Why Choose Delphis?

The Delphis team is experienced and skilled at facilitating learning workshops. With over 50 years’ relevant experience between us, and the qualifications to match, you can rest assured you and your staff will be in good hands.

In a Delphis workshop the emphasis is on active learning. At Delphis we believe that people learn best and most powerfully when they undergo activities and experiences from which they themselves draw lessons through reflection, sharing ideas, and trying out new ideas in practice.

Our facilitators always remain focused on the important goals of learning and enjoyment. They maintain a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere so that all attendees feel comfortable in engaging in tasks and in sharing their thoughts. They respond sensitively to any questions or conflicts that may arise and will allow delegates space to relax, network and reflect during breaks.

Delphis Services

We offer a range of learning solutions designed to improve employee health and wellbeing. Our aim is to work with you to deliver what you need.

Workshop Facilitation

We facilitate workshops that encourage attendees to share and reflect on their experiences so the group learns together.

Events and Away Days

We offer a range of events that can be hosted at your site to promote employee health and wellbeing. We also have space in the historic city of York to host away days or away weekends where you can learn and relax in Britain’s most beautiful city.

Learning Design

With over 50 years’ educational design experience, Delphis creates learning solutions that are proven to promote deep and active learning.

Coaching and Mentoring

We provide a one-to-one coaching and mentoring service to senior executives and managers that focuses on positive psychology to improve individual and organisational performance through increased health and wellbeing.

Management Consultancy

Members of the Delphis team are available to provide learning and development consultancy services on a short to long-term basis. We can also offer health and wellbeing policy advice as required.

Stress Audits

Employers have a legal responsibility to manage workplace stress. Delphis works with The Health and Safety Executive’s Management Standards to audit your company’s compliance and highlight areas in need for improvement. We have 18 years’ research experience in organisational stress.

The Delphis team

The people that make up Delphis Learning and their areas of expertise.

Dr Ian Martin

Managing Director

Dr Ian Martin
Managing Director

Dr Ian Martin holds a Phd in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine from Manchester University, an MSc (with distinction) in Business, and a first-class honours degree in English. His Master’s thesis, ‘Long Hours and Stress for IT Professionals’ won the departmental business school prize for best dissertation in 2000.

Previously a director of two training and consultancy companies in Sheffield and  Manchester, Ian held a number of varied roles in Barclays Bank over a thirteen year period and spent twelve years as a senior researcher and lecturer at three UK universities.

With over 30 years’ business experience, and a twelve-year academic publishing record in the fields of people, organisation and technology, Ian combines the latest theoretical knowledge with genuine practical insight. As an experienced educator and coach, his aim is to equip employees with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need in order to identify and manage issues to improve their own workplace wellbeing and health.

In his spare time, Ian is a British Athletics track and field coach who helps athletes get the best out of their bodies and minds to improve their health, wellbeing and performance.

Tony North

Educational Designer

Tony North
Educational Designer

Tony North has thirty years’ experience working and studying in the fields of psychology and education.

In 1988 he received a first class BSc degree in Psychology from the University
of Nottingham. He then worked for several years both as a clinical psychologist working in the area of adult mental health and as a research assistant on studies of dementia and child language disorders.

Tony returned to academia and in 1994 received a Masters in Education from Manchester University. After this he went to the USA to study for a Masters in Developmental Psychology at Penn State University, focusing on
gender, emotion and moral development. He graduated in 1997 and went on to take a minor in educational theory.

For the next two years Tony taught history in a secondary school before returning to the UK in 2001. Here he continued to work in education, and since 2004 he has run his own business designing and delivering workshops in primary schools. These workshops cover history and science topics and use arts, crafts, drama and other methods to ensure children’s learning and enjoyment.

In his spare time Tony avidly pursues his hobby of photography.

Shahida Iqbal

Facilitator and Coach

Shahida Iqbal Delphis

Shahida Iqbal
Coach and Facilitator

Shahida has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Level 7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.

With over 10 years’ experience training in the public, private and third sectors, Shahida has extensive experience working with staff at all levels of leadership and management in a range of industries and sectors – from blue chip companies to the Home Office. She has worked on a wide variety of projects designing and delivery training programmes with a specialism in developing managers and coaching at director level.

Shahida is also currently Chair of Enable2 – a Bradford-based social enterprise providing language and translation services across the UK and a Trustee of “Coaching Inside and Out” – a social enterprise founded to provide coaching opportunities to prisoners in order to reduce the reoffending cycle.

In her spare time Shahida enjoys mountaineering, rock climbing, keeping fit, and spending as much time as possible with her family.

David Martin

Learning Manager

David Martin
Learning Manager

David Martin is committed to education. After completing A Levels in Psychology, Philosophy and English, David began his higher education studying Psychology at the University of Stirling and later branched out to cover English and Philosophy, graduating with a BA in Humanities from the Open University in 2011.

Later that year, David travelled to Budapest to complete an intensive CELTA course (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) and taught English as a Foreign Language in Madrid the following year. He then returned to academia and completed a Masters Degree in Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester in 2013.

David completed a PGCE in Secondary English in 2014 with Manchester Metropolitan University and went on to teach English at a secondary school for the next two and a half years. At Delphis, David combines his academic background with teaching experience to continue his commitment to education, and to health and wellbeing.