Our Style of Training

We have attempted to describe our style of training here although sometimes quotes by others can be useful, for example:

“Angela is so positive and enthusiastic, willing to share her own experiences and her vulnerabilities with the group. Always so supportive, friendly, and encouraging. Her belief that people have all the resources they need to enable greatness to flourish was a constant source of energy and positivity, to me, throughout the entire experience. I believe that Angela embraces this in her own attitude to life, sharing and inspiring others… For me it was an inspiring journey of discovery learning more about being me and being me with others”.  

Three basic principles guide our training: practical, emergent, experiential

We believe that today and in the future, a commitment to excellence requires openness to all the resources that can help us give knowledge and meaning to people through the medium of learning. In the past, training providers were constrained by many factors including limited understanding of training processes, and the narrow expectations embodied in traditional training. Today there are many fewer constraints and tremendous potential for expressing who we are in the way that we teach and learn. Now we can choose from the world’s best accreditations, and a wealth of tools and techniques. But our NLP {rogrammes are not just about the tools and techniques, nor are they a series of lectures and demonstrations – instead they are a series of managed experiences drawing on the specific mix of delegates and what’s happening in the moment.

Our training starts with the experience, reflects on what’s happening, and then uses these reflections as the basis for learning and subsequent practice.

Our style of training is often described as emergent in the sense that we work with what is happening in the moment in the context of the outcomes of the programme. For us this is what training is all about – being flexible in the moment, and sensitive to what is happening in the room. We strive to create learning environments that genuinely support people to achieve their outcomes and be uniquely themselves.  We believe that a trainer is a designer of experiences and we have taken that to include experiences with dogs, as well as activities within the context of a programme.

We embrace innovation – new techniques, approaches, information, and ideas – whenever it can make a real contribution to learning.

We do not teach tools, techniques, and models or offer qualifications for their own sake. They are a few of the many resources that we are fortunate to have available to us, but these do not define our training. Our philosophy as trainers has never been just about the  tools or the ‘badge’; It’s all about finding ways to bring out the best in people and to encourage people to feel able to express who they are.

We believe that learning can affect people in profound ways, and that a spirit of collaboration and sharing is essential to true progress in developing this potential.

We believe that the act of learning engages all the senses as well as the mind. To facilitate the full potential of human learning, we collaborate with other coaches and trainers, with consultants and authors, musicians and sports people. We also believe in the collaboration and generosity amongst trainers and facilitators; a readiness to share ideas and information, together with full acknowledgement of those who modify and create new methods and techniques.