Chris Steer

Background

I’ve been working in learning and development for 13 years now, in both the public and private sectors. My career began in financial services, where I progressed to team manager level. But after switching to a people development role I realised I enjoyed the aspect of helping individuals improve themselves.

Before joining TLD I worked for Legal & General as a management development trainer, training internal managers at all levels in the business and working with senior teams on a range of different projects and programmes. Prior to that, I spent 18 months working for Brighton and Hove City Council in a learning and development role.

Current role

My focus is on management and leadership – working in a consultative way with our customers to find out what they need in terms of management and leadership development, what we can do for them, and then putting together learning interventions and evaluations on the back of that.

My role involves a wide range of disciplines, from designing and developing courses, to coaching and 360 feedback, to psychometric testing. It’s important to be able to call upon a number of different skills in order to provide a properly bespoke package for our customers.

What I like about working for TLD

I really enjoy the variety and challenges that the role brings. There’s a real people-oriented atmosphere, where the brains and knowledge of all the individuals come together to collaboratively create a solution.

There’s also a real sense of trust and freedom when it comes to delivering our training – we’re encourage to use our own experience and do things our own way.

Interests

I live in Brighton, so I’m never short of interesting things to do, but I’m really into music, films and sport, and spending time with my family.