The ADINJC is a national association run by ADIs on a not-for-profit basis. We work tirelessly to inform, represent and support our members, and to promote the interests of our profession.

It is run by a Governing Committee, a small team of dedicated ADIs working full time in their own driving schools who donate their spare time and energy to improve the driver training industry for the benefit of both ADIs and the general public. Any member association can nominate someone to be a member of the GC with elections being conducted annually at the AGM.

The DIA is more than just a membership it’s a community of over 15,000 ADIs and driving instruction experts, all working to improve the industry together. We have close links with policy and decision makers in road safety and driver training, so that our members’ can seek real answers to their concerns.

 

And to keep you on top of your game, our Academy delivers training courses and assessments run by expert ADIs so you can develop professionally alongside your work. With the many other benefits of becoming a DIA member including professional indemnity and public liability insurance as standard, you can rely on our help and expertise when you need it most.

 

The Motor Schools Association of Great Britain (MSA GB) is one of the longest established national bodies for driver trainers in the world, having started back in 1935 just before the introduction of the driving test, it is the senior trade association for driver trainers in Britain. The association provides members with information both electronically and in print.

 

The MSA GB is run on behalf of members by a Board of Management, who are all working driving instructors, elected in each of the association's 10 areas. They are paid no salary for the work they do.

GoRoadie and Michael Carr are one of the leading operators within our business. Not only have they produced an excellent diary management app, but they continue to improve and look for ways to help ADI's.

Michael in particular is always willing to talk and has become a bit of a regular on the podcast. Always offering valuable opnions and advice. 

Intelligent Instructor continues to be the source for news and information within the driving instructor industry, whether it's opinion based articles or news updates. They also continue to innovate.

In 2022 they are putting on a second Instructor expo in Kempton, with the main expo being in Coventry. Plenty of guest speakers and events already announced.

They also created the annual Intelligent instructor awards, which are always a massive success. 

Cath is a Clinical Doctoral Researcher, Online Harms Consultant, Public Speaker, Author and Child/Adult Trauma Psychotherapist. She writes about and works with cybertrauma which is any trauma that occurs through an internet ready device. This much more than Online harms covers

Cath Knibbs is a tech geek, gamer (of sorts), tech/gaming therapist and cybertrauma and trauma psychotherapist using biofeedback/tech and gaming to elicit Post Traumatic Growth, healing and flow. Her recently published book is available now. The book focuses on the ‘why’ we do what we do in cyberspace, and how to help children, young people and adults.

She is a disruptor and advocate for children’s rights, privacy, and digital explorations online. She also educates therapists via her company Privacy4 about Data protection/privacy/cybersecurity issues in relation to their practice. She is also the mental health advisor for Gamersbeatcancer CIC.

Diane Hall is an advanced Thought Field Therapist and an ADI with 20 years experience. Diane has helped 100's of learner drivers and driving instructors conquer their fears and manage their nerves.

 

Chris Allsopp is a psychotherapist with 20 years experience with CAMHS (Children and Adult Mental Health Services). Chris is also a qualified driving instructor.

Dan Hill created the first ever diary management app for ADI's - MyDriveTime after seeing his wife become frustrated with the admin side of being self employed. 

 

Since then Dan has continued to innovate for the industry, including presenting at seminars, writing for Intelligent instructor magazine and creating the app for The Big Learner Relay.

Lee Spary brought a wealth of knowledge and insight to the show when he joined me for season two. We received some excellent feedback about Lee's transition from Instructor to coach and his year of 100% passes. 

Lee has since excelled in his career including being offered new roles and new jobs. He's also taking a more active role in training PDI's and ADI's including his new websites 'PDI Doctor' and 'ADI Doctor'

Ray Seagrave is a regular contributor to The Instructor Podcast Premium,  joining me for the Standards check checklist and coaching questions shows.

Ray has also recently become the first person to complete the Tri-Coaching excellence in coaching course and has recently added 'mindset coach' to his portfolio of many talents.

Ray continues to help ADI's improve and become better coaches. 

Susan McCormack is the co managing director of Tri-Coaching partnership and has been in the driving instructor industry for over 30 years.

Susan passionate about the industry and coaching and alongside Graham Hooper, has gone on to make Tri-Coaching one of the most successful and popular CPD providers for driving instructors.  

Emma Morgan, AKA Little Miss Agile, is an agile coaching expert who's bold claim is that she can agilise anything! We will be putting this to the test in an upcoming Premium special!  Emma can help anyone achieve anything by helping you break it down and will also help you develop your mindset.

Emma is also the host of two successful podcasts: Crazy Ex Club and Decapod. Check them out, especially Decapod. She's also on a mission to dominate TikTok so be sure to give her a follow for wisdom and amusing content. 


Wellbeing Without the Wank, brought to you by Emma Mellor, helps stressed and overwhelmed people use simple but powerful techniques to find moments of calm every day.

(Being a single mum to five children Emma understands how hard it is to put your own wellbeing first.)

Debunking the myths that you have to be super spiritual and perfectly calm every minute of every day, Emma's bringing mindfulness, meditation, and breathwork to the anti-woo crowd.

A keen advocate of self love Emma will happily discuss why wanking for wellbeing is totally OK, but being wanky about wellbeing is not.


Rich Morley was ill for fifteen long years and eventually fixed his broken health and changed his life through authentic Tai chi. Rich went onto help other people heal themselves, became an international level Tai Chi instructor and the author of three books.

 

Rich continues to help people, not only with Tai Chi, but also through breath work and meditation. He continues to devise new ways to improve peoples life and give them more energy.

Bob Morton appeared on the first ever episode of The Instructor Podcast and you can listen to that here. We spoke all things coaching and it still remains one of my most popular episodes. Bob has also appeared on The Green  Room episode where we discussed instructor well being. 

Bob continues to work with driving instructors and PDI's, providing coaching, part 3 and standard check training. He offers one to one training and delivers standard checks workshops across the UK. 

As well as this Bob also offer his own subscription service, available at clientcentredlearning.co.uk.

 


Chris has appeared on several episodes of The Instructor podcast to promote the DITC and his collaboration with the Queerbox - a diversity training course. You can listen here

Chris is also a regular on The Green Room, keeping us up to date with the latest news within the industry.

 

The DITC is the signposting platform for the industry and was recently recognized for helping ADI's/PDI's during lockdowns with an award.

 

Sign up for the DITC at theditc.co.uk

 

 


Keir appeared on season one of the podcast and we did a deep dive into the mindset of learners, driving instructors and full licence holders. 

 

Keir works with personal trainers and others to help them build their business and improve their mindset, he also runs a podcast along the same theme, which you can find here

 

For Keir's free download, click here.

You can find Keir on Facebook.