Business Programs

Enlivening learning experiences for organisations to develop capability, culture and leadership

Our purpose is to help people and organisations enliven and grow.

We make enlivening learning experiences fashioned to specific organisational needs using face-to-face & digital, coaching, 360 feedback, conference sessions and developmental tools to transfer learning into business as usual.

We balance reflection & action, safety & challenge, emotion & intellect, ideals & practicalities. Learning design is attuned to your organisation’s purpose, values & strategic intent (and we’ll you help clarify those if they’re murky, muddled or missing).

Our Programs.

Leadership Development

Our work with organisations revolves around the key question, “What is the strategic purpose that will be impacted, for good or ill, by the quality of Leadership in your organisation?” We design a blend of education and coaching to build effectiveness in service of this purpose.

We explore leadership identity, raising awareness of strengths and liabilities. We build Leaders’ confidence and capability to achieve results with and through others, taking into account their ideals, organisational strategy and the political & social realities of the culture they work within. Elements include:

  • Artful relating: Social & emotional intelligence to mobilise self and others.
  • Presence: Influencing to a result through messaging and dialogue.
  • Self-awareness: 360° assessment for insight and effectiveness uplift.
  • Coaching: Reflective practice for learning transference to ‘life on the ground.’
  • Resilience: Wellness, energy management and human-centred engagement.
  • Change: Mapping, mobilising and mindfully managing the journey.
  • Cascading development: When leaders teach and coach others, behaviour change can be accelerated via the leaders credibility and practical engagement with change.

The Relating Compass

Influencing, selling, leading, collaborating and stakeholder management can all be improved when people balance assertiveness (causing things to happen) and flexibility (allowing things to unfold). The relating compass is a tool to help people achieve this balance and improve relating skills including:

  • Understanding the values and behaviours that demonstrate & drive assertiveness and flexibility.
  • Learning how to recognise and manage the hazards of assertiveness and flexibility, namely; aggression and passivity.
  • Develop the versatility to toggle between assertiveness and flexibility in complex and challenging situations and relationships.
  • Learn to recognise how mindset impacts behavior, ergo results, and how to maintain a constructive mindset.

Coaching

Progressing Culture

Organisational culture is a complex tapestry that doesn’t readily change. Rules & regulations alone won’t create change – there just aren’t enough police! And neither will glossy brand mottos of super-human promise. We use learning forums, ‘case-study theatre,’ group coaching and ‘whole systems’ methods to lift people out of fixed viewpoints, make sense of complex realities, move through change and develop behaviours for skilful transformation. Cultural change areas include:

  • Unconscious Bias, Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Flexible work.
  • Risk & Governance.
  • Safety.
  • Bullying & Harassment.
  • Defining and aligning values and ethics.
  • Resiliency.
  • Bespoke forums for unique organisational conditions and targeted issues.

Worthwhile Conversations

Communication shapes results. Strategy lives or dies on the strength of it. Sustainable relationships are built upon it. Sales capability is driven by it. Our communication programs build the capability to have respectful & profitable conversations in the realms of:

  • Resolving conflict through robust, respectful conversation.
  • Development conversations for people leadership.
  • Constructive performance & feedback conversations up, down & across line.
  • Coaching conversations.
  • Influencing skills.
  • Effective group facilitation.

Striking Presentations

Information alone won’t captivate an audience, whose attention is distracted by competing forces. We help people find their own unique style, courage and strength of purpose when presenting. We develop the mindset and techniques that ‘cut through the noise’ to engage the hearts & minds of audiences for maximum impact.

  • Developing presence.
  • Memorable storytelling to shape perception.
  • Balancing structure & spontaneity.
  • Voice & body language.
  • Working with performance stress.
  • Astute use of slide-decks and visual resources.

How we do it.

Learning requires more than theoretical knowledge crammed into people’s (already taxed) brains. Enlivening Learning blends the following ingredients for striking intellectual and emotional impact, with support tools that help learning coalesce into action.

Experiences

Art-based and immersive activities (forum theatre, video, music & interactive case studies) cut through the noise, precisely illustrate behavioural, cultural & emotional truths and spark insight around complex business issues.

Maps

Maps (theory, research, values charters & learning models) help people make sense of learning and provide ‘roadmaps’ for development. We draw from diverse methodologies and can also bring your organisation’s preferred models to life, linking them to action in the workplace.

Coaching

Coaching helps people and teams grow, activate creativity & productivity and deliver on strategy. Coaching solutions can include:

  • Individual Coaching for improved performance, leadership, emotional intelligence, social intelligence and strategic / systems thinking.
  • Team Coaching initial for formation, new project launch and team culture change: Teams become stronger and more effective when they establish values & expectations, laugh together, learn together and connect authentically.
  • Diagnostics for Development: LMAP and The Leadership Circle 360 instrument accredited.
  • Reflection practices create mental quiet in the midst of busyness, ‘circuit-break’ habitual thinking, make room for insight and replenishes the human spirit, helping people swing back into action with better judgement, wholeheartedness and connection to values.

Action Learning

Capability & culture development requires deliberate practice outside of the comfort zone, in both the workshop and the workplace. We put learning into action via

  • Skill-building labs.
  • Conversation rehearsal.
  • Online communities of practice.
  • Workplace action-learning.
  • Developmental culture-building strategies.
  • Coaching helps people step ‘off field,’ identify developmental goals in the service of strategic goals, then apply the learning to live challenges when they get back ‘on field.’

Systems Focus

Whilst developing individuals is important, the best results are possible when the whole system is taken into account. Enlivening Learning engages participants and business stakeholders to address the arenas of:

  • Self (emotional intelligence & mindset),
  • Others (interpersonal skills)
  • Groups (cultural & social awareness)
  • Systems (structural, cross-functional & developmental know-how).

What does it look like?

take a look at some examples below:

  • Excellent tailored program – great facilitation and highly valuable, thanks! Tim Bailey CEO Zurich Australia
  • Loved the use of live role-play vignettes... captivating and a great learning platform. Mark Henderson CFO, Zurich Australia
  • I had the opportunity to work with Brett Wood during a period of rapid change in our organisation. Brett was able to grasp the breadth of the situation and its consequences in a very rapid manner. I found Brett to be very collaborative and the session delivered the exact outcome which I was looking for. I would be very happy to recommend Brett to anyone wishing to improve the functioning and performance of their team. Ross Linsley Area Commercial Director - JAPAC at AbbVi

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