A team that works well together is a joyous thing, not only to behold, but to be part of. The energy is infectious, and issues are simply bumps in the road. And when it's not quite right, even the smallest thing gains a life of its own. Worse still, it eats your availability and erodes your effectiveness.
Working together, we can make small or large course corrections to get you, and the team, where you want to be.
Whether you have a specific challenge around interpersonal relationships, or seeking higher performance, we would explore the situation together until I'm clear on what you want to achieve. I'll then design a facilitated event or more specific training day to move in that direction.
My aim is to give you, as the leader, the opportunity to fully participate alongside your team without having to design content and drive any activities during the day. I'll take care of all the little details that will make it as engaging as possible without you having to worry.
You'll take away electronic copies of all outputs (and there's usually lots and lots of paper, flip-chart etc generated!) and, if you want, you can videos of key parts of the day.
I use a variety of models, drawing on the work of people like Patrick Lencioni and Dr David Keirsey. I use facilitation techniques from areas like 'Liberating Structures' and World-Cafe; which lead to high levels of engagement, fun, learning and laughter.
Contact me today to talk about your team's challenges.
Really makes you think about how you operate. Good leadership tips re success and purpose.
Jonathan quickly understood the issues and worked effectively with me towards finding the answers. Money very well spent by me to address important business challenges. Will use him again for my own work in the future. Book him now before it is too late !!
Jonathan clearly has a grasp of the subject area (Creative thinking), and is able to deliver his message in a very entertaining way. I learnt lots of new tools, which I look forward to using when faced with the challenges that present in the future
I would have no problem recommending Jonathan. He is a pleasure to work with as: he’s quick to learn and question; tailors his approach to each specific situation; helped to guide my decision making from initial idea generation through to action; delivered exceptional workshops, which are enjoyable, inclusive, fair and at the necessary times direct; and, has helped me to achieve way beyond what I thought was possible from group exercises. Highly highly recommended.
This content is not common sense, it's incredibly useful to understand and learn these (feedback & accountability) techniques.
An excellent session and I was amazed at how much of the obvious solutions that we were not doing.
It was very insightful. Lots of thought-provoking info that will stay with me and has me hungry to learn more and start practising!
Having used various similar systems such as Myers Briggs in the past with interesting but not wildly helpful results, we were really delighted with the detail, accuracy and valuable insight that you and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter brought to our working relationship. We had been struggling in our team to work as powerfully together as we knew we were really capable of, because there were some quite fundamental aspects to our styles that we needed to understand, consider and accommodate. Knowing the results and having your brilliant guidance and suggestions through the process has made us profoundly more effective and created a much happier office environment.
Very enlightening and informative. Presented in a light hearted, fun and open format. Encouraged interaction with all. Really enjoyable session!
An excellent insight into the behaviour traits of my team and why. Prior to the meeting, I thought it would be a waste of my time !
I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan recently whilst co facilitating a leadership development course. Jonathan is blessed with a highly creative, imaginative and energetic style. Whilst working with Jonathan I observed him use both theory and practice well when working with clients, I also observed that Jonathan has a natural coaching nature which commands strong rapport by those who work with him. I would recommend Jonathan to future clients.
Great workshop (Feedback and Accountability), gets you thinking, makes you more self-aware.
It has been a game changer for us as a team. There have been times when things have gone wrong and we haven't been quite sure why. The workshop helped to identify those things and has given us the tools to fix them. It has made us much better at celebrating our differences rather than being tripped up by them. My main take-away is that with trust you can push through just about any challenge together - and it was especially helpful to identify the things that build trust and the things that break them.
Interesting, thought provoking and well presented. Jonathan has a very good presenting style.
Fantastic session that helps you both in work and home. Focusses you on what is important. Brilliant trainer, thank you
It is really good if you struggle with giving others feedback and having difficult conversations. Come with your examples!
It challenges the way I thought about what it meant to have a fulfilling and productive day. It makes a massive difference having an interactive and enthusiastic trainer who has personal examples.
Very useful, I feel more confident un myself to be able to make some changes.
Interesting and informative (Team Resilience workshop). Well delivered and included lots of new content that I hadn't learnt previously. Very enjoyable - liked the KTS - ii model.
A really practical and informative session that is full of tips for the workplace and self management. Came in feeling overwhelmed… I noticed that I felt much calmer by the end of today - back in control. ...Brilliant.
I have worked with Jonathan as a personal coach since early 2012. I am a firm believer in investing in continuous professional and personal development. Working with Jonathan has taken me leaps and bounds further forward in understanding myself, my working style and how I can be more effective and more fulfilled at work. I have developed far more since working with Jonathan than I have done relying on workplace-based support in the past. Jonathan is an expert in his field with the qualifications and years of experience to back it up, and this comes through very strongly in working with him. I have recommended Jonathan to colleagues since I started working with him and shall continue to do so.
Very valuable & though-provoking. Some quite simple but useful tools/techniques to take onboard.
A long day but some very clever working practices are shown. Nice that it's not a 'cookie cutter' workshop. Thank-you!
Jonathan has thought deeply and read widely on team work - as a result he is bursting with useful insights that means you're sure to take away useful ideas that will be immediately applicable to your situation.
Main take-away: When receiving feedback, take responsibility to facilitate the person giving the feedback - i.e. don't be too passive.
Jonathan came recommended to me and from my first contact I could see why. He took the time to listen and understand what we were trying to achieve, before making some useful suggestions, from overall vision and structure, to the finer details of the away-day, to ensure everything went smoothly. The tools and techniques Jonathan employed, together with his positive personal manner, kept the session involving very senior staff on track, and productive. I expect we will engage Jonathan again in the future and I've already recommended him to my colleagues.
Uplifting- makes leadership and coaching feel manageable.
Very good trainer, felt very engaged and took away a lot. Good workbook, a lot better than being given pieces of paper - I got more out of it :)
Eye opening, relevant and easily applied to operational policing. Really well presented and a great atmosphere created.
Practical, useable tips and advice. Good mixture of theory and practice. Held my interest and kept everyones attention.
Jonathan is very engaging and really makes you think about yourself and the positive changes you can make to help yourself and others.
Valuable tools to support & maintain worklife balance and ambition. Jonathan is clearly passionate about the subject. This comes across in his delivery.
I was very pleased with this event, and think it went very well. Jonathan did a good job facilitating, there was lots of positive discussion and energy and a perhaps surprisingly high degree of agreement on the overall vision! Thanks very much for all your work organising this, and for the careful planning which made it such a success.
A chance to learn some effective coaching techniques that I can use immediately, well structured with an engaging coach. Thanks Jonathan!
Jonathan was engaged to work with my senior leadership team of 12 people over the course of twelve months. I found him very knowledgeable and attentive, listening carefully to what we were seeking to achieve, but contributing his own ideas too. He carefully involved me in the planning of a series of workshops which he delivered professionally and flexibly. Colleagues in the team really valued his input and approach which added value to the team.
Beneficial in order to prioritise tasks and be more productive. Very good. Excellent speaker - engaging and good pace. Perfect workbook too.
Very informative, interactive and engaging. You feel involved and supported to learn and develop. Great workshop.
Jonathan enables me to think more clearly about my own business and be more resolute in making decisions. His approach is patient, gently probing and imaginative. He has lots of good tips and resources and a delightful manner to boot.
Motivational course (Coaching skills) which makes you want to put it into practise. Ideal for those who manage people and need advice.
Really helpful workshop - thank-you ! The team will be empowered to understand the needs of our clients better and therefore develop and improve our service.
Working with Jonathan was a pleasure. He has an excellent manner, really knows his subject and is a fantastic listener. He very cleverly helps you to explore your ambitions and desires without ever leading you in a particluar direction. I was rather expecting to be told 'oh, you should do this or you should do that' and once found myself wondering what it was he was actually doing for me. I quickly realised that I had never achieved such clarity regarding myself and ambitions as I did with Jonathan. Everybody should have someone like Jonathan.
Useful understanding how clients will perceive the world and how we can adapt to their personality.
Hugely informative and even though I was sceptical at first, I felt that when we put the skills into practise it was very effective.
An interactive learning session where all items can be discussed and where new/refreshed ways of understanding you and others around you.
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