Lou Walker has been a behavioural development consultant and trainer for six years in the investment banking, construction, pharmaceutical, transport and media sectors. She spends 30 per cent of her time delivering leadership development programmes and business writing skills courses, but she is versatile and also has broad experience designing and delivering a range of management skills courses, performance management systems, assessment centres and training needs analyses.
Lou tailors every course to clients needs. Recent clients are property, manufacturing, financial, computing and media sectors; participants have been directors and senior managers through to graduate recruits and secretaries. Topics include report writing, PR writing skills, general business writing and letter writing. Her approach is practical rather than ‘chalk and talk’. Typically participants work on samples of their own writing throughout the session to reinforce their own good habits as well as eradicate the bad ones.
Before becoming a trainer, Lou was a freelance editor and PR consultant for eight years. She wrote and edited customer magazines, newspapers and employee publications for Whitbread, SmithKline Beecham, McDonald’s, Samworth Brothers, ICI Paints, Courage plc and challenge Business