Transformative

Training

Invest in developing people – make a lasting difference and improve performance.

The optimal way to develop skills is through experiential training backed up with skilful coaching, to really embed the learning. With over 30 years’ experience in training and 10 years of leadership coaching, Eric provides a unique combination of competence, effectiveness and engagement in developing others.

His courses are based on evidence-based programmes which have been deployed effectively globally.

Delivered in-person or virtually.

COURAGEOUS
AUTHENTICITY @ WORK

The challenge of change demands that leaders proactively turn towards what’s difficult but important. The courage needed to do this can be developed. This course shows leaders how.

COURAGEOUS
COACHING @ WORK

Many leaders underestimate how much the quality of their conversations at work impacts the enthusiasm, engagement and development of their people.

Eric Winters Training #1

COURAGEOUS AUTHENTICITY @ WORK

The challenge of change demands that leaders proactively turn towards what’s difficult but important. The courage needed to do this can be developed. This course shows leaders how.

Who Is It For?

Leaders and professionals in challenging roles or circumstances such as:

  • working in stressful or high-pressure situations
  • leading organisational change
  • implementing new work practices
  • delivering services under tight deadlines
  • taking on new roles or responsibilities
  • developing others
  • giving difficult feedback to others
  • embracing personal development
  • confronting inappropriate or unethical behaviour
  • promotion of diversity or inclusion initiatives
  • challenging groupthink
  • enforcing boundaries around professional and personal life
  • anyone interested in personal development to support a professional life of greater meaning, personal fulfilment and achievement.

10 hours of experiential training in self-leadership skills and strategies proven by research to improve:

  • performance
  • wellbeing
  • innovation
  • collaboration
  • adoption of new work practices
  • attitudes to clients and co-workers

whilst reducing:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • professional doubt

This enjoyable program is based on psychological flexibility training proven in published research (see below) to improve workplace performance and well-being. Professions shown to benefit in global trials include public service senior management, media professionals, teachers, health-care workers, administrative professionals, call-centres and health professionals.

The evidence is good – if the work is challenging, these skills and strategies enable professionals to meet their challenges more effectively and improve their well-being at the same time.

Participants learn to manage their minds and behaviors when challenged

to reduce:

  • reactivity
  • defensiveness, and
  • avoidance

and to increase:

  • proactivity,
  • collaboration, and the
  • courage to do what’s personally important.

This is achieved through learning a combination of emotionally intelligent skills, strategies and mindsets.

This program can be structured to meet the needs of your organisation.

Typical deliveries are run in person or virtually as:

  • Four 2.5 hour modules over 4 weeks
  • Three half-day modules over 6 weeks
  • One day workshop

Training is optimally enhanced with individual or team coaching.

Bethay, J. S., Wilson, K. G., Schnetzer, L. W., Nassar, S. L., & Bordieri, M. J.

(2013). A controlled pilot evaluation of acceptance and commitment training

for intellectual disability staff. Mindfulness, 4(2), 113-121.

Biglan, A., Layton, G. L., Jones, L. B., Hankins, M., & Rusby, J. C. (2013). The

value of workshops on psychological flexibility for early childhood special education staff. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 32(4), 196-210.

Bond, F. W., & Bunce, D. (2000). Mediators of change in emotion-focused and problem-focused worksite stress management interventions. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5(1), 156-163.

Brinkborg, H., Michanek, J., Hesser, H., & Berglund, G. (2011). Acceptance and

commitment therapy for the treatment of stress among social workers: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(6), 389- 398.

Burton, N. W., Pakenham, K. I., & Brown, W. J. (2010). Feasibility and effectiveness of psychosocial resilience training: a pilot study of the READY program. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 15(3), 266-277.

Hayes, S. C., Bissett, R., Roget, N., Padilla, M., Kohlenberg, B. S., Fisher, G., … Niccolls, R. (2004). The impact of Acceptance and Commitment training and multicultural training on the stigmatizing attitudes and professional burnout of substance abuse counsellors. Behavior Therapy, 35, 821-835.

Lloyd, J., Bond, F. W., & Flaxman, P. E. (2013). The value of psychological flexibility: Examining psychological mechanisms underpinning a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for burnout. Work & Stress, 27(2), 181-199.

Lloyd, J., Bond, F. W., & Flaxman, P. E. (2017). Work-Related Self-Efficacy as a Moderator of the Impact of a Worksite Stress Management Training Intervention: Intrinsic Work Motivation as a Higher Order Condition of Effect. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22(1), 115-127. doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000026

Luoma, J. B., Twohig, M. P., Waltz, T., Hayes, S. C., Roget, N., Padilla, M., & Fisher, G. (2007). An investigation of stigma in individuals receiving treatment for substance abuse. Addictive Behaviors, 32(7), 1331-1346.

Stafford‐Brown, J., & Pakenham, K. I. (2012). The effectiveness of an ACT informed intervention for managing stress and improving therapist qualities in clinical psychology trainees. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68(6), 592-513.

Varra, A. A., Hayes, S. C., Roget, N., & Fisher, G. (2008). A randomized control trial examining the effect of acceptance and commitment training on clinician willingness to use evidence-based pharmacotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(3), 449-458.

Eric Winters Training #2

COURAGEOUS Coaching @ WORK

The challenge of change demands that leaders proactively turn towards what’s difficult but important. The courage needed to do this can be developed. This course shows leaders how.

Who Is It For?

Leaders of organisations and teams with a responsibility for developing others to:
  • do great work
  • navigate change successfully
  • inspire fresh thinking
  • ignite possibility
  • fuel creativity
  • build engagement & motivation
  • develop accountability
  • promote development
  • boost ownership
  • change behaviour
  • improve rapport
  • be their best at work when working individually or in teams

12 hours of experiential training in coaching conversations, delivered in person or virtually.

This conversational style provides an additional critical skill for effective leaders committed to helping their people to develop and do great work.

Participants will learn:

  • five mistakes that less skilful leaders inadvertently make that stifle thinking, motivation and ownership in others
  • seven critical coaching skills to empower others to think, act and learn more effectively
  • a simple four-step model to skilfully handle difficult conversations (e.g. to address poor performance or inappropriate workplace behaviors).
  • an elegant three step model for delivering positive feedback most effectively

This program can be structured to meet the needs of your organisation.

Typical deliveries are run in person or virtually as:

  • 4 half-day modules over 2 weeks
  • a 2-day workshop and a half day refresher 1 month later
  • 5 two-hour modules over 5 weeks

Training is optimally enhanced with individual coaching.