Our work

We work in a number of different ways with our clients. In the area of development for example, we have delivered single workshops, facilitated global team sessions, supported them as part of a wider global curriculum, or used crafted full programmes of learning.

Our methods, whilst fun and engaging, are underpinned by solid research and theory. We borrow from many fields, but don’t follow just one. We strive to address development form three key perspectives:

  • the head (brain) – using current thinking and research from the fields of neuroscience and psychology
  • the heart (story) – drawing on our specialist experience, working with personal and organisational stories to create meaning for people
  • the hands (game) – getting practical fast, making sure that the experiences we create are active as well as reflective

Workshop Examples

Certain Impact

Being more assertive Do you envy those people who seem to be effortlessly confident and assertive? We’ll let you into a secret: there’s a lot of effort, but they hide it well. You might not know it yet, but you are awesome! Sometimes you might need someone else to help you see it. We all have positive attributes that we have to offer, we may just need tools to promote those attributes to others....

Brand U

Developing your personal brand It’s time to stand out from the crowd! Be brave, be bold, be brand!  Building and maintaining a personal brand is about creating and living an authentic story in a consistent and brand-aware fashion. It’s also about how you do that within the systems and worlds you operate in. This workshop extracts your personal story and builds on it to help you create ‘Brand...

Inspire

Motivating your people The days of the reward carrot are numbered! Using financial rewards to motivate your employees doesn’t always work, and other methods are now being adopted to more effectively inspire people to achieve. It’s time to rethink our methods of motivation. Based on Daniel H. Pink’s model of ‘Motivation 3.0’, we encourage you to move beyond ‘hierarchy of needs’ and ‘hygiene...

Grow

Building individual performance Your people are your greatest asset, so it makes sense to invest some time and energy to ensure they are performing at their best. If you understand what makes them tick you can encourage them to grow. Taking some of the core principles of coaching and mentoring we provide tools to help you better empower your people. Through this programme you will: explore a...

Build

Creating and growing teams Imagine you were putting together the best team in the world. Who would you choose? It’s rare that you get this option, so how do you turn your people into your dream team? Build focuses on the key elements a leader needs to help their people connect and become a dedicated, unified team that works toward a common purpose. Through this programme you will: develop your...

Share

Delegating for success You just started a new management role and you’re already feeling overwhelmed. Don’t panic! You may just need to share the load with your team. Delegating effectively is a skill that will help you to manage your work and develop the skills and knowledge of those you lead. Share shows you how to create opportunities for your people and adopt the right behaviours to ensure...

Hear the headlines

Developing customer stories Customers share stories every day. For those who meet the customer directly, stories are a vital tool, either listening to the stories their customers tell them or telling stories that demonstrate empathy and understanding. This workshop looks at what to listen for in a customer’s story and how to build your own stories that convince. Through this programme you will:...

Pitch

Selling with stories Every great salesperson is a great storyteller. Stories have the power to influence, persuade and move people into action. In a world where more and more products are the same, the differentiator is the story you and your product tells that makes someone buy. Even if you are the product - we’re all in sales now! This workshop focuses on how to create a story that gets people...

Run the Show

Leading and managing people Being the one out in front can be tough. People are looking to your for guidance, support and direction. Becoming an effective leader requires knowing when to lead and when to manage. Run the Show focuses on the roles of leader and manager, and how you need to adapt your behaviours in order to find the right style to bring people with you – making you a super-boss!...

Clients and case stories

Creston

A whole curriculum of workshops

The Creston group of companies covers all aspects of communication, including digital agency TMW and insights arm ICM. We worked with Creston to create a curriculum of workshops. We delivered a series of workshops across the business in storytelling, new leaders, delegation, motivation, team building, creativity and personal brand. The first year of workshops was a success, and the team have already begun delivery a second round in 2014. Click here for more information about Creston.

Zipcar

A full programme of connected workshops

We worked with Zipcar to develop a programme for sixteen of their European managers. The programme included six workshops on leadership and communication. In partnership with the HR team and the delegates themselves we devised a plan that included a management diagnostic and a series of inter-modular learning activities. This allowed the learning to continue between the monthly sessions and ensured the face-to-face workshops could focus on experience over information. Click here to learn more about the Zipcar brand.

S C Johnson

Small bites and stand-alone workshops

S C Johnson are the makers of such iconic brands as Pledge, Mr Muscle and Kiwi shoe products. We started working with S C Johnson as part of their Learning at Work day, delivering bite-size workshops on storytelling, creativity and personal brand. Since that first session we have been back with the team to deliver half day sessions on communication, storytelling for presentations and developing confidence. Click here to find out more about S C Johnson.

Some images of us at work with our sister company Grow the Story