Designing PRACTICAL Training for Performance

Jamie Dixon

Shaping Paths is a boutique management consultancy based in China and the UK and was founded by me, Jamie Dixon.

I am a Coach, Facilitator and Author.

I’ve worked with over 140 multinational companies throughout the APAC region. I work in both English and Mandarin. I am originally from Mid-Sussex in the UK, and have been based in Shanghai, China for over a decade.

My mission is to use my PRACTICAL training design methodology to help organisations and people make the positive impact they crave. I love working with people who see a change that needs to happen, big or small, and need to find a way of making that happen.

I care about value. Value to me is nothing to do with numbers. It’s all about impacting the people we serve. Training and coaching are not the solutions I provide, they are simply mediums through which I serve people. I believe that value and service are what makes the human world go round. The more we are able to impact others in a meaningful way, the more meaningful our own life becomes.

Serving the right people is what makes my life meaningful.

Free Tool – Is Training the Right Solution?

We need to make sure training is the right solution for it to be PRACTICAL. Sometimes there are simpler, cheaper alternatives.

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Coaching and Training  For Leaders, Teams and Individuals

I help my clients by designing and delivering practical learning solutions using my Shaping Paths Practical Training methodology based on my book “Shaping Paths – How to Design and Deliver Practical Training”. 

I start with a Performance Needs Analysis meeting to help clarify your goals and performance gaps and decide on the most practical solution going forward. Sometimes through this meeting we discover a solution that you can implement on your own without the need of my services, and that is fine.

My goal is to help you:

  • Identify PERFORMANCE Needs
  • Design PRACTICAL, Blended and Performance Focused Solutions
  • Improve Leadership, Influence and Communication Capabilities

I help my clients using the following solutions:

What My Clients Say

Jamie is an experienced corporate trainer who can win trust from client and audience easily base on his solid expertise, after cooperating with him on several training courses I found his bilingual language skills and training style also do help him a lot to reach into heart of Chinese trainees, and therefore obtaining nice training effect is a natural thing.

HR Manager, Power Management Company

Jamie is very good at understanding client’s needs and developing customized training programs. He cares about more than the “course” itself. He is very dedicated to improving the actual results – behavior change of the trainees, and in order to do that, he is willing to put in extra efforts. Trainees of our company refer to his course as “interesting, engaging, clear and helpful”.

HR Manager, High Tech Company

Jamie was the Lead Facilitator for A Learning Culture’s “One Team, One Goal” seminar – a full-day teambuilding and communication training event delivered to Medela, Inc. As a facilitator, Jamie was fantastic, delivering in Chinese with enthusiasm, clarity and charisma. As a business partner, he was a pleasure to work with at every stage of the project. Full of great ideas and passion for his work, Jamie comes with my highest regard and recommendation.

Founder, Consulting Company

Excellent! That is the word I would use to describe the training Jamie provided me and my staff. Well thought out, wonderfully executed and because of that, the time just flew by. Other training we have had in the past were boring, but with Jamie’s program, we were all encouraged to participate and ended it with a very positive experience and skills we could use the very next day.

General Manager, Healthcare Company

Jamie is a real professional with high level of accountability. My organization have two times cooperation with Jamie. One is hired Jamie as our trainer. His training is inspired and practical. The second time, we hired Jamie as the M.C of the Top Employers Certification Dinner. Both me and Jamie took a risk on this decision, and it turned out to be a very good one. Jamie’s excellent communication skill makes the whole dinner very smooth. I am sure that we will have more cooperation with Jamie.

General Manager, HR Consulting Company

Articles and Videos

Training is Just Like a Painkiller

When people get headaches, one of the first things they think of is painkillers. Feel pain, take painkillers. So they go out to the nearest pharmacy and buy painkillers. They then take those painkillers, and their pain gets killed… Temporarily. After a few hours, the pain comes back. So they [...]

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Contact Me

Would you like me to help you?

I can help you and your team conduct a Performance Needs Analysis, Design PRACTICAL, Blended and Performance Focused Training Solutions, and Deliver through Coaching and Facilitation.

I split my time between China and the UK, and I prefer to work virtually.

The best ways to reach me are by: