About Richard Lock

Hello and thanks for dropping by.

Here’s a little bit of background about me.

I’m a learning and development professional with over 25 years broad leadership, management and consultancy experience across a wide range of business types, sizes and sectors. I help people achieve business and personal goals and drive performance improvement through the development of strong people management, communication and interpersonal skills that are based in the real world; in other words they are practical to apply and make a real difference. Business is all about people, whether those people are customers, employees, colleagues or others with a passing interest. I believe a managers’ primary role is to add value through people.

Life is also about people, and having strong communication skills and a real sense of self goes a long way to helping ourselves and others succeed.

Being passionate about, and loving what you do is a real gift, and I’m really lucky to have spent much of my career experiencing just that. Because business and most other things are really about people, it means I really work with individuals building confidence, helping them develop personal tools and strategies to get the most out of life. The variety is endless. Running workshops, personal coaching and mentoring, speaking and developing online learning are just some of the ways I am able to help.

What Others Say


“Richard is an excellent instructor, very personable and down-to-earth. The course is well-organized with very practical, helpful, action-able information; comprehensive, but not overwhelming (which is important).”Sheri Caldwell - Online Student
“I can recommend Richard’s training expertise. He is a fantastic trainer; very pleasant and professional.”
Johannes Wilhelms - METRO AG,
“Richard worked with our senior managers providing individual coaching and group development over a period of 2-3 years. Richard was an inspiration and helped the IT leadership team to completely transform their approach and style.”
Trevor Slade - Oldham MBC
“I thoroughly recommend Richard to any business that is looking for training and development, with a genuine personal touch.”Phil Horth Managing Director – Snack in the Box

Interested in working with me?

To hire me, or simply find out more about how I may be able to help you or your business.

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My Favourite Quotation


“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion it is taking place.George Bernard Shaw
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    Workshops and Training Events

    Workshops and events cover a wide range of topics. My style is highly engaging and participative whilst focusing on value adding applicable skills.

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    Personal Coaching

    Working with individuals or small groups, live online or in the room.

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    Online Courses

    The fast, efficient, convenient and cost effective way to learn new skills

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    Speaking Engagements

    Short, sharp, thought provoking and engaging key messages.

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    Consultancy

    Helping businesses review and improve key learning & development and people management strategies and approaches