(Chief Operating Officer)
Hello, my name is Gbonju Akintola and I lead the team at Peak People Developers. I have always been intrigued about how best to support people learn. I started as a school teacher and not long after, became a teacher trainer and from there found my way into the corporate arena of learning and development.
My last role was heading the Training Department of the Cambridge & District Citizens Advice, overseeing the learning and continuous development of both volunteer and paid staff.
In my years of working as a learning and development (L&D) practitioner in both the voluntary and private sector, I have witnessed the challenges and frustration faced by many organisation in ensuring that the training programs drive key business outcomes. Peak People Developers came about as an avenue to use the experience gathered over the years, and the successful strategies I have used to help more organisations.
Our mission at Peak People Developers is to support organisations overcome these challenges, ensuring not just return on investment (ROI), but also return on expectations . As an L&D consultant and Business/Personal Performance Coach, I am passionate about seeing all training and coaching programs being ‘learning centred’- that everything is done to ensure that these programs produce the expected change or improvement in behaviour, knowledge or skill, both for the individual and the organisation.
At the end of the day, there should be evidence that learning has been transferred to the job, empowering the individual(s) and organisation to excel. In all our training/coaching sessions, our upbeat and participatory style of delivering training, convey our enthusiasm and real desire to help people transform themselves through learning.
I come with over 10 years experience in Training and Development across Africa and England,and I am qualified through the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) and The Coaching Academy, both in England. I am an active member of CIPD and sit on the Learning & Development working group of the Hertfordshire branch.
As a personal & business performance coach, I have supported several people in identifying and actualising their goals/outcomes. My niche is particularly in the area of career progression, leadership development, work/life balance and entrepreneurship.
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