Business Services

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Good management is the art of effective communication.

Do you want to:

  • Release Agility in your organisation?
  • Grow and build your management team’s capability?
  • Understand your company culture better?
  • Bridge the gap between HR and management?
  • Improve the communication skills of your leaders and managers?

 

Then the following services will be helpful for you. 

Management is about aligning yourself, and your team, around the mission, vision, values, goals and ethos of the company. Then building strong relationships, listening to people, dealing with low performance and nudging behaviours in the right direction.

 

All of these things require outstanding communication skills.

Clients or Partners?

I don’t like the word client. Instead, I focus on partnerships. I’m here to serve you and your business needs. As much as the packages below are bundled to make it easy to understand them, I know the world of business is never straight forward – hence I work with you for the long haul, bringing the expertise I can bring, and being clear about the work I cannot do for you. 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if any of the following pique your interest.

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Releasing Agility Management Consulting

What is Releasing Agility?

I don’t talk very often about “Agile” or “agile” – I prefer to talk about “Releasing Agility”.

Releasing Agility can happen in any team and in any industry and it belongs to management.

Agility – “the power of moving quickly and easily towards your goal or purpose”

Release – “to free from confinement”

In other words – I help your managers move quickly and easily towards your business goals.

This is done through helping your managers:

  1. Paint a picture of the future based on evidence and insights
  2. Identifying obstacles and putting in place a plan (this is a strategy)
  3. Building “the” team to get it done
  4. Identifying poor behaviours, routines that don’t work and helping managers role model the high bar of behaviours
  5. Instigating robust and effective training and learning points. No LMS needed – just training, coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training that works.

Find out more about how I can help your company release agility and bring about rapid change.

Offered as:

  • Half day “Business Agility Fundamentals” – £1000 plus travel
  • Short or long term consultancy – Day rates on request
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Know your team

As a leader or manager you should be able to look around your team and say, with confidence, that “This is the team to get it done”.

If you can’t then work needs to be done.

One of the quickest and easiest ways to start your journey of building a team, and ensuring you have the right people in the right places, is to deeply understand your team.

In this half-day workshop we use DISC to get an understanding of you and your team.

With DISC you can see the range of behaviours and communication styles you have in your team. You can see where conflict may occur, or where you may have gaps in your ability to lead and manage your department.

Once people know their DISC profile, you can then encourage everyone in your team to “move to the other” person. This “moving” means building rapport and trust with those they are working or communicating with. That’s the power of DISC.

In this workshop I tie DISC with The Releasing Agility Model to take a look at how prepared you are to move smoothly and quickly towards your business goals.

We look at the following.

A great leadership and management team have all 5 steps covered – and this typically results in a wide variation of DISC results.

In the workshop I tease this out, ask tough questions and provide a rich insight in to how people in your team behave. Ultimately, it gives you as a Leader, the opportunity to understand your team, and then a foundation to move forward on.

As usual, the workshop will be fun, fast paced, interactive and very insightful.

Available in-house or remote.

Price : £1000 plus travel costs

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Cultivated Communications Workshop

The job of a manager, leader or employee is to achieve business results.

This is done by being Effective. Yet we’ve all met those people who are effective, but people dislike them. They leave a wake of human disaster behind them. People don’t want to work with them.

Equally, there are plenty of people in our organisations who are super nice. So nice. Like Teddy Bears. But people wonder what they actually do – and why they still have a job.

As a manager your job is to tread the fine line between being Effective AND Liked. Sometimes you have to be liked but less effective. Other times you must be effective at the risk of being disliked.

This is done through effective communication skills.

Yet many of us are never taught the basics of communication, nor do we often have much awareness of our communication behaviours and style. We are all different, but we can all be better.

In this workshop we start by introducing some science of communication, we move on to understanding our DISC profiles and then we cover the essential non-verbal superpowers.

After learning through interaction we then pull it all together in scenario based situations such as meetings, presentations, networking, one to ones, feedback sessions and more.

I’ll give you tools, techniques and home work to do. You’ll then need to go forth and practice it.

You’ll learn how to understand other people, control your own communication and then alter your behaviour when needed.

The communication workshop is a half or full day workshop. It is based around several modules that can be “plugged” in depending on the problems the workshop is solving.

The is an award winning workshop and highly rated.

The sessions include:

– The basics of communication

– The DISC profile and uncovering our own preferences

– Why communication is important

– Effective non-verbal communication

– How to write like a pro

– Effective presenting

– Networking, coaching, feedback

– And more

Price : £6000

Limit : Maximum 40 People

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What Others Say

Scott Summers –
DIRECTOR, nFocus Testing

“I knew Rob was a great speaker as I’d seen him present at a number of industry conferences so I had high expectations of the communications workshop he delivered to my team.

He exceeded them all! He consulted with me to understand what we wanted to achieve and then facilitated a jam packed workshop that had something for everyone.

Rob’s energy, expertise and amiable presenting style was a big hit with all of us and we left with new skills, insights and practical knowledge.”

Cultivated Manager Seminar

Becoming an effective manager is not easy. It’s rare to ever get training or a decent explanation of what it takes to become a manager.

This seminar is designed for new managers, or those who feel their managerial performance could do with some improvement.

There are many lessons spread across the full day seminar. Each lesson is presented in a seminar style by myself, before delegates go through a series of short activities to complete the associated activity booklet. Once complete each person has a personal guidebook to use over the coming months to develop their abilities as a manager.

It’s impossible to teach good management in a month, let alone a day, but the inspiration and clarity that your managers and leaders will have from this workshop alone, will be enough to see them engaged in cultivating their management behaviours.

Price : £6000 for the day – travel expenses on top.

Limit : 40 People

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Zero To Keynote Workshop

Zero to Keynote is all about developing your ability to present, whether this is to a room of people at work, or hundreds of people in an auditorium.

The science is the same.

This presentation training is not about “going big and going home”, “walk here – walk there – open arms”, yada yada yada.

This workshop is about getting results that are relevant to you and your communication style. It’s why we start with your DISC profile – so you know how you naturally communicate.

We then build on what you need.

Everyone has the ability to deliver a presentation that knocks people’s socks off.  Everyone.

There are 12 deliciously simple principles – and we’ll work through them all – with plenty of opportunity for people to fine tune their presenting style.

Strictly limited to 12 people as this workshop is intensive. But the results are staggering.

Price : £5000

Limit : 12 People

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Behaviour Assessment Service

The culture of your organisation is nothing more than group habit.

It’s the sum of the behaviours of every person in your organisation or team. These can accumulate to be a winning culture of productivity, respect and team spirit. They can also be spiralling your culture in the wrong direction.

If you want to change the culture of your organisation you change the behaviours.

This must start with knowledge of the behaviours you need to achieve business success and the company goals. This is hard, but behaviours, thankfully, can be written down, communicated, explained and observed.

Once you’ve identified the behaviours you need – study your people to see whether or not they exhibit these behaviours. Adapt the behaviour guides as you go.

You can reverse engineer culture by studying behaviours, or you can outline the culture and behaviours you want and see who is exhibiting them. We’ll work with you to propose the appropriate way to do this.

We have pre-prepared behaviours for agility and high performing teams – or we’ll work with you define your own.

Prices vary depending on the needs. Based on a standard day rate for design, observation, proposal writing.

Download the brochure for more information here.

Join Our Company – Finding and Hiring Talent

To be successful you need the right people in the right place, at the right time.

We all get to decide what our hiring and on-boarding experience should be from the candidate or new starters perspective.

Do we want it to be WTF, MEH or WOW?

Sadly, most companies leave hiring and recruiting to HR when it should belong with the manager needing the new hire.

And many companies leave it to chance and put little effort in to making it WOW.

The reality is, a well designed and effective hiring and on-boarding process helps make the candidate experience a WOW experience, builds trust, drives high levels of engagement and makes people productive and effective quickly.

Based around my book “Join Our Company” this is available as a Consultancy service.

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Cultivated Talks

Rob Presenting

An inspiring talk and Q&A session where I leave your team motivated and inspired to make the most of their opportunities at your organisation.

AN INSPIRING TALK CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO YOUR TEAM’S MORALE. I ALWAYS AIM TO IMPRESS, INSPIRE AND HAVE FUN.

As well as the following staple talks, I can also deliver a bespoke talk for your company. In order for it to be outstanding, I do require some notice to duly put in the right level of effort.

10 Behaviours of Effective Employees

10 Behaviours Book CoverMy signature talk.

The 10 Behaviours of Effective Employees is a fun and fast paced talk that will inspire you and your team/audience to get out there and become effective.

Based on the free book – 10 Behaviours of Effective Employees.

 

 

 

 

How To Thrive in Your Career

An inspiring talk which outlines 10 ways to take control of your career and put it to work for you.

Great for teams who need a renewed sense of enthusiasm for what you’re doing.

PRICING : Talk and Q&A combined are priced at £2500 (typically 4 hours) + travel/accommodation expenses.

No limit to attendees.


Don’t hesitate to get in touch to book, have an informal chat or move ahead with anything you like on this page.

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