Workshops and Presentations
Inspiring and connecting teams
Bringing together a team for a workshop or talk can be a significant contributor to deepening connections and building relationships, which subsequently supports team relationships. The topic will be informative and thought-provoking, whilst the experience focuses on bringing people together positively.
My specialist topics for workshops and presentations focus on the areas of stress management, building resilience, and preventing burnout – with a focus on helping people to excel in the workplace whilst also thriving in life. And because my approach is grounded in authentic curiosity and individualised action, delegates walk away with something that’s right for them.
My workshops and talks which focus on this area and have proven very popular in bringing teams together in a positive, energising, and empowering way. My own story tells you why I believe it’s a crucial topic, and you can read about it in more detail in my bestselling book ‘Have It All Without Burning Out’.
With a deep link to the topic of building personal resilience, I also often work with teams using my chosen psychometric tool, Strengthscope. With positive psychology at its core and a focus on optimising performance through strengths, the use of this tool with teams is exceptionally powerful and becoming increasingly popular.
Find out more below and book in for a call here – the easiest way to work out what’s right for you and your team is a conversation and I’m always happy to chat.
Resilience for Leaders
The fast-pace and high-pressure of modern life, coupled with the responsibilities and ambitions of managers and leaders, can equate to long term stress and the many repercussions of that.
In this workshop we don’t shy away from or ignore the realities of our daily challenges. Instead we use that context to explore the many ways in which we can raise our personal resilience, better manage stress (even optimise it), and preserve our precious energy.
This is a workshop predominantly focused on personal insight, reflection and action planning. Yet the beneficial side-effect of exploring this subject as a group is the onward commitment and focus in supporting each other to be their very best – in all parts of life.
This is a way to support the wellbeing of your people in a way that directly links to engagement and performance.
For many teams I also follow-up the workshop with a 1-2-1 coaching call for each delegate, allowing them the confidential space to explore any key insights further and increasing the likelihood on onward action and change.
This is a half-day workshop with supporting materials, ideal for group sizes up to 12, and delivered on-site or virtually.
Workshop Price: Virtual £2500 + VAT,
On-Site from £3000 + VAT plus expenses
Additional 1-2-1’s – priced at application and driven by numbers
There’s something to be learned from everything1-2-1 Coaching – “Her intuitive coaching and leadership has allowed me to develop skills that have supported me in having a very successful and nourishing career. During times of challenge professionally she’s provided guidance, support and nurtured me through. Never solving the problem for me, Deb simply helped me find my way through for myself. Her focus on personal reflection too ensures no experience is lost, there’s something to be learned from everything, she helps you find the good in whatever you’ve gone through.” – Programme Manager
More from life and perform optimally1-2-1 Coaching – “I have been working with Deb to improve my wellbeing whilst maintaining a demanding career which often feels all-consuming. I’ve found that I’ve not only been able to get more from my life outside of work but I’ve also been able to perform optimally whilst at work as I’ve been starting from a more positive, happier, clear-headed and energised me.” – Programme Manager
Positive impact on my life1-2-1 Coaching – “I have thoroughly enjoyed the coaching sessions – what a positive impact you are having on my work, life and personal well-being. The sessions are really productive and thought-provoking and make me feel motivated to improve and venture outside of my comfort zone. Your approach is always one which is subtle but impactful, thus striking the perfect balance.” – Customer Services Professional
A pleasure being coached by you1-2-1 Coaching – “I cannot thank you enough for the coaching and guidance you have given me over the last few months. It has helped me think differently and approach things in a manner I wouldn’t have thought of before. The practical tips and techniques you have given me are helping me immensely It’s been an absolute pleasure being coached by you.” – Senior Communications Manager, Financial Services
A great way of bonding as a teamResilience For Leaders Workshop – comments included “I thought it was fantastic, thought-provoking and with a good blend of information and action.”, “A focus on this subject is invaluable in today’s world.”, and “It’s a great way of bonding as a team and improving how we work together.” – Senior Managers, Financial Services
It’s critical for recognising stress pointsResilience For Leaders Workshop – comments included “It’s critical for recognising stress points in yourself, for learning about the different ways that shows up in your colleagues, and for all round team understanding and support.:, and “I thought you were an excellent, respectful and engaging leader throughout and really appreciated how you led us through the content, and to actions.” – Senior Managers, Financial Services
Openness in the room and good discussionResilience For Leaders Workshop – comments included “Deborah has a brilliant approach which allows openness in the room and good discussion.”, “Deborah is a very good and approachable teacher, very kind, with lots of knowledge.”, and “It was a well-structured and practical session that had a good balance of work and personal life.” – Senior Managers, Financial Services
It was a really clear and natural sessionResilience For Leaders Workshop – comments included “It was a really useful summary of stress and its impacts.”, “I enjoyed Deborah’s facilitation of discussion between the team. Deborah really knew her stuff and did an excellent job of leading the discussion and involving everyone to participate.”, and “It was a really clear and natural session – I came in thinking I wasn’t ever stressed, but now realise there’s so much more I can be doing to relax at work and help my mental health.” – Project Managers, Financial Services
You brought this to life superblyResilience Presentation – comments included “Burnout is an emotional topic for me. I thought you brought this to life superbly, offering guidance on how to prevent it happening to me or anyone else close to me.”, “Very insightful, well researched and fascinating. So much practical advice; I feel I can help myself.”, and “Made us think outside of our comfort zones and really think about things we can practically do to improve ours and our team’s wellbeing.” – Senior Managers, Financial Services
The practical tips were really doableResilience Presentation – comments included “Really beneficial. I have had struggles with stress and anxiety for many years. It’s been great to understand stress on a more scientific level and tactics to combat it.”, “The session was so interesting, understanding why we react the way we do – and also understanding how and why others react the way they do. Simple techniques that everyone can implement.”, and “Fascinating to understand the biology behind stress and the practical tips were really do-able. Great presentation, thank you.” – Senior Managers, Financial Services
Time, energy & inspirationResilience Presentation – “Thank you so much for your time, energy and inspiration. We really appreciate the time you have taken to get to know us and what we needed to achieve the desired outcome from this presentation.” – Practice Manager, Financial Services
Results have been incredibleTeam Coaching & Business Partnering – “I knew that this year was going to be tough for me and my team. A new CEO plus new strategy and a renewed reliance on our team to create compelling content to engage colleagues at a lower cost. I wanted to find a way to support the team and a few individuals in handling difficult times, understanding stress and building resilience. Deb has been critical in supporting us to make this happen. Feedback about her and her content has been superb. Results from both her workshop and individual coaching sessions have been incredible. She quickly understood our needs and sought to find solutions that are practical and simple to implement.” – Communications Director, Financial Services.
So interesting and thought provokingThe Resilience Formula Course – comments included “Really beneficial. I have had struggles with stress and anxiety for years. It’s great to understand stress on a more scientific level and tactics to combat it.”, “Deborah delivers on a ‘fluffy’ topic in a way that feels weighty and relevant. The science is so interesting and thought-provoking.”, and “Deborah is an excellent and friendly trainer. She is clearly passionate about the subject and helping others to thrive.” – Senior Managers, Financial Services
Practical, no nonsense and easily digestibleThe Resilience Formula Course – comments included “Loved thinking about types of stress and reflecting on my own needs, responses and strategies to adapt.”, “Encouraged me to consider what steps I should be taking to improve my resilience, health and work-life balance.”, and “Practical, no-nonsense and easily digestible. Deborah makes complex information easily understandable.” – Operations Managers, Financial Services
I can’t tell you enough the benefits1-2-1 Coaching – “I was struggling with juggling my life and work after some significant changes to my job, and the corona virus lockdown. I was home with my child 24/7 and I felt a constant pressure to work and parent in new ways – I felt completely unbalanced, out of control and like I never had a minute to breathe. Deb helped me to explore the situation and to recognise new ways that I could find moments of freedom from the pressure and responsibility. She was excellent at guiding me to delve deeper into what I was struggling with. Her insights and approach helped me to recognise what I needed in those moments and take control. I can’t tell you enough about the benefits! Everything was at my pace, so I never felt any pressure, and I looked forward to our sessions and what I would learn from them each time.” – Senior Communications Manager
The best thing I could have done1-2-1 Coaching – “I was dealing with a difficult work situation that I’d never experienced before and it was impacting me both at work and at home. I was feeling really isolated and struggling to cope. Having sessions with Deb was the best thing I could have done. She helped me to break the problems down and create specific action plans to help me tackle different things as they came up, as well as being a support to just talk things through with. I’ve had been having sessions for a couple of months and I genuinely don’t think I could have got through this without Deb. Her support and guidance has been incredible.” – Communications Manager
I was overwhelmed, frightened and lonely1-2-1 Coaching – “In the very early days of lockdown I was in a bad place. I remember so clearly being sat in my garden on the phone with Deb and I could barely get my words out. I was overwhelmed, frightened and lonely. From that first conversation I knew Deb was the perfect person to support me. She’s calm, kind, an incredible listener but she’s also gently firm with you when you need encouragement. Deb works in a logical and clear way. She’s pragmatic and with that she helps you take practical steps to achieve a goal, at the perfect pace. Over the course of several weeks and sessions she helped rebuild me. I just wish I could have a mini Deb on my desk all day, every day!” – Communications Manager
Approachable, friendly and patientStrengthscope Review – “I really valued my discussion about my career journey and what my strengths and weaknesses are and how to turn them into positives. I can’t recommend Deborah enough, she was approachable, friendly and very patient. I wish I had spoken to her earlier in life as she made it clear where my characteristics could be used to my advantage.” – Quality Manager
Opened my eyes and made a huge differenceResilience For Leaders Workshop – “Sometimes you don’t know what you need until it’s too late. And let’s be honest, that doesn’t work! I was lucky to be part of my leadership team that went on a Stress and Resilience course with Deb and it really opened my eyes and made a huge difference. Personally, I tend to keep things bottled up – which works for me mostly and that’s fine – but there are people In the workplace that aren’t wired that way, and Deb’s course really educated me on the nuances of others. Her manner, candour and patience were key to helping me and others to see how we can take ourselves and our teams through challenging times. If you think your team is struggling and could do with some reflection and guidance, Deb is exactly who you want!” – Senior Communications Manager, Financial Services
Your support and guidance has been amazingGroup Coaching – “Your support and guidance has been amazing during 2020. We’ve been on such a rollercoaster together and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to have held our hands as we gripped on tight. Nothing could prepare us for what we’ve all had to navigate but I know now, that if and when another lockdown comes, I’ve got all the tools and importantly the support, to navigate it. Our sessions very much gave a sense of comfort and support. The camaraderie with my peers has been invaluable and will continue beyond our sessions. You helped make a virtual connection very real and we’ve all felt the benefit of that.” – Project Manager
The best investment that my employer has madeGroup & 1-2-1 Coaching – “I had a lot on my plate, both personally and professionally. I was home-schooling a 4-year old with a toddler in tow and working full-time at home amidst the chaos! I also had an interview and some decisions to make about my professional development. Deb helped me to prioritise my own wellbeing and bring a calm, considered perspective to a really difficult situation. She coached me to renegotiate my working hours, which had an incredibly positive impact on my wellbeing, and boosted my morale and confidence when it was much needed. She has changed my perspective, way of thinking, helped me to listen, and encouraged me to believe in myself. She was and is an advocate, confidante, coach and cheerleader. Aside from their commitment to dynamic working, I feel that Deb is the best investment that my employer has made to my wellbeing in my eight years with the company.” – Communications Manager
A delight to work with throughoutWellbeing Presentation – “Deborah delivered a keynote talk at our first ever digital wellbeing conference in January 2021 and was an absolute delight to work with before, during and after the event. Talking about her lived experiences with burnout, the session was inevitably fully booked to 250 max capacity on Microsoft Teams. Some of the comments from participants during the sessions were “a lot of what you said resonated for me and also a lot validated”, “absolutely loved that – thank you for sharing your experience”, “thank you so much, so useful and thought provoking”, “very inspiring, tears in the eye because of how relatable” and “I think a lot of us will recognize bits of this in ourselves.” I would highly recommend Deborah.” – HR Business Partner
To Burnout and Beyond
Sharing a lived experience is a powerful way of bringing a more personal and sensitive subject to a group. Having experienced the full-force of burnout and what it takes to recover affords me a unique perspective to share with others.
In this talk I share my insights on the contributing factors to my burnout, what the experience felt like, along with what it took to fully recover and move beyond the limitations it imposed on my life.
Whilst it’s a serious subject, I like to keep the tone positive and pragmatic, bringing to the fore the key lessons I believe can help others in today’s world.
It’s a subject that intrigues many as they privately explore how they feel, whether they are at risk of burnout, and what steps they can take to keep themselves thriving in all areas of life.
A great accompaniment to offering a presentation like this is my book ‘Have It All Without Burning Out’, copies of which can be made available at a reduced price when ordering in volume.
Up to a one-hour presentation, inclusive of Q&A
Presentation Price: Virtual £950 + VAT,
On-site from £1250 + VAT
I understand that sometimes you want something more bespoke to me your needs and really enable your team to move forward in the way you want. That’s when we work together to develop something specific and unique.
Examples have included topics from productivity and time management techniques through to energy boosting habits in the workplace, or even the topic of thriving teams. The list is endless and typically falls within the broad spectrum of personal/team effectiveness and wellbeing.
And if I don’t think I can meet your needs, it’s likely that I’ll know someone who does.
Price on application
Partnering for Leaders
Partnering is focused on deepening the understanding and relationship with you and your team for optimal support, guidance and delivery over an extended period of time. This is a highly bespoke approach tailored to the needs of you and your team.
Coaching for Organisations
Your people are your greatest asset. Through partnering and coaching I can help you and your entire organisation achieve new heights both personally and professionally.
Books by Deborah
Deborah’s bestselling book is focused on helping those with overloaded lifestyles to be able to thrive in all areas of life. Support your team with the gift of positive, practical and tested guidance
Do you want your team to thrive every day?
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