Karyn Buck BA

Karyn2_150Karyn Buck is the Managing Director of The Learning Ladder Ltd., which provides training solutions for individuals, teams and organisations. Karyn was also a Senior Mentor & progression specialist with Aimhigher Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire and Aimhigher Hampshire & Isle of Wight, and has won the following awards:
Aimhigher National Awards 2007 – Individual Outstanding Contribution
East of England Big Skills Event 2009 – Learner’s Champion
Aimhigher National Awards 2009 – Aimhigher Activity – HMP Springhill
When Aimhigher was phased out by the government, Karyn carried on the mentoring work by starting The Buck Project.

She is also heavily involved in academic research, specialising in employer engagement.

During her career, Karyn has amassed a wealth of experience across a range of industry sectors in both technical and service environments. Her expertise includes effective sales techniques, staff development and management strategies. She has more than twenty years sales experience and more than 10 years training experience.

Karyn’s facilitating style is memorable, highly active and fun, with a strong focus on exceeding delegate and organisation expectations. The areas that she delivers are:

Communication Skills
Personal Development
Presentation Skills
Customer Service

Karyn also specialises in training needs analysis, and is an accredited tutor for the world-recognised ILM Certificate and Diploma in Management training programme.

Karyn’s qualifications include a First class honours degree, a Diploma in Management, Mentoring, Customer Service and Teaching.

From Fiona Stuart-Wilson of UMD Professional Ltd, reporting on a mentoring session that was part of the EU funded Young Professionals Scheme, which itself was part of a wider initiative to introduce a mentoring culture into the Romanian public service:
“Having discussed the session with our Romanian colleagues, they found the day to be interesting, practical, challenging and above all extremely useful. They all felt that it has helped them since returning home, and they now consider a number of key issues around their mentoring process and its future success. Karyn’s style was very supportive and flexible to the needs of those on the day and we would not hesitate in recommending her.”

Sue Dewberry, reporting on the Business Link Wiltshire and the South West Rural Enterprise Gateway  “Women in Rural Business Programme” conferences, said: “Karyn Buck, The Learning Ladder Ltd, provided a half hour training session on networking skills – which was inspirational and interactive.”