speaking and training
Practical motivational speaking and training offers management an opportunity to boost morale and align staff to the strategic direction of the organisation. The manner in which we deliver our talks promotes ownership by the individual by enabling them to customise the message to their own way of thinking and their own life journey.
In this way, there is less effort required by management to drive and chase after staff, but the environment may shift more towards staff driving themselves with management playing more of a guiding role.
The talks are all based on researched information and have the intention of being as practical as possible, rather than being emotional experiences which wane and leave no practical trace.
It is important that we have time to talk to the managers of the staff with whom we speak so that these managers may also be empowered to understand what is said to the staff and also to build on what is achieved through the talks – we have found that the managers sometimes unwittingly undo the work done during the talks.
We also endeavour to provide feedback to the leadership after each session so as to give management as much information as possible. We limit our reports to a 3 page summary and a 1 hour presenation (of which 15 minutes are for questions and answers)
At least 4 sessions with a specific group in order to ensure that what was spoken about was practically implemented and to advise and encourage those who attend on how to overcome obstacles and to better understand what was discussed.
This module addresses the question of why we exist. The intention is for people to understand the purpose of the organisation and how it links to their own personal purpose. The objective is to create internal drive by aligning what naturally motivates the person to what the organisation is doing. It has been found that many people do not take time to think about what they want for their lives and this leads to decreased internal drive since there is no set direction towards which energy may be focused. This talk helps people to start thinking in a context that makes it easy for them to align their own personal purpose to what they already do within their current roles toward achievement of excellence in doing their work.
The practical aspect of this session is that it gives advice on how people may go about clarifying their purpose by identifying the instances in their work where they felt the most exhilirated and building on what it was about that time which they enjoyed; the purpose is to create awareness and explore how to recreate those positive emotions in doing one’s work.
We define what excellence is, as opposed to perfection (which is unhealthy). The intention is to help people, in their individual way, to understand the concept of growth and the importance of learning for mental and emotional health. The talk shares neuro-chemical information relating to learning and progressing towards the attainment of excellence.
The talk also shares the impact that each individual may have on his/ her environment by undertaking this journey towards increased excellence – in this way, the individual becomes a leader within their own space. We also share some of the frustrations that come with the learning and growth process – these include discomfort and setbacks – and emphasize ways to combat the desire to give up when discouragement does come.