Why we do what we do

Do you know how People in Organisations want to achieve great results but often, for whatever reason, get stuck and frustrated?

Well, we remember what is was like working for some great managers and in great teams but also remember times when we weren’t managed well and worked in dysfunctional teams.  So we felt we needed to help others benefit from our experience and when people told us we were good at training and explaining things,  then we set about creating a training business that would make working life better and easier.

So that’s what we do.  We work with companies and organisation big and small to:

  • Create leaders that people will want to follow
  • Develop managers that deliver results
  • Build teams that work and play together
  • Help people cope with change and still deliver a great service

There are many things we can do if it involves people and teams but that is the essence, it’s about helping people to be better and have a better working life.

It’s not so much what we do that matters; it matters more to us what our clients and learners do after they have trained with us and what matters most is the results they get.

That is what matters and that is why we do it.



Leading in Learning: the most credible and trustworthy provider for developing people to thrive in a changing world.



To deliver what matters most; the results you get when you learn and develop with us.



Passion: we are fired up most when we see the results you get

Integrity: your business is our business and everything we do is done with our values and your values at the forefront

Excellence: quite simply it is about doing a great job for you




Our Promise

To help you enhance, accelerate and embed practical and creative Learning & Development solutions within your organisation, to deliver business results. We will not commit to anything that:
  • We cannot do to the highest standard
  • We feel will not help your business.

Our products and services

That we provide a range of events depending on what the customer needs. One size does not fit all. We provide everything from bespoke consultancy, to pick and mix (off the shelf) training to short condensed workshops. We also provide training and accreditation in coaching skills and leadership & management. What we want our customers to say: “Wow! More than I expected. They understand me, my company and what we want to achieve. That they listen and provide me with options and routes to make our lives easier, better, more productive. They have broken down training into meaningful language and make it easy to employ. They understand businesses like us”


Liverpool based training company, No Guru is ‘leading in learning’ as the ILM city region hub

North West employers now have access to professional development qualifications for management, team leaders and supervisory staff as Cotton Exchange based training company, No Guru becomes the Liverpool City Region hub for ILM accreditation.


University Contract extended for 2 Years

Leeds Beckett University relationship extended

We are delighted to announce our current contract to provide Staff Training and Team Building to Leeds Beckett University has been extended a further 2 years.

During the next academic year we will be running new programmes around:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leading Change
  • Leading & Empowering People
  • Working to Strengths
  • Designing and Delivering Presentations

Additionally we will continue to work with Teams to deliver on the University Strategic Framework as well as completing our first ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring programme for internal ‘Coaching Champions’.

We would like to thank People Development and everyone at Leeds Beckett for making it a great place to work.


NEW: Even more Online Courses

We’re very pleased to announce new additions to our Online Suite of Training Courses.  We have just added:

  • Anti Harassment and Bullying
  • Effective Delegation
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Negotiation

Our course of the week this week is Safeguarding Children.  (more…)


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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.

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Let’s be kinder to each other in 2017

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…)

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Arsene Wenger and that letter

A recent item appeared on LinkedIn that made me curious.  You may have seen it.

It purports to show a resignation letter written by a disillusioned employee of Arsenal Football Club, citing his reason for leaving: (more…)