Foundation Skills 2018-11-27T13:02:04+00:00

Foundation Skills Courses

Rise to new heights with our face-to-face training courses.

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Call: 020 7060 4375

Mindset and emotional self-management are fundamental skills forming the platform which enables you to design your life, meet challenges with resilience and focus and unlock your own unique potential to achieve our goals. These courses provide you with the tools, techniques and personal insight on which to build.

Foundation Skills Training Courses

A day to step back from the maelstrom of life, reflect and design the next steps of your life through guided self discovery. The course uses a reflective, strengths based approach to the live events which have shaped us as the basis for developing our aspirational goals and practical plans to move closer to realizing them.

Who it is for: Whilst we can all benefit from stepping back for a day to reflect and plan, this day is particularly useful for anyone at a crossroads in their life; seeking to change direction or embark on a new path.

What you will get out of the day: 

  • How your past has shaped the strengths you have today
  • Facilitated time to explore and shape your goals and dreams
  • How to make effective plans to achieve what you want out of life
  • Insight into your personal motivation style
  • Practical tools to help you find ongoing headspace in your daily life
  • A personalised, practical action plan to help you on your way

Length: 1 day

Price: £499
Price with Course Plus 3 Coaching Sessions: £1,099
Price with Course Plus 6 Coaching sessions: £1,499

Format: Combination of interactive presentation, group discussion, facilitated reflection and action planning.   Delegates are free to share as much or as little of their personal experience and reflection with the group as they feel comfortable.

Course Dates

Led by a psychologist with a background in developing excellence within performance sport, this course covers the core elements that form the foundations which are essential to achieving excellence in any domain, be it a mission critical business task, team leadership, sport or other performance arenas.

Who it is for: A foundation course for those with high performance potential wanting to embrace excellence in their chosen field.

What you will get out of the day: 

  • The development of a compassionate growth mindset
  • Mind management skills to unlock personal potential, sharpen your focus and performance
  • Understanding and appreciating drives, needs and wants
  • Development of effective relationships – with yourself and others
  • Developing focus, distraction control and distress/frustration tolerance
  • The underpinnings of mental and physical readiness to deliver excellent performances

Length: 1 day

Price: £899
Price with Course Plus 3 Coaching Sessions: £1,449
Price with Course Plus 6 Coaching sessions: £1,899

Format: Combination of interactive teaching, discussion and practical application in small groups and pairs.

Course Dates

How to master your emotions and improve your relationships

Did you know…?

Emotional Intelligence is so critical to success that it accounts for 58 percent of performance in all types of jobs.

Emotional Intelligence can have a powerful impact on unlocking our potential in our working relationships – in fact the latest scientific research suggests that it actually plays a far bigger role in long term success than IQ.  This workshop teaches essential skills and techniques to manage emotions and develop the personal effectiveness required to make positive impressions, influence with authenticity and be more positive and impactful when it really counts. This course covers the core elements that form the foundations which are essential to achieving excellence in any domain, be it a mission critical business task, team leadership, sport or other performance arenas.

Who it is for: Our Emotional Intelligence workshop is specifically tailored for high potential professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders who seek to deepen their personal impact and quality of their business relationships.

What you will get out of the day: 

  • An understanding into the theory behind emotional intelligence and why it is more important than IQ in achieving sustainable success
  • Greater self awareness of the true impact you have on others – what you already do well and how you can refine and develop it
  • A range of practical techniques spanning mindfulness and positive psychology that will help you channel your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and maximise the potential of any opportunity
  • Insight into the art of verbal and non-verbal communication, including the hidden power of charismatic body language

Length: 1 day

Price: £499
Price with Course Plus 3 Coaching Sessions: £1,099
Price with Course Plus 6 Coaching sessions: £1,499

Format: Combination of interactive presentation, group discussion, facilitated reflection and action planning.

Course Dates

How to change your mind-set to be more agile, adaptable and actively thrive in an uncertain world

Resilience is a critical life skill, not only to handle the pressures of our 24/7, always on society, but also to navigate stress and reduce anxiety in the face of challenges and uninvited pressures. Whilst we cannot always influence what happens to us, we can choose how we respond.  Based on an understanding the evolutionary roots of our responses to pressure, the course provides insight and strategies for making wise choices and being effective in the face of challenge, emerging with greater capacities to ride the next wave.

Who it is for: Anyone feeling the stress of day to day pressures, faced with bigger challenges, or simply wanting to be better prepared to handle life’s inevitable demands.  If your challenges are primarily in the workplace, we suggest you attend our ‘Peak Performance in the Workplace’ course.

What you will get out of the day: 

  • Understanding resilience
  • The evolutionary origins of our response to stress and threat
  • How our brain has not caught up with 21st century living
  • A model with which to better understand the causes of stress
  • How to rewire your brain and manage our response to stressors
  • How to build and maintain effective relationships and handle conflict
  • Practical tools to manage stress and take wise action in the moment
  • Simple techniques for communicating confidently and assertively

Length: 1 day

Price: £499
Price with Course Plus 3 Coaching Sessions: £1,099
Price with Course Plus 6 Coaching sessions: £1,499

Format: Combination of interactive teaching, discussion and practical application in small groups and pairs.

Course Dates

How to use science-based strategies to achieve high performance in everyday life

Did you know…?

Research at Stanford University showed that Brodmann Area 10 is the part of the brain that manages multi-tasking. If we use it too heavily, our ability to focus, organise or recall information becomes adversely affected

Workplace resilience is more crucial than ever for us to survive and thrive in the modern workplace.  Whilst in many professional situations we cannot always influence the demands placed of us, whether they be mergers and acquisitions or the demands of an overwhelmed system.  However, we can choose how we prepare for and respond at times of demand, and how our behaviour impacts those around us.  Based on understanding the evolutionary roots of our responses to pressure, the course provides insight and strategies for making wise choices and being fully effective in the face of common workplace challenges, emerging with greater capacities to ride the next wave.

Who it is for: Individuals for whom workplace resilience is a must have – whether high performers or those working in high demand environments.

What you will get out of the day: 

  • Understanding resilience in the context of the workplace
  • The evolutionary origins of our response to stress and threat
  • How our brain has not caught up with 21st century living
  • A model with which to better understand the causes of stress and manage our response
  • Practical tools to manage stress and take wise action in the moment
  • Simple techniques for communicating confidently and assertively
  • Managing conflict
  • Effective techniques to challenge unhelpful thinking in yourself and others
  • How to build and maintain effective relationships with our manager, colleagues and reports
  • Building your own support network

Length: 1 day

Price: £499
Price with Course Plus 3 Coaching Sessions: £1,099
Price with Course Plus 6 Coaching sessions: £1,499

Format: Combination of interactive teaching, discussion and practical application in small groups and pairs.

Course Dates
Elite athletes build on their natural talent by developing and refining their skills through structured training, supported by a multidisciplinary team so that they can consistently deliver in the pressure of the stadium.  Just as we would not expect a shot putter to run marathons, we need to find the discipline in the business world in which we can flourish and then train to be our best in that arena.  This does not happen by chance.   The course starts with a reflection on the skills, experience and achievements that inform the choice of business role and career path.  Working through the curriculum of core personal and interpersonal skills required for commercial excellence, using practical exercises, imagery and assessment tools delegates will compile their personal development plan for performance excellence in their chosen domain.

Who it is for: This course builds on the fundamentals of excellence presented in “Foundations of Excellence” which we generally recommend undertaking prior to or in parallel with this course.  If this is not practical for you, or you believe yourself to have those firm foundations already please contact us and we can propose attendance on an individual basis.

What you will get out of the day: 

  • Insight into your personal strengths and how these can be leveraged in both your training and performance
  • Setting the compass for your personal career path
  • Review of core personal skills essential to business success in any domain including self management, prioritisation, decision making, charisma and gravitas
  • Practical exercises to test and develop key communication skills
  • A model of personal excellence for adaptation into your personal action plan

Length: 1 day

Price: £1050
Price with Course Plus 3 Coaching Sessions: £1,449
Price with Course Plus 6 Coaching sessions: £2,049
Includes one phone coaching session between course days

Format: Combination of interactive teaching, discussion and practice in small and larger groups.  We recommend following up with some one to one coaching sessions to embed your learning and reflection on your experience of applying the skills learnt in your workplace.

Course Dates

Just as physical fitness is not the absence of disease, psychological and emotional flourishing are more than the absence of unhappiness.  This course explores the aspects of psychological and emotional growth and flourishing through the scientific evidence, practical tools, activities and practices that can be used to increase the quality of our day to day emotional lives.

Who it is for: Anyone with an interest in developing deep rooted psychological well-being and increasing the positive emotion in their day to day lives.

What you will get out of the day: 

  • The elements that support psychological and emotional flourishing
  • The latest scientific evidence which underpins our knowledge in this area
  • Tools to assess your own wellbeing and flourishing
  • Practical techniques and practices to rewire your brain to develop healthy emotional choices and habits
  • Facilitated reflection and discussion to enrich your own psychological wellbeing

Length: 1 day

Price: £899
Price with Course Plus 3 Coaching Sessions: £1,449
Price with Course Plus 6 Coaching sessions: £1,899

Format: Combination of interactive teaching, discussion and practical application in small groups and pairs including mindfulness and imagery practice.

Course Dates
In the 21st century digital age, there are numerous ways to earn a living. Delivered by Steve Preston, recognized as ‘The Career Catalyst®’ and author of Amazon bestseller “Portfolio Careers – How to Work for Passion, Pleasure and Profit!”, this masterclass challenges your perspective and thinking around the need to have a traditional ‘job’, or for the self-employed to reframe your thinking around what work you can do and how you earn a living.

Who it is for: Anyone who aspires to take back control of their career and life to lead the life they want by doing work they love based around your passions, interests, skills and natural talents. What could be better than this?

What you will learn:  You will explore your own motivations, new ways of working and earning a living, and how to derive income from different interests, skills, talents and passions.

Length: 1 day

Format: A combination of highly interactive presentation, discussion and action planning

Course Dates
Call 020 7060 4375 to Register or Learn More

Course Information

Our guaranteed low facilitator to delegate ratio allows for a personalised approach.  Our lead facilitators are all experienced coaches and psychologists with a depth of experience in working with delegates at the most effective point for each individual’s personal growth, both in groups and individually.   This ensures that you leave our courses with new learning, skills and tools that enable you to apply your learning and achieve results specific to the demands of your day to day life and career.

You will receive a resource package of course notes covering course content and templates for practices presented together with recommendations for further reading, videos and other sources of potential interest.

To get the most out of our courses, we recommend considering some individual coaching sessions to help apply your insights and learning in the real world.

We offer both face to face and coaching at discounted rates for our alumni if booked within a month of course completion.

If you have to cancel attendance at a course, under normal circumstances we do not offer a refund for cancellations made within a month of the course date.  In this situation attendance can be deferred to a future date for the same course or any other course we offer.  If exceptional circumstances apply, cancellations will be considered on an individual basis.   All cancellations must be notified in writing and will be acknowledged promptly.  If you do need to cancel, please ensure that you have received confirmation of the cancellation from us.

All of our open access courses can be delivered in house, and can be further customised to meet the specific needs of your organisation.  Please contact us to enquire about these options.

It is always a pleasure to attend courses led by Liz.  They are very informative and concise, thoroughly researched, well-paced and strike a good balance between theory and practice.

Emotional Intelligence attendee

Liz is a trusted and motivated leader, trainer and presenter who imparts a great deal of passion, vulnerability and knowledge to her audience.”

Personal Resilience attendee

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