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Your questions answered about Dynamic Skillset, my upcoming consultancy

I’ve mentioned in passing in a couple of posts so far this year that I’m launching an ‘artisanal’ consultancy in 2015. Dynamic Skillset Ltd. is already registered with Companies House, so (understandably) I’ve had many questions from friends, colleagues, readers and followers about what I’m planning to do with it.

To help answer these, I put together a short FAQ. Around 50 people have signed up for updates at, so as part of Issue #1 of Dynamic Skillset’s monthly newsletter, I answered the following questions:

Why ‘Dynamic Skillset’?

It’s not enough these days to be merely ‘good’ in one field. To remain competitive, to integrate innovative techniques into your personal workflow or organisation’s system, a ‘dynamic skillset’ is required. Hence the name.

When do you launch?

We’ll be launching over the course of 2015 with a few select clients across the public, private and third sectors.

What relationship does Dynamic Skillset have to Mozilla?

While Doug will continue in a full-time capacity for Mozilla, there is no formal relationship or affiliation between Dynamic Skillset and the Mozilla Foundation. Doug will be working with clients at times outside the hours he is contracted with Mozilla.

What’s the best way to make an enquiry?

It all starts with a no-obligation email. You can hit reply to this first newsletter, or you can compose an email and send it to [email protected]. More detail is better than less, but at a minimum it would be good to know:

  • Location
  • Organisation
  • Type of work
  • Timeframe

How much do you charge?

This is something we can work on that once you get in touch. Part of this being an ‘artisanal’ consultancy is that it is entirely bespoke to the organisation and context.

Note: for UK-based work (or that which doesn’t require travel) that Dynamic Skillset won’t charge for expenses such as travel and accommodation. There are also incentives for booking three or more days. This is to encourage meaningful individual/organisational change.

More questions?

Just ask! Again, hit reply to this email or compose one to [email protected].

In the next issue of the Dynamic Skillset newsletter I’m planning to link to research, interesting articles, etc. around open education and organisational change. Feel free to sign up on the Dynamic Skillset website.

Questions? Please do shoot me an email or simply add a comment to this post!