My journey to becoming a Digital Trainer began when I was 24. In 1990 I qualified as a computer programmer and was professionaly trained in Analysis, Management, Presentation and lots more as well as more advanced programming skills.
After 9 years in corporate land redundancy beckoned. At 8 months pregnant nobody wants to interview you let alone employ you. I spent the next 4 years retraining to learn the language of the Internet while spending time as a mum.
In 2003 I launched my own business as a Web Designer and Developer, calling on skills as a former Graphic Designer as well as all my Analysis and Coding experience to bring a cohesive approach to web sites. I wasn’t satisfied with just building websites so I learned how to market them effectively too, reading everything I could and doing online training courses to further my knowledge. As Social Media became an important part of Marketing I made it my task to learn how it worked and how to exploit it for the least amount of money. This meant I could offer my customers a much better website experience, giving them websites that worked and helping them to
market the website effectively. I was often asked by customers to share my skills but my time was limited because development and support work came first.
In 2015 I made the difficult decision to sell my Design and Development business. I didn’t want to just talk at people, I learnt that when you are involved in the lesson directly you learn much more. I have deliberately designed my courses to be flexible and inclusive. No workshop is the same as the last – even on the same subject. I tailor each workshop to the needs of the students. Everyone learns differently and everyone’s business is different – even if you are selling the same product. It is the ‘you’ that makes your business unique and I try to ensure
your training is unique to you – even if I have 5 other people on the workshop doing something similar.
I made sure I got some ‘Adult Teacher’ training so I could deliver the Workshops as effectively as possible and thanks to my superb trainer, Kelly, from KMW Training I am still improving my delivery skills and the co
ntent of the workshops. I won’t stop learning. I still keep up to date through articles and announcements on the internet, through online training courses on things like Content Writing and Video Marketing, and through experimentation. All so I can improve what and how I teach.
Why do I love teaching Digital Marketing skills? Because I love to see small business owners succeed. I want you to be the owner of a successful and sustainable business. If I can help you short cut the learning process I took then great!
In 2017 I was invited to write for the brand new luxury parenting Magazine, Mama Life, as their resident Social Media columnist. I am also a Finalist in the National Bizmums awards for online mum of the year.
Jan supports KMW clients by providing them with advice, support and training on Digital Marketing. She also supports business owners through mentoring and coaching.