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Rich Howard

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Lead Facilitator

Rich is a Lead Facilitator with Take Point Training. Prior to joining the company, he served as a Royal Marines Officer for 13 years and led troops in wide a range of hostile environments including the Arctic, desert and jungle.


Rich has also held operational and strategic roles including media and information operations and defence diplomacy. He is currently focused on the design and delivery of experiential learning programmes at Take Point Training, including the use of outdoor and adventurous activities to facilitate high-impact team development.


Rich’s qualifications include B Ed (Hons) in Outdoor Education, PG Cert in Leadership Studies and ILM  in Leadership & Management.


What leadership means to Rich:

"Effective leadership is centred on cultivating a very personal connection with other humans. It requires genuine empathy and trust as well as a willingness to 'own the risk' associated with your teams' endeavours. I believe that the phrase 'eyes-on, hands-off' neatly encapsulates the light-touch approach which can empower those around you to seize opportunities and innovate for success. I also consider leadership by personal example to be vital and believe that a leader should aspire to be the embodiment of the values and behaviours that they wish to see in their team."

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