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Gareth Lock

Human in the System Consulting

Mobile: 07966 483832
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Twitter: @humaninsystem

4 Snell Avenue
SN16 9LP

Gareth Lock is passionate about improving the performance of teams and individuals. He achieves this by applying the skills, knowledge and concepts from the high risk environment of military aviation, and combining it with his systems engineering background, to develop people who reside within complex systems. This means focusing on situational awareness, decision making, communications, teamwork, leadership and followership and how stress & fatigue can impact these and making things more effective and efficient.

He achieves this by using GemaSim, a unique computer-based simulation designed specifically to create a stressful environment to highlight shortfalls in personal performance, and the Process Communication Model, a behavioural and communications model used by NASA for nearly 20 years as part of their astronaut selection programme and still used by major corporations such as Apple, Microsoft and GM Finance. He is the only provider of GemaSim-based training in the UK, and only one of three Certified PCM Trainers in the UK.

Gareth has a diverse portfolio of experience in training from military aviation where he spent 25 years in the RAF, 10 years of which was flying C-130 Hercules at RAF Lyneham including instructional roles in tactical low-level and high-level parachuting operations. He helped develop and delivered the first human factors training and coaching programme in the offshore oil and gas sector to develop high performing teams in a multi-cultural environment. He has worked with more than 50 surgeons, anaesthetists and intensive care teams to enhance their performance, teamwork and communication skills using GemaSim with many describing the programme as ‘unique’ and ‘insightful’. Finally, he has spent the last 7 years developing and delivering human factors training to high-risk SCUBA divers and has personally trained more than 120 divers, including some of the worlds top explorers.

His approach to training and development is to understand what people and organisations currently do and improve their performance. This isn’t done by providing ‘standard’ packages, but rather by listening to their needs and developing a bespoke package of training and coaching which includes both online and offline programmes.