We offer a range of personal development courses designed to promote a range of skills, empowering people to perform at their best. We offer courses in Goal Setting, Personal Resilience and Persuasive Communication, to name but a few.

Why choose our courses?

Because they’re based on science, especially Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence and rigorous HRM research. In brief, we use tools and techniques that are proven to enhance performance and we make them fun and easy to use.

What do people say?

“Excellent facilitator. Professional, great knowledge, great sense of humour and able to connect on a number of levels and certainly made everyone feel completely comfortable and at ease. One of the best courses I have attended.” Thames Valley Housing. (Read more in Testimonials).

Our modular approach

We structure our courses using a modular approach, to give you flexibility. They can be run independently or combined to form more comprehensive programmes. For example, a personal development programme is typically comprised of: Goal Setting for Success, Emotional Intelligence, Persuasive Communication and Personal Resilience.

Popular courses

+Goal Setting For Success
Goal setting lies at the heart of self-management and high performance in any walk of life. In this workshop we review the fundamental principles and practices of goal setting to help you manage work performance and gain more in other parts of your life.

To help you choose the right goals, you’ll complete a ‘Wheel of Life’ exercise and review your strengths and professional objectives. You’ll then set SMARTER goals and ‘Well-Formed Outcomes’. With an emphasis on self-motivation and self-management you’ll walk away with an action plan and the right tools to succeed, whatever your goals.

FORMAT: 1/2 day or 1 workshop, plus optional one-to-one coaching. Goal Setting Brochure

+Personal Development Programme

In a rapidly changing workplace, personal development and self-directed learning have never been more important. That's what we cover in this course.

You'll learn how to: identify your personal strengths, values and career preferences (using the Career Anchors Inventory); use the TGROW model for self-coaching; develop meaningful and motivating goals using SMARTER and ‘Well-Formed Outcome’ structures and build confidence to manage change effectively.

We also demonstrate behavioural change techniques so you can build the motivation to stay on track and achieve your goal.

format: 1-day workshop with pre-course questionnaire. download personal development brochure.

+Unleash Your Strengths
The evidence now seems clear … we gain far more from building on our strengths than developing our weaknesses. That’s why we designed this course.

In this session you’ll complete the Values in Action (VIA) survey to help you identify your ‘signature strengths’ (such as perseverance, judgement, teamwork and leadership). The VIA survey is a scientifically validated assessment tool that enables people to focus on strengths rather than their shortcomings. During the workshop you’ll explore ways you can apply your strengths in work and outside of work. This course can lead to a step-change in performance!

FORMAT: 1 day workshop with pre-work. Unleash Your Strengths Brochure

+Emotional Intelligence in Practice
It’s estimated that between 27 and 45% of job success is related to Emotional Intelligence (EI). So why do we spend so little time learning about our emotional and social functioning?

In this course we explain the principles of EI and offer practical techniques for putting good EI into practice, including cultivating self-awareness, regulating emotions and practicing empathy and assertiveness.

Delegates have the option of completing their own Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®) and receiving one-to-one feedback from an accredited EQ-i Coach. This level of support can produce major changes in EI and significant improvements in performance and fulfilment at work and outside of work.

FORMAT: 1 day workshop supported by one-to-one coaching. Emotional Intelligence Brochure

+Building Personal Resilience
In this course you’ll learn practical skills for managing high pressure, rapid change and adversity. We explore what stress really means and provide practical techniques for minimsing its negative effects.

We also demonstrate techniques for building resilience proactively, such as problem solving (with the 7-Step Problem Solving Technique), managing emotions and building positive beliefs, such as optimism and self-confidence.

The techniques we demonstrate are derived from Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Human Resources Management (HRM) research.

This workshop works FREE with the best measure of personal resilience available anywhere in the world: The Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi). Participants complete the questionnaire before the course and receive a personalised RQi Report during the workshop.

FORMAT: 1 day workshop, supported by on-line learning resources. Personal Resilience Brochure.

+Building Positive Relationships
In this session you’ll learn the art and science of building positive relationships, including the importance of empathy, constructive responding and the art of forgiveness. And by the end of the day you’ll have mastered the key skills of assertive communication. This course is a must for effective team-working.

Delegates also have the option of completing the Facet5 personality portrait to build greater self-awareness and enhance communication even further.

FORMAT: 1 day workshop, supported by on-line learning resources and one-to-one coaching with the Facet5 Profile. Building Positive Relationships Brochure