On Thursday 13th June 2019, I met TrainingMatchmaker.com founder – Trainer – Chartered Marketer Christine Watson in the lobby of the newly refurbished Ivanhoe Hotel (one of Christine’s training clients) for a coffee and a chat. After a lengthy and engaging discussion, I came out into the Carryduff sunshine with my head swimming with possibilities. I want to enhance my skills and knowledge about the marketing discipline and industry and hope that the courses that I outline below, as part of my brand new learning plan following research on TrainingMatchmaker.com might enable me to do so. I am particularly interested in improving my awareness and abilities in relation to the online and social media aspects of marketing as I believe that these can play a very important role for businesses. Although I am slightly nervous for what is ahead, I am aware that everything I do in the next month, no matter how good or bad, will be a learning curve. Hopefully, these courses and this practical learning opportunity with Trainer – Chartered Marketer Christine Watson should allow me to put some of those terms that I recognise from my university marketing modules into practice. I am setting a target of 40 hours a week, akin to a full time marketing position, to allow myself to complete relevant courses and learn more about marketing in theory and in practice.