Meet Ann Burton

Regional Director

Passionate about nurturing talent, Ann Burton is a highly motivated and enthusiastic learning and development facilitator. Ann enjoys the excitement of a dual role, the founder of Training by Design Ltd and a Regional Director for the Athena Network.

Training by Design Ltd, an innovative and forward thinking leadership development and coaching company, offering a comprehensive range of management and leadership development programmes including fully accredited ILM courses, as well as personal and performance coaching.

Ann is qualified in several psychometric tools including MBTI.

Her genuine interest in learning and development has won hearts and minds, attracting a loyal client-base and many accolades. For example, two of Ann’s delegates have been named the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Learner of the Year on two separate occasions.

Ann is a natural communicator and her fresh approach to learning is based on the core values of trust, respect and clarity. Her ability to bring a subject to life so that trainees stay interested and engaged is all about instilling a sense of fun into her training sessions, as well as providing unrivalled support for each and every delegate.

Throughout her career, Ann has changed attitudes and maximised people’s confidence and potential. She is equally passionate about her own self-development and has many post degree qualifications including completing her ILM Level 7 in coaching and mentoring.

From a background within the educational and business sector, Ann has dedicated her entire career to date to people development, including previous roles as a part-time lecturer with Manchester Metropolitan University.

She has insight and understanding of commercial performance challenges, yet is equally knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to personal coaching.

Ann facilitates regular leadership programmes and workshops, and launched the first Athena networking group in Rugby in March 2016, email Ann for details.