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!

Monday, 19 March 2012

12 Ways To Have A Better Day

Chris got an email this week from NLP life and it has 12 ways to have a better day that we thought would be perfect to share with you all and help get you through Monday :)

"1.) When you wake up in the morning, open your eyes and ask yourself how you are going to have a good day today. And make sure you give yourself an answer!

2.) Say "hello" to someone you don't know and be kind to them. If they smile back, you've shared a little bit of humanity. If not ... well, at least you gave them the chance!

3.) Treat yourself to a lovely lunch ... and invite a friend you haven't seen for ages to join you. Friendship is one of the most important things in life!

4.) Take 5 minutes to write down all the things that are wonderful about your life. Make this clear and stated in the positive. "Not having money problems" is a negative. "Being free of debt" is a positive.

5.) Give each thing on your list a big "thank you!". Gratitude is a way of showing you're doing things right - and making sure that it keeps coming your way.

6.) Take another 5 minutes to write another list of those things that would make your life even more wonderful. Again, make them positive.

7.) Think about ways you might get to those things. Allow your imagination to go for it. And break down the steps along the way!
8.) Take a few moments to remember events that have really made you laugh. Past good times hold the secret to future good times.

9.) Consider how you're going to have a good laugh in the future - and make plans to start going for it, now. Making plans gives you a direction.

10.) Invite a friend to go along to something with you: a show, a movie, a new shopping centre, an art gallery or a trip to a fairground. Whatever it is, make it fun! An expectation of enjoyment will lift your mood.
11.) Take time to think about the people who really matter to you. Make sure they know it! Friendships require nurturing ... be the gardener of your soul.

12.) When you go to bed, take some time to imagine what amazingly good things you can do tomorrow. And expect them to happen!"

- Bernardo Moya, CEO, The Best You Can Be, NLP Life


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Introduction to Mentoring Workshop

Venue: HOPWA House, Inskip Drive, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3UR
Cost: £25 (usally £75) per delegate inc Lunch, Tea and Coffee

Thanks to Michael Luke @ Be A Man we have been able to subsidise this workshop through a Team London Grant to help up-skill existing and potential volunteer mentors within the community.

Content Includes:

Welcome and Introductions

What is Mentoring?
  • Explore the definition of a Mentor’s role
  • Understand the skills and qualities needed to be an effective mentor
  • Look at how being a volunteer mentor can help in your community
Learning Styles
  • Learn a simple model to help identify learning preferences
  • Understand your own learning style
  • Explore other learning styles and how you can tailor your mentoring to get the best results
Effective Communication
  • Learn the art of active listening
  • Explore different questioning styles
  • Understand how effective communication skills can enhance your mentoring
Tools and Techniques
  • Learn some simple and effective models to help with goal setting,
  • exploring thoughts and feelings, and SMART action planning
  • Review your learning so far and see what you already have in your Mentoring Tool Kit
Boundaries and Confidentiality
  • Understand how to set boundaries within your mentor/mentee relationship
  • Understanding best practice, Data Protection and Safeguarding within a mentoring role 

To book please call Chris on 07947724977 or email info@positivechangeconsultancy.com