Online learning - take your people on a journey
Transform how your people develop with flexible, practical and cost effective online training

Online learning - take your people on a journey
Transform how your people develop with flexible, practical and cost effective online training

Meet the senior team at The Learning Huddle

Years of Management training experience

Nicola Stickland, our MD started her career working in marketing in the retail sector. For the last 20 years she has built up a successful international management consultancy based in Dorchester- Contact Consulting. She knows all about the trials and tribulations of running a small business and is excited at the prospect of making the expertise and services offered to companies like Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Nestlé and Audi available at a local level. 





Kimberley Beale joined the Learning and Development community after 12 years working for and Condor Ferries in the demanding world of Crew logistics. She was accountable for the management of operational staffing and understands how important it is to build and manage internal and external relationships with people to achieve business objectives. Her organisational skills and capability ensure that The Learning Huddle always delivers a quality, personal service to our clients. 



Hilary Cowell is an experienced coach and facilitator who has extensive experience of working both in large companies like Sony Cisco and BAE Systems as well as an independent learning and development consultant. Her commercial mindset ensures that our programmes are results focused and make a real difference in the workplace. 





  • What do we do?

    What do we do?

    We will work with you to understand your challenges and to provide practical, tailored and affordable training and development for your people, so they can bring out the best in your business. Whether its getting people working together better, recruiting the right people, improving your management skills or dealing with the impact of changes in the business, we can help.

  • How do we work?

    How do we work?

    We know there are hundreds of training courses out there, which can make it hard to find what you want. We believe we are different. We don't provide prescriptive training, or 'off the shelf' theoretical content. Our practical training will be specific to meet your challenges and make an immediate, visible difference in your organisation. Our aim is to leave people more energised, confident and capable.

    As well as providing tailor made 'in house' training for a group of employees, we also run open workshops across the local network, as well as one to one, individual development.

    We also understand the value in networking locally to watch out for our regular 'huddles' to support this.

  • Why The Learning Huddle?

    Why The Learning Huddle?

    We understand many of the issues that you face because we have all -

    • Owned or worked in small and medium businesses
    • Worked for number of larger organisations across a range of sectors so have a wide breadth of experience
      • Worked for a number of years with Contact Consulting - an international management consultancy helping organisations develop their people. Using this experience with The Learning Huddle we are excited that we can offer smaller, local companies the same expertise as we currently provide to companies like Louis Vuitton, Nestlé and Audi through our work at Contact Consulting.
    • Enjoyed bringing our expertise to the fantastic local businesses with The Learning Huddle.