“Louise’s workshop is completely different to anything that the company has done in the past. But oh my! It REALLY worked….The creative activities allowed them to get back to what they do and who they are and what they love about their role… I know the group are going to have a special bond after today….” Louise Searle, Interim HR Director, Visit Britain
The creative space, without which no new thinking can emerge, can only be accessed in a relaxed state. The workshop uses metaphor, emotionally engages you, switches on your ‘right brain’, and is thus swift in accessing the outcomes. I work with innovative companies in the public and private sector, SMEs, women’s groups and associations and have, over the years, created ‘Switch Off to Switch On!’ workshop programmes to meet many different briefs.
Here are some of the key benefits from switching on your creativity.
- Swiftly access new ideas, innovation and thinking for your business
- Empower and bond your teams
- Find inspiration, insights and solutions
- Learn how emotional engagement improves communications and employee engagement
- Enhance your presentation skills
- Restore well being
Because we’re working with the arts – a fruitful mix of poetry, theatre and stand up comedy, you’ll find that some of the resources you discover will improve leadership, communication and presentation skills. Poetry opens up the ways in which we use language, thinking and requires the art of listening. Comedy and theatre techniques show how humour in leadership as well as communication can be enhanced and confidence boosted for presentation skills. Because we are working with creativity, the resolution to issues and problems is accelerated.
The nourishment of the team spirit is deepened by the co-creation of a group poem where each participant contributes and which I craft later. This demonstrates how the individual’s creativity benefits the whole group and captures the unique creative dynamics of the group. It serves as a reminder of our collective experience of creativity, its outcomes and a way for switching off a busy mind and switching on a more relaxed state.
Golden Wheel Coaching TM
The Golden Wheel is both a holistic business model and a coaching programme. It is used to explore and develop the dynamics of the business or nourish the people in it and often both. It comes with a Diamond Compass to reveal insights into where and how people’s energy is being used and what needs to be rebalanced.
Creativity and the Future
Thinking this is all a tad woo-woo? Take a look, too, at what Futurologists are predicting about business, society and what we need to be prepared for. Anne Lise Kjaer – Futurologist and Visionary for one is saying that companies will need to be transparent, focused on whole brain thinking, holistic wellbeing and universal awareness. Since we create our futures in the here and now this does mean that companies need to ensure that they are delivering not only their best performance, but the right performance to meet these challenges and change.
Then let me bring in the scientific heavyweights. Brain experts in Arizona, Columbia, London, Montreal and Oxford have all, by a myriad of different routes, come to the same conclusion. Far from being the lowly, primal seat of suppressed desires and even darker instincts, the unconscious is in fact a sophisticated powerhouse that designs and implements rapid and efficient strategies. Wow, we can have a sophisticated powerhouse on our side: what’s not to like?
If you’d like to know more please contact me now!
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