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Performance Development through Personal Development

"What is necessary to change someone is to increase his awareness of himself"

Abraham Maslow

Training and Coaching for Organizations and Individuals

We are specialists in providing development solutions in the form of training, coaching and blended learning which lead to real development and change in people.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • people management skills
  • management coaching
  • women's development
  • effective interpersonal skills

Our training and coaching uses our professional training and expertise in psychological models, aiding self-awareness and learning, especially Transactional Analysis and personality profiling.

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Principal Consultant, Valerie Fawcett, is a Certified Learning Practitioner

We are based near Oxford and provide in-company training anywhere in the UK.

Current key issues for all organisations, to get the best from their people are:

Performance Management and Talent Management


Performance Management - managers can learn to feel comfortable with managing through engaging their staff and courageous conversations   Talent Management  - we can help you grow your own managers and develop others' potential


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Other development programmes which can be tailored to your needs:

Individual Coaching (for organisations and private individuals)

Some of the many previous coaching scenarios we have worked with: supporting a manager who has just moved into a new role, a department head who needed to bring about change, a bright non-manager who could aspire to greater responsibility. Our approach to coaching, backed up by training and experience, can cater for a variety of needs.

Women's Development:

Individual coaching for women managers and aspiring managers and




Springboard Women’s Development Programme to help organisations get the best from their staff, promote from within and encourage non-managers and

junior managers to take responsibility for their own development (National Training Award Winner).  Can be run alongside


Navigator Men’s Development Programme, providing the same opportunities for men and run by our associates. 

Provided both in-house and as open courses.

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Next open courses:

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Tailored Training, Team Days, Bite-size/Conference Sessions

Many of our courses have been developed to suit clients’ needs. If your needs are different, we would be delighted to adapt an existing course or develop something new. We believe that the most effective training addresses the specific needs of the organization. We regularly provide team days for project and departmental teams to address important issues, get to know each other better and tackle fun challenges in teams. We also provide tailored short sessions for company and departmental conferences.

E-learning and Blended Learning

Our Principal Consultant, Valerie Fawcett, is an experienced designer and writer of blended learning and e-learning.  She can help you produce your own e-learning or blended learning programme using your own technology or in conjunction with our own specialist associates.  More here...


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Please note it is our policy not to treat a group of people or individual less favourably than others because of their age, gender, colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or any disability. We enquire about and endeavour to cater for any special needs for participants on our courses.

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Last updated 11 Aug 2015

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