Tom Welburn 

Tom Welburn

Tom turned 60 this year (actually no he didn’t but he thought if he started saying this now, more people would tell him he looked good for his age) and like anyone at ‘a certain point in their life’ really wanted to focus on the things that make him happy – his sons, family, friends and work.

What Tom brought to Footprint?

Tom has been a People Development Manager in a number of large companies and so knows what’s it’s like to promote learning and development as an essential part of strategy.  His background was in financial services, where he found working in a training department thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable and decided to specialise in this from that point onwards.  He developed leadership development programmes, service and sales training and competency based frameworks alongside building his own qualifications to match his experience.

A mutual admiration (and yes fondness for the odd Chocolate HobNob) brought him together with his two Footprint business partners – Vicky & Mandy.

What does Tom enjoy about working at Footprint?

He loves the diversity of working with Footprint’s range of clients.  He enjoys the challenge of looking for practical and engaging learning solutions and seeing the effects of those solutions on participants.  Tom likes to equally focus on designing solutions as well as meeting new people at our events. 

He also enjoys challenging himself to new development opportunities – this has included MBTI Step II, EBW (Emotional Intelligence) and Executive Coaching (to Masters/ILM Level 7) in recent years.  When attending others’ training, he keeps his best manners on display.

What does Tom get upto outside work?

Spending time with his two sons (although now they have reached manhood, how much time they want to spend with him is questionable) and collecting records are two of his passions.  He loves holidays with his partner Jay and recent favourites have been Cuba, Kenya and Sri Lanka.  He is the proud owner of a black Labrador called Jess who often takes him for walks around his village. He also spends time in the kitchen – that just happens to be where the alcohol and chocolate are kept.

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