Training to meet your challenges

Thank you for visiting our page. We are your specialist for training, learning and development. Whether it’s a formal qualification from ILM, a team building event or you want to train or develop staff in new found skills, we think you have found the right partner.

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It’s possible you’ve come to us to address some current challenges or opportunities in your organisation.  To do that you may be thinking of the skills, attitudes and behaviours your people will need to deliver on those.  So you may be looking for someone to help with training or developing them.

With additional pressure to do more … with less, it’s more important than ever that you have a workforce that leads, manages and performs to excellent standards.

Organisations like yours want to train and develop your people to:

  • Stand out as great leaders and managers
  • Create teams that deliver on objectives
  • Enhance “engagement” in the workplace
  • Deliver better service or sell more products and services
  • Motivate, retain and coach your key staff

So, you’ll need someone who doesn’t just deliver generic training but can quickly absorb themselves in your organisation, your strategic aims and the challenges you face.

And we think you will appreciate someone who listens to what you want; not gives you what they think you need.

How we can help you

You’ll want to work with people who have a track record of delivery and working in partnership with organisations just like yours. No Guru are the external training partner for a number of organisations and over the last 10 years have worked with:
  • British Gas & British Gas Business
  • Warburton’s
  • Leeds NHS
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Leeds
  • Huddersfield University
  • Bibby Offshore
  • Riverside Housing
  • Wulvern Housing
And many more; from large Public Sector and Blue Chip companies to a diverse range of SME’s we’re proud to be the partner of choice for training and development. We've had the privilege to develop leadership and teamwork across a variety If this sounds promising, why not have a look at some case studies in working with us and what we do. Equally, please feel free to call us to talk about any potential requirements you have.  We’ll be glad to help.


New Projects for Summer/Autumn 2018

It has been a really rewarding couple of weeks here at No Guru with new work and wonderful new clients added to our portfolio.

This week we met with the Senior Team at Irwell Valley Homes who have commissioned a project in support of their new brand. (more…)

No Guru now working with University of Huddersfield

Quarter 1 has started off with brilliant news, a newly commissioned programme of delivery for the University of Huddersfield to deliver ‘Strategic Thinking in Higher Education’ as part of an ambitious programme of development for Senior Managers. This leads to a recognised qualification from the Chartered Management Institute.  Head of Staff Development, Daniel Benton explains (more…)

Coaching for Results: Event with Professional Liverpool

We are delighted to be partnering with Professional Liverpool to deliver a FREE seminar on Monday 5th March (3pm to 5pm).

This explores the role of Coaching (and Mentoring) in helping staff deliver business results.  The session will be run by John Drysdale and will be a chance to find out how you can coach more effectively and perhaps consider a role in Coaching and Mentoring through our ILM Programmes.

To reserve your place click here. (more…)


John's Blog

The Immortal Memory: Robert Burns

Address to The Liverpool Athenaeum  2nd February 2018

I was delighted to be asked by club President Sir David Maddison to deliver The Immortal Memory at The Athenaeum Burns evening which I attended with my wife Fiona. This is a huge honour for any Scot and I hope I did it justice.  Burns provides such a rich tapestry I found it a real challenge to be succint and speak in a way that would connect with the audience – I chose to set Burns against the universal themes we recognise today and in the challenges we face in uncertain times.  I hope you enjoy it.   JD


The Immortal Memory – Robert Burns 1759-1796

The Athenaeum 2nd Feb 2018

President, ladies and gentlemen, fellow proprietors and distinguished guests.  I am honoured to propose the Immortal Memory this evening.

To one Robert Burns who lived between 1759 and 1796.


Image Triage – be careful what you post

How to avoid public ‘shaming’

If you’ve ever read Jon Ronson’s book ‘Shamed’, you will know the devastating effect social media can have on people who have posted something stupid on the internet.

Ronson highlights the case of Justine Sacco (a director of corporate communications) who, before boarding an 11-hour flight from Heathrow to Cape Town, Tweeted to her 170 followers what she thought was a series of lighthearted, acerbic comments about her journey. (more…)

Across the great divide

Reworking of an earlier blog of mine, marking the 50th Anniversaries of the deaths of Martin Luther King (4/4/68) and Robert F Kennedy (6/6/68)

Let’s be kinder to each other 

There is a striking memorial in a park in Indianapolis.  It marks the spot where, in April 1968, Robert Kennedy told a waiting crowd that Martin Luther King had been shot and killed, before speaking from the heart and his own personal experience, that violence is never an answer to our grievances.  His calming words quelled the rioting that other cities endured in the days after Dr King’s death and, arguably, saved some lives that night.


The memorial itself is an arresting work of art.  (more…)