Are you an organisation or not-for-profit?

If the information that keeps your organisation running is trapped inside the heads of your employees, or scattered around various hard drives...it’s time to change that.

It's time to turn your collective know-how into powerful, well structured learning content.

  • If your organisation employs industry leaders and experts who need to deliver strong, effective presentations and training...
  • If you have reams and reams of great content buried in shared drives, but you have no idea how to deliver that to your clients and employees in an efficient, useful, actionable way…
  • If you’d like your courses, workshops and resources to consistently leave people feeling educated and empowered, instead of more overwhelmed than a chameleon in a bag of Skittles…
  • If you know you need better systems for backing up and organising your content and data, but aren’t sure where to start...
  • If you’re worried about what you’re going to do when the one guy who has encyclopaedic knowledge of a particular niche (or actually knows how to fix the black screen of death) leaves...

I can help.

Let’s take the knowledge and information that makes your organisation great right now, and develop learning tools to help ensure it’s going to be great in the long term - even if your hard drives crash, or top-tier employees decide to move on.

And let’s do it in a way that’s not going to feel like a time-consuming, soul-killing headache.

Hi, I'm Maria Doyle, an education and training consultant.

I help professionals in organisations and not-for-profits with systemising and digitalising their expertise. Or, in other terms: I help them get knowledge and information out of their heads and hard drives, and to the people who need it - in an efficient, effective, sustainable and scale-able way. Even if they’re not sure where to start, or don’t consider themselves natural born teachers.

I've been in this industry for 20 years, am Masters qualified, have worked in 10 countries and had 13 overseas postings involving teaching, teacher training and curriculum development - for both online and offline learning materials.

I've worked for schools, universities, vocational colleges, small businesses, and government departments, but the one thing that has never changed is my passion for learning, and helping professionals create quality learning experiences that create real change in the lives of their learners.

In short, learning and education lights me up - and I want you to be passionate about it too.

Find out more about my background here.
For a full set of qualifications and work experience details, click here.
Hear what my clients say about working with me, here.

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I can guide, coach, or consult for you on any of these areas:

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:
    • Course Outlines, Overviews and Learning Product Design
  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT:
    • Theory, Outcomes, Competency based training, Assessments, & Practical Tasks
  • RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT:
    • Presentations, Keynotes, Delivery Skills and Visual Aids
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:
    • Reflective Practitioner Skills, Course Reviews, Feedback & Evaluations

Here's what we can create together:

quizzes and opt-ins to find your ideal client

goals oriented, outcomes based lessons

presentations, tutorials, webinars or video training

trust building articles and books

workbooks, tape-scripts and audio-recordings

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  • Stage 1: Design Your Product

    What product are you going to create?

    How does it work?

    How is it delivered?

    What can your clients expect?

    Are you catering for different learning styles?

    Do you have a complete user experience plan?

  • Stage 2: Write your Curriculum

    What are you going to cover in terms of outcomes, theory, examples, activities? 

    How much content do you have and can you find it all easily?

    Why do they need this content? How will it change their business or lives?

    How will you motivate them to complete the learning content?

  • Stage 3: Build Your Resources

    How are you going to create the presentations, workbooks, activity resources, tapescripts, audios, videos?

    Do you know how to structure materials for maximum engagement?

    Are your teaching skills best practice for adult learning?

    Do you want to avoid death by powerpoint?

  • Stage 4: Review your Content

    Are you improving your content every time it's delivered? 

    Are you collecting feedback before, during and after the learning experience?

    Do you know how and when to process and address the suggestions you receive? 

    Do you have content that needs a complete overhaul?

Not sure what that means? Or what it would look like for your organisation? Let me explain.

There are four main stages to creating quality learning resources.

We’ll work together - from wherever you’re at - to ensure the project is completed on time, on budget, and does exactly the job you need it to.

Still not sure what stage you’re at, or why it’s important to go through all of them?

I totally get the urge to skip ahead and get to the fun part (making money, seeing people loving your content, resources easy to find and distribute).

Having worked with stacks of organisations looking to get their content out of where it's being stored, and into a quality set of leveraged, engaging learning experiences, here’s the answers to a few questions I’m sure you have about 'why you’ve got to eat your vegetables first'.

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What do you get when you work with me?

  • Personalised Action Plan

    For moving forward with your content and task planning and creation. No more confusion, overwhelm and stress regarding what to do next, or how to go about creating a learning experience that you KNOW is going to change lives.

  • A mentor who cares

    Creating Quality Learning Experiences, and helping others OUT of their overwhelm and into a calm, organised, RELIEVED headspace, is what I excel at - my clients refer to me as a cheerleader for content creation - I'm there every step of the way - especially when the going gets tough!

  • A team of professionals

    I've spent the past 5 years building a team of professionals I know, like and trust, so whether you need copy-editing, graphic design or web development, I have professionals I will work with, to get your project done RIGHT the first time.

  • Relief

    You get to hand all the organising and systemising over  to someone who (nerd alert!) loves doing that stuff and know that it's going to come back as a cohesive learning experience that produces raving clients.

  • Confidence

    Know your learning materials are 5 star quality. Know you have the skills to deliver it well. Start falling back in love with what you do - the content, how it can change lives, and getting that message out there to the people who need it the most. 

  • Focus

    Stop second guessing yourself and stressing out about what you should be doing next. Start focusing on creating awesome content (which you're best at doing anyway).

What's it like to work with me?

Well, I call a spade a shovel and I'm not into fluffing around or telling you what you want to hear. I am good at listening though, and will help YOU create the experience YOU want - not what I THINK you should have. Your circus, your monkeys.

I focus on results, and know that life comes and goes and things don't always go to plan. Most importantly, meltdowns are fine, direction changes are welcomed, and my job is done when YOU'RE happy and confident to keep working on your own.

Not sure I've worked on a project like yours?

Here are some recent projects I have worked on with government, private and not for profit organisations:

  • Creating an 8 part animated educational video series from a 25 page policy document.
  • Curating the IP from several departments into a range of online educational products for a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Developing a tired, face to face workshop, into two new restructured products: an online self study, blended learning format (online course materials with community support and weekly coaching calls), and the completely revamped face to face workshop materials including presentations, learner workbooks, supplementary reading materials and facilitator guides.
  • Developing a 45 question quiz, that helped build an educational sequence that delivered personalised responses in only the areas the clients self-identified as having. Need an example?

 

Who I've worked with

  • Austraining International, Adelaide,
  • Behaviour Tonics, Perth,
  • Cash Converters National Conference, Perth,
  • Coffey International, Brisbane,
  • Curtin University, Perth
  • Deakin University, Melbourne,
  • Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Perth,
  • Developmental Disability WA, Perth
  • ILUKA, Perth,
  • Polytechnic West, Perth,
  • Vizcom Technologies, Perth,
  • WA Individualised Services, Perth,
  • WATESOL, Perth,
  • Wellness Designs, Brisbane,
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Need some specific examples? I worked with Debbie and her team

to create an 8 part animated video series from a 25 page policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs, for a large, state wide government department.

Debbie Gaskin

"Full of energy, accurate and engaging"

As the project manager for the Alcohol and Other Drugs management policy implementation project I chose Maria to work with because during our initial meeting she claimed to be highly motivated, professional and passionate about her work.   The project has now been completed and Maria was true to her word, she was full of energy and ideas and clearly loved the work she did which resulted in an educational package which is accurate, engaging and suitable for a diverse audience of over 30 000 people.

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Ready to get started?

Let’s talk practicalities and pricing (because I know that’s the bottom line). You can work with me on any of the 4 stages of learning materials development, and I have a few levels of support I can provide.

It's like having an L&D expert on call, without having to go through the rigmarole of employing someone on a long term basis. Packages (samples below) can be created to suit your specific organisation’s needs; we can work on any or all of the following stages intensively, or at your own speed.

  • Stage 1: Design Your Product

    What are you going to create, and what can your clients expect? Do you have a complete user experience plan?

  • Stage 2: Write your Curriculum

    What are you going to cover in terms of outcomes, theory, examples, activities? How much content do you have and can you find it all easily?

  • Stage 3: Build Your Resources

    How are you going to create the presentations, workbooks, activity resources, tapescripts, audios, videos? Will they be best practice for adult learning?

  • Stage 4: Review your Content

    Are you improving your content every time it's delivered? Do you have content that needs a complete overhaul?

Power start

$1495 AUD/month
  • 1 half day session
  • Weekly half hour follow up sessions
  • Full access to online Library of professional development resources
  • Current Clients Content Creation Community for extra Q&A, group learning, regular live tutorials, tips and tricks

Steady support

$2195 AUD/month
  • 2 half day sessions
  • Weekly half hour follow up sessions
  • Full access to online Library of professional development resources
  • Current Clients Content Creation Community for extra Q&A, group learning, regular live tutorials, tips and tricks

Full throttle

$3595 AUD/month
  • 4 half day sessions
  • Weekly half hour follow up sessions
  • Full access to online Library of professional development resources
  • Current Clients Content Creation Community for extra Q&A, group learning, regular live tutorials, tips and tricks

Got questions about the packages?

It's a big step. You have questions. It's only natural!

Know this: I love working with professionals and organisations who are ready to invest in their learning content, to ensure it's of the highest quality, and created as quickly and efficiently as possible; after all, it is the core of your business, the product that will herald you as the expert in your field, the resources that are going to create such positive change in the lives of your clients that they spread the (good) word about you - it's worth the investment right?

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Not sure what you need?

All good. Some times you just need a few hours of strategic planning, sometimes you need a short term consultant to manage a project. I hear you. Book your Complimentary 15 minute Strategy Session so I  can help you move forward with your content and delivery plans. Every client is different, every solution is different.

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Sonia Ferns

"Impeccable approach ... an exceptionally high standard of work"

Maria is effervescent, passionate and energetic with the resilience to focus tirelessly until the job is done. She is a compassionate person who considers issues and challenges from a holistic perspective ensuring outcomes and decisions are inclusive of all stakeholders.

Maria’s impeccable approach and keen attention to detail culminates in an exceptionally high standard of work in terms of presentation and output.

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I worked with Tony and his team

to bring some pizazz to a week long professional development and strategy conference for the managers of Cash Converters, a national company..

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"I would highly recommend... an absolute pleasure to work with"

What a Sensational Session!!!

Maria presented an empowering session on “Presentations that Engage, Inspire and Motivate” to both my HR team and National Operational leaders. The value was unanimous and all participants, including myself, were impressed with the delivery, structure and excitement created by Maria. All participants regularly develop and deliver presentations on a day-to-day basis and at the end of this session, all participants were able to identify a number of opportunities to improve and enhance the quality of training and presentations being delivered within the business.

So if you need to re-energise and empower your HR team or Business leaders to become better presenters, even if they have been doing it for years, then I would highly recommend Maria and this workshop.

Thank you Maria for being so effective in your delivery and an absolute pleasure to work with – I will certainly look forward to booking you again.

Tony Boutoubia

National HR Manager - Cash Converters

Interested, but not quite ready yet?

My Content Creation Quiz can help.

The Content Creation Quiz takes you through the myriad of different things you need to consider BEFORE you start creating content, so you save yourself time, energy and effort doing things the right way, the first time.

It's just one of many resources I've got for clients like you, in The Library; which is packed full of lessons, tutorials, worksheets and templates designed to solve the problems that my clients have experienced while working through the content creation process with me.

Have great content, but don't have a course yet?

These resources will give you the blueprint to get started!

Made it to the bottom of this page? Hello! I get the feeling you *might* be fairly interested in getting started...

Book your Complimentary 15 minute Strategy Session so we can find out whether we're the right fit to be helping you move forward with your content and delivery plans.

Maria Doyle

Founder and Director
SELECT Consultants Pty Ltd trading as Create Real Change
ABN: 46 161 932 305

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