As your trainer, my number one aim is to create a supportive learning atmosphere, making you feel comfortable so you can develop safe driving skills & knowledge for life!
Hi I'm Steve King; a fully qualified DVSA approved and DBS (formerly CRB) checked Driving Instructor
Although, I prefer being called a Trainer rather than an Instructor. The word 'Instructor' always conjures up the image of a very stern looking person moving from topic to topic with rigid teaching methods. Driving is a very fluid activity so teaching you to drive has to be just as fluid. Although the skills I need to teach you, both to help you become a good & safe driver and to pass your test remain the same, the methods I use to teach are more modern & hopefully more fun! I really believe that teaching is more than just showing you something & expecting you to follow, it's about inspiring and empowering you to succeed on your own.
I have been a professional driver for over 20 years, mostly long distance covering the whole of the country. I've seen a lot on the roads in that time, some good & some bad... and I firmly believe that effective training is the key to safer roads and safer driving. This is the main reason I choose the name Inspire because that is exactly what I want to do. Inspire better, safer driving.
I have also been a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist since 2013 which leaves me well placed to offer that extra help to people suffering with nerves, anxiety or a little stress about driving!
So whether you are learning to drive for the first time, getting back on the road after a significant break or just want to improve your skills or confidence, my aim is to offer high quality, bespoke training that's tailored to suit you.
As your trainer, my number one aim is to create a supportive learning atmosphere, making you feel comfortable so you can develop safe driving skills & knowledge for life.
I can still remember when I passed my test being told that;
"Now you've passed, you can learn how to drive!"
And in some ways that was true, but it's something I've never wanted for anyone that learns to drive with me. Of course the big thing on your mind is THE TEST, and rightly so, but I also want to teach you to be happy, safe and confident on any road you take after you pass your test. Which is why I like to include things in your training that are important to you, like help with the theory test, your future regular journeys, work commutes, school runs and even McDonalds drive thru's!
The most rewarding part of the job for me is getting to see the look on my learners faces when they achieve their goal and being there with them from day one right through to the end result!
I've built my business from the ground up and being an independent instructor & not part of the bigger national or local companies it enables me to be a lot more flexible with the lessons and courses I can offer and making sure they're completely tailored to your needs. It also means that I will be there from the beginning of your journey... right through to the end!
I pride myself on having the most up to date training available & have a modern car for you to practice and train in. I realise that knowing either yourself or your loved one is in safe hands is of big importance and for that reason I carry copies of all information regarding my business, such as Insurance & DBS etc. Please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like to take a look.
You can also keep up to date with whats going on with me & Inspire by checking out the Blog and by following Inspire Driver Training on Social Media
Please feel free to contact me for a chat about your needs, or if you prefer we could arrange to meet in person.
I look forward to meeting you.