Episode 76 – Dean Taylor – IMD Group

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In today’s episode of Climb In Consulting I speak with Dean Taylor, CEO at IMD Group, the specialist digital transformation and training consultancy focused on delivering complex change in the secure and public sector environments.

Dean’s story is rather unique and one that I’m sure will resonate with a lot of you. Unlike many of my previous guests who’ve started their own consulting businesses in their 20s or 30s, Dean started his entrepreneurial journey later in life. Having already held senior roles in both Government and Consulting he decided to strike out on his own and launch IMD Group. A business which he has grown into a team of over 140 in just 6 years.

Since being introduced by our mutual friend Ben Chapple at Circle Performance, Dean and I have got to know each other well and it was great to have a chance to speak to him for the podcast and share his journey and his insights with you.

We cover a lot in this one and go into detail on a whole host of fascinating topics, including:

– Dean’s journey with IMD, and how he turned it from a failing training company into the £16 million business it is today.

– Dean’s take on leading a business through lockdown and his advice for others on how to support your team through this difficult time.

– And Dean’s perspective on learning and development for both consulting leaders and military leavers to help you both give the best to your team and get the best from them.

I really enjoyed catching up with Dean for this interview. Pre-lockdown we’d planned to do this at my kitchen table over a beer and while sadly we had to have this conversation remotely, it didn’t affect the great insights and stories that Dean was able to share.

Whether you’re running a consulting business or you’re listening to this podcast as a military leaver, looking to get in to consulting, I know you’re going to enjoy this one.

Get in touch with Dean at – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-taylor-64291a2/

Check out IMD at – https://www.imd-group.co.uk/

Specific things we discuss in the show:

Margaret Thatcher’s Autobiography – https://amzn.to/36XMpm3

Jeremy Corbyn’s Autobiography – https://amzn.to/2MGBJSc

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