Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Doctrine ORM course

Monday, June 8th, 2020 | News, Programming

My new course on Doctrine ORM is now available. If you are a PHP developer, adding Doctrine to your CV is a much=sought-after skill to have, being used by Symfony and thousands of other projects.

Here’s the trailer:

Nutrition for Athletes

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | News

I am pleased to announce the launch of my new course, Nutrition for Athletes.

The course covers physiology and how the body adapts to training, how nutrition supports this, macro and micro nutrients, the psychology of eating and weight loss, hydration, fueling for exercise and more.

Here’s the trailer:

CSS Grid course

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 | News

I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new course, Introduction to CSS Grid. If you are a web developer that is not using grid yet, now is the time to jump on board before you get left behind. Grid is amazing: it is like flexbox on steroids. It is the thing that finally gives us everything we had in table-based layouts and lots more.

Here is the trailer:

Stripe Payments in PHP

Monday, May 4th, 2020 | News

I’m pleased to announce my new course, Stripe Payments in PHP. It’s a 90-minute course that covers Stripe Checkout, API, Elements and Stripe.js: all the options you may want to use for integrating Stripe Payments into your website.

There are a couple of Stripe courses out there already. But a lot of them haven’t been updated for years and that is a problem because the EU is currently bringing in new some payment regulations across Europe called “Secure Customer Authentication”. This is a two-factor payment authorisation system in which your bank will text you a code (which is why your bank or credit card provider may have been nagging you to update your mobile number).

This course is fully up-to-date with Stripe’s new SCA-compliant APIs, as well as covering digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Here’s the trailer:

Google Tag Manager course

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | News

I’ve launched my latest course, Google Tag Manager for Developers. It is predominantly aimed at web developers who want to save time but is also suitable for digital marketers and entrepreneurs who manage their own websites.

Google Tag Manager is a platform that allows you to quickly and easily manage analytics scripts and pixels. Even as a developer, who could write it all myself, I use Google Tag Manager to save valuable time and effort. The course covers getting setup, using some of the advanced features, and integrating Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel.

Here’s the video:

You can preview the course and find out more on the course homepage.

Web Design Accessibility Certificate

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 | News

I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new course on Web Design Accessibility.

If you want to make the web a better place for disabled people, help improve your conversion rates, and add a valuable skill lt your CV, this is the course for you. We will look at a range of accessibility issues and conditions, the tools we can use to help us and the principles of inclusive design.

The course is usually $99.99 but if you use this coupon link you can register for free as an early bird student. Offer expires Friday!

Planet Ice Leeds opens

Friday, January 31st, 2020 | News

Today is the big day: after years of delays, Planet Ice Leeds is finally opening. Nobody will welcome that more than Leeds Chiefs who started playing ice hockey in September but have had to play all of their games away due to not having a rink.

Sport Psychology for Triathletes

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 | News

One of the reasons I have been so busy is that earlier this month, I launched my new course Sport Psychology for Triathletes course.

This is unlike anything I have done before: it goes into more depth and it is taught “live”, so they are not live lessons, but we onboard everyone with a questionnaire and adapt the content around the cohort of students, and then the lessons as produced each week. It has been a lot of of work but I’m very pleased with the quality so far.

Our first-class of students will graduate in February and I am already looking forward to welcoming the second class in, as well as the many other exciting courses we will be announcing over at Resilient.

Mindfulness & Visualisation for Athletes

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | News

My new course, Mindfulness & Visualisation for Athletes, is now live. Here is the blurb:

Mindfulness and visualisation can help athletes train harder, perform better, stay motivated and even recover from injury faster. If you’re an athlete, a coach, or someone interested in sport psychology, this is the course for you.

It is a hands-on course in which we will do mindfulness practices and visualisation exercises together. We’ll also cover the theory behind how and why it works. We’ll learn in a variety of ways including exercises, videos, handouts and quizzes to reinforce the knowledge.

We’ll cover:

  • Focus
  • Confidence
  • Stress
  • Competition preparation
  • Motivation
  • Relaxation

And much more! Watch the video below to see the trailer or preview the course here.

Feel-good Productivity

Sunday, September 1st, 2019 | News, Success & Productivity

It’s the course launch people have been asking for. When I put up a question on Facebook earlier this summer, productivity was the number one topic that people asked me to teach.

I was hesitant. There are already a load of productivity courses out there, and I knew it would be difficult to write because productivity is a core part of my identity. In such circumstances we often find we procrastinate a lot because if we are unable to articulate and teach those skills, it challenges our self-esteem. Luckily, I’m a psychologist and I know how to deal with that. In fact, I teach those skills in the course.

Despite the competition, I decided to the time was right to make the course. Why? Because I don’t like a lot of the stuff out there. So many courses are about tricks to cram even more stuff into your schedule. They work, but they can leave you even more tired and stressed, or reinforce unrealistic expectations.

Feel-good Productivity is based on compassion. We’ll start by challenging the idea that you need to be productive. We’ll focus on getting rid of stuff from your calendar so that you can focus on what is truly important. We’ll deep-drive through the psychology of procrastination, avoidance, focus, goal-setting and grit so that you have evidence-based strategies for getting more done with less stress. And we’ll learn why relaxation and being kind to ourselves will boost our productivity in the long-term.

If all of that sounds good, I would love for you to join me inside the course. It has only been live a few days and almost a thousand students already have.

You can watch the course trailer below, or head over to Udemy for a full course preview including access to the first few lessons.