About Us

Leap Like a Salmon is a people development business that specialises in online continuing professional development (CPD). We provide a platform for CPD using leading-edge technology and our expertise in professional development.

Leap Like A Salmon was founded by Karen Waite, a professional development specialist who saw the potential for more dynamic, engaging, and time-efficient continuing professional development (CPD).

As an early adopter and innovator of e-learning and learning technologies, she has transformed their use in the world of professional development, with the creation of the CPD Hub platform, a tool that has solidified Leap Like a Salmon’s reputation as one of the leading companies for capturing and managing professional development.

More than a system, we are a team of professional development experts, providing personalised CPD support tailored 100% to you and access to our industry leading tool designed to capture and manage the entire CPD process and inspire learners to engage in their development.

We are your partner in learning and development. We help you become more organised in your people’s CPD with personalised support and powerful tools guided by professional development experts.

Committed to enabling anyone, anywhere, to engage with their continuing professional development meaningfully, we work with organisations and individuals exploring their CPD independently of a business.

Contact our team today to see how we can support your people with their CPD.

More comprehensively recorded CPD is proven to assist in accelerated career progression

The approach and commitment of our professional development experts

At Leap Like a Salmon, we’re dedicated to adding value to our customers’ organisations and the learning experiences of the individuals we support.

To ensure you get the most out of our CPD Hub platform, our team of professional development experts is with you every step of the way. They encourage engagement and provide insights, resources, and masterclasses to support you.

We are a group of experienced practitioners with an impressive, diverse range of skills and a wealth of experience.

This impressive combined experience has helped inform not only the creation and development of our CPD Hub Platform but also our fresh, personalised approach to bespoke CPD support. This is a key part of our approach and one way we continually exceed customer expectations.

By gaining a deep understanding of your business and its learning and development requirements, we can personalise our service and platform to suit your organisation and its changing needs.

As your partner in professional development, our team of experts keeps you updated with insights and progress reports to better support your organisation and help you achieve your goals.

We extend this same tailored approach to individual learners exploring CPD independently of a business. We help them provide a richer learning experience with a personalised tool that is ‘just in time, just enough and just for me’ and the support of our professional development experts.

Our team of professional development experts

Our business model extends our team. We work with a range of professional, administrative, and technical individuals to ensure we have a range of colleagues who contribute valuably to our business.

Karen Waite

Karen has a passion for technology-enabled learning and a vision to revolutionise and personalise online Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  As the founder of Leap Like A Salmon, she challenges perspectives and champions change to encourage self-awareness, reflection and engagement. A Chartered Fellow of CIPD working with her professional body as an Assessor and Chief Moderator.  She has considerable enthusiasm, experience and skills in leadership, change and professional development.   She is committed to her own CPD and continues to look for richer and more rewarding learning opportunities.

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Lauren Seward

Lauren is an experienced HR professional who designs and implements several wellbeing and development programmes for managers and directors. She is fully qualified in applying and interpreting occupational psychometrics and is a Chartered Fellow CIPD. Lauren has been an integral part of Leap Like A Salmon from the start and continues bringing a fresh perspective and energy to the business. She is the Lead on wellbeing, having developed the wellbeing wheel and keeping content current and relevant. Her own CPD is extensive, covering academia, industry, and voluntary sectors.

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Joe Kendall

As the key developer for Leap Like A Salmon, Joe is instrumental in the continued development and maintenance of our website and ePortfolio functionality. Joe has a range of technology and media skills and solid industry experience. He manages the digital/technical requirements of our website and eportfolio, keeping it current and accessible.

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Georgie Starkey

As the marketing lead for Leap Like A Salmon, Georgie brings over ten years of marketing experience to the team. With a varied marketing background working in agency and in-house teams, Georgie has gained a well-rounded knowledge of multi-channel campaign management. This wealth of experience and enthusiasm in the marketing sector is supported by Georgie’s strong organisational skills and ability to think outside the box. Away from the office, you’ll find Georgie walking on the Yorkshire moors with her black Labrador Finn or playing netball in the Harrogate League.

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Our Purpose and Values

We strive to inspire learners to be engaged in their continuing professional development, help increase their self-awareness, and establish a positive, collaborative, and reflective approach to learning.

As your partner in professional development, we bring an innovative and collaborative approach to the table. We not only encourage creative and inspirational ideas but also strive to drive more value and deliver excellent results for your business.

Leap Like a Salmon greatly values humility. We pride ourselves on being self-aware, open, and always listening to feedback and insights. We are also kind and appreciative of others’ strengths and contributions.

Our professional development experts act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do.

Whether you’re an organisation or a learner exploring your CPD independently of a business, we’re a team you can trust.

Leap Like a Salmon, a trusted name in professional development, was honoured with the ‘Best Online Educational CPD Training Services award’ in 2020 by the Education and Training Awards. If you’re seeking tailored support from seasoned professionals and a robust digital tool to manage your CPD, reach out to us today.

More About Your Partner in Professional Development

Beyond inspiring a step change in the capture and management of Continuing Professional Development, Leap Like a Salmon Founder and Director Karen Waite works to champion change, self-awareness, reflection, and engagement in everything she does.

She has considerable experience in management and professional development and has designed and implemented programmes for all types of businesses at various management levels.

When not working closely with Leap Like a Salmon’s clients and leading our team of professional development experts, Karen is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and works with them as an Assessor for CIPD Membership Experience Assessments, an End-Point Assessor, and a Chief Moderator for the new qualifications.

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