My Yorkshire based training programmes are aimed at all levels of team members and managers to support businesses with growth, teamwork and employee engagement. That is why I tailor my in-house programmes to fit the needs of the individuals, the logistics of the business and the best learning environment. Programmes can range from weekly to monthly sessions; ½ day to full days; 6 weeks to 7 months. My Open Personal Development programme, is ideal for businesses who have training needs for individuals, but an in-house programme would not be suitable.

As well as offering the following programmes I’m often asked to create and deliver bespoke workshops and seminars to be included in company away-days, the launch of company values and one one-off specific content training sessions. If you would like to discuss a bespoke service please contact me to discuss further.

To ensure your organisation receives the training that meets development objectives, I always start with a free consultation. Part of this consultation, will determine whether DiSC profiling or 360 assessment is the preferred option to ‘kick-off’ the process and will have the most impact. Read more on DiSC profiling and 360 assessment here.

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‘Management and Leadership’ training programmes

There is no doubt that poorly managed businesses do not achieve their full potential. It is also true that poorly managed people do not achieve enough to ensure that they are the best that they can be.

When this happens, they lose faith in their manager and often look outside of the organisation for motivation and inspiration.

Effectively managing people is achieved through the application of dedicated people processes and this then becomes the foundation for the development of leadership.

Both the Stepping into Management and the Management into Leadership Programmes offer you the opportunity to develop a consistent approach to managing and leading your people.

The training available is designed to offer development for business professionals with or without a grasp of the fundamentals of management and/or leadership as it offers an exciting opportunity to develop new skills or enhance existing ones.

Perfect for managers who have “learnt on the job” it offers an intellectual and emotional understanding of the management process and supports the development of very successful managers.

The training covers the following key areas:

  • Communication & Engagement
  • Motivation
  • Effective Delegation
  • Coaching for Improved Performance
  • Innovation
  • Improving Team Performance By Building Trust

To ensure your organisation receives the training that meets development objectives, I always start with a free consultation. Part of this consultation, will determine whether DiSC profiling or 360 assessment is the preferred option to ‘kick-off’ the process and will have the most impact. Read more on DiSC profiling and 360 assessment here.

The Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ programme

Based on the international best-selling book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”. The Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ programme is a proven and tested by more than 4000 team members across the workplace to deliver business results. It works in conjunction with Everything DiSC profiling which identifies behavioural styles and enables us to understand natural priorities of ourselves and our colleagues.

It has a simple goal: to facilitate a learning experience that helps organisations discover what it takes to build truly cohesive and effective teams.

The programme is designed to identify the root causes of politics and dysfunctions on the team where you work, and the keys to overcoming them.

Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge – for the individuals, the team and the organisation.

Typical characteristics of a productive, high-functioning team include:

  • Makes better, faster decisions
  • Are comfortable asking for help, admitting mistakes and limitations and take risks offering feedback
  • Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over because of a lack of buy-in
  • Creates a competitive advantage
  • Retains the best people
  • Aligns the team around common objectives
  • Is more fun to be on!

To discuss the Management and Leadership programmes in more detail or book a place please contact me: 01423 398502


Personal Development Programme

Successful business leaders know continued growth is tied to the quality of the ‘human asset’. After all, it’s people who increase customer satisfaction, expand the market share and build a corporate culture.

Yet how many organisations prepare employees to deal with the challenges faced to ensure continued performance?

My Open Personal Development Programme teaches delegates how to strengthen interpersonal relations, manage stress and achieve their business and personal goals. What’s more, people develop a ‘can do’ attitude that allows them to initiate change and voice their ideas and opinions with confidence and enthusiasm. The training empowers people to step out of their comfort zones and become people “who make things happen!”

Personal Development

After the Personal Development Programme, you will be able to:

  • Build rapport with other business professionals and achieve breakthrough goals
  • Utilise a proven process to strengthen relationships
  • Apply a technique to recall names and facts
  • Understand how past events shape behaviour and attitudes
  • Become more enthusiastic in day to day activities
  • Handle stress before it handles you
  • Build personal impact, using appropriate body language, voice and facial expressions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Reduce self-consciousness and fear
  • Apply techniques to gain buy-in and cooperation
  • Utilise human relationship principles to motivate others
  • Understand the importance of praise and recognition
  • Use flexibility to create a positive change and fun environment
  • Keep lines of communication open even when there are disagreements
  • Set measurable goals and track achievements
  • Inspire others to take action
  • Create a “win-win” environment

The Open programme is ideal for businesses who do not have sufficient staff to run a bespoke in-house programme, but have individuals who need help and guidance to become proficient managers and leaders. The open programme is run in Knaresborough, over 3 months, twice or three time a year.

To discuss the Personal Development Programme in more detail or book a place please contact me: 01423 398502

Excelling as A Highly Effective Team Leader

Working hard and being part of a team, producing great results is fulfilling.  Striving to be the best with a view to progression and then promotion is part of our professional development.

The promotion happens, and then all of a sudden leading the team is much more difficult than ever imagined.  Creating an environment where people feel motivated, having to give instructions, gaining the willing co-operation from colleagues and dealing with difficult conversations becomes a challenge.  Previous team friendships become strained and difficult and a feeling of isolation can develop.

This programme, provides the techniques and opportunity to develop skills to enable the smooth transition from being part of team to leading the team.

To discuss the team leader programme in more detail please contact me: 01423 398502


High Impact Business Communication and Presentation Skills Training

The ability to communicate with impact and present well is an important part of business today.  Whether you are an engineer or solicitor, sales person or an executive, the harsh reality is that both in formal and informal situations, decisions are often made on your personal performance alone. High Impact Presentation Skills Training can really make the difference!

If you are like most people, the prospect of standing up in front of a group of people, let alone speaking to them, is a daunting prospect.  In fact, in one survey on the top ten public fears, public speaking was number one and dying came in at number seven!

It is important to understand that it is not a question of being good or bad at presenting, it is usually the question of being trained or untrained. Many people feel inadequate, expecting to be confident or skillful in something they have never been trained in.

Various experts tell us that a decision is made about us, our organisation and the value of what we are going to say within 12 seconds of standing up to present, based on our personal first impression.

This one day course will push your boundaries to see how much power and flexibility you really possess. The goal is to create the maximum impact – be prepared to be surprised!

Objectives of the programme:

  • Greater flexibility through use of gestures, tone and body language
  • Present written material in an engaging manner
  • Present with poise and self confidence
  • Maintain the attention of the audience
  • Avoid  ‘death by PowerPoint’
  • Overcome barriers for self-expression
  • Handle questions more professionally
  • Stand out in a crowd in a positive way

To discuss the presentation skills programme in more detail please contact me on 01423 398502

Train the Trainer

A motivated and competent trainer can make the difference to the success of knowledge transfer within your business. Knowledge and expertise in a subject are not enough to ensure that training is effective.

Anyone who is involved in training in your company, has a huge influence on the level of information retained and the successful development of employees they come into contact with. That is why, investing in those employees you have entrusted to train others within your business is so important.

The benefits from this course:

  • Training in your organisation will become more effective.
  • Your trainers will be equipped with the skills to motivate their audience.
  • Training sessions will be more meaningful and results orientated.
  • Trainers will learn to create lasting impressions on their trainees. Making sure that the necessary skills to succeed in their roles are delivered effectively.
  • Your training staff will understand how we learn, will be well-prepared and will focus on outstanding delivery.
  • Trainers will gain excellent delivery skills to make a positive impact on others.
  • Reduce staff turnover by improving the quality of your training.
  • Save money by up-skilling your existing staff, instead of hiring someone new.
  • You can be sure that they will learn as much from the experience as they will the content.
Train the Trainer

To discuss the programme in more detail or book a place please contact me: 01423 398502

To find out more about my management & leadership training programmes held in Yorkshire