Striding Out

Striding Out


Striding Out Community Interest Company is a leading provider of leadership, business and career coaching services, supported by training, networking and work placement services.
We work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and we have a specialism in using coaching and training tools and techniques to empower people to achieve their potential in life.

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Striding Out
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  • 4 Days a more balanced way Developed confidence, communication skills and inter-personal skills Acquired tips and skills that they will be able to directly... Learn about: Education Studies, Initial Teacher, Higher Secondary Education... More

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Teachers and trainers (2)

Sean  Purcell
Sean Purcell
Head of Learning and Development & Trainer

Sean has extensive experience in the education and training sector in a variety of roles from lecturer and trainer culminating in running a successful faculty within a large Further Education College, which focused on the provision of skills for employers and individuals within the East of England. He has also headed up the Global Business Support Operations of an established private training provider, working to provide solutions for prominent financial services companies. Sean has recently spent some time as a consultant with a company specialising in supporting small and medium enterprises in Essex. Sean is currently an Ambassador for the Chartered Management Institute, a role which enables him to improve the leadership and management capabilities of organisations and individuals. He is a qualified lecturer, assessor and examiner and was a recipient of the Jack Petchey STAR Leader Award for his teaching and support to 16 - 19 year old learners as well as being a co-author of a textbook. In his spare time, Sean is a Reserve RAF Officer based within the Air Cadet Organisation, and so spends much of his time training and supporting 13 - 19 year olds.

Simon Ireland-Davies
Simon Ireland-Davies
Managing Director & Trainer

Simon is passionate about helping people achieve their potential and particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business. As the MD of Striding Out, Simon wants to see coaching become a powerful tool to engage with individuals, organisations and communities. He has over 15 years experience working in senior management for large organisations, in the Financial Services and Telecommunications industries, with companies such as Norwich Union, Swinton and Telewest. He is supported the development of many senior management teams to help develop their leadership style, team performance, and business proposition for customers. His last corporate role was Head of Coaching for O2 where he led a team of over 250 coaches across four sites, supporting the development of over 6,000 advisors. Simon is also a professionally qualified Coach, becoming an Associate Certified Coach after studying with the International Coach Federation approved training school the Coaches Training Institute, including passing their prestigious certification programme.

Advantages of studying here

Our trainers and coaches are experts within their field and have delivered training, coaching and mentoring to a variety of individuals and organisations across the UK.

We make our sessions fun, interactive, and well supported. Striding Out courses are packed with ideas, activities, and models for you to try out at home or in the workplace. We work to ensure that all participants have a rich learning experience that positively impacts on their performance.

Our staff are on hand to give expert advice and guidance both before and after the course to help support you in career options.

Areas of specialisation

Leadership and Management
Coaching and Mentoring
Sales and Marketing
Business Support and Enterprise