Self Development and Coaching

Maximise your strengths

Excel with our self development and coaching

Are you looking for self-development and coaching? Or perhaps you are looking for personalised business coaching? Our range of development options including the unique Self Development Survey are perfect for you.

Research has shown that you get much better results by focusing on strengths. All of our self-development and coaching courses, including Effective You! and our Team Effectiveness course, draw from the Self Development Survey. The Self Development Survey helps you identify your natural strengths as a starting point.

Self-awareness is the foundation for achieving higher levels of performance. Highly successful people are not necessarily blessed with a higher intellect or more charisma than others, but they do know how to make the best use of their talents and how to avoid the pitfalls that could limit their success.

The McQuaig Self Development Survey will help you identify your strengths and become aware of limitations that decrease your effectiveness. This knowledge will enable you to improve your performance, increase your job satisfaction, and achieve greater success.

Once we have identified your natural strengths we can create a simple action plan tailored specifically for you. You will find learning becomes much easier when you are not trying to ‘fix’ something that is broken. Get better at what you are already good at and your effectiveness will take off!

Personal Effectiveness

Personal effectiveness training will give you the edge you need to succeed

Personal effectiveness is an umbrella term which digs deep into your goals and successes and how to reach them. It is closely linked to performance, communication and self-awareness.

When you improve your influencing skills your performance improves too. A key way to influence is to understand your co-workers.  Every person brings a unique set of skills, personality traits and characteristics to the workplace. It helps to understand your co-workers and how to best influence them. You can learn what motivates an individual to listen to you. You can then consider the impact of your words and take action. When you learn about yourself you develop your personal effectiveness.

Successful people take the time to really know themselves. They take time to understand what types of tasks in their day-to-day life motivate them. They also take time to identify what demotivates them. If you do this well, it can be life changing.

“In working with many successful people over the years, I’ve learned that understanding yourself is more important to career success than education, intelligence or charisma. Successful people know who they are and consciously play to their strengths. The good news is that we can all learn to do this.”
– Jack H McQuaig, Founder of the McQuaig Institute

Jack wrote a number of books on successful people, such as “How To Interview and Hire Productive People”. So much of what Jack observed more than 20 years ago is still relative today, including six hidden traits which shape success:

    • Positive Attitude
    • Internal Motivations
    • Persistence and Determination
    • Mature Character
  • Aptitude and Intelligence
  • The Right Temperament
It is imperative that you understand your natural communication style – do you jump straight in or are you more reflective? Do you take control or are you more of a team player? Your communication style can have a big impact on your personal effectiveness and ability to succeed at work.

Our personal effectiveness course, Effective You!, will help you understand yourself and how you behave in the workplace. The in-depth nature of the Self Development Survey will show you where you excel and how to maximise your strengths!

Our facilitators, trainers and coaches have years of commercial experience and can work with you to get the best from yourself, your team, and your organisation.

Team Effectiveness

Good teams become great with team effectiveness!

Team effectiveness depends on great teams having the same core elements.

Team members who:
  1. Are self-aware.
  2. Understand their team mates.
  3. Have clear direction.
Knowing yourself is not an easy thing. Different cultures have very different approaches. For instance, British workers will typically be reserved about opening up in the workplace and discussing their innermost drivers. Tools like the McQuaig Self Development Survey will help individuals discover more about themselves and embed team effectiveness. This objective report focuses on strengths to guide individuals through an incredibly positive experience of self-discovery and action.

Once individuals have learned more about themselves, it’s time to look at team effectiveness. There is a fantastic opportunity for people to learn more about their team mates through our Effective Teams course. This one-day course will help teams identify their group strengths and limitations in a safe environment. Effective Teams  will ask teams to look at ‘What others love about us’ and ‘What drives others crazy!’. This simple exercise organises team members and brings them together using their strongest temperament traits. This helps open up dialogue and demonstrate how each group prefers to behave. There are no right or wrong answers here!

Clear direction is key

Team Effectiveness also depends on clear direction. This will often fall to the manager of the team and their ability to build credibility. If the organisation has done a good job of recruiting the right people into the right roles,team effectiveness has a much better chance of occurring. The manager will usually fall into one of two categories:

  1. Natural people manager – someone who has a natural flair for managing teams (i.e. assertive, empathetic, restless, and able to make decisions).
  2. Expert manager – someone who has built up considerable expertise in their team’s purpose (i.e. engineering, sales, medicine, etc.).

Both types of managers can lead a team to success. Both will have better team cohesion if their teams understand their strengths and limitations better.

Individuals will be happier, more motivated and successful if they take a small amount of time to understand what makes them tick. They will be a greater asset to their organisation and contribute to successful teams. Team effectiveness is dependent on their ability to understand others and how to motivate them. Ultimately, achievement is dependent on clear direction from a strong manager.

Your choices

We have several options for you to choose from. The 1:1 sessions can be completely bespoke to you and fit around your schedule. Want to meet at the office? No problem. Is Skype or Google Hangouts better? We can do that. Or maybe you want to keep your development completely private. We can come to your house. Whatever your preference for self-development and coaching, we can make it happen. Or try our Effective You and Effective Teams if you prefer to work in a group.

We have a choice of first class business coaching professionals, trainers and facilitators. They all have many years of self development and coaching experience. We will work with you, your team and your organisation to get the best from your people.

Find out what motivates you and how to use it to your advantage. Our team is standing by to discuss your options with you.

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