Coleman Training's strength comes the wealth of experience we have on offer.
CEO and Founder of Coleman Training
Caroline is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FinstLM). She is highly motivated, commercially astute, loyal and hardworking. Caroline is passionate about improving the lives of people living and working within the care sector, and brings specific expertise in leadership and dementia care.
Caroline has a strong background in business and management in diverse sectors and qualified as a psychotherapist with a particular interest in business culture and interpersonal relationships.
Robert, a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, has joined the team in the role of Operations Director to support Caroline in the day to day running of the business. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from 35 + years of IT based development and delivery to customers across the globe.
His role is focused on the implementation of systems to support training development and delivery.
Business Development Manager
Juanita has worked in Education, Sales and Recruitment prior to joining Coleman Training and Consultancy. She has a passion for high quality customer service and brings a wide variety of experience to her role. She is always happy to go through options and discuss your requirements, so that we can provide the best training packages for you!
Juanita is a vocalist and musician and performs with her function band at parties and events. She is also a backing vocalist for 80’s star Owen Paul, who had a huge hit with ‘You’re My Favourite Waste of Time’.
Service Delivery Manager
Michelle has had a significant career within the Care Sector, leaving her last post as a Registered Manager to join our team. She is passionate about providing all our customer with the best service possible and can relied upon to go the extra mile to support you. Please contact Michelle for joining instructions, workbooks and certificates. For VIP Customers (click here for more information), she provides single point of contact and will reguarly review your organisation's training needs with you.
Christine Phillimore is a highly skilled teacher, coach, trainer and assessor with a good track record of achievement, following a successful career in education as a Head of English faculty. She has worked in East Africa, Israel, South Africa, and all of Europe,as well as the UK. This gives her considerable insight into different cultures, and the opportunity to learn different languages, some of which she can still remember today! She is a conscientious, self-motivated professional, who is focused, well- organised with excellent interpersonal skills. Armed with strong determination and resilience, she has the ability to succeed in any challenging environment.
Words and language are Christine’s passion and she has been fortunate to work with a wide variety of clients to help them develop their accurate use of business English. She has delivered business writing courses to such organisations as the Royal Navy, GSK, NHS, Imperial College, Lloyds Bank, PIMCO and the Rail Safety Standards Board as well universities and local authorities.
Steve is an experienced registered manager, with a background in nursing homes, care homes and primary health care.
Steve’s leadership and management skills were originally honed during his 25-year career within the Royal Air Force Medical Services, and are now being utilised to deliver dynamic leadership training to social care leaders and managers through Coleman Training.
Steve is passionate about supporting individuals in their professional and personal development to achieve their full potential. He brings warmth and understanding of the challenges of being a leader in today’s social care sector, and he is an expert at using gentle humour to lighten the mood when appropriate, making his training engaging and fun.
Steve is also a qualified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist, helping clients to reduce anxiety and achieve their therapeutic goals.
Lead Dementia Trainer (North)
Sue has worked with people living with dementia for the past 24 years both as a carer and as a lead dementia trainer for the Alzheimer's Society. She is passionate about developing and facilitating interactive and experiential training to help participants feel confident to deliver the best possible support.
Sue is also a popular speaker at The Dementia Congress.
Lead Dementia Trainer (South)
Su Burns has over 25 years of experience working with people with dementia and as a Lead Trainer with the Alzheimer’s society, before joining our team in September 2020. Su is passionate about improving the care of people living with dementia care through quality training, coaching and consultancy.
Social Care Trainer
Sonia has many years of experience delivering Apprenticeship training, as well as internally verifying/quality assuring and managing teams in the sector. She has experience in a range of subjects including Business Administration and Customer Service, Team Leading and Management, as well as Health and Social Care awards and all the respective Functional skills and Technical Certificates associated with these.
As well acquiring all the relevant occupational qualifications, Sonia has had First Aid in the Workplace and RoSPA Safer People Handling training to enable her to train others competently.
Outside of work, she likes to be outdoors and walking with her three crazy dogs which need a lot of exercise and keep her quite busy, walking in the hills where she lives. Otherwise she can generally be found in the kitchen, cooking for her friends and neighbours and often has a house full of visitors!
Learning Disability Specialist Trainer
Stacey is a Charter Psychologist and has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Learning Disability and Autism services for over three decades, supporting vulnerable people across all age groups in NHS, social care and third sector settings. This includes children and young people’s services, adult forensic community based services, community learning disability teams and services for adults with complex behaviour. In recent years she has also worked with adults with dementia.
She joined Coleman Training in 2020 as an associate, enabling her to bring enthusiasm and commitment to deliver high quality person centred and values based training.
Sue has worked in dementia care for over 27 years and joined our team in September 2020. She began working for the Alzheimer’s Society in 1993 after her mother was diagnosed with dementia, working in Wirral supporting people with dementia and their families. She ultimately managed a small team who supported local people, with dementia cafes, Singing for the Brain and activity groups before qualifying as a specialist trainer.
First Aid Trainer
Debs has over 30 years of experience as a first aider in the workplace and as a trainer delivering a wide range of various subjects. She has a master’s degree in health sciences and started her career working in cardiac rehabilitation for the NHS.
In her role as the Deputy Managing Director of a trust, Debs is a highly experienced Health and Wellbeing Professional with extensive knowledge across all areas of the industry. She is used to working up to Board level, providing solutions to various complex operational issues within the restraints of limited resources. She is equally at ease coaching/mentoring both senior, business managers and junior team members.
Debs is passionate about promoting the health and wellbeing of individuals.
Following recovery from lifesaving spinal surgery in 2019, Debs retrained and now enjoys teaching all regulated first aid and mental health qualifications.
Debs has been a being a Samaritans Volunteer for more than 20 years with one term as the Deputy Director for Volunteer Care. During her time with Samaritans, she continues to find it a privilege to visit schools, GP surgeries, as well as responding to telephone, email and face to face contacts.
Her other interests include spending time with her family and young children enjoying time outdoors exploring and having fun.
Debs is proud to be part of Coleman Training and brings with her gentle humour and experience to ensure the training she delivers in both insightful and enjoyable.
Safeguarding and Learning Disability Trainer
Kayleigh is an experienced Safeguarding and victims/survivors trainer with a background in Victim Services and Criminal Justice training.
A career of working with People with Learning Disabilities in education through to supporting survivors of abuse and crime and working on the education and training of staff that work with survivors of abuse/trauma particularly Sexual Violence and Domestic.
A break/change in career in 2005 – 09 following a road traffic accident that resulted in Kayleigh having an intimate first-hand experience of trauma, life changing challenges and resilience.
Of recent years Kayleigh has focused on working in health and social care, looked after services and enhancing knowledge of safeguarding, mental health and managing emotional diverse needs for all industries and hands on safety such as First Aid and Health & Safety.
Kayleigh is a firm believer that all training should be enjoyable and interactive regardless of topic.
Jonathan has a background in psychiatric and general nursing, where he specialised in the care of older people.
Whilst in the NHS he developed a love for training. He has now been a trainer for 25 years, and has worked for Age UK Training, the Alzheimer’s Society, and other organisations. He is committed to delivering quality training that is relevant, enjoyable and transformational.
As a volunteer he also runs an activity based coffee morning for older people in his locality, which has also included the provision of pastoral support.
First Aid Trainer
Rita has over 20 years of experience in Environmental, Quality, Health and Safety. She has a passion for imparting knowledge and sharing people’s experiences. In addition to being a first aid instructor, she is also a Mental Health First Aid instructor (MHFA England trained) and has been privileged to work in different countries, which are embedded in her training techniques. She is also an approved IOSH Instructor and a vocational assessor.
First Aid Trainer
I am a former Science Teacher and co-curricular leader who has spent over a year of my life on residential school trips to places as diverse as Dartmoor, South Africa and Morocco, providing First Aid cover in remote situations. I also provided First Aid training in my schools before deciding to make First Aid training and delivery my sole focus. I am qualified to FREC 4 level and working towards my FREUC 5.
First Aid, Health& Safety and Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Experienced, adaptable,and enthusiastic professional with expertise in teaching, managing, planning andhealth and safety. With 30+ years of comprehensive experiencedeveloping exceptionalrelationships with clients, peers,and senior management of an organisation in order to achieve business objectives. Superb teaching, leadership,and personal management skills with a strong expertise in health and safety. Proven problem solving and analytical skills, a fast-learningcurve, adapt to new situationswith ease. A dedicated professional with the drive and skill set to excel, organised, conscientious and hard working with a flexible, positive,and forward-thinking attitude.
First Aid Trainer
I am able to train all variations of the following courses: First Aid at Work, Basic Life Support and Paediatric First Aid. I am registered with FAIB and Qualesafe as a trainer and an IQA. I am a people person, able to put people on my courses at ease. I have had a number of experiences with people who have been involved in traumatic events, therefore needed extra support, and understanding during courses. The feedback received from my courses is always at a high level. I am good at adapting my use of language, tone and terminology to relate with my candidates on each course
Executive Coach & Consultant
Peter brings over 36 years’ experience in health and social care. He has been Chief Executive of national care provider organisations for 15 years and prior to that was a Director in the NHS and a local authority commissioner. Peter led the successful growth of CMG which had the best CQC ratings of any learning disability provider in the country. He went on to lead the successful merger of CMG with the Regard Partnership to create Achieve together, one of the largest providers in the country.
More recently, Peter has advised on a number of transactions in the health and social care market, has supported organisations with their business strategy, has helped organisations improve their governance and quality and has coached a number of Chief Executives and senior managers. Peter has an MBA, an MA in the Management of Community Care and is an NLP (neuro linguistic programming) Master Practitioner.