Hi I'm Ces
Together with my husband Jay I run Creatively Minded Design. We specialise in helping small businesses create BRAND BUZZ and produce designs that will influence, inspire and provoke the desired results.
We have recently relocated to Dorset after a long hard struggle (our son died and I could have died too, a year and half in and out of hospital and grief stricken then we set up the business again from scratch, struggled for years to move back from Wirral to Dorset "where our heart is" and finally made it with a little help from our friends!).
I love networking on and offline and am a big believer in the power of social networking, living by the slogan "Great Conversations lead to Great Opportunities". I'm happy to share information and source ideal and lucrative collaborations for friends, business contacts and clients alike.
Let's chat and see how we can help each other grow!
find out about brand buzz chats + live design sessions over skype
"A captivating and
inspiring hour and a half
that will make your head
buzz with great ideas!"
and examples of
The designs we create for clients are completely bespoke and the specific requirements of each project are focused on achieving certain results for our clients. Before giving you a quote for any design work it is important to get to know your business and clarify the results you want to achieve.
We offer brand buzz chats over skype and screen share in real time completing a series of innovation mind maps and flow charts as well as offering live design sessions over the web so you can see how we work and be confident we are the right people to help you.
how we can
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Thanks for visiting my profile. I'd like to share a story with you...
Once upon a time there was an IT Trainer called Shelley.
Upon applying for my first training job at a well established training company I was asked "can you reinvent yourself?" This proved to be a defining moment in my life. I replied, "I have done that several times already!"
We are continually reinventing ourselves, we grow from children to adults, from single to married (or partnered) from taking to giving, from employed to self employed.
After 4 and a half years as an employee I ventured out into the big wide world of Freelance Training, still contributing to my former employer as an Associate Trainer and Lead Trainer of projects. I found the world of the Freelance Trainer to be varied and interesting, and realised that there is a need out there in the big wide world for a different kind of training company.
One that allows busy professionals to learn in their own workplace, without the hassle of travelling to a training centre and crucially, to have short focus sessions.
So In 2007 The Training Surgery was born. As I mentioned in the opening paragraph we are often reinventing ourselves both in business and in our personal lives.
We are in the process of adding our online training offering and so have undergone a rebrand with a shiny new website coming soon.
We are now called The IT Training Surgery
; as that is what we do, train in IT Software.
"Quality is also extremely important to me, and that is why The IT Training Surgery is an Accredited Training Provider accredited by the Learning and Performance Institute."
The IT Training Surgery Offer?
We offer three types of face to face IT Training and we are also offering Training online, which you can do anytime and from anywhere with an Internet connection
Choose from one of our off the shelf courses, a Bespoke course designed especially for your organisation or an IT Training Surgery where your team can come for an individual appointment with a trainer to learn exactly what they need.
Our new tag line reflects this philosophy perfectly - Learn only what you need when you need IT.
Take IT Personally
Sometimes we find that an organisation needs to get a group of staff to a similar standard of software proficiency. In this case it is better to run a series of structured courses followed up by a series of Training Surgery days spread over a period of time, to provide ongoing support.
Courses can be run in house at the organisation's premises or at our own training rooms, whatever is best for the client.
I am very happily married to David - we are about to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary this year- does not feel that long at all
We are the proud parents of four fab adults. Our daughter Elizabeth, our son Mark and his wife Rocheli, and our youngest Jonathan.
And in November 2011 we became grandparents for the first time!
I enjoy reading especially detective fiction and I love having family and friends over for meals at the weekends too.
Please drop me a line
to say hello!
I love to get to know people through networking and welcome your connection.