Driving instructor Lin WebbI grew up in South London, with the finest Dad to ever roam this land. He had the ability to put people at their ease. They trusted him and were able to open up and talk through their hopes, fears and anxieties, safe in the knowledge that he would give them his full attention and support them to the best of his ability. He passed away a number of years ago now, but I’d like to think part of him lives on in me.

My pre-driver training background was largely involved in helping, supporting, encouraging and motivating primary school children who had learning and behavioural issues. One of the most important things I learnt is that each individual learns differently, so applying the same techniques to everyone isn’t going to work.

When I started working in the driver training sector back in 1998, I trained largely with BSM. I then transferred to AA Driving School where I became an instructor coach and mentor, supporting other instructors in the area to create what they wanted from their businesses. While with AA Driving School I became a Fleet Registered Trainer, an ORDIT Trainer, and ran some of the company’s Induction and Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) development courses.

What people have said

“I would highly recommend Lin Webb at 1nfluence to anybody wishing to learn to drive.
She is very calm and patient and is happy to go over things as many times as you need. If you are feeling anxious and stressed then she makes you feel at ease and helps you through each step in the learning process.
I had lessons and 3 tests in a manual car almost 20 years ago and found everything a struggle to the point I hated driving. Hill starts, junctions, traffic lights all became a nightmare! I never managed to pass my test and thought driving was not for me.
Then a work colleague told me about Lin at 1nfluence. WOW what a difference!! On the second lesson I was actually enjoying driving a car and even drove through Edenbridge High Street. After only 23 lessons I passed my driving test first time and I am looking forward to the freedom and independence it will bring.” Kirsty Laws – September 2018

 

“Lin has the patience of a saint! Thanks for helping me regain my confidence.” Jackie Chapman

Following a period of time working independently and with a business partner, I set up 1nfluence Driver Trainers Ltd, which became 1nfluence Driver Training Ltd at the beginning of 2017.

I’ve always been very slightly ‘addicted’ to taking further training and in 2011 I became curious about using coaching to improve road safety and started the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development. In fact I did it twice, as my understanding and goals altered! Producing ‘thinking’ drivers by sharing ideas and coming up with solutions together encourages them be more self-aware, more responsible and better able to make independent decisions for a lifetime.

I also took a 3 day Approved Driving Instructor course at Queen Elizabeth Foundation (a leading disability charity) in Carshalton in Surrey. This course inspired me to take an interest in more challenging customers. I feel it’s important not to ‘label’ people but to be creative in finding a learning style which works for that individual. My diary has gradually become full with pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and various other learning differences, mobility difficulties and those with high anxiety.

Driver training is more than a job to me. I love helping others achieve success, whatever that is to them. It’s a fantastic feeling when you see the smiles on their faces when they reach their goal. I am committed to carry on learning, and I’d love to help YOU.

Driver training locations

Edenbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, West Wickham, Reigate and surrounding areas

Driver training prices

Lessons:  £42 / hr (£20 discount when you buy a block of 10 hours)
Pass Plus and Refresher training:  £45 / hr
ADI/PDI training:  £45 / hr
Fleet training:  bespoke price on application

To find out more, call me today on 07780 708 706 or email info@1nfluence.co.uk and let me help you achieve your driving ambition!

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