networks in their own workplace to learn from each other and with each other and take charge of their own professional and personal development (and not wait for their roles to be made redundant, outsourced or automated).
Your success is determined by how open and motivated you are to continually learning new things.
Who is This Blog For?
This blog is for those motivated individuals who want a personal coach to help them build new lifelong learning skills to navigate online, show and share their knowledge and expertise across networks and communities and to build a portfolio of their work and learning that assists with helping them say ahead in their field or find new fields and endeavours to explore.
About This Blog
This website has many posts related to the following topics. (Just use the Search box to type your Keyword to see all the posts). The topics are:
- How to Be a Continual and Lifelong Learner
- Building your Personal Networks of Learning
- Using your Enterprise Social Networking for Learning Experiences
- Narrating Your Work Publicly and Transparently
- Building, Engaging and Managing Your Community
- Adoption and Change in Your Work
- Creating and Curating Content To Prevent Information Overload
- Building a Learning Portfolio or Your “Learning Biography” through Your Professional Life
- How to Use Social Media to Build Personal Learning Networks
- How to Create Videos to Show and Share Your Work and Learning
- How to Create Your Own Learning Resources to Share To Your Networks and Communities
You’ll also find a section for various resources that you can download. I also share my learning through video. Feel free to follow my vlogs and videos on my YouTube channel.