Torturous off-sites are enough to make normally sane, well-balanced individuals reach for a fire alarm and smash the living daylights out of it. And because I've had the misfortune of sitting through a 100 of these teeth-itching events over the years I've cracked the code, and figured out what makes a workshop fall flat on its arse (with the stakeholders investment pissed up the wall), and what makes a workshop something people rave about.
Because if a workshop fails to engage, it'll fail to TRANSFORM. And if it fails to transform, it's of ZERO value to anyone. Apart for the damp squib of a facilitator of course.
I never want to be "that guy". So when a business approaches me to design and run a workshop I never bite the hand that feeds by attempting to palm them off with an off-the-shelf product that's more dog-eared than 1980's Playboy magazine. Or worse yet, try to flog them a shit-sandwich of a syllabus that's been cobbled together from the latest, faddy self-help books and business podcasts.
As a psychologist, master neurolinguist, and forensically-minded ex-creative, I ask questions. Lots of questions. I dig deep. Get to the core of the problem, challenge, or opportunity you're facing. And help you clearly define and articulate the vision, mission, and measurements you need to take in order to maximise workshop success.
Only then, when we know exactly what your people need, will I dive into solution mode and custom design the tools, techniques, frameworks, and workbooks you need to realise your ambitions.
Build a pressure proofed brain that defaults to flow-and-excel not fight-or-flight when the pressure gets intense and the stakes are high.
Fusing over 100 years of scientifically validated brain research, with cutting-edge bio-feedback technology, and mind-expanding group exercises, this woo-woo-free workshop will give you and your team the psychological tools, techniques, and frameworks you need to amplify your brain's creativity by 500%, boost its productivity by 700%, more than double its speed of learning, and act as it's very own, naturally occurring anti-anxiety pill.
Unleash your entire organisations creative firepower and stay ahead of the pack in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
This workshop is the antidote the premature-death-pill that's bringing so many big name brands to their knees in the most challenging, competitive, and disruptive time on Earth. In it I pull no punches and duck no questions when it comes to giving you and your team the creative confidence, pro-grade tools, and anti-fragile mindset you need to bake breakthrough thinking into the everyday, and innovate like your heads are on fire.
Rediscover and reenforce your creative sense of self, purpose, and perspective, and sell it to the world like the Creative Original you are.
The average life expectancy of a career creative is 10 years. And if you want to thrive in this overcrowded market you need to be unmistakably you, an original, a one-of-a-kind. Not some carbon copy of someone else, or worse yet, a poor imitation. Otherwise you'll end up churning out the same old predictable shite as the next creative conformist. In this career-enhancing workshop you'll laugh, you'll cry, and become a brand you can sell.
Which makes me a real world practitioner who delivers real world content for real world results. Not a robotic management consultant, out-of-touch academic, or snot-nosed grad from a recent eMBA course who'll waffle on in an unrelatable way, bore you to death with 25,000 Powerpoint slides, and have NO CLUE what it takes to survive and thrive in a highly pressured, high-stake, creative environment like ours.
I call it as it really is, not how it theoretically is. And because I know how critical it is that the tools, techniques, methodologies, and step-by-step frameworks I teach don't buckle under pressure, or blow up in someones face when they put them into practice, I NEVER teach anything I'm not highly skilled at, deeply practiced in, and would die on a sword for.
So whether you hire me to unleash your teams creative firepower, pressure-proof their creative brains, and/or ignite, amplify and sustain a culture of breakthrough thinking and emotional wellbeing, you can rest assured that everything that falls out of my lips, gets presented to you in a pitch proposal, or is projected on a screen, is the real fucking deal.
Emma Lane, Brand Communications Manager, Lexus
Emily Chiverton, Global HR, Selfridges
Marc Lewis, Founder & Dean at SCA 2.0
Simon Mannion, Creative Partner, IRIS
Gemma McCartney, Head of Talent, M&C Saatchi PR
Ben Wilsker, Director, 5W Public Relations
Kyle Gardener-Drury, Account Director, Agent3
Kenny Townsend, HR Manager, VMLY&R
Susie Langridge, Senior HR Business Partner at BCW