High-Performance Skills Training

I have personal witnessed the LIFE CHANGING IMPACT of this conversations skills workshop. It is a GAME-CHANGER

People felt their SKILLS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY with each successive turn. They hoped that everyone will get the chance to participate. Everyone saw and felt a very noticeable step up in SKILLS

‘CHALLENGING’, ‘POWERFUL’. This was an EYE-OPENING course for me. I finally understand how I trip myself up and how change that

The course prompted an obvious yet powerful epiphany for me, that is, just how much "leverage" there is to HIGH QUALITY FEEDBACK. This is particularly true for those of us who don't actually do much real work ourselves but rather WORK THROUGH OTHERS!

  • It’s not smarts or education that differentiate leaders. Nor is it values alone. What differentiates are skills. The skills required to communicate effectively, to collaborate, to overcome conflict and to provide helpful feedback
  • We help employees and leaders develop advanced inter-personal skills. Across conversations, feedback, listening and coaching we build and hone the personal skill sets that enable performance
  • Our skills training and workshops are renowned for high levels of immersion, challenge and learning. Our training sessions are over 50% practice with live feedback
  • Our skills courses are deeply grounded in real-world workplace situations and issues. Our content is immediately applicable. These skills can be applied the next day
  • We use empirically valid psychological frameworks and tools that are proven, relevant and suitable for the workplace
  • We can integrate any organisational or 360’ instruments into our content, and can also tailor to align to strategy and organisational values

High-Performance Topics

AMPLIFY the power of every conversation

Powerful Conversations

Conversations that move performance and relationships forward

Powerful
Feedback

Feedback that generates awareness, responsibility and action

Coaching for Performance

A course designed for Managers who need to coach

Bespoke Skills Training

Let’s build what you need together

“I have had the pleasure of participating in a number Deb Assheton's facilitations and have been thoroughly impressed and personally impacted as a result of her authentic, humble and engaging presentation style. Deb is believable, passionate and respectful in leading her audience to reach their own personal outcome for behavioural change - this is a rare skill in a facilitator."

Vicki Baston, Regional Manager, Specsavers

Powerful Conversations

Conversations that concurrently fuel performance and build relationships with others
  • Conversation skill-sets are one of the most important, and yet most  often ignored skill-sets for leaders and employees
  • Conversations are your organisations primary vehicle for turning strategy into action. Yet research shows most Leaders and Managers lack the fundamental skills to hold high-quality conversations
  • We ‘re-boot’ understanding about high-quality conversations. We cut through conversation complacency and instead show how at their best, conversations drive performance and build relationship.
  • This training is highly immersive. Over 50% of the content is actual practice in a  challenging, yet safe environment
  • The training is 2-days run consecutively. Group size can range from 12 – 30. Handouts, feedback and embedding tools are included
  • We use empirically valid psychological frameworks and tools proven to be  relevant and suitable for the workplace

“Conversations are the life blood of leadership.  When leaders are adept at conversations they do much more than communicate effectively—they drive stronger business results”.  DDI Research, 2013

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“Why conversations go bad.... Leaders either lack the fundamental frameworks, skills, and tools to facilitate effective discussions. Others may lack the insight and awareness of personal characteristics that can derail their intentions and approach. DDI Research, 2013”

7 out of 10 reasons why teams fail can be contributed to failures of communication HBR, 2015

Powerful Feedback

Feedback that generates awareness, responsibility and action
  • The word ‘feedback’ can send shivers down the back of most managers spines! Our course ‘re-boots’ understanding of what feedback is, why it matters, and how to give it
  • We use a framework that is suitable for any type of feedback conversation. We break this down into manageable chunks suitable for both employees and leaders
  • We focus on creating a ‘culture of feedback’, which is best practice for high-performance teams, and organisations. We help participants become confident and skilled in being part of such a culture
  • This training is highly immersive. Over 50% of the content is actual practice in a  challenging, yet safe environment
  • The training is 1-day course. Group size can range from 12 – 30. Handouts, participant feedback and embedding tools are included
  • We use empirically valid psychological frameworks and tools that are proven, relevant and suitable for the workplace

“99% of employees prefer a workplace where people identify and discuss issues truthfully. Only 44% believe their organisation has such a candid environment”.  Fierce Conversations, 2011

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Coaching For Performance

Coaching training for Managers who need to coach
  • Coaching skills are not optional for Managers. The ability to coach is at the heart of an effective leadership style. New Managers often need help developing these skills
  • Our Coaching for Performance skills training delivers an understanding of why coaching matters and the skills to do it
  • Coaching skills learned in the training can be implemented the next day!
  • This course is highly immersive. Over 50% of the content is actual practice in a  challenging, yet safe environment
  • The training is 2-days run consecutively. Course size can range from 12 – 30
  • We use empirically valid psychological frameworks and tools that are proven, relevant and suitable for the workplace

““Deb is one of the most effective coach, facilitator and business leaders I have had the pleasure of working with. She has particular strength in empowering people to be their very best, superbly supplemented with skill and natural ability in helping people to grow and effectively manage change. Deb role models what it means to be present with others, building rapport quickly and helping people get to the very essence of a situation/learning point to achieve goals. If you want to experience powerful light-bulb moments that are the catalyst for change, then you won't be disappointed.” ”

Roz Russell, GM People & Culture Brennan IT

Bespoke Skills Training

Training designed for where you are, and where you want to be
  • We are highly experienced in designing bespoke leadership, inter-personal skill and values training for medium and large organisations
  • Our design approach is highly consultative, inclusive and transparent. We work seamlessly with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure the right content, and the right buy-in
  • We can design for, and deliver to a broad range of groups from frontline to executive teams
  • We always bring our trademark levels of immersion to our design. Over 50% of your course content will be actual practice in a challenging, yet safe environment
  • Working with you, we can integrate your existing tools or we will use empirically valid psychological frameworks and tools that are proven, relevant and suitable for the workplace
  • Whatever we build with you…we promise it will be instantly applicable. Skills learned in our course today can be applied at work tomorrow