THE REDMAN TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT STORY

The duo behind Redman Training & Development, Ron and Debra Redman, have a shared love of personal and professional development. Having both spent many years working separately in their fields of expertise, 2018 saw them come together with the launch of Redman Training & Development to offer a variety of development, training, coaching and learning opportunities to various industry bodies and associations as well as a range of businesses and individuals.

Ron Redman

Ron Redman’s passion is people – meeting them, engaging with them, working with them, helping them and supporting them. And he has built a thriving career in the kitchen, bathroom and furnishing industries based on this passion.

From an innocuous start as a storeman for Leopold Barnett, Ron took up a position as a sales representative with Richard Small Distribution Pty Ltd (RSD) and thus began his connection with the kitchen, bathroom and furnishing industry – and the Blum brand. The changing landscape of the industry in the late 90s saw the establishment of Blum Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blum Austria. Ron was appointed a member of the management team of Blum Australia and remained in that position – across various roles – until his retirement in August 2018.

Ron continues to contribute his time to various industry associations. Ron has been a member of the HIA Brisbane Kitchen & Bathroom Committee since 2011 and was a member of the Sunshine Coast committee from 2011-2014. He was also a guest judge for the FIAA Awards in 2017 and 2018, and has had a long-standing relationship with the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute since its conception in 2007.

His support of the industry has also included various speaking engagements including the HIA National Conference, Designex, KBDi’s 2012 Conference, and presentations at a range of chapter events around the country. Ron was the Key Note Speaker at the TAFE-FURNTAG Conference in Albury Wodonga in 2011 and addressed the Kitchen Studio NZ National Conference in Auckland in 2018.

Ron has travelled regularly to significant overseas trade shows including Interzum, Ligna and Eurocucina. He was also instrumental in establishing regular Blum Factory Tours at the company’s head office in Austria – tours he has conducted since 1997. Working closely with the Austrian Head Office, Ron has participated in numerous product development platform groups such as DYNAPLAN and the DYNAMIC SPACE workshops.

Ron has continued to invest in his professional development and now holds a Sales Management Certificate, Industrial Selling Certificate and a Professional Presentation Techniques Certificate from the Australian Institute of Management. He has also undertaken a variety of other short courses in sales and presentation skills including Train the Trainer.

Ron is a Certified Life Coach and holds a Cert IV-TAE in Training & Development Assessment. Ron’s valuable experience in Sales, Branding, Customer Relationship Building, and Training & Development are now available to companies and individuals in Australia and overseas.

Debra Redman

Debra Redman has more than 35 years’ experience in the field of training and personal development. She is an educator and leader in the field of emotional intelligence, health and well-being having supported hundreds of people on their journey to conscious self-awareness and empowerment in order to maximise their success and lead a full and purposeful life.

Debra specialises in mindset, relationship and stress management coaching and training for both individuals and businesses.

Debra began her career in the corporate world and spent 15 years managing and providing staff training for a state-based bank in Tasmania. Debra’s passion for health and wellbeing prompted a decision to transition from the corporate arena to the Health & Fitness industry. On completion of her studies as a Fitness Advisor and Strength & Conditioning Coach, she worked in this industry for 15 years, first as a fitness instructor, then as a lecturer and trainer of fitness professionals.

Debra went on to complete additional studies in emotional and mental health and, since 2006, has run a successful coaching and holistic counselling business based in South East Queensland & Northern NSW.

Debra continues to invest in her personal development and has undertaken a range of complementary courses across a variety of disciplines including a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and an Advanced Meridian Tapping Practitioner course. In addition, Debra is a Certified Life Coach, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Reiki Master & Teacher.

TESTIMONIALS

“A well-structured course presented in a focused but relaxed manner, with great content and subject matter that will appeal to those new to the industry as well as those with more industry experience who may wish to refine their customer relationship skills.”
Paul Schulz, Revolution Wood Panels (Brisbane, Qld | July 2019)
“Thank you for the training and the insight. I have done a few training courses over the last 10 years and have to say, yours is the best I have attended. I took away so much information from someone who clearly has a vast amount of real life experience and industry understanding. Certainly improved by day-to-day over the last week and my understanding of people’s different personalities.”
L. Turner, KWB Group (Brisbane, Qld | July 2019)
“Dynamic, engaging and informative! Ron Redman’s genuine enthusiasm and adamant respect for his fellow man shows through in his teachings. This isn’t a ‘sales seminar’. This is a master class in how anyone in a service-based industry should be interacting with their clients, customers and, in our case, also tradespeople. I came away with a sincere understanding of how building great relationships and conducting business with unfailing integrity leads to success and enjoyment in every aspect of our business and lives. Throughout the seminar Ron interacted with all the attendees using examples that related specifically to them so we could all walk away with the tools we needed to move forward in our business and careers. I would highly recommend Ron Redman’s training to anyone seeking success and happiness in their work life.”
Carla Waghorn, Design Artistry (Sydney, NSW | September 2019)
“Ron Redman, your KBDi Melbourne Business Bootcamp was excellent. Your presentation clearly demonstrated your expertise, knowledge and wisdom. Thank you for the quality distinctions and learnings that I will apply in my business moving forward. I look forward to continued workshops in the future.”
Rina Cohen, Rina Cohen Interiors (Melbourne, Vic | September 2019)
“Ron is a captivating presenter! He’s very knowledgeable and conveys the information in a very entertaining way with lots of participation from the group and anecdotes from his career. Highly recommended!”
Perri Rhodes, Better Bathrooms & Kitchens (Melbourne, Vic | September 2019)
“Thank you for your time last fortnight running the Business Bootcamp. It was great to revisit the important basics that can be applied to our field straight away. It was great discussing ways to overcome client’s objections as well, something I haven’t discussed since a class a few years ago and very important. Everything you discussed is relevant and important as, at times, we can forget the basics during day-to-day work.”
Giordana Coluzzi, Team Leader, Caroma (Sydney, NSW | September 2019)
“I went to a training and development workshop … with no expectations other than being on the receiving end of a well-structure collection of thoughts and ideas assembled in a magical sense…you have dazzled again Ron. Ron described inspired ideas for interactive communication at the first point of contact when trying to procure new client’s business. Surprisingly, I received much more benefit than all the above. I came to realise my own shortcomings [and] … I now know that not only my skill level and verbal response in these early meetings are crucial, but what lies deep below what I say and how I say it… There is a lot to be considered with regard to positive and negative thought processes when a business owner is under pressure to bring in the work for the rest of the team. Thank you to Ron and Debra for an energizing morning and the opportunity to meet similar people sharing creative ideas in business in my field.”
Eileen Middleton, Eileen Middleton Interiors (Marcoola, Qld | February 2020)