Karl Brookes, Top Story Communications , a specialist Business Trainer from Manchester | Expertbase

Karl B.'s Profile

Experienced & Energising Trainer with an Empowering Style.
Karl has more than 15 years experience in developing and delivering projects, that change behaviours, deliver corporate objectives and transform organisations.

Graduating in Politics and Sociology from the University of Salford, Karl joined the Civil Service, before working in consultancy with prestigious clients such as HSBC, BT & BP. Returning to education, he gained a Masters from Manchester Met. University, and was elected to help run the Students Union. He then went onto work for a mix of consumer, advocacy, regulatory and healthcare bodies.

He has frequently developed and delivered "breakthrough" strategies and interventions, in the oil and gas, utilities, consumer, education, health, transport and finance sectors for clients such as Manchester Airports Group, Passenger Focus, Go-Skills and the Universities of Chester.

In addition to being a Guest Lecturer for the Business School of University of Central Lancashire, Karl has written articles on various topics.

A skilled leader and deliverer of transformational strategies, Karl is adept at working effectively with employees at all levels across organisations. Karl has many years experience and delivered courses in areas such as:

x Effective Planning Techniques
x Planning is Easy as P.I.E
x The 11 Ps that cause Problems for Planners
x Advanced Project Management Techniques
x The Power of a Positive Approach
x The Principles of Persuasion
x Soft Skills for Hard Situations
x Emotional Intelligence
x The Coaching Culture
x Leadership & Managerial Development
x Transforming Cultures
x Policy Making: From Paper to Putting it into Practice
x Developing and Delivering Strategy
x Modern Corporate Communication Channels
x Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence
x Supply Chain and Procurement Processes
x Finance for Non Finance Managers
x Private Finance Initiative (PPP), Project Management Techniques e.g. Prince, Six Sigma, Lean

Outside of work, Karl enjoys travelling, especially to see Bruce Springsteen in concert, watching Manchester City Football Club and British cyclists such as Chris Froome, working out at the Gym and is an elected Parent Governor at his son's school.

Karl: Overview

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Karl's Elevator Pitch

Experienced & Energising Consultant, Trainer, Conference Speaker and Communicator with an empowering style

Karl's Clients

Emirates Airlines
GTC
Go Skills
Manchester Airports Group
NHS
Passenger Focus
Petronas
University of Chester
BTMG

Fluent Languages

English

Publications

Various Articles on energy
consumer rights
project management
corporate change.

Career Highlights

M.Sc Politics and Sociology B.Sc Sociology Certificate in Journalism 4 A-levels 8 GCSEs

Karl's Work Experience

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Karl's International Experience Visualised
United Arab Emirates
Belgium
Germany
Spain
France
United Kingdom
Ghana
Ireland
Jordan
Kuwait
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Nigeria
Nigeria
Netherlands
Oman
Philippines
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
USA
Vietnam

Karl: Insights

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Delivery Styles

Virtual
In Person

Expert Category

Business Trainers

Travels from

Manchester, United Kingdom

Citizen of

United Kingdom

Gender

Male

Age-Group

46 to 50

Karl's Fees

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Strengths

An Energetic
Experienced
Empowering
Expert Trainer And Speaker.

Hobbies

Outside Of Work
Karl Enjoys Travelling
Especially To See Bruce Springsteen In Concert
Watching Manchester City Football Club And British Cyclists Such As Chris Froome
Working Out At The Gym And Is An Elected Parent Governor At His Son’s School.

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Karl's Expertise

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Education and Training

22 Years of Experience
Karl has many years of delivering training in a variety of settings, sectors, both within the public, private and at all levels. His training sessions are intensive, challenging but rewarding.
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Corporate Culture

24 Years of Experience
Karl is expert in:
- Transformational Change
- Predicting and Planning
- Crisis Management
- Project Management
- Corporate Governance & Compliance
- Procurement Processes
- Prevention and Detection of Corruption
- Time Management
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Communication

26 Years of Experience
Karl for many years been a trusted adviser, trainer and presenter on
- Branding
- Buying Media
- Community Engagement
- Integrated Corporate Communication Channels
- Press and Public Relations
- Public Affairs
- Marketing
- Social Media
- Stakeholder Management
- Marketing
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