We provide highly motivating and inspiring leadership training and personal development programmes, tailored to your business and individual needs. We have a passion to assist others in their personal development and to help individuals and organisations grow and sustain change, allowing them to connect with their staff and customers in a real and effective way.

We combine a diverse range of learning styles and mediums with experience of over 20 years working for one of the largest international retailers within the UK. Our aim is to provide affordable coaching, development, and leadership programmes to organisations, groups and individuals that empower people to take full ownership of their learning, enabling them to better look after themselves and/or their customers.

Whether you are looking for a one-off lunchtime session or a programme to deliver cultural change, we can help. We have a wide range of programmes and workshops to help you manage change, build an effective team, improve communication, build morale and improve customer service and more!

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Quote of the Week - How True?

'Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you.  Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure'

~ Murphy's Law

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Quote of the week - Parents

'It's not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself'  

~ Joyce Maynard

Parental Leadership is an interesting concept!

Parental leadership isn't something that is commonly used in the UK but it is an interesting concept we were eager to explore.  The essence of leadership is the ability to build trust and influencing others to adopt and follow your directions and ideas, therefore giving parents leadership skills makes perfect sense to us.  As parents ourselves we aspire to have a relationship with our children that is built on trust and respect allowing us to help shape their lives and guide them into making the right decisions.  Parental leadership explores the possibilities of parents being given classic business leadership skills enabling them to lead their children's behavior rather than trying to control it.  

With all of this in mind we have just run a successful interactive parenting programme that adapted some classic leadership skills, such as active listening and giving and receiving feedback, combined with some life skills, to help improve self-belief and deal with inner voice, for a group of parents at Castle Green Children's Center to allow them to parent more effectively. The programme was designed to improve the family dynamics and strengthen relationships through effective communication and increased self-awareness.  Through giving parents leadership skills they can begin to role model behavior to their children to help create future leaders in our community and it is never to early to start the process.  Franklin D Roosevelt once said that 'We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build out youth for the future' and we aspire to achieve this through the work we do with parents, children and vulnerable young adults in the community.  

Here is what the parents thought of the programme:

'When I first came, I felt as if I was in a cocoon.  Now I feel like a butterfly, I've got wings'

'I didn't know why I needed to come, but I've learnt about myself'

'I've started to talk to my daughter and not shout at her, and I've realised how much love she has for me.  She's like a different child'

'When I first cam, I thought I was a bad parent.  Now I listen more and I talk to my children'

'I've learnt loads and I really admire the other parents in the group'

If you would like to find out more about parenting programmes or training for 14-18 year olds please contact us via email at futureleaders@positivechangeconsultancy.com.