A whole new approach to personal and professional development
which Gives the people skills and mind-set to enable
teams and theIr leaders to embrace change with confidence, combining a
blended approach of Learning, training and development, which
ensures measurable outcomes & Empowerment for staff and businesses.


Orchard Training offers people skills and mind-set training to support all levels of staff to be able to adapt to changing working practices – such as Agile. It helps team leaders to manage, coach and mentor their teams confidently, while helping staff members to work independently, be more resilient, make empowered decisions and self-manage effectively. It further helps to develop their self-confidence and positivity so that they welcome the opportunities that change brings.

  • Embrace changing work practices (such as Agile)
  • Boost mental health & well-being in the workplace
  • Increase the number of women in senior positions
  • Integrating the Baby Boomer, Gen X and Millennial workforce
  • Decrease days-off due to stress-related illnesses
  • Enhance employee engagement

Organisations can choose between stand-alone courses that best support the needs of their teams, or they can choose the Managing with Agile programme which is a specifically designed, blended-learning programme for managers – delivered over time – to support them through their changing roles.

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jo for many years. She’s always my first port of call for any coaching, communications and leadership training.

Mark Ramsay, Divisional L&D Manager, Oxford University Press

Jo is an amazing trainer. My company employed her and Orchard Training to help with assertiveness and presentation skills, but we learnt so much more than that.

Jo Cooper, Proposal Manager at Hymans Robertson

I had an opportunity to attend “Presentation Skills” training from Jo in 2012 and it had phenomenal impact on my public and private speaking engagements since then including day to day executive stakeholder interaction.

Sandip Wadje, Global Head of ICT Risk Intelligence at BNP Paribas Group

Jo is an amazing trainer, she engages her audience, listens to her brief and has always delivered high standard training for my needs.

Natalie McDermid, Learning and Development Manager at Ernst & Young