Rachel has been a freelance learning and development consultant for 14 years but entered the L&D profession through a convoluted route. Rachel was involved with a voluntary organisation preparing young people for leaving home and this gave her the opportunity to deliver training for the first time. She then moved into a more traditional staff development and training role. Now Rachel spends her time designing and delivering blended learning and tutoring students for the Certificate in Learning & Development Practice and writing. Rachel also writes a blog called L&D Matters.