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Chris Allsopp - Psycho............therapist!
1:06:42I was delighted to get Chris Allsopp on my podcast just before he and his partner Diane Hall came to Exeter to deliver their excellent 'Driving Test Nerves' course. Diane came on in Season 2 and talked about the content of their course and suggested then that I get Chris on to talk in more depth about the mental well-being (or not) of our young people after everything that has gone on over the last few years with Covid and the missing education years. He gives a passionate account of how generations in society have changed their behaviour which accounts very much for how young people (in general) are how they are now., Snowflakes? A word Chris dislikes with a passion and he tells us why.I just sat back and listened in the most part to someone who is a leader in his field and speaks with great authority. I hope you njoy listening to him as much as I did! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Alison Harper - Social Media Consultant
57:03For the first episode of Season 3 Alison Harper gives some advice on how to utilise social media to maximum effect. She manages the social media for Knowledgable Instrucotr Training (KIT), The KIT Podcast, Xpert Driver Training, Diane Hall's L of a Way to Pass as well as Training Wheelz for myself and Christie.In this episode we only really scratch the surface of this topic. Alison is a regular monthly contributor to the KIT Podcast and you can. find out lots more there. Find out more on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/alisonharpersocialmediaconsultant Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Resources for PDIs, ADIs and Learners
48:36Following on from the previous episode with two trainees talking about their training, I realised that they are not really aware of the range of resources that are available. Phil Cowley very kindly agreed to join me to discuss a whole range of resources and I think we have covered a large peroportion of the most popular or most well-known of these. The list is by no means exhaustive but we did include the following in the podcast;Lou and Blaine Walsh https://www.gogreendrivinginstructortraining.co.uk/Diane Hall https://www.lofaway2pass.com/product/driving-test-nerves-specialist-workshop/Bob Morton https://clientcentredlearning.co.uk/Chris Bensted https://www.theorytestexplained.co.uk/Terry Cook https://www.theinstructorpodcast.com/Mick Knowles https://www.adikit.co.uk/podcast/Kev and Tracey Field https://www.confidentdrivers.co.uk/the-driving-confidence-podcastMindnode https://www.mindnode.com/Canva https://www.canva.com/online-whiteboard/Fionadrive https://fionadrive.com/The Honest Truth https://thehonesttruth.co.uk/Who'In The Driving Seat https://gedandclaire.com/driving-instructor-book/I am sure I have missed some out so go Google anything I have forgotten and if you can't find it let me as I'm sure I can find someone who does know! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Training to be an instructor
51:40We finally got there! After a blip on the first recording when one of my interviewees disappeared for the last 15 minutes they both very kindly agreed to come back and re-record the last part.Vicky Bourne and Vicky Henwood are training with me. The purpose of this is not to push our driver training but is designed to give an insight into what is involved in the training. They have both come to us from different directions - one Vicky has been an ADI (briefly) many years ago and the other decided to pursue this after being made redundant from her previous job. One (Vicky B) is not on a trainee licence (for reasons she explains) while the other (Vicky H) is about to go on a trainee licence the week after this recording is published.We talk about the highs and lows, what I could have done better and the relative merits of leasing or buying a car. The over-riding message to me in all of this is to do your research and, even if you know you made the wrong decision, change it before it is too late!Training with both of them has never been anything other than very enjoyable, even to the point of anarchy at times - including losing Vicky B on the first attempt and her wandering around the garage she and her husband own to find decent coverage!The Go Green training materials referred to in the episode can be found here: https://www.gogreendrivinginstructortraining.co.uk/If you find the episode interesting please give a 'like' on our facebook page - or, even better, leave a comment or review. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ross Kernick - Total Drive
57:44Total Drive is so much more than just a diary for your lessons. It is a complete pupil management system designed to free you from pen and paper. For those not convinced then come and listen to Ross Kernick, one of the partners at Total Drive and find out just what it can do for you and your learners. At Training Wheelz we have been using it for over 4 years and it saves us so much time. Ross talks about how the system came into being from its origins as an app for hair salons and GPs and how Covid made them re-assess where it was going and started focussing much more of the driver training industry. But rather than me tell you about come and listen to this episode!And you get a FREE 30 day trial so what have you got to lose?! You can find out much more at https://totaldrive.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Terry Cook - The Instructor Podcast
1:06:16Listen to the ultimate instructor podcaster! Terry Cook is the host and creator of The Instructor Podcast. He has grown and developed this into one of the most comprehensive sources of CPD available to driving instructors. It was a delight to have him as my guest and to hear his views on the role of a podcast for driving in structors - but also how he has diversified with a wealth of interviewees from a range of different perspectives. Once you have listened to him I am sure you will want to look more into The Instructor Podcast and the range of material that is on offer there.I should admit that, around 15 minutes and 30 seconds there was an embarrassing hitch when I realised that I had accidentally switched off recording! What great timing when you have one of the best instructor podcasters! Anyway, by some strange quick, the hiatus does not appear anywhere near as bad as I thought it would and if I hand't admitted to this you probably wouldn't notice? Terry was very gracious and we re-recorded that section and it (almost) appears seamless on here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Janie Whittemore - Reiki and Havening®
37:18Whilst the emphasis of this podcast is intended initially for the driving instructor community, this episode undoubtedly has an appeal well beyond this. If you know anyone with a phobia, high anxiety or just generally stressed I strongly recommend listening to Janie!Do you have a learner with high anxiety levels? Maybe something in their past is really blocking their progress? Are you an ADI or PDI heading for your Standards Check or Part 3, especially if you are on your last attempt and feeling the pressure?If so I fully recommend you listen to the wonderful Janie Whittemore and find out more about Reiki and Havening® and how these can help you. Janie has a voice that I could listen to for hours!If this episode sparks and interest then you can find out more about what Janie can offer you by going to her website.Her Havening® page has an excellent short video demonstrating the technique and how it can help you. Why not get in touch with her for an initial, no obligation, free consultation? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51:50Chris Bensted is the epitome of someone who has a thirst for knowledge and self-improvement. He has a passion for giving other ADIs the opportunities to gain knowledge and experience to help them also become better at their work. Preparation for the theory test is something many of us leave to our learners with little meaningful input. `This means those who really struggle with the language and prose used in the questions can find it extremely difficult to pass and take multiple attempts in order to do so. Chris has established Theory Test Explained to help those who have an issue with the theory test. He, along with his business partner Ian Brett, is also responsible for the Driving Instructor and Trainers Collective. This link will take you to a video clip where Chris explains the rationale of the DITC . There is a wealth of resources within the DITC web site - it is well worth a visit - and for only £6 a month to become a member it is a steal for the wealth of information it contains. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mick Knowles - The KIT Man!
1:04:16Mick Knowles is the author of the KIT Podcast (https://pod.co/kit-podcast) and, together with Lee Jowett, they produce the KIT Mag (https://www.facebook.com/groups/694453705007069/). KIT stands for Knowledgeablee Instructor Training - no, that's not a spelling mistake, it is a combination of parts Mick and Lee's names. KIT Instructor Training holds Standards Check training sessions around the country and within the KIT Podcast and KIT Mag there is a wealth of FREE CPD. Mick is also the owner of Xpert Driver Training in North Yorkshire. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Diane Hall - Driving Test Nerves
57:59Diane Hall and Chris Allsopp from 'L Of A Way 2 Pass' are coming to Devon in October with their fabulous Driving Test Nerves Specialist workshop. The workshop will help you understand how your learners are thinking, why they act the way they do - and some strategies to deal with this. The course helps you to become the 'go to' specialist, giving you techniques to combat anxiety when driving, driving test nerves (for learners AND ADIs and PDIs for their Standards Check or Part 3 test). And, of course, the 10 second tapping technique to prevent getting lefts and rights mixed up!This link will take you to the workshops, including the ones in Exeter and Cornwall: www.testbuddy.app/instructor. It also gives you an insight into the course content and all the other relevant stuff Diane and Chris have to offer. This next link takes you to the Tappy Hand Dance! https://youtu.be/xk9RiKHP0nw Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.