Meet Our People

We are a team of highly specialist trainers, supported by world-class client management and a training development team. We come together regularly to discuss how we can best meet the needs of our clients and learners.

Director of Training

Gerard O'Dea

Gerard is responsible for developing our training programmes to meet the needs of our clients and ensuring that Dynamis stays at the forefront of training provision.

Client Manager

Steve O'Dea

Steve is responsible for listening to our clients and customers about their training needs, schedules and budgets and matching them with our programmes.

training advisor

Prof. Chris Cushion

Prof. Cushion provides training design and delivery advice to our team based on over 30 years of expertise in coaching and pedagogy.

Support Manager

Trish O'Flaherty

Trish joined Dynamis with experience in Healthcare, Retail and Transport sectors, bringing a keen eye for detail and a magic customer service ethic to our customer support.

national training lead

Zeb Glover

Zeb has been a member of our training team since 2007 and is one of the most experienced trainers in the country.

"Great trainer, interesting, helpful, steady learning pace, well delivered, learned a lot from it. Zeb was a great instructor and learnt a lot from the day."

midlands lead trainer

Heidi Wroe

Heidi is one of our most popular trainers and has visited hundreds of schools as our Positive Handling training team.

"Heidi was knowledgeable, appreciative of the need for people to share their experiences and gave a great mix of legislative information and practical experience to all candidates."

london area lead trainer

Alex Hunter

Alex uses his insights into autism and behaviour to help many of our clients who look after vulnerable people. 

"Alex was succinct, humourous, very well prepared and kept the course uplifting and fun. It was the best course I have been on for a long time"


Keith Butchard

Keith has a wide variety of experience in responsible roles and brings a pragmatic, time-tested approach to training.

"First class course!. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the course. Keith is an excellent tutor and has always got time to answer questions."


Matt Reay

Matt has been involved in instruction, training and educational roles for many years and brings a fresh approach to Positive Handling and Safe Holding courses.

"Straight forward explanations of techniques. Matt was a lovely instructor with great delivery."


Mike Clarke

Mike is a highly experienced trainer who is very popular with learners due to a relaxed approach and a real focus on the learning environment.

"It was really informative and I feel confident putting it into practice. Mike gave good simple advice with the opportunity to practice"


Director Of Training At Dynamis

Hi and thanks for visiting our website today.

In over 15 years of working with frontline staff who face difficult, distressed and dangerous behaviour, i have seen time and again how prepared staff can perform well and respond to challenging circumstances.

From teachers to nurses, teaching and care assistants to security officers in our hospitals and social workers in the community, if you deal with people every day, managing conflict becomes a necessity.

I became involved in this work because i saw the power of training and preparation in helping people to stay safe at work and to be more successful in working with their colleagues to create better outcomes.

I and my team of professional trainers now teach in over 200 training engagements every year around the uk and internationally for a wide variety of public-facing organizations just like yours.

We have sought out the best conflict management training content and the best learning methods in the world and bring them together for you and your team.

How is Dynamis Positive Handling training different?

As a pioneer in using online training for positive handling we understand how to get the best out of this format, for your busy school and your in-demand staff!

Uniquely flexible to your needs

With no less than 5 different formats for each course we deliver, we work hard to fit into your schedule, your budget and your work - your partner in behaviour management and positive handling.

dedicated to authentic learning

Through our collaboration with Loughborough University faculty, we design and deliver training which has the highest degree of transfer to your working environment.

trauma-informed and responsive

Through our partnership with NAOTP we are committed to being trauma-aware as a team and our problem-solving approach recognises 'all behaviour has meaning'.


Your staff need skills and knowledge which will help you with YOUR specific children and behaviours, so our approach is focused on solving YOUR positive handling issues. See SCENA for more information.

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