Our Team

  • Miranda Jenkins

    Driven by the belief that we can achieve our career goals and ambitions if we are supported in the right way, Miranda has been designing and delivering powerful learning programmes for over 20 years.

    She heads up the Skills to Go team. For managers working in organisations Miranda builds confidence and abilities to step up performance, often resulting in promotion or new opportunities.

  • Skills to Go Associates

    By bringing a talented team of associates together, Skills to Go Ltd is now a strong regional player in learning and development – delivering management programmes across the south-west of England and beyond, and delivering leadership courses in European countries. Each associate is hand-picked for their exceptional ability to facilitate learning and support participants in their development journey.

Clare Saunders, Learning and Development Manager – Accord-UK Ltd

“Skills to Go Ltd. has been regularly delivering skills development for staff throughout our business for a number of years. During the past year Miranda Jenkins has been training large numbers staff at all levels using a highly effective blend of learning methodologies that have proved to embed lasting skills improvement amongst our teams, team leaders and management teams. The work Skills to Go has delivered has significantly improved the acquisition and embedding of vital management behaviours in our business – the programmes have evaluated brilliantly with notable return on investment. Our staff have enjoyed Miranda’s approach, she forms relationships quickly, is professional and skilled in developing people. She is agile and focused and as one of our preferred suppliers I fully recommend both Miranda and her approach to training to other organisations.”

Alison Breton, Chair of Trustees, The Dean Heritage Centre

“As Chair of Trustees for the Dean Heritage Centre, I was looking for an experienced and effective facilitator to run a session for trustees, volunteers and staff members. Our aim was to consolidate key messages about our strategic vision, to ensure everyone connected with the key messages and that everyone knew what part they could play in the future success of this charity. I was delighted with the session that Miranda designed and delivered. The session was well received, those who attended found it uplifting and motivational, and it certainly achieved the outcomes we needed.”

Paul Sadler, General Manager Calcot Manor

“Calcot Health & Leisure Ltd. has reaped the benefits from its staff attending the Future Managers management programmes. We selected several of our staff who showed potential for taking more responsibility and use the training programme to equip them with new ways of thinking, broader perspectives and sharpened skillsets for taking their first management roles. So pleased were we with the impact of the programme that we have now commissioned our own in-house version of the course, and are working with Skills to Go to develop another 11 managers across four of our businesses. Our plan is to run these on an annual basis now and we see it as an integral part of our approach to succession planning, staff retention and continuing business success.”

Faye Turner, People and Culture Business Partner

‘I really enjoyed both days of the management course – one of the best sessions we’ve had delivered within our business and I know the team found it useful too so thank you for all of your efforts’

Neill Ricketts, CEO Versarien PLC

‘We considered a number of providers to deliver a leadership development programme & we were pleased to award the contract to Miranda Jenkins. It was clear from the outset that she was attuned to the needs of our business and clearly demonstrated that she could design a bespoke programme that could flex to the ever-changing needs of our fast-growing business.  Throughout the delivery of the programme (which combined psychometric testing with workshops, project work and coaching) the team have been stimulated and interested by the subjects covered and they have benefited from a good degree of support whilst attending workshops and at distance. This programme came at a critical time for us, in ensuring we can take the business to the next level & Miranda Jenkins and her team have made a significant impact on equipping our leadership team with the vital skill sets they, and the business need.’

Simon Bennett, Managing Director Augill Castle Ltd.

‘Miranda Jenkins of Skills To Go Ltd has undertaken various pieces of work for us. As a small business it is often difficult to see the bigger picture, especially when contemplating a change of direction. On each occasion Miranda has helped us achieve that allowing us to formulate clear objectives, reasoned arguments and visualise achievable outcomes.

When we worked with Miranda to focus our business direction of travel she engaged the whole team in an immersive day of interactive exercises that brought them together and signing form the same hymn sheet in a way that only an external person who has taken the time and care to understand the business thoroughly could have done.

When she worked with us as directors to scope out a new five year vision for the business she helped us to face up to the opportunities and threats we faced, including our own personal barriers in a non combative but critical and constructive manner. The result has been a coherent and well articulated plan that now forms the basis of all our decision making.

If you are a small business looking for inspiration, a shot in the arm for your leadership skills or a fresh pair of eyes on a strategic goal, I can highly recommend Miranda and Skills To Go.’

 

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