share this page
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

1: reversal: a common technique, and a way many have found their fortune – by simply reversing a conventional idea or way of thinking – eg: take the pizza to the customer, rather than have the customer come for the pizza (domino pizza); sell the basic doll then add the clothes, rather than sell a fully clothed doll (Barbie)

2: like/not like: choose an object at random, then list its characteristics.  Then consider in what way your current issue or problem is like/not like that object and its characteristics

3: imaging: draw your issue or problem, then have other people say what they see – then add their amendments to your drawing, as a way of solving or reinterpreting your problem

4: film clues: watch a film (or read a book) mindful of the clues it might give you to undestanding or solving the problem you are concerned with.  Often the film or book will then provide you with an insight, because you are ‘mindful’ to make a connection

5: take a walk: go for a walk (fresh air and walking can be stimulants); then notice 10 objects en route – eg post box, traffic cone, tree,etc.  Then again – in what way is your problem like/not like each object

6: fill in the box: create a page full of 12 or so rectangles, about the size of a standard matchbox.  Then draw/doodle a picture in each box.  This helps the mind become more creative – make sure you have something in each box….

7: De Bono’s 6 hats: look at your issue or problem through several perspectives (each represented by a colourerd hat) – white = objective, neutral, facts; red = feelings and emotions involved; yellow = positive aspects; black = negative aspects; green = fresh, new ideas; blue = overview, conclusion, detached view

8: involve others: don’t keep the issue to yourself; ask others for their contributions; asking those who are also involved in the issue or problem can help, because they have an interest in the solution; but equally asking others who have nothing to do with the issue or problem can be productive, since they come at it with a fresh pair of eyes

9: out there or in here? we often see problems as ‘out there’ ie in the external world – so we look there for the solutions.  But equally, the problem could be mainly to do with our internal self – the way we see things, our bias, our assumptions.  So always look internally, for possible causes of the problem, as well as for solutions

10: sleep on it: the brain has an immense and complex capacity for problem solving; if you put the problem ‘on the back burner’, then parts of your brain will continue to process the problem and help you find a solution, unconsciously – often when you are asleep.  Distraction also has the same effect: if you’ve struggled with a problem to no positive effect, do something different, to distract yourself – and you may well come back to the problem refreshed, with a new set of ideas

which service are you interested in?

*online booking is available for half day workshops only. If you are interested in customised length or content, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

how to check availability

Simply start the booking process and select the service which you are interested in. This will show you a calendar with available dates.
You are not required to pay at the point of booking, so if you would like to reserve a workshop date, please feel free to book and pay by invoice later.

booking multiple sessions

You can schedule multiple bookings of a single type (e.g. multiple coaching sessions), however to schedule a different type of booking, please repeat the scheduling process.

payment options

You have two payment options when booking. You can choose to pay by card at the point of booking, or to pay later by invoice (BACS).

(All prices shown during booking include VAT at 20%)

We know it’s a faff
And a bit of a pain;
But it really helps us
Stay on top of our game…

We know it’s a faff
And a bit of a pain;
But it really helps us
Stay on top of our game…

workshop feedback

would you recommend this workshop?*
Brilliant... Can you tell us why?*
Can you help us improve?
Are we missing something?
If you'd prefer to submit your feedback anonymously, just leave the following fields blank
first name
User e-mail
(optional - leave blank for anonymous feedback)

if you would prefer to leave feedback anonymously, just leave the name and email fields at the end blank.