Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson

SpecialityLearning Transformation Specialist, Network Rail
Barbara is a seasoned learning & performance professional with a mix of in-house and consulting experience spanning private, public and the third sector.  She was an early proponent of including user centred design and agile philosophies into her practicewhilst aligning research plans to the ultimate business goal. Barbara’s mix of creativity and analysis enables her to provide strategies and design-led tactical experiences contributing to capability development and a learning culture. Her inspiration comes from a range of unlikely sources. One of which is the world of improv which she has taken classes on to hone her spontaneity and creativity. Architecture is another, particularly seeing in London how traditional and modernist buildings can sit alongside one another in a frictionless manner. Her strongest area of motivation though comes from the individual and team dynamics within a sporting context . During her formative years Barbara participated in track and field events and she sees the application of sports science and peak performance just as relevant to the corporate environment. For her it’s the linkage between coaching, performance, data, psychology, and an individuals mindset that wraps itself around learning.

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