OUR CREW

Here is our main team; the people who set-up the training and make it happen

Debbie

Managing Director

Debbie is a natural creator; of business strategy, products and services, learning materials and courses. She meets with clients, finds out what they need, steers the projects in the right direction and makes sure that the quality is constantly there.

Always a thought leader and initiator of ideas, she writes, presents, is on camera and is always coming up with new ways to make things even better.

And as people are a key part of our business, she finds exactly the right people, bringing out the best in them and figuring out how they can contribute to a project, to get even better results.

Fabulous facts about Debbie

She’s danced salsa in the jungles of Columbia, was a disco dance champion ‘back in the day’ and she can still be found at dance events. An avid explorer, she’s travelled in 80 countries. Writer of upbeat, self-deprecating and funny stories, her plan is to do more to help disadvantaged children and to use her writing skills.

Fabulous facts about Debbie

She’s danced salsa in the jungles of Columbia, was a disco dance champion ‘back in the day’ and she can still be found at dance events. An avid explorer, she’s travelled in 80 countries. Writer of upbeat, self-deprecating and funny stories, her plan is to do more to help disadvantaged children and to use her writing skills.

Natalie

Operations Director

Having been a key member of the Virada team for over a decade, Natalie understands that training is so much more than just the course itself. She’s the one that works to pull it all together. ‘It’, being, the client projects and the business operations whilst she’s at it.

If Virada was in the film business, she’d be the director, the producer and bring it to the screen ahead of time. How she does it, we really don’t know but we watch in awe.

Attention to detail comes naturally to her and she seamlessly ensures that clients and our team have everything they need, when they need it. Natalie is the key player when it comes to the set up and management of the on-demand programmes.

Fabulous facts about Natalie

A true advocate of positivity and with a love of books, Natalie can often be found taking walks in the Cotswolds, thinking up new storylines for her children’s books.

Fabulous facts about Natalie

A true advocate of positivity and with a love of books, Natalie can often be found taking walks in the Cotswolds, thinking up new storylines for her children’s books.

Elliot

Production Manager

Elliot brings his special blend of creativity, fresh ideas, production and tech expertise. Coming from a sales and service background, he brings sharp-end experience to the course content.

He helps with business operations, assists with course set up and takes care of course production of our on-demand courses; filming and getting the final product right. He also helps with training project set up and execution, liaising with clients along the way.

Elliot has a warmth and an upbeat demeanour; always happy to help and with a strong work ethic.

Fabulous facts about Elliot

Being part of the Barrow family, naturally he’s travelled widely; including to the Ecuadorean jungle when he was greeted at the age of 6 years, as the youngest traveller to the village. Two years later, Elliot started singing and he’s now an aspiring artist, spending time in his production studio, writing and recording his own tracks.

Fabulous facts about Elliot

Being part of the Barrow family, naturally he’s travelled widely; including to the Ecuadorean jungle when he was greeted at the age of 6 years, as the youngest traveller to the village. Two years later, Elliot started singing and he’s now an aspiring artist, spending time in his production studio, writing and recording his own tracks.

Sam

Research & Development Manager

Sam is our go-to person for research and development. If a client wants us to carry out some training needs analysis, mystery customer research or to learn more about their business, Sam is involved. And if we want to develop a programme, create new exercises, or prepare a proposal, her input is key. With her laser-focus, she can find a ‘needle in a haystack’, for example, if we need to find the right person to support a programme.

She also helps to reach out to customers and develop connections.  Sam takes pride in being part of a strong, solid, authentic team and she always manages to pull it out of the bag, to find chillness and humour in everything.

Fabulous facts about Sam

Sam is a yoga teacher and holds yoga and meditation classes. During her yoga training, she spent time living with the Bedouin community in the Sinai desert of Egypt, observing their culture, which gave her valuable insight into their accepting and forgiving nature. This helped to shape her journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.

Fabulous facts about Sam

Sam is a yoga teacher and holds yoga and meditation classes. During her yoga training, she spent time living with the Bedouin community in the Sinai desert of Egypt, observing their culture, which gave her valuable insight into their accepting and forgiving nature. This helped to shape her journey of self-discovery and wellbeing.

Michael

Business Consultant

Michael’s strategic thinking, operational bias and track-record in increasing sales in growing companies, is of great benefit to us and our clients. He has over 30 years of experience in blue chip companies including Vodafone and Telefónica (O2). He helped set up Giffgaff, operationally managed it from £0 to £38 million in 18 months; led teams of more than 1,000 and budgets of over £2 million.

He enjoys being a mentor and coach as well as a Trustee for a UK charity.

He seems to so easily and calmly, come up with just the right answer to any question or problem. We’ve now told him that he should write a book called: ‘Michaels Top Tips on just about Anything!’.

Fabulous facts about Michael

He loves house renovations, is keen on wellbeing and health and we recently found out that he’s taken up bee keeping. Not one to ‘name drop’, but Michael did spend day with David Bowie and also had a one-to-one with Michael Schumacher.

Fabulous facts about Michael

He loves house renovations, is keen on wellbeing and health and we recently found out that he’s taken up bee keeping. Not one to ‘name drop’, but Michael did spend day with David Bowie and also had a one-to-one with Michael Schumacher.

Our Support and Training Crew

These are some of the people who help us either behind the scenes or for training projects.

If you want a particular service, product or programme, we may rocket in one of our very talented team of trainers, coaches and specialists. 

What clients say
about working with us

“I love working with you. You make everything seem so simple.”

“We really appreciate the commitment you have to our business and our people.”

“It’s an absolute pleasure working with you and we’re so appreciative of what you’ve done for us.”

What’s it like to work with us?

We’re easy to work with. Well, we like to think so. Here are some of the goodies you’ll experience by working with the Virada team.

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