RD1st is a specialist training company, based in Lancaster and working across UK and internationally primarily within the creative, cultural and non-profit sectors. Founded by Deb Barnard MBE, the RD1st team comprises five experienced trainers and coaches who, along with Deb herself, deliver RD1st courses and services.
We take a holistic approach to training with an emphasis on specific, immediately transferable skills for leadership and influence. The work is underpinned by a strong coaching philosophy coupled with an understanding of relational dynamics; the art of interaction with self and others.
Our courses are highly interactive and discursive, encouraging challenge and exploration. A core part of the method is coaching others and being coached enabling greater self-awareness to be achieved through an exploration of goals, beliefs, values, emotional intelligence and your relational dynamics with others.
RD1st courses and services are designed to enhance personal leadership, emotional intelligence, raise awareness of self and others, improve communication and negotiation/mediation skills as well as impart key coaching skills and techniques.
• Courses: from one-day to accredited, in Lancaster and London
• In-house training: across UK and internationally
• Continuous Professional Development for coaches: supervision, Actions Learning sets, short courses.
• Coaching: 1-2-1 coaching in person or remotely.