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Why Life Ladder Focuses on Both Personal & Professional Development

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What is the Split Between Personal & Professional Development? 

Many businesses are thrilled to engage with us and discover there is a solution which meets the talent development needs across both personal and professional development, but a frequently asked question when businesses first engage with us is 'what is the split between personal development and professional development?'

We have written this article to outline how the Life Ladder Personal and Professional Development Platform works and how we get the balance between personal and professional development. 

As our Founder’s background is in HR and Talent Development, the company has been established and built to address one of the biggest challenges faced within talent development; mindset. 

According to CIPD and Accenture, learning technologies are now used by 79% of employers. 

That said, online learning (or e-learning) poses its challenges and can lead to those with a more ‘fixed mindset’ not engaging with learning. 

How this fits in with the split of personal and professional development? 

By focusing on 100% relevance to personal and professional life, we’ll come on to how we deliver this shortly. 

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Let’s be honest about what Life Ladder is not, we are not equipped to train your staff in technical skills, we provide development in core business skills such as: 

  • Communication 
  • Self-leadership 
  • Resilience 
  • Relationship Building 
  • Influence 
  • Coaching tools 
  • Receiving and delivering feedback 
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Decision-making 
  • Problem solving 
  • Emotional intelligence 
  • Rapport building 
  • Teamwork 
  • Creativity 
  • Goal setting 

And so much more. 

(Find out more and book a demo)

Although we recognise these core competencies and skills as business skills, they go hand-in-hand with personal development and self-awareness. 

We know our corporate members can teach the technical skills, it’s our job to support business leaders in addressing the skills requiring personal transformation, which is much harder to coach and develop in-house. 

As we develop staff personally and professionally (100% relevance across both every day), staff develop move through 4 Levels of awareness, change, capability and to mastery in the core personal and professional skills that every professional needs. 

The purpose for this approach is to overcome the barriers to learning in today’s busy and ever-changing world, these include: 

  • Too busy 
  • Habitual behaviours 
  • Distractions 
  • Not viewed as relevant or wanted 
  • Can’t see the benefit 
  • Fixed mindset – “I already know enough” 
  • Training doesn’t meet learning style 
  • Lack of confidence with IT and online solutions 
  • No immediate reward and other priorities with quicker gratification seem more important 


We have highlighted two points above which are the priority for address, as when there's a will, time can be found.  

According to a survey on L&D professionals, an astounding 94% said that they prefer microlearning to time-consuming eLearning courses because their learners prefer it (Boyette, 2012) 

Our fresh, daily bite-size learning content underpinned by Life Ladder's  SCS (Subconscious Catalyst System) and microlearning principles, is 100% relevant to personal and professional life. This directly impacts engagement, as employees can prioritise what they want for themselves, whilst at the same time, experiencing subconscious transformation and learning to empower and enable their professional life. As they develop themselves, they are equipped to develop the business.  

The learner is more likely to accept the content as ‘relevant’ and ‘wanted’ and therefore more likely to be engaged and store in long term memory. 

 If we had separate learning areas for personal and professional development, some may engage with one and not the other, but the return-on-investment comes from both personal and professional development. Behind every skill is the mindset, attitude, and behaviour to apply that skill. Therefore, we weave both personal and professional development together, with the fundamental principles of neuroscience and repetition, imagery, and patterns to gain buy-in from the team and maximise ROI. 

By investing not only in professional development, but in happier, healthier lives, corporate members benefit from addressing talent development, along with a leading-edge proactive approach to mental health and wellbeing. Whilst our product and service are primarily for learning, the skills staff learn enable them to get ahead of mental health and well-being challenges by working on personal development and mindset as a daily activity. 

You can book a free, no obligation demonstration to explore what Life Ladder can do for your organisation.



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