Meet the SkillsYouNeed Team
We're a small, friendly team of avid lifelong learners...
Our goal is to provide you, our readers, with helpful, practical and tested skills development information and techniques. Between us we have a wealth of life experience and we're passionate about providing our readers with the skills they need to live happier, more productive lives.
Our Core Team
Editor, Researcher and CEO
Matthew founded SkillsYouNeed in 2011 and is now chief designer, editor and website developer. He previously worked for many years in universities, teaching students both face-to-face and via online distance learning.
When he's not working on and fiddling with the website, Matthew enjoys long hikes in the countryside.
Social Media and Guest Posts
Jane has a PhD and more than 20 years’ experience in higher education as an academic and in university management. She now manages the copy editing and proof reading process, as well as our guest post section Rhubarb. She also handles public relations and social media, engaging with our users on Twitter and Facebook.
With many years of experience teaching life skills in educational and corporate settings, Paul Hannam is an expert in both the theory and practice of personal development.
Paul is also a successful author, as well as the Managing Director of iPerform. You can buy his latest book The Wisdom of Groundhog Day.
We also have an extended team of specialist writers, designers, advisors and other experts to help with specific subjects and to solve problems. Perhaps you can help too?
The most important part of SkillsYouNeed is you, our readers...
Currently over 2 million people visit SkillsYouNeed every month from all around the world and we're still growing. With over 1,100 pages of unique content, we aim to cover all aspects of personal growth and development for home, social, study and work.
Here's a taste of what our readers say:
My heartfelt congratulations: You have provided a goldmine of comprehensible, sensible guidance and solid information for so many aspects of life and work.
FP - Belgium
Thank you for offering this website, information and the quizzes as well to the public and FREE! :) Very well put together, easy to navigate and extremely informative!
Brenda - USA
I want to thank the team at SkillsYouNeed for the enormous effort to reach out and change people's lives. You're world class.
Mohammed - Saudi Arabia