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"Working with OTD has never been training by Powerpoint, it's always been about the experience people get within the event and making changes to their own behaviour. "

Peter Paes
RPM Building Solutions Europe

21 November 2013
Introducing our New Business Coach, Marcos Silva

Hello, I am Marcos Silva. I became an OTD Coach in September 2013 and I am so proud to be part of this amazing team.

My specialist areas are Coaching, NLP, and Training in Personal and Professional Improvement.

I believe that no matter what area, position or moment of your life you are, it is always possible to do a better job and become a better person.  My mission is inspiring people to make this happen.

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24 September 2013
Introducing Jasper Meehan – Business Development Partner and Associate Trainer

Hello, Jasper here. Since my new role with OTD as Business Development Partner and Associate Trainer has truly kicked off it’s probably time for a proper introduction!

I started working with OTD in October 2012 on the Carpe Diem Coaching programme and have been continuing this work since.

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11 September 2013
Introducing Glenn Hurst – Carpe Diem Brand Manager

Carpe Diem is a fantastic and unique coaching program and I am delighted to be the new Brand Manager for it.  I have worked as an OTD associate for the last year and I really enjoy seeing the Carpe Diem approach. In particular making a difference to everyone who undertakes the program, and I am incredibly excited about what it can offer existing clients as well as introducing it to new ones. Carpe Diem for me, sets the new standard for performance coaching and the results exceed expectation for everyone who has tried it – who wouldn’t want to be a part of it!

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20 June 2013
Eye Accessing Cues

We recently shared with you an Interview that Chris Cummins did for Optometry Today. We now have another Communication Nugget for you in the form of Eye Accessing Cues – these are the clues we get from another person to show us how they are thinking. You are likely to have heard of it but I wonder how many of you use it when engaging with customers and as a tool for effective communication?! Interesting stuff, please take a look.

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05 June 2013
Eyeing Up Success

We’d love to share with you a link to a recent interview Chris Cummins of OTD did for Optometry Today – it explores how communication really is the key to success! It’s a great piece……and he even made the front cover!!! We hope you enjoy the read! 

Courtesy of OT

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18 September 2012
New Addition to the Team!

OTD is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel La Bouchardiere to the position of Business Administration Assistant, starting on October 1st. Rachel is a recent graduate of The University of Chester and is a great addition to the team. In her new role she will be reporting to Nicola who will be showing her the ropes and supporting her to get up to speed asap. In addition to her duties in the office, Rachel will also be studying hard to get her level 3 NVQ in Business Administration.

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10 September 2012
OTD in China

Fantastic 3 Day Workshop in China last week!


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01 August 2012
OTD provide work experience opportunity

Since May 2012 OTD have taken 20 year old Ryan Bailey into their ranks on a voluntary, work experience basis. OTD offered Ryan an opportunity to come and gain some firsthand experience in the office, working closely with Nicola on both administrative and creative projects.

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20 July 2012
The Musician

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

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29 May 2012
OTD are Investors in People


As of Thursday the 10th of May 2012, Our Training Department LTD are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the ‘Investors in People standard’ certificate by achieving 39 set evidence requirements and an extra 5 evidence requirements from the extended Framework totalling an excellent 44 requirements.

Why did OTD apply for this Standard?

For a few years now OTD has created a very solid infrastructure and ensured that the business is continuously improving and now it’s great to have reached the recognised status of ‘Investors in People’ and see all the hard work that went towards building the infrastructure rewarded.

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