We’ve put a list of some of our most popular courses later down this page.

How do we work? What makes our training special?

We’ve mentioned before (here) that we don’t “do opinion” – our content is based on the researched science of what works not just what we think works. But what about how we deliver things?

We’ve got a policy of spending the equivalent of a day per week on research and personal development. That means we’re always on top of our game (yeah, famous last word, but we try!). What that means for you is that you can be confident our trying workshops are run with the absolute best practice in mind. Here are a couple of examples that set us apart form most training companies.

Question monitoring

It’s all well and good to say you believe in equality and integration and so on… but our habits and cultural upbringing can mess that up. For example, there’s research that if women speak in meetings even nearly as much as men, they’re perceived as having hogged the conversation and talked too much. To make sure the things like this don’t impact our training we just keep a written, running tally, all the way through the training, of who answers what.

That way, if the table at back where the boss is sitting answers too many many questions we’ll spot it. Likewise, if half the room are women but only 1/3 of the answers come from them… we’ll spot that too.

Multiple methods

Different people and different groups learn in different ways. That means that to make sure we get the best out of them, we approach each and every exercise with at least two ways forwards. We’re not stuck in a delivery rut like less experienced trainers.

For example, the same exercise about what people hope to learn during the workshop (right at the start) might work best as a physical interactive exercise for the full group if the team involved know each other and have an extravert vibe. On the other hand, getting the same results for introverts is probably best done using an exercise that is paper-based and done by individuals or pairs.

In short, how we work is largely controlled by how people learn.

Courses we deliver

It’s worth asking if we can help… the list below isn’t comprehensive and (to be honest) some of the most useful material will pop up in two courses sometimes. For example, the tools for handling nerves in presentations is also useful in workshops on confidence.

  • Presentation skills
  • Board skills gap analysis
  • Confidence and assertiveness
  • Influencing and negotiation
  • Handling change (and leading it!)
  • Basic management tools
  • Online or hybrid meetings
  • Emotional intelligence and responsiveness
  • Having difficult conversations
  • Emotional resilience (and stress management)
  • Productivity and getting stuff done in an unstructured world

What are we most famous for? (Check out the “us” page for more details, but it boils down to the stuff about communications – particularly our presentation skills stuff. In fact we’ve even got our own brand for just that if you want to have a look.