Impactful, dynamic and results-driven learning for the 21st century.
Would you like to keep learning alive before, during and after workshops?
Would you like to measure the impact of learning?
Would you like learning and development to link to your individual and organisational goals?
Would you or your staff like 1-2-1 coaching?
Competency-based and structured organisational performance improvement.
Would you like sustainable uplift in your organisational performance?
Would you like help with driving and maintaining high performance?
Would you like managers who focus on performance, and a system to monitor and facilitate it?
Would you like aligned goals and a feedback-rich culture with high motivation and commitment?
“ProAction Development bring an inspirational facet to their management development and training programmes. Their understanding of cognition enables them to bring a broad spectrum of skills and flexibility pulling from their years of experience in dealing with people from a broad cross section of industry and society. They are constantly looking at best practices to engage and develop both individuals and businesses, enabling them to grow in line with their strategies and objectives. A prime example of this is the new online integrated training packages they offer, covering most aspects for both the individual and manager from 360 feedback to performance management and appraisal, thereby keeping pace with current needs and trends. ProAction Development offer non-threatening alternatives during discussions and programme developments, which I personally find extremely rewarding.”
Director at The Development Path
“We have known and utilised the services of ProAction Development for over 10 years; they are highly client focused and have always delivered to a high standard whatever training services we have procured with them.”
Julian Unthank, Higos Insurance Services Ltd
“As an organisation we have worked with Bernard and Amanda for many years; ProAction Development have helped in delivering many leadership and OD Development programmes. They continue to be responsive to our needs as a customer and successfully engage attendees. All the trainers have become well respected within the organisation, and the team demonstrates good technical knowledge and regularly varies how sessions are delivered to meet our requirements.”
“If you are looking for training solutions to fit all budgets, then speak to ProAction Development. They provide high quality, tailored training that fits with the culture of your organisation and your resources.”
Karen Bell, Alabaré Christian Care and Support
“I’ve taken a lot of helpful knowledge and tools to use in my everyday life from the personal resilience workshop. It was very insightful, thought provoking and inspiring.”
Fiona Havin, Occupational Therapist, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
“Bernard is a dedicated professional, who displays passion and commitment to all the participants he coaches and nurtures. His programmes are awesome and make a difference to people’s personal lives and their career aspirations.”
Stephanie Edwards, Author
Meet The Team
Dr Howard Bailey is a fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and has worked for over 30 years in this field with demonstrable experience gained in the education, corporate and charitable sectors. He has been instrumental in the provision of comprehensive human resource advice and consultancy in the areas of learning and development, talent management, performance improvement and management development. His clients have included Transport for London, Kaleidoscope, Scientific Atlanta, Coca Cola, Home Depot, UPS and CIBA Vision. More recently he created an electronic performance management system and process for SME community groups and not-for-profit organisations across rural north Yorkshire. This was part of the nationally funded Transforming Infrastructure initiative.
In addition to running an SME, until October 2010, he also worked in the public sector as a curriculum and development leader. This included responsibility for the implementation of wide-ranging business and management programmes specifically targeted at women. He taught for seven years at Kingston Business School, and until recently, at the University of Arts, London.
Howard’s first PhD research examined the cross-cultural effectiveness of NGO programmes from the perspective of host-nationals and aligned skills and attributes best supporting transformational change. He is presently researching quantifiable measures of the influence of learning and how this directly impacts (or not) business objectives. Outside of paid employment, he was a founder member of the British Paralympic Association; attending Paralympic Games from 1984 to 1996 in various roles including Great Britain Team Manager, Technical Delegate and Competition and Venue Director.
After working in various roles in senior administrative positions within the health and education sectors, Amanda Mooney formed ProAction Development C.I.C. in 2007 with business partner, Bernard Genge. Since then, she has provided key background support for the community interest company, which offers consultancy, training and coaching solutions to public, private and third sector organisations. Amanda acts as the finance director with responsibility for all administrative processes, systems, logistics and finance.
After spending 12 years as a medic in the Royal Navy, where he became fascinated by psychology and the workings of the mind, Bernard Genge worked for 12 years in the corporate healthcare industry before going it alone as a freelance trainer in 2001. In 2007, he jointly established ProAction Development C.I.C., a not-for-private-profit social enterprise specialising in organisation and individual performance improvement, to coincide with the launch of his first book, 10 Actions To Transform Your Life.
Now, with over 30 years of experience in psychology, cognitive behaviour, personal development and leadership, he is driven by helping and inspiring individuals and organisations to make real change to achieve their goals and hopes that what ProAction Development has to offer exceeds expectations on many levels.
When Bernard isn’t helping others achieve their goals, he can be found participating in various endurance events; he has run over 100 marathons and several ultramarathons, competed in an Ironman triathlon, cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End and across Vietnam, and trekked across Namibia. Many of these events have been for charity and one of his proudest moments was helping to build a school in Tanzania.
After a period of teaching sports science and coaching young athletes, Gabrielle Collison spent a number of years overseas, particularly in Portugal, where she began writing for several magazines regarding living and buying property in the country and even participated in a weekly phone-in radio show. Eventually, she managed to get two editions of Buying Property in Portugal published.
Since settling back in the UK more permanently, and learning the ropes of the publishing world, she has released a third edition of Buying Property in Portugal under her own publishing name as well as published a labour of love: British Marathon Running Legends of the 1980s.
Gabrielle has a keen interest in all things self-development and has also studied sports psychology within her undergraduate and postgraduate sports science degree courses. She is currently undertaking website, social media, research and writing work for ProAction Development C.I.C.
An accomplished athlete, Gabrielle gained a national championship (AAA) silver medal over 3000m on the track in the mid ‘90s and competed to a high level on the road and cross-country. However, she now prefers to spend her time in the weights room and took part in her first physique stage competition last year where she finished 4th in the over 35s fitness model category.
In order to pursue her passion and interest in food and nutrition, in particular sports nutrition, Rebecca Barnacle studied for a BSc in Diet and Health at Bath Spa University, followed by an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. Although she hopes to go on to complete a PhD at a later stage to further her academic path, she is currently acting as an instructional designer for ProAction Development. Her responsibilities include material configuration, referencing and citing, resourcing and researching, and ProLearn: a learner management system.
Rebecca is an ex-distance runner and has completed The London Marathon, as well as numerous half-marathons and other endurance events. She also has an ambition to complete an Ironman. However, these days she is more likely to be found in the weights room with a barbell.
We are a ‘not-for-private-profit’ social enterprise; our trading surpluses are invested into community-based projects that assist with social change or personal development for those that would not routinely be able to access such development. Motivational talks for charity, free training sessions for employees in local schools and free performance management systems for a local health centre are examples of such projects.