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Karen Bushnell

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With over 20 years experience in Training and development, Karen’s career began in sales with two large companies in the U.K and in Bahrain. Karen worked as a Sales training manager, and Management development consultant with Yell.com for over 14 years, and has since worked as a Development consultant with companies such as Bryant homes, Red funnel ferries, British Telecom, Reed Business Information Services, and Bendicks of Mayfair Lts. Karen has 4 core areas of focus.

  1. Leadership and Team Development Training
  2. Working with Tracom and their Social Style Products
  3. Psychometrics and Profiling Tools
  4. Instructional Design

1. Leadership and Team Development Training

Working in tandem with a team of associates Karen designs and delivers programmes, throughout the EMEA in the areas of Performance Management, Coaching Skills,  Team building, Change, Assertiveness, Stress Management, Presentation Skills, Time Management, Leadership and Communication skills, Sales, and Customer Care.

Delivering Team Development and Communication skills workshops, through a range of profiling tools such as SOCIAL STYLE, Belbin, MBTI StepI, & StepII. These Workshops focus on a broad range of areas encompassing Presentation Skillls and Dealing with Difficult People.

2. Working with Tracom and their Social Style Products

Karen works throughout EMEA delivering training courses for a wide range of Social Style Products  including Social Style, Adaptive Mindset and BehaviouralEQ. This involves training Individual team members in Large to Medium organisations who wish to develop their Leadership, Sales and Communication skills through Tracom Products including Social Style.


A personal view of the Tracom Social Style and Versatility Profile

“As a consultant who specialises in using a number of tools including Social Style and Versatility, I find it extremely useful in helping to change behaviour and improve productivity and effectiveness, whether this be in training sessions or for feedback on a one to one basis. By raising peoples self awareness of their own Behavioural Style and by working with them to realise the impact they can have on others, with different Social Styles, the results can be dramatic and immediate” Graham Price

3. Psychometrics an Profiling tools

Qualified as a Member of the C.I.P.D (Chartered Institute of Professional Development) Karen also specialises in the use of a number of Psychometrics including; Occupational Testing, Occupational Personality Questionnaire(OPQ 32) Motivation Questionnaire (M.Q) and the 360degree profile on Management Competencies by Saville and Holdsworth Ltd, also the MBTI step 1 & 2, Social Styles (By Tracom), Belbin, and Firo. B. These are used in recruitment, Assessment / Development centres, Individual and team development, and in various development programmes where appropriate.

4. Instructional Design

A specialist area of focus for Karen is instructional design of training Interventions and courses. Using the very latest techniques in Accelerated Learning and brain based learning, she is able to design training courses that;

  • Maximise Learning Time
  • Engage learners
  • Increase delegate retention
  • Focus on Practical Skills

Accreditations and Certifications

Myers Briggs - MBTI Step 1 Accredited
Tracom Social Style Accredited
Myers Briggs - MBTI Step 2 Accredited
Occupational Personality Questionnaire Accredited (OPQ 32)
Belbin Team Roles Certified
Firo. B Certified
Motivation Questionnaire (M.Q)
Saville and Holdsworth 360 Management Competency Framework