Welcome to my Personal Learning Space

This purpose of this site is to support me to continuously learn. I hope that sharing what I am working on and learning also helps others who share my interests.
Michelle Ockers

Michelle Ockers

I am a first generation Australian. My parents both migrated from Europe as children with their respective working-class families. They worked hard and ensured that I had opportunities for education that were not available to them. While I excelled in a formal education setting, I recognise that it doesn’t suit everyone. Even more importantly, we all have the opportunity to learn every day – from our experiences, interactions with others and an incredible range of resources that lie at our fingertips thanks to the internet. This site helps me to to recognise and share what I’m learning in both my professional and personal life.

Professional Journey

With almost three decades of experience in learning and development, I am a leading organisational learning and modern workplace learning practitioner. My journey began with 16 years of service in the Royal Australian Air Force, where I honed my skills in training and project management.

After several years of corporate experience I took on the pivotal role of setting up and leading Coca-Cola Amatil’s Supply Chain Academy. I also began sharing my insights and experiences on my blog and Twitter, connecting with experts and professionals in the field. This led to new opportunities to contribute to the learning industry on a larger scale and a shift in my understanding of the possibilities for learning.

By 2016, I was consulting with some of Australia's top brands and in 2018, I started my popular podcast, "Learning Uncut," which helps L&D professionals share real-life stories about their work. In 2019, I was honored with the Learning Professional of the Year award from the Australian Institute of Training and Development, and the Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for my contributions to the field of informal learning.

During the pandemic, more organisations reached out to me as they recognized my ability to support them from anywhere in the world. As a result, my podcast became a global go-to source for leading-edge industry practice and in 2021, I officially launched the Learning Uncut brand.

Through Learning Uncut, I am able to leverage my global presence and network to offer L&D leaders everywhere the opportunity to thrive with the support of leading experts. I am passionate about helping L&D leaders and teams make progress, tap into new ways of working, and create real impact in their organisations.
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Jay Cross Informal Learning Award and 2019 AITD L&D Professional of the Year

Personal Activities

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Host of Learning Uncut - real stories from L&D
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Water Sports

Kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming
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Herbs and vegetables, establishing a native garden
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Time with family and friends