ABOUT

 

TheAvidDoer

The Avid Doer was created in November 2017 by me, Charles Goff-Deakins Assoc CIPD; an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), HR writer, professional development blogger, and self-confessed HR/L&D geek.

Through my articles, I aim to teach eager professionals how to take ownership of their professional learning and development in order to lead, manage and develop their careers with confidence.

The articles are written from my perspective and experiences from working in a number of varied roles (waiter, banking analyst, accountant, artist, goat farmer…)…

…at various levels (entry, supervisor, manager, solopreneur)…

…and within a number of industries and sectors (banking, catering, health and safety, customer service, and of course HR, where I am now).

As an avid doer, my determination has brought me to where I am now: I can confidently say I love my job and working life (sorry, I’m one of those).

I’ve had to find ways of overcoming personal barriers and ‘quirks’ as an introvert to develop as an HR/L&D professional, and over the years this has grown into a mental library of useful tips and know-how.

And by writing for The Avid Doer, I have the opportunity to share this with you, by providing advice and insights, tips on self-managed learning, and tutorials on high-in-demand soft business skills.

I divide my time working as a senior HR officer, writing for The Avid Doer and HR Zone, no doubt studying a course of some kind, and keeping a home with my husband in the Peak District where I cook, write, blog, take photographs and hike.

It is important to note that any advice or guidance offered on The Avid Doer is for information only, and should not be used as legal advice. The articles are written from what I have personally experienced and learned, and is written purely from my own point of view. At no point do these opinions or the advice represent those of my employer, past and present. Please seek the assistance of a legal professional if you require support.

The contents of this website can be shared freely with those you feel will benefit from it but please credit the author and the website and do not pass as your own work. Passing any of The Avid Doer contents as your own constitutes as infringement and is against the law. Commercial copying, hiring, or lending is strictly prohibited. 

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