All our coaching and training programmes are based on a unique distillation of several models, including coaching, positive psychology and mindfulness.
Unlike many coaching and training models, our highly effective, no-nonsense approach combines simplicity with depth – cutting through complex theories of personal and professional development, which often just cloud the way.
As mindfulness goes mainstream, lots of people are keen to tell you what it is. This short film cuts through the noise to get to the heart of mindfulness, and gives a flavour of our sometimes (attempted) comic take on the matter!
Our focus instead is on enabling people to see clearly their true values, drivers and capacities – and what might be stopping them from being fully activated. We then encourage pragmatic action based on these insights to have immediate impact in their lives and work.
In particular, we’ve seen countless times how mindfulness is often the ‘X factor’ in our programmes’ impact. Mindfulness has been shown in clinical studies to lead to significant improvements in performance (focus, concentration and productivity); cognitive functioning (learning, memory, creative problem solving); wellbeing (calm & emotional positivity); and relationship skills (emotional intelligence, communication).
We have developed a highly effective and simplified ABC mindfulness model for our training:
Awareness: of your mind/body experience, grounding yourself, and creating space for reflection
Being with your experience: allowing your brain and body to process your thoughts and emotions
Choosing wise responses: accessing your wise mind to make good decisions
Our model of change and development
Our coaching and training programmes are always tailored to you or your organisation’s needs. But we’ve noticed a common four-step process of change and development that our approach facilitates. It’s not always as linear as this, but usually encompasses some or all of the following:
1. Inner leadership: Cultivating resilience; managing stress; getting organised; thinking clearly
2. Strengths-based awareness: Developing deep appreciation of your true values, strengths, and motivators
3. Outer leadership: Building strong relationships; influencing; managing people; delegation; team cohesion
4. Action: Developing and implement clear action plans that move you, your team or organisation towards your goals