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  1. NHS & Social Care

    NHS & Social Care
    We are facing challenging times, and this requires people to step up to the plate. The people that work in our incredible Health and Social Care are going to be facing their Battle of Britain, our country needs the NHS, and we want to help where we can. Therefore with immediate effect and until further notice, all our training webinars...
  2. Thinking Differently - This is how we get through this

    Thinking Differently - This is how we get through this
    The last few weeks have changed the way we live our lives, looking around I see people in shock really from denial (it's only a cold) to being afraid where you see people panicking (buying things they don't need). Of course, this is perfectly normal, and there is nothing wrong with you, it's just not very useful. Schools are closing...
  3. Be Kind - a positive trait, especially today

    Be Kind - a positive trait, especially today
    We are in unprecedented times and no doubt the next few months are going to be a massive strain for us, from a health point of view and an economic standpoint, our world is about to change.  We have decided to change our format for today's blog, over the coming weeks we will have some changes going on, including some...
  4. Self Confidence - an essential key skill

    Self Confidence - an essential key skill
    Confidence is an essential part of life, and if we don't feel confident about undertaking something or indeed optimistic in our abilities, it can cause serious issues.  What is Self Confidence? The three drivers of Self Confidence are 1) Confidence in others, 2) Confidence in one’s own capabilities, and 3) Confidence in life. This is where it all starts; Self Confidence...
  5. Five steps for effective time management

    Five steps for effective time management
    I really love delivering training on time management.  It is a subject I know many people have problems with, it is an easy trap to fall into.  Remember we all have the same amount of time it is how we deal with the time we have that matters. Ok, five steps for really effective time management: Identify Time Bandits – Time...
  6. The difference between presenting and training

    The difference between presenting and training
    There is a massive difference between training and presenting.  I see many blogs and videos that talk about improving presentations and then speak of training and train the trainer courses.  This is not correct and sends the wrong message regarding their use. When we are presenting, we are delivering a message; it is one-way traffic.  We may use presentations within...
  7. Are you stuck?

    Are you stuck?
    Stuck in life, that routine you do every day, those words "still here, Monday morning feeling" I often hear words like that in my clients. What about your personal life, stuck there, same house, same walks, same shops? Sometimes you must ask yourself "Why do I continue to do the same things when I would like to change them?" I...
  8. Four important things for future managers

    Four important things for future managers
    Going into management for the first time can be a very daunting experience, especially if it’s an internal promotion.  Remember, people are often promoted because they are good at their job, not because they are a good manager. There are several things that every new manager needs to focus on that will aid their initial development as a manager.  Four...
  9. Training? Might as well throw your money in the bin!

    Training? Might as well throw your money in the bin!
    I always talk about how I consider myself so fortunate to get to go around the country meeting new people and businesses, but there is one massive downside to it that I don’t like.  It never ceases to amaze me the stories and experiences about the continual waste of valuable time and money spent delivering “Training” that just doesn’t do...
  10. What is coaching culture?

    What is coaching culture?
    Having quite a lot of experience coaching, supervising and mentoring the biggest mistake I see with people is in the understanding of what coaching is. I am a firm believer coaching takes time to understand and master, a seriously long time. It is not about tick box coaching, in other words coaching by numbers just like painting like numbers. Coaching...