Combining military, teaching and psychology experience
Richard is originally from, and grew up around Nottingham. As a teenager Richard was always keen on a career in the RAF and utilised his local Air Cadet squadron to achieve this. This is also where he developed his love for flying. After studying physical geography at Cranfield University Richard joined the Royal Air Force as an Aerospace Systems Operator. Serving tours at control and reporting centres in Norfolk and Northumberland, he was part of a team responsible for the UK Air Defence. After being promoted in 2007 he was posted to the National Air and Space Operations Centre at RAF High Wycombe. This was initially a NATO tour and saw him working very closely alongside NATO member countries to provide air surveillance and control. During his military career Richard has completed various operational overseas tours and has completed tours training Royal Air Force personnel. His final tour was with the Inspectorate of Recruiting at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. Working with the Youth Outreach team he was part of a team responsible for engaging with young people and organisations to raise the awareness of the Royal Air Force as a career. Richard left the Royal Air Force in March 2010 and took a post lecturing at a local college in uniformed public services. Teaching subjects such as command and control, leadership and team development, psychology of behaviour and expedition skills he has utilised all the skills he learned in the services.
Richard is also a qualified teacher, which means your sessions can be adapted to the groups learning styles and abilities. As he left the RAF he decided to start his own business (Propeller Team Training) utilising his team training and teaching skills and share his wealth of knowledge and experience with corporate organisations. Richard is married to Joanna with two children Lucy and Harry. In his spare time he is a glider pilot, enjoys hill walking and the outdoors and playing golf.