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Skills FX was created using the experiences gained from its founder (Derek Owen) in his research, design and delivery of over 50,000 training courses and personal coaching sessions to thousands of people, from all backgrounds and at all levels, both online and face-to-face, in over 100 different companies, around the world.

Over the last 30 years, the best practice ideas, models and techniques resulting from this experience have been recorded, reviewed, rewritten, updated and fine-tuned to create a range of highly effective professional soft skills training and development solutions designed to help people to 'unlock their TRUE Potential.'


Skills development solutions designed for 'people who work with and deal with people,’ as part of their job/role. Ideal for individuals in either a work or personal life setting.


Skills development solutions designed for 'people who lead and manage people,' as par
t of their job/role. Ideal for managers, team leaders, supervisors, business people, trainers, coaches etc. 


I run a variety of online personal development courses focusing on soft skills development, deliver personal and business coaching, teach English online by Skype to students around the World and write business books, books for children, comedy sketches and poetry.

Over the years Derek has:

  • Worked as a company director, training manager, senior trainer, course designer, personal coach, business consultant, project manager, lead designer, skills assessor, teacher, sales advisor and financial consultant.
  • Delivered courses in areas such as sales skills, leadership developmentteam building, customer service, business development, motivation, communication, time management, presentations and trainer skills.
  • Trained, coached and developed directors, managers, team leaders, sales people and teams, customer service staff, financial advisors, coaches, business owners, trainers and individuals from all walks of life.
  • Derek has worked with dozens of blue chip companies in the UK, has taught in several schools in Europe, has designed and run teacher training seminars and has set up several training and coaching businesses.
  • Worked in Schools in Poland teaching General and Business English, voice recording for learning organisations, training teachers and Personal coaching.
  • Set up an online English language teaching/coaching business providing a range of professional services for students around the World.
  • His voice has been used by a variety of learning universities and he is an avid writer of business books and stories for children.

 "I believe I have a creative, motivational, flexible and practical approach to all I do. I have a strong desire to support people in helping them to reach their true potential and receive immense satisfaction when someone learns a new skill, gains new understanding, feels more confident to take action and achieves more success."  Derek Owen

Please contact me personally to discuss, in confidence, your personal aims and requirements.

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