About Me

Hi! Welcome, and thank you for your interest.

I’m originally from the UK, based in Hong Kong (for many, many years!), working for SAS Institute, a US-based analytics software and solutions provider.

My work is in learning and development, as a Principal L&D Consultant.

And I feel I’m at my best when I’m helping people to learn and grow.

As part of my role, I have access to a wide variety of assessment tools. ‘DiSC’ is one self-assessment that we use, it helps people to understand their natural communications style and preferences. My DiSC style is ‘D’, and my natural strengths include being focused on results and taking action.

I am naturally quite logical and objective, and I have also come to learn that I can also be a little too skeptical and impatient. I’m working on that!

And I believe in taking small steps, day-by-day, towards my goals. And SkillPacks is part of that journey. I enjoy working on the site, writing, and exploring the opportunities for collaboration that it creates.

Please do reach out if you’d like to connect.

Thank you
Colin Bates

Colin Bates

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