Coach, Trainer, Educator, Facilitator, Mentor, Creator, Solution-Focused Thinker
The journey has to be designed and driven by you. We are but guides and facilitators. We offer options, structures and support. We empower you to have informed independence, you hold the keys to your own success.
Talmud Bah is an international consultant in Education, coaching, facilitation, communication, capacity building, arts engagement, youth, EBD, strategic thinking, relationship building, training and professional /personal development.
Talmud has taught and ran educational programmes in primary, secondary and further education, as well as alternative education and youth and community settings for the past nineteen years. Talmud is also a consultant to NGO and Charity directors and CEO’s. Talmud is also a course developer for the Social Care Training Hub.
As a consultant to The Open Society Foundation he has run presentations, seminars and trainings on training, learning and development; intergenerational relationships, solution focused thinking, the ’causes and cures’ of confrontation, conflict resolution and Police interaction at The Institute of Human Rights Denmark, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Open Society Youth Initiative Budapest and at a Roundtable on Current Debates and at The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York.
Talmud was also the associate director for an interdisciplinary arts theatre for seven years and a consultant to The London Mayor’s Office and the NHS/CAMHS, on the emotional triggers to youth violence.
Talmud successfully designed and ran an international program on challenging ethnic profiling, which facilitates a dialogue and develops relationships between police, youth and community.
He has also coached CEO’s and directors of NGOs on how to build capacity, within their organisations in Central Asia.
As a consultant to IDEA NL, Talmud was involved in programme design and delivery, looking at the issues of immigration and marginalised groups, in Romania and The European Parliament in Brussels.
Talmud is a member of the Association for Coaching, a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and Founding Member of Obonjan Festival Island. Talmud is also an Executive Director for EqualiTeam Lewisham, the body responsible for racial, gender, disability and LGBT discrimination issues in the borough of Lewisham. He is also collaborative partner to IDEA NL (The International Debate Education Association Netherlands).
Talmud is also the Founding Director of Quality Interactions and Creativity CIC.
Quality Interactions and Creativity (QIC) is a community interest company (CIC) that trains young people and young adults (16 -30) from diverse backgrounds and experiences to develop and acquire unique skills of creative and solution focused thinking, arts, adaptability, responsiveness, teaching and facilitation; to run pilot sessions with vulnerable children and young people in primary and secondary schools (key stage 1 – 5),PRU’s, alternative provisions and FE; in order to inspire, support and enable them, to realise their own capacity for greatness. By offering this provision at no cost to the schools, it guarantees access to those most in need, giving them positive role models and mentors, whilst creating paid work opportunities for young people and adults.
Vicki Paterson, DBE
Executive Headteacher, Brindishe and Lee Manor Schools
“We have worked with Talmud in our schools for many years and he brings so much to our learning and achievement .Working alongside staff of all age groups in our very diverse community he is flexible, creative and inspiring. Talmud supports and adds to our curriculum offer with real quality and ingenuity. Through his counselling and mentoring he brings something extra, different and special that makes each experience outstanding. He is a very valued professional and a much loved colleague.”
Psychotherapist and Wellbeing Consultant at A Quiet Evolution
“Talmud has outstanding interpersonal skills, is a creative thinker and group facilitator, and brings to his work a calm, measured, and compassionate approach.”
Director of Schools at For Jimmy
“Talmud is larger than life, full of passion, love and energy and has an easy and natural relationship with everyone. Sessions delivered by Talmud and his team are well researched, prepared and always delivered with a passion. Everyone learns and moves forward, including Talmud who is listening and seeking to develop and perfect his practice.”
Jeremy Philips Consulting
“I have worked with Talmud in several contexts and have always been so impressed by the quality of his interactions with colleagues or funders. Talmud has a unique ability seen in the best of trainers and facilitators: Through his gentle, probing spirit and diverse toolkit, he creates space for discovery, innovation, necessary discomfort, and solutions. He makes the difficult seem effortless. The tense becomes playful. The opaque turns clear.”
“My vision is to inspire and enhance the quality of interaction of others personally, professionally and emotionally. To enable people to develop efficient, empathetic communicative and interactive skills and foster collaboration and problem solving by using my diverse experience and skill set, my unique perspective and insight, and my belief in the untapped potential, integrity, and limitless capacity of human beings.”
- To enhance the quality of interactions of people in their personal and professional lives all over the world
- To develop and facilitate the collaborative, interactive and communicative skills of people, in response to their needs and aspirations
- To use a diverse range of experience and skills to improve the learning development and efficiency of a diverse range of people
- To work with and support conflicting groups to develop empathy, understanding and equality
“My intention is to always inspire and uplift. To be responsive and sensitive enough, to offer what is needed on many different levels.”
“Management is about facilitating and providing structures which enable and empower people to manage themselves. To offer support and guidance or advice when your team needs a sounding board, with an aim to encouraging and fostering self direction.”
“Life is like a book that never closes and never ends and the pages are blank, because it’s for you to fill”.
“One of the main components of being a human being is to be creative. We can’t help but be creative. Your mind creates whilst you sleep and when you wake, you start creating the structure of your day. Creativity is transferable undefined conscious energy, that adapts and evolves”.
Support, Self Confidence and Collaboration
“The journey has to be made and driven by the person. We are but guides and facilitators. We offer options, structures and support. What we are trying to encourage is informed independence, a collaborative point of working and sharing ideas. When you have that informed confidence in what you feel and choose to do, you come to collaborate and share much easier because you are not insecure or precious, about that which you have to offer”.
“It’s important to come freshly to what you do and nurture yourself as a person. That way you come to your work fresh and ready to give, because your needs are already being met”.
“As you step into the world it’s an infinite cosmos. It’s the principle of exploration and understanding and its boundless. You learn about yourself through others, learning new things. Each day is a new experience even if you’re going to the same place or working in the same area, each day is a new day. You might wake up a completely different person from the one you were the day before”.
Sensitivity and Responsiveness
“People have a lot of feelings and emotions and we need to be in a place to manage that. Even if people appear to be rude or aggressive in their manner, you’ve got to put them at ease and not get caught up in their emotions. It’s about having emotional investment and emotional distance at the same time, maintaining the boundaries and focus, through your role and purpose”.
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