About Us



Ric Hayden, founder of Learning Cog, is a Learning and Development Specialist with over ten years experience working in global corporations. Working as Head of Learning and Development planning strategic and operational organisational development. Ric’s experience spans business management, logistics, customer operations, sales and service. He has been involved with global mature businesses worked with small to medium size businesses and has significant experience in turnaround and change management.






Louise Gillespie-Smith, founder of Create Yourself, is a trainer and coach with over 6 years experience working with clients on a 1-1 basis and in large corporations. She also teaches Yoga and blends the mindfulness of the practice with her training to provide tools to support people in the sometimes stressful environment of the workplace. She is passionate about helping people create positive change in their life and live a life they love.

Louise finds happiness in being at the beach, dancing, doing yoga, hula hooping, travelling, learning new things, having new experiences, connecting with people and time with animals.