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About Learning Uncut

We’re a learning and development consultancy for organisations that want to thrive.
About

About Learning Uncut

We’re a learning and development consultancy for organisations that want to thrive.
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Results Focused

Build a business case for L&D with evidence-informed approaches and measurable outcomes from your learning and development activities.
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Expert Guidance

Our multi-award winning team brings decades of experience, both working in and contributing to the learning and development industry.
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Tailored Approach

Our L&D consultants work closely with you to tailor your learning strategy so that it’s practical, high-impact, and delivers maximum business value.
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The Support You Need to Unlock Learning Potential

Are you a progressive L&D leader who wants to add real value to your organisation?
Shifts in the world of work require L&D teams to become more relevant, engaging, impactful, and agile than ever before. At the same time, emerging skills, learning innovation and research bring exciting potential for more efficient, effective and inclusive organisational learning.

Despite these opportunities, you can expect barriers as you create change and transform learning. Whether you’re unsure of your next step, time-poor, short on budget, facing resistance, lacking confidence, or even just overwhelmed by the enormous amount of work involved... you’re not alone. Even the most forward-thinking L&D teams are hard-pressed to keep up with the pace of change.

Are you ready to unlock real business value and truly transform learning in your organisation? You need a clear learning strategy, the right mindset, a supportive culture, and expert guidance. That’s where we come in.
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Who is Learning Uncut?

Learning Uncut are learning and development consultants that work with learning teams and business leaders to accelerate learning transformation. Our L&D specialists take the time to get to know you and your business, educate and guide you, and work closely with you to tailor our approach to meet your needs.
Whether you need to create or update your learning strategy, enhance your learning team’s capabilities, align learning to business value, or implement modern learning approaches, we’re here to support you at every step of the way.

Founded by respected and sought after L&D expert, Michelle Ockers, Learning Uncut is your trusted source for organisational knowledge and advice. We’ve worked with businesses of all sizes, including TAFE NSW, National Australia Bank, Qantas, Asahi Beverages, Schindler, the Australian Public Service, Sport Australia, and the University of Wollongong. We’d love to help you, too!

Together, we can align your learning to your business needs, unleash continuous learning, and build capability to help your business thrive.
Values

Our Values

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Always Learning

We constantly explore, challenge ourselves, and learn through our work, networks and resources - and support others to do the same.
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Impact

We focus on achieving outcomes that make a difference in the world, from the work we do, to our community contributions.
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Collaboration

We build and sustain close working relationships with our clients and partners based on shared values, purpose, and trust.
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Pragmatism

Our approach is grounded in the real world of the people and organisations we work with, accelerating your transformation one stretch at a time.
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Michelle's Story

I'm an organisational learning and modern workplace learning practitioner who works with leaders who want learning to make a bigger impact in their organisation.

I’ve spent close to three decades in learning and development. After 16 years in the Royal Australian Air Force, I brought my training and project management experience into the corporate sector.

By 2012, I was setting up and leading Coca-Cola Amatil’s Supply Chain Technical Academy. Soon after, I started sharing what I was working on (and how I was doing it) on my blog and Twitter. As I began to connect with experts and other learning professionals around the globe, new opportunities opened up for me to contribute to the learning industry in a much bigger way. My understanding of the possibilities for learning shifted dramatically and I embraced a business-first mindset, supported by contemporary learning practices. By 2016, I was consulting to some of Australia’s most well known brands.

In 2018, I started my popular podcast, Learning Uncut, helping L&D professionals share real stories about their work. And in 2019, I was awarded Learning Professional of the Year through the Australian Institute of Training and Development, and the Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for contribution to the field of informal learning.

During the pandemic, more organisations reached out to me, realising that I was ready to support them anywhere around the world. The podcast became a global go-to source for examples of leading edge industry practice, matching my vision for the industry’s potential - and how we can achieve that together. So, I decided to make it the official business name, launching the Learning Uncut brand in 2021.

Through Learning Uncut, I can leverage our global presence and network to offer L&D leaders everywhere the opportunity to thrive, with the support of leading experts.

Everyday I get to see L&D leaders and teams make progress, tap into new ways of working, and create real impact in their organisations.

I look forward to getting to know you and your team!
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Our team

Your Learning Experts

When you work with us, you tap into the knowledge and experience of some of the world’s top learning experts

Michelle Ockers

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Founder & Chief Learning Strategist
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Michelle Ockers

Founder & Chief Learning Strategist

Award-winning speaker and host of the Learning Uncut Podcast, Michelle brings decades of learning and development experience. Michelle focuses her time on developing and implementing learning strategies. She also helps L&D professionals learn new skills and shift their mindsets through engaging workshops and presentations.

Ravina Bhatia

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Learning Strategist
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Ravina Bhatia

Learning Strategist

Ravina is an experienced learning leader and practitioner. She supports our clients as they develop learning strategy and capability. Drawing on insight from her work across a wide range of industries and experience using new and emerging forms of learning, her practical guidance helps drive results.

Letitia Grzes

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Letitia Grzes

Marketing Manager

Letitia creates solid workflows for every aspect of our marketing, making brand consistency and messaging coherence effortless. Letitia brings the perfect mix of strategic thinking, creativity, technical skills, pragmatism, and efficiency.

Natalie DeBon-Govic

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Administration Manager and Podcast Producer
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Natalie DeBon-Govic

Administration Manager and Podcast Producer

Natalie runs our back office. With 20+ years’ experience in administration, she does a brilliant job with podcast production, social media scheduling, online course management, event logistics, and coordination.

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Podcast Editor
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Dave Stokes

Podcast Editor

Dave is our talented podcast editor. With qualifications in business computing and psychology, and expertise in sound engineering and audio book production, he’s the perfect person to bring every Learning Uncut episode to your ears.

Learning Partners

Our Current Learning Partners

Laura Overton

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Laura Overton

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Award-winning international speaker, author, and leader of a global research programme for 15 years, Laura helps drive change in learning innovation. Alongside Michelle Ockers and Shannon Tipton, Laura supports L&D Leaders who want to influence change in their organisations through Emerging Stronger.

Nigel Paine

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Nigel Paine

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Nigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development in the public, private and academic sectors.  Co-presenter of Learning Now TV and respected author of three books on workplace learning, Nigel is one of the world’s top experts in corporate learning. Nigel partners with Learning Uncut to deliver Building Learning Culture programs to L&D professionals.

Shannon Tipton

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Shannon Tipton

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Shannon has over 25 years’ industry experience and is the founder of Learning Rebels, author of “Disruptive Learning” and a sought after conference speaker. Alongside Michelle Ockers and Laura Overton, Shannon supports L&D Leaders who want to influence change in their organisations through Emerging Stronger.

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Work With An Experienced L&D Transformation Team

Book a free consultation with our learning and development consultants. We’ll review your situation and share tailored recommendations for the next steps in your learning strategy and capability building.
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Our achievements

Recognised for Our Impact

2019 Australian Institute of Training and Development

Learning Professional of The Year
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Initiative: DotCom Mob

We support DotCom Mob as they provide digital skills training in Aboriginal communities
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Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award

For contribution to the field of informal learning
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Our work

Case Studies

Qantas

Qantas

We provided strategic guidance on a transformation program over a 16-month period to reshape Learning and Development across multiple airlines and functions in the Qantas group. As a result, we modernised learning approaches, improving effectiveness and efficiency without compromising safety and compliance.

Coca-Cola Amatil

Coca-Cola Amatil

Our learning experts designed and implemented a technical academy to create sustainable capability in core operating functions.  We introduced and sustained continuous workplace learning, creating a more connected, collaborative organisation.

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN)

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN)

The team at SCHN were drowning under a sea of demand for software training. We helped them find ways to reduce the training burden using more sustainable approaches, while protecting patient care.

The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI)

The Learning and Performance Institute (LPI)

Our learning experts led a global collaborative effort involving more than 50 leading practitioners and experts to refresh the LPI’s Learning and Development Capability Map in 2018. This contemporary framework defines the competencies required by a modern L&D team to meet the needs of organisations today and equip them for the future.

National Australia Bank (NAB)

National Australia Bank (NAB)

Using the LPI Capability Map, we guided NAB to define the capability required by their learning team to successfully implement their modern organisational learning strategy. We assessed current L&D team capability and assisted NAB to create a strategic action plan to build capability.

Sport Australia

Sport Australia

Sport Australia’s Women Leaders In Sport program ground to a halt for the first time in 18 years when COVID-19 hit. We supported the redesign of their learning program to leverage the online environment, while evaluating it to identify further improvements. We’ve also been engaged to deliver professional development sessions on the programs and help establish a Women Leaders in Sport network.

Australian Public Service Commission

Australian Public Service Commission

In response to an independent review of the APS, the Australian government committed to develop an APS Learning and Development strategy. We provided evidence-informed insights into best-practice approaches and facilitated stakeholder consultation. We helped write their L&D strategy and action plan, equipping them to build a highly capable and future ready workforce of 150,000 people.

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