Lin Webb

About Lin Webb

After working with the bigger, national companies for many years, Lin Webb formed 1nfluence Driver Training, a small multi-car driving school based in Edenbridge, Kent.

Congratulations Angie Meadows

Dead proud of Angie today, as she passed her driving test this afternoon at Reigate Test Centre. Angie had thought about learning to drive for some time, but found her dyslexic and dyspraxic tendencies and high anxiety got in the way. Over time she found strategies that ensured she was more confident and ultimately brought success. Well done Angie xx

By |September 14th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Emily Holmes ***

From an anxious young lady who put learning to drive off for some time, to a driver competent enough to pass her driving test on her one and only attempt at Sevenoaks Test Centre with just the one driving fault in the space of a few months. Well done Emily; a stunning and well deserved result!! Good luck on Thursday…….. and have fun in your lovely mini xx

Emily Holmes – Passed 15th August 2017 – Sevenoaks

By |August 15th, 2017|

*** Testimonial – Jamie-Leigh Ellis ***

This has got to be the finest testimonial any Driver Trainer would want to receive!!! I’m so happy to have made a difference! Thank Jamie xx

When I first met Lin I was highly anxious. I had put off driving for such a long time but I turned 30 this year and I set myself a challenge to overcome my fears. I had, had some lessons years ago in both manual and automatic but soon learnt that automatic was best suited for myself (Hill starts in a manual often ended in tears). Ironically I loved driving and often became frustrated with myself for letting my anxiety win. Lin from the offset was calm, relaxed, open and reassuring. She really understood my anxiety and dealt with them with ease and such expertise. It soon became apparent that the main issue was that I was my own worst enemy. It was very easy for me to turn a situation into a negative, I would be incredibly hard on myself and it was easy to oversee the positives of any lessons. Often things were never as bad as what I thought! My lessons with Lin weren’t just driving lessons but also internal self development lessons. It enabled me to see how I could deal with situations, not just in driving but in life also. The way I would process things in a negative would impact my driving and in my life. Lin helps me to work through this and see what I was doing. I became more aware of this and over time it didn’t impact on my driving as much. The good driver that I know I am started to come out and with Lin’s encouragement I started to believe it and drive as though I knew it. I have now passed my driving test and I am finally living the life with freedom that I have always wanted. I honestly couldn’t recommend Lin enough, her skills really do go beyond driving and if you suffer with anxiety like myself, she really is the best person to guide you through what I can only describe as a life changing experience.

 

By |August 15th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Jamie-Leigh Ellis ***

It was well worth the early start for Jamie as she blitzed her driving test in Sevenoaks this morning with just 2 driving faults. Its been great to see her self-belief grow from the highly anxious driver a few months ago!! Strange how one of her biggest fears was taking the theory and hazard perception test back then, but she worked so hard both at that and driving that she’s now a smiling full licence holder. I’m looking forward to hearing about her drive to Devon……. then I will really know she’s become the driver she dreamed of being.

By |August 8th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Isidora ***

A lovely test pass for Isidora in Tunbridge Wells today…… Izzy has been living in the States for a few years and needed to take a UK test, now that she has moved back here with her young family. Izzy only needed a few hours training with Lin and her trainee Jo to get the full UK she wanted.

 

 

By |July 18th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Kiera Rowlinson ***

A massive well done to Kiera, who passed her Theory and Hazard Perception test yesterday after using our practice site to do masses of revision. Dead proud of you Kiera!!

 

By |July 14th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Shirani Krishnakumar ***

What a fab day!!! Shirani took her driving test this morning in Sevenoaks, and after 20 years of trying to achieve ‘driver’ status, she did it!!! Massive congratulations Shirani: you have worked so very hard to achieve this result!! 🙂

Shirani Krishnakumar – Passed 28th June 2017 – Sevenoaks

By |June 28th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Megan Armitage ***

Yayyyy! A superb result for Megan: a first time driving test pass in Sevenoaks this afternoon. Well done Megan, I can’t wait to see your lovely car and hear about you driving Nina all over the place!! Life is going to be so fabulous!!

By |June 6th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Emily Holmes ***

Another Theory Test pass: this time for Emily Holmes. Emily managed her Theory Test learning around her A level revision, so did a fabulous job at a tricky time!! Well done Emily. How do you feel about booking that Practical Test now?

 

By |June 4th, 2017|

*** Congratulations to Rob Springett ***

Rob has been learning to drive for a while now: you can’t knock the effort he puts in and its been fab to notice how much he’s learnt about himself and his attitude to life (and learning) during this time. He started revising for the theory test a long while ago using our Theory Test Pro site and the Driving Success DVD. To begin with he struggled to achieve 20/50 on the multiple choice question element, but never gave up. He set himself mini success goals and was thrilled when he first achieved a score of 30.  He kept going: that’s Rob!!  Finally, yesterday he managed to pass the test in Tunbridge Wells…… I think he deserves to PARTY!!

By |May 31st, 2017|

*** Congratulations Kerry McSweeney ***

An early start for Kerry this morning, travelling into Croydon to take her Driving Theory Test, and pass in style!! Well done Kerry, a great effort to get this done first time.

By |May 27th, 2017|

*** Testimonial – Chris Walker ***

After returning from serving in Afghanistan with severe leg injuries, Chris decided to train to drive in order to give himself better job opportunities and to be independently mobile in the future. His strong motivation to move life on meant training was minimal. He achieved a no fault test recently and had this to say….

‘Where do I start…… 1nfluence was perfect for me in many factors; Lin was an absolute hero and fantastic to be sat next to. She gave me courage and confidence every step of the way. She explained everything perfectly. On test day she made me feel comfortable and calm and I passed with flying colours, all thanks to Lin. So I would highly recommend this company any day.

Thank you very much for all of your help. I wish you all the very best in the future. Take care, Chris xxxx ‘

By |May 24th, 2017|

*** Massive Congratulations to Chris Walker ***

Well, after just 6 hours of training Chris passed his driving test in Sevenoaks this afternoon with NO driving faults!! What a fabulous attitude to training from the word go!! Congratulations Chris, this was a thoroughly well deserved result. Enjoy the freedom this gives you and good luck in the future with the HGV training when it happens. A pleasure working with you, Sir!!

By |May 18th, 2017|

Congratulations James Green

A stunning Theory Test pass for James this week….. 50/50 for the questions and 67 for the hazard perception element!! Boooooom!!

By |May 12th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Jamie-Leigh Ellis ***

Yayyyyyy!!! Despite the months of worry, a FANTASTIC theory test pass today for Jamie- Leigh Ellis. You should feel so proud of this pass: thoroughly well deserved!!……That’s the tricky bit done!

By |April 19th, 2017|

*** Testimonial – Andrew Miles ***

Having recently passed my driving test, I felt I needed some motorway/dual carriageway training and decided to book a session with Lin. From the outset she was calm and patient and made me feel at ease in a new and stressful situation. Her expertise in teaching meant that the learning experience was calm and, importantly, enjoyable. Not only did I come away from the lesson feeling like I had achieved my goals, I came away wanting to book more lessons so I can learn more from Lin!!

Andrew Miles

By |April 11th, 2017|

*** Testimonial from Kirsty Goss ***

Learning to drive was the most difficult thing I have done. After having 2 instructors who did not have enough patience for me to learn, I started lessons with Lin. I was very anxious when driving and had difficulties with left and right. Lin was patient with me and focused on the positives from each lesson. I never felt that I would learn to drive but Lin believed in me. The day I passed my test I was so shocked and happy. I would definitely recommend Lin to anyone learning to drive. Choosing a good instructor is so important and I am so glad I learned with Lin. Thanks Lin!

 

By |March 31st, 2017|

The Wait List

Getting started with any Driver Trainer is a difficult task at the moment. All those trainers that have established businesses are pretty busy, I know.

I’d like to give a massive thank those on my waiting list for your patience while a regular, suitable slot becomes available. I know it’s been a crazy long wait for some of you already: thanks so much for hanging around.

Hannah, Colette, Jackie and Lauren – I’m looking for evening and weekend slots for you guys.

Jade, Donna, Michael, Dipal (and her husband), Toby and Titia have some daytime availability.

I’ll keep in touch with you all individually, but feel free to get in touch if you want reassurance that I haven’t forgotten you!!

Those that are looking to become drivers will have login details for my Theory Test Pro site. Keep practising and if you need any additional support or input, please get back to me.

Thanks for putting your faith in me…… I hope to start working with you very soon.

Lin xx

By |March 18th, 2017|

*** Congratulations Jo Crawford – ADI Part 2 Success ***

A superb result for Jo Crawford, as she passed her ADI Part 2 test at Reigate DTC this afternoon. Jo has worked hard to fit in enough training to pass Parts 1 and 2 within a couple of months and has already started working towards the final stage of her qualifying exam. Congratulations Jo: a very well deserved result. Onwards!! 🙂

By |March 2nd, 2017|

*** 15th February 2017 ***

I had a lovely working day yesterday! ….. My Edenbridge driver worked hard to achieve her session goals. In the past she has felt that anything other than perfection was failure, at whatever task she was attempting. It was great yesterday to hear her talk about how much she had improved in our time together. She made a comment at the end of our lesson about how it’s easier for people that are born in this country….. when I asked ‘what is easier?’, she replied that, ‘people from xxxx don’t like to follow rules’. This will be a really interesting start to our next lesson!!….. I went into Sevenoaks next, to meet a guy that travels a long way to meet me. He has had many lessons with three different trainers over nearly 20 years!! He lives (and drives) with dyspraxia and yesterday, he used strategies we had highlighted to drive on a mix of different for the whole of his 2 hour lesson!! Massive success!!

By |February 16th, 2017|