A University of Cambridge tutor and professional writer
Alan Barker is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has two decades of experience as a tutor, trainer and coach.
As Managing Director of Kairos Training Limited, Alan has over twenty years’ experience in training communication skills, creativity, problem-solving and innovation.
In the finance sector, he has partnered with ABN Amro, BBVA, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Fortis, HSBC, Merril Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and RBS.
Alan is an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, for whom he runs a Copywriting Masterclass. He is also a member of the European Speechwriter Network, running regular training courses and hosting their conferences. He has delivered speechwriting programmes for the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, the International Criminal Court as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. He works regularly for the London Assembly and for other local authorities in the UK.
Alan has published over 25 books and ebooks, including Improve Your Communication Skills (Kogan Page), How to Solve Almost Any Problem (Pearson), and Writing at Work (Spiro Press). He has also authored How to Write an Essay, Creativity at Work and Understanding Innovation (all published by Bookboon).
Alan has worked in countries on every continent except (so far) Australia and Antarctica.
Alan is a fantastic tutor. His courses are not only very useful and helpful but enjoyable and inspirational too. Thank you!
The trainer was an expert who did not just deliver the course material. Absolutely fascinating and inspiring.
Business Manager, ING
Good, helpful and truthful.
Take a look at some of the clients in the finance sector who've benefited from Alan's expertise:
Council of Mortgage Lenders
Deutsche Bank (Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore)
HSBC (Europe, Asia, South America)
ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
Prudential (Hong Kong)
Regents Business School
Clients in other sectors include:
British Science Association
The British Museum
Chartered Institute of Marketingg
Chartered Insurance Institute
Directory of Social Change
East Sussex County Council
Gloucester City Council
Gloucester County Council
Greater London Authority
Imperial War Museums
The International Criminal Court (The Hague)
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Jeddah)
Korea National Diplomatic Academy (Seoul)
Leoron Professional Development Institute (Dubai, Riyadh. Jeddah)
LKS Training (Khartoum)
The Natural History Museum
North Somerset District Council
South Downs National Park
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Westminster City Council
World Wildlife Fund UK