Your Training Provider

We often get asked “Can you do a course on…?” If it’s to do with people and the so called “Soft skills” the answer is probably “Yes!” and even if we can’t do it we can probably recommend a trusted partner to help you instead.

We can deliver short programmes from short seminars or tasters to 2-3 day sessions or a bit longer.

So what have people asked for?  The programmes listed on the right of the page provide just a sample of the types of training events people have asked for.  Many of the programmes listed here can also be tailored to the specific needs of that audience and to the themes of your organisation (we can, of course, design the materials to your own brand as well).

We would be delighted to discuss how these would work for you people or  perhaps book a pilot session to gauge reaction to our courses and events?



Skills for Business

Check out details of our courses and outlines:

Other courses we deliver:

  • Meaningful Appraisals: How to deliver effective appraisals and value of your own appraisal system (we can bespoke this one)
  • Creative Solutions: How to focus on the solution and not the problem
  • Coaching for Results: Coaching skills to enable you to get the best out of people
  • I Win – You Win: Negotiation and Influencing skills to get the results you want
  • Leading the Way: Developing an understanding of leadership and your own leadership style
  • Emotional Intelligence – How to achieve a high EQ and develop strategies that work for you
  • Letters Mean Business: Business correspondence in plain English
  • Report Writing: How to bring simplicity and impact to your reports

If you want to discuss your Training needs or any of the courses above contact us on 0844 873 1226


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…)


John's Blog

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

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…)

Thinking In A World That Doesn’t Think

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…)