Tuesday, 4 June 2013

An Amazing Honor to be in the company of so many great people

We came, we saw, we networked

What an amazing day our first ever Facilitator Forum event in Bridgeton Community learning Campus

We came from all over London, Newcastle, Sunderland, Clackmannanshire, Glasgow with video messages from Seattle

The day was filled with Fun, support, games, activities, help, encouragement and sharing of what worked and what did now work as facilitators,

Lunch was amazing with the highlight having to be Strawberries and ice cream mmmmmmmmmmm

Thanks to Anne, Emma, Joe, and Richie  and my fellow facilitator colleagues for making it such an amazing day

Cant wait for the next one


Thursday, 16 May 2013

1 Day Facilitator Meet on June 4th 2013

Hi all

We are so looking forward to seeing you on 4th June at the Facilitator Forum. The day serves as both an informative event but also as a celebration of TPI's outstanding facilitator base. 

For your information I include once more the detail of the venue and timings of the day. We also have some additional information for you to consider and some preparation for the session that will maximise the benefit of having so many skilled facilitators in one place!

The venue for the forum is:

Bridgeton Community Learning Campus
68 Dale Street
Bridgeton ,
Glasgow ,
G40 4TL
Tel 0141 556 4275

The session will run from 9.30am to 4pm.

In order to ensure the day is a great success it would be fabulous to set some goals together. To that effect Anne Brannan, who will be leading the session, has asked whether you could email her any requests you may have in terms of resources, concept reviews or specific networking points that you would like to address. In addition please consider the following question, "What are the main challenges you face in delivering programmes and how have you overcome them?" We will be working to address these collaboratively during the session so it would be very useful to have these in advance to help structure the session. Anne's email address is anne_brannan@btinternet.com.

Be ready to share the  successes you have had with your programmes. If you have any stories, pictures or video feedback that you would like to share, it would be great if you could bring this with you (if you have these electronically we can project these as well).

Can also you please bring a closing activity that you might use at the end of a delivery with you, to share with the group. There may not be time to use all of these on the day, in which case we will compile and send out the various examples to everyone following the event.

Thank you once again and we are certainly looking forward to sharing a wonderful day with you on the 4th June.

Kind regards

Joe Askew
Sector Project Coordinator

t: 020 3402 3402
f: 020 3402 3411


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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Happy Anniversary to me

Well I cant believe it

Its been a year of truly amazing facilitation.

This is the link where you will find my results to date


I have truly loved it and adapted the programme to meet the variant needs of the participants. I have made the programme work for me

I look forward to 2013 with even more passion drive enthusiasm and an eagerness to do much more with PX2, Mind Buzz and Steps this year

Thank you to Anne Richie Joe and all the team for their support in 2012 bigger and much better for this year



Friday, 19 October 2012

What an amazing three Days


Writing this feeling totally shattered after delivering a fab programme of Px2 over the past three days to an amazing group of young people

As I delivered each day what really worked was a review of the previous days learning and concentration on ensuring all the concepts were clearly understood and taken on board.

Lou said

What you achieve is largely a matter of what you believe; in fact, you might say: believe equals achieve."

"Don't be too concerned with how you're going to be what you want to be in the future; you'll learn how to create and invent the process along the way." "Learn to be happy along the way. If you're happy only when you get what you want, then you can only be happy when you achieve your desired end results."

I belived I was going to have an amazing programme and I did my biggest participant programme to date with over 14 young people successfully achieving their programme and graduating with their certificates

I am tired exhausted but really happy to have been honoured to share the journey of these young people in falkirk over the past three days

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Sef Esteem

Winner's Circle Network - 25/9/12 - "Economic Self-Esteem"
Warranted high self-esteem, which has always been important psychologically, is a critical factor in economic well-being, too.
For five decades, The Pacific Institute has been working with the most forward-thinking business and world leaders to teach them the importance of a workforce with high self-esteem. The concepts taught by Lou Tice have worked their way into mainstream American business culture. A book called "The Power of Self-Esteem," by psychologist Nathaniel Branden pointed out that a workforce lacking confidence in its ability to think and cope with life's challenges won't be very productive or competitive in a demanding global environment.
Branden reminded supervisors and managers to help employees stretch by supporting training and workshops, and to tolerate mistakes if people learn from them. He also counseled listening to employees as if they have something worthwhile to say and asking for their help as ways to stimulate new ideas, as well as building confidence by giving lots of sincere compliments and encouragement. Of course, there's more to it than that, and personal development training for managers as well as for those they manage is usually a wise investment.
In the final analysis, we can't have a workforce that's any more confident than the individuals who compose it. Let's give each worker, regardless of job responsibilities, every chance we can to be the best he or she can be.
The Pacific Institute

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Winners Circle Fustration

Winner's Circle Network - 20/9/12 - "Frustration"
Today, let's talk about frustration - a feeling all of us experience from time to time - and how to overcome it.
One of the roadblocks on the path to success is frustration. Everyone feels it from time to time. It's kind of like anxiety with a little anger thrown in, isn't it? You feel like a tiger in a cage, filled with tension and negative energy but accomplishing nothing. And that tension and negative energy represent both the danger and the opportunity in frustration.
The danger is the tension and the negativity, because negativity blocks all the positive feelings you need in order to keep going and solve the problems at hand - and you just can't be very creative in a tension-filled environment. The opportunity is the energy, because you can use it to overcome whatever obstacle you're facing, as soon as you get the negative thinking under control. "Ah-ha," you may be saying, "there's the catch. If I could do that, I wouldn't be frustrated." Well, you can do it.
We teach people how to do it all the time. Cognitive psychologists teach people to do it, too. It's simply a question of knowing how. If you'd like to learn how, pick up a copy of Dr. Martin Seligman's book, "Learned Optimism." It will give you a simple technique you can use to minimize negative thoughts and substitute positive ones. It's quite simple to master and it will make a big difference in your frustration level and the time you spend spinning your wheels.
The Pacific Institute

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tips for Change

Winner's Circle Network - 12/9/12 - "Tips for change"
Are you planning to make a change in yourself? Today, let's take a look at some tips on how to go about getting the best results.
Maybe you want to lose weight, get into good physical shape, or quit smoking. Maybe you'd like to learn to do something new, or do something you already do better. Maybe you want to work on your anger, like we talked about yesterday. Whatever it is you want to do, there are three things we now know about self-directed change that can help you.
First, set goals that aren't too big, too difficult, or too distant. Your long-term goal may be to lose 50 pounds by next summer, but a better goal might be to lose 5 to 10 this month. Next, carefully monitor yourself so you always know how you're doing. Record your weight daily. Keep track of everything you eat and what you do to burn calories. Remember, "What gets measured, gets done."
By the way, don't waste energy beating yourself up when you slip or fail. It turns out the kind of feedback that works is the kind that emphasizes what you are doing right, not how you blew it.
Finally, reward yourself for reaching minor goals and give yourself meaningful incentives to keep going. Short-term goals, careful monitoring, and rewards and incentives are three things that help you to change.
One more thought and it may be the most important of all: believe in your ability to achieve your goal. If you don't believe you can lose five pounds in 30 days, you won't put much energy into trying. So go ahead now. Get after those changes you want!

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