Horizons Coaching have recently been contracted to work with Steelite International to offer training with a real difference.
Louise Griffin, HR Group Director at Steelite International had explored the courses that Helen offered and sat down with production managers, to recognise the importance of getting their buy-in to training that was going to be ‘out of the norm’ from the outset. The Positive Vibes training was chosen and was a natural fit with the company.
Louise said, “I wanted to provide our people managers with the opportunity to explore their own communication style and to recognise their own levels of emotional intelligence and resilience, understanding that it really isn’t a black art, just an identification of recognising our own identity and how this works in our personal and professional life.
“Running the Positive Vibes workshop was a real eye-opener for many attendees, something very different than the ‘normal’ classroom training environment, Helen really took people outside of their comfort zones, pushing the boundaries. I would say that vast majority of people who attended the workshop took away something new, recognising traits in themselves and others, and learning more about how, as humans, our actions and reactions directly affects our resilience and communication style. In fact, I was surprised at how many people positively reacted to the workshop and still today talk about the benefits it has had in the way they communicate with their people.”
One of the attendees at the Positive Vibes workshops was Martin Youds, UK & Ireland Regional Sales Director. He decided to have Helen run the same workshop for all his sales staff and afterwards said:
“Quite often high performance teams focus on what needs to be achieved; sales targets; new product introductions; pricing negotiations; tenders etc. All too often little attention is paid to the mental health and wellbeing of the team. During stressful and uncertain times the benefits of re-focussing on your own wellbeing can take a back seat to all other business priorities. That’s where Helen stepped in to help us evaluate how we respond to these situations, and the importance of the individual.
Helen delivered a “Positive Vibes” workshop to my sales team as the last session of a jam packed day. The team really enjoyed exploring their communication styles in a fun way and Helen’s interaction with the team put them at ease immediately. The relaxation techniques were a revelation and everyone found the session of real benefit. Delivered with illustrative stories and interactive sessions I am certain the Positive Vibes session helped many in the team sense check their stress levels, and realise the value in “taking some time for yourself” during their very busy lives”
Helen Dos Santos at Horizons Coaching said; “in our busy lives today, going at a 100 miles an hour and being switched on 24/7 to our mobile devices, it is important that people have coping strategies and a positive mindset to help them through times when the going gets tough, whether that be at home or at work.
“It has been an amazing experience to work with such dedicated and passionate staff at Steelite International. Seeing the staffs’ realisation of how our language and communication can affect us, not just when we talk to each other, but also when we talk to ourselves. Being able to manage or to switch off that negative voice in our heads can have an empowering, lasting and powerful impact on our lives.”
For further information about supporting the mental and emotional resilience of your workforce, contact Helen Dos Santos at Horizons Coaching on 07730 920010 or firstname.lastname@example.org