Workshops and Presentations
Inspiring and connecting teams
Booking a workshop or talk for your team can be a real investment in deepening connections, and building solid working relationships.
With topics that are always thought provoking and inspirational, my workshops and presentations bring your people together within a positive atmosphere to share information and experience, and to learn new skills.
Content often includes my specialist areas of interest – stress management, building resilience, and preventing burnout, with a focus on helping people excel in all areas of life, both in the workplace, and at home.
I also often work with teams using the psychometric tool, Strengthscope. With a focus on building resilience and optimising performance through strengths, teams find the use of this tool exceptionally powerful – read more about it below.
My approach is grounded in helping people harness their innate curiosity, and take individual action, so delegates always walk away with something that’s right for them, and always energised and inspired to take action or reflect.
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.
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New For 2022
Leading Resilient Teams - Workshop For Leaders
Following 2 years of uncertainty and constant change, pandemic fatigue has set-in, along with an increased incidence of burnout and record rates of vacancies.
Many leaders have the topics of managing stress, preventing burnout, and building resilience firmly on their 2022 agenda, and this half-day workshop is designed to support that.
The workshop provides insights, tools, and the opportunity to discussion, sharing, reflection and action planning.
In the workshop we:
- Review the current working environment in relation to wellbeing as we begin 2022.
- Explore the topics of personal and team resilience.
- Delve into the subjects of stress, stress management, and burnout.
- Review the role of the employee, employer and leader in this dynamic.
- Examine key watch items and action steps for leaders.
- Discuss methods for building resilience, supporting stress management and preventing burnout.
This is a half-day workshop, ideal for group sizes up to 12, and delivered on-site or virtually. All materials are provided within the cost.
Workshop Price: Virtual £2500 + VAT, on-site from £2750 + VAT plus expenses
Building Personal Resilience - Team Workshop
Modern working life is filled with pressures and responsibilities. If not managed correctly, these can result in long-term stress, burnout, and a range of physical and mental health difficulties that can take years to recover from.
The repercussions for businesses can be serious and far-reaching, so in this workshop, we don't shy away from the realities of how challenging working life can be. But we approach it positively, and with pragmatism, always focused on finding solutions that work when applied to daily life. The aim is to raise our personal resilience and preserve our precious energy, in order to better manage, and even take advantage of stress.
This workshop is focused on personal insight, reflection, action, and planning, but we’ll explore these subjects as a group, with a commitment to supporting each other to be the best that we can be.
For many teams I also follow-up the workshop with a 1-2-1 coaching call for each delegate, giving them a safe and confidential space to explore further, and increasing the likelihood of action and change as they move forwards.
This is a half-day workshop, ideal for group sizes up to 12, and delivered on-site or virtually. All materials are provided within the cost.
Workshop Price: Virtual £2500 + VAT, on-site from £2750 + VAT plus expenses
Additional 1-2-1’s – priced at application
Burnout: A Lived Experience
Sharing lived experiences is a powerful way to explore a sensitive and relevant topic with a group. Having experienced the full force of burnout at work, I’m ideally placed to offer an authentic and unique perspective with your team.
In this talk, I share insights on the factors that led to my burnout, what it felt like to live through, and what I learned from the experience. I also cover my road to recovery, and offer advice on how to protect yourself from burnout in the first place, by building resilience and adaptability.
While the talk tackles a serious topic, I keep the tone positive and offer pragmatic solutions to help the group avoid and tackle burnout in their own lives. Are they at risk? What steps can they take to protect themselves? And what immediate action can they take if burnout is already affecting their lives and performance at work?
I’ll also share insights from my bestselling book on how to avoid burnout, and offer discounts on copies for participants.
Up to a one-hour presentation, inclusive of Q&A
Presentation Price: Virtual £950 + VAT, on-site from £1250 + VAT plus expenses
Strengths For Peak Performance
Strengthscope is a psychometric tool that’s grounded in positive psychology and focused on how we can optimise performance and resilience through a strengths-based approach. I'm proud to be a master Strengthscope practitioner, and I love sharing its powerful capabilities with my clients.
It’s hugely versatile, and is available for individual reports, team profiles and even 360 assessments.
Team workshops using the Strengthscope tool provide a deep insight into the clear strengths that can be optimised, along with the potential performance risks, and prompt engaging conversations and action to make the most of collective strengths, and mitigate the risks.
A team Strengthscope service typically spans 3-5 weeks, and includes:
- An initial team briefing
- An individual Strengthscope profile for each team member
- A 30-min 1-2-1 to review individual reports for each team member
- A team Strengthscope report and review
- A half-day team event to explore individual and team reports and create positive action
We’ll also have a number of sessions to agree objectives, review the team report, and design the team event.
Price on application.
The workshops and talks detailed on this page work for some, but for others, something bespoke is needed to enable your team to move forward in the most constructive and powerful way.
I will work with you to put together something truly unique, with examples including productivity and time management techniques through to energy boosting habits in the workplace, and how teams can thrive
The list is endless, but typically falls within the broad spectrum of personal/team effectiveness and wellbeing.
I’m more than happy to discuss the possibilities for you and your business, then find something that suits your needs. And if I don’t think I can meet your requirements, it’s likely that I’ll know someone who can.
Price on application.
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
Deb takes a logical, practical approach1-2-1 Coaching – “Before my coaching sessions with Deb I was struggling to understand how to use my strengths to support my work and career development. From our very first session together, I started to feel differently about my strengths and what I bring to the work table – I had a real lightbulb moment which I’ll remember forever! Deb takes a logical, practical approach, there’s no fluffiness to her coaching style and she gently challenges your thinking. I’m a visual person so we talked about the role of visual prompts to help me remember my key learnings. With Deb’s support, I’m heading off on maternity feeling full of confidence – ready to take on a new baby, and to return to work next year on a great trajectory.” – Communications Manager
Struggled with Self-Belief and Confidence“I’ve always struggled with self-belief and confidence levels, and Deb came into my working life when I was at a low point and was struggling to see the wood for the trees. She has such a kind and caring nature, and really helped me to break down everything into manageable chunks of quick fixes that immediately helped; and then over a long term the more deep rooted causes of some of these feelings and why they are there. I’m still very much working through this, but every session I have with Deb is a step forward. I’ve had 20 years of my working life feeling like this at times, and I can honestly say that it’s only through the work with Deb that I’m starting to fix it and not just plaster over it or try and forget about it.” – Senior Communications Manager
A more balanced life whilst succeeding1-2-1 Coaching – “I took the opportunity of working with Deborah last year as a resilience coach . At the time of starting our coaching journey I felt drained and disillusioned with both life and work . The coaching helped me to put my challenges into perspective and think about my life holistically, whilst starting to work on how to get better balance and still achieve all my goals. Nearly a year later – I am happy, in a very different place, and living a more balanced life – whilst succeeding in my biggest role to date. Thank you.” – Programme Director
The foundations of a great teamTeam Strengthscope Workshop & Coaching – “As part of my Programme Director role at Close Brothers leading a critical and large-scale strategic programme, I engaged Deborah to work with my new programme team to help accelerate the formation of relationships. Deborah delivered Strengthscope assessments, a half-day workshop and 1-2-1 coaching sessions for the entire team. This has really helped my team bond and understand each other in way that sets us up for success. Thank you for helping with the foundations of a great team.” – Programme Director
My experience has been life-changing1-2-1 Coaching – “I started working with Deborah when I was at a crossroads career-wise, work-life balance was overwhelmingly in favour of work and I needed a plan! Deborah was recommended by someone I trust, her background had many similarities to mine, and when we met she was calm, objective and we clicked. All of my objectives were achieved, and even more, above and beyond that I dared dream of. I would go as far to say my experience has been life-changing. I feel so much better health, sleep and confidence-wise, I understand my psychological and physiological behaviour more, and I know when to have a word with myself and manage my thought processes much better!” – People and Operations Leader
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.
Resilience Programme for Teams
It’s understandable to be concerned about the impact of stress on your team and organisation, and that’s why I developed The Resilience Formula Programme for teams.
Books by DeborahDeborah’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?
Book a Discovery Call to discuss your needs further.