At Tombleson Logging, we’re big believers in improvement – both in operations and in our people (who are the heart and drive of our business). As such, we’re always keen to invest in them and help them to become the best people they can be, both at work and at home. We offer various training opportunities and are proud when our team make the most of them, like Poro and Memory.
Poro Carroll has completed six months of leadership training with our coach Rosann to help give him relevant skills for his position of crew foreman.
“It was really helpful for me to learn about leadership management and goal-setting, both for inside the crew and outside. I’ve never done goal-setting before – I’d kind of have goals in my head but actually following a step-by-step process, recognising what was stopping me from achieving goals, and writing it all down was powerful. It gave me the push that I needed and I’m about to achieve one of those goals: building my own home next month,” he says.
“I learnt some really helpful stuff around managing my team, especially communicating with them in a way they respond best to. We all did the VARK test (visual, aural, reading, kinaesthetic) to see how people learn best and it taught me the best way to communicate with them. For my team, the results were a mix of visual and kinaesthetic so now I know to be more hands on with them and then give them a turn at doing it. I’ve also learnt to be more one-on-one with them.”
“I haven’t studied since I left school so I was daunted at the start but as the sessions went on I started liking it, especially when I learnt things I could put into play at work around teaching the team and helping them to learn. It means a hell of a lot that Nick and Anna believe in us and care enough to offer us these opportunities,” he says.
Memory Tangi has completed her first session with Rosann, which she found gave her a great grounding for her new role in traffic management.
“I came into Tombleson Logging and started off in the office, and then got put in traffic management – having never been out on the road or in charge of managing people! My session with Rosann was everything I was looking for. I came away from it learning more around staff management, personality types, behaviour and how to react to different types, being responsible for others, and making sure we’re all safe at work,” she explains.
“Two of the big lessons from me were around how to get the best from people and develop good relationships with others within the business, and how to ask the hard questions without sounding confrontational. Learning how to do that gave me more confidence on how to approach those kinds of conversations without it being negative.”
“The training was a real eye opener – I really enjoyed it. And so did the other guys doing it, which was surprising because they’re doers but we all got something out of it. A lot of the group had their own wow moment. They were happy to open up and ask questions.”
“Not a lot of employers offer you stuff like this and Nick and Anna offer you all sorts. They’ve been amazing from the start. They’re just always willing to help you in any part of your life,” Memory says.
“We’re committed to supporting our employees by helping them become the best they can be and that includes offering them training that gives them exposure to skills they might not otherwise learn,” explains Tombleson Logging’s MD, Nick Tombleson.
“By giving them the opportunity to learn skills like time management, leadership, communication styles and more, we’re giving them practical tools that they can use both at work and outside of work. We enjoy investing in our team and we’re proud to hear comments like Poro’s and Memory’s that shows how much they get from it.”