Engaging, easy to follow, simple structures that I can easily bring into my daily, weekly and monthly objectives.
I had an amazing experience at this training. I came away feeling empowered and supported. More confident in my ability to be a great leader of my amazing diverse team and better able to guide them to create the type of workplace culture we need and deserve.
The program gave me strategies and formulas to follow in relation to positive culture, and how to have those tough conversations in the different scenarios.
Set some common goals to reflect a positive work environment and assist my team to reach their potential, and better understand the behavioural styles to achieve goals.
Exceptional and hilarious training with real-world examples of equipping participants with tools and strategies to foster a positive and accountable culture in their workplace.
Excellent interactive sessions with relevant information; encouraging an effective and enjoyable workplace. The course was extremely well presented, by a knowledgeable presenter.
The day was informative and provided a number of strategies and topics which provoked me in how I can change my workplace and practices to be a place where everyone wants to be, to achieve agreed goals and vision. The trainer was engaging, entertaining and gained everyone in the rooms attention.
Brilliant, This course really helps you identify your true objective and helps you cut to the chase. It also gave some great tips and tricks to build rapport
The Presenting your Socks off program is a no-nonsense, on-point program that builds confidence without ever leaving participants fearful or embarrassed. There's a little bit of anxiety, sure, but we learned tips to control the physical manifestations of adrenaline and engage tools to ensure professional delivery.
The program provided a great number of useful tips for people who may not be sure where to start when delivering a presentation.
It was a fun day and I am proud that I stepped up to the challenge and presented to complete strangers. In looking back at the video of me presenting, I think my confidence is boosted which I will remember next time I present.
The program was informative, well-constructed with all the necessary tools explained to prepare and present confidently. We also had an opportunity to prepare and present on the day which gave the program greater value.
Always informative, always engaging, always something relevant.
Excellent program, succinct and very relevant to every organisation. Reinforces the part that everyone has to play in creating a positive culture and not accepting poor behaviours.
Totally inspiring and a confirmation of all that I have read on this topic. These behaviours and strategies can help an organisation achieve its goals by developing and cultivating a culture that is both positive for the organisation and its people.
I found the session to be fun, informative and very useful. The tips not only can be used in the workplace but can also be used with family and friends.
A program that arms participants with the ability to identify the areas within a team that are adversely affecting the ability to have a positive culture and providing some strategies with which to implement to improve it as a team and as individuals. Great to be able to reflect on own behaviours.
Fantastic, hugely motivating and facilitated with an enormous amount of energy and good humour. Left with great tips to take back to the workplace.
Explains the traps and misunderstandings associated with traditional sales approaches and unpacks in a simple and systematic way the process of successful relationship-based selling. The program explains and demonstrates how developing sales techniques is a universal need across organisations.
I found the program to be very engaging and took a very holistic approach to sales. The title "Everyone Is A Sales Person" to be very fitting as the skills that I learnt could be applied to almost any position.
Great insights into how the engagement of the client or customer can be by understanding their needs and why they need to use your services. Great practical examples to keep the participant focused on the course and how best to get results which can easily be used on a daily basis.
An opportunity to gain insight into your own patterns of behaviour and how this affects your interaction with others.
Helped me to understand the different behavioural style characteristics and how best to use them to work in a team.
The program enlightens others to look at ourselves and others from a different perspective. Understanding and gaining knowledge about different behavioural styles enable individuals to work on bettering a relationship or environment through behaviour and not personality.
A very informative course that I’ll be able to use to transform individual interactions with staff as well as team interactions and performance.
The Leading Human Resources program was extremely valuable and informative. I took away a lot from the program and hope to implement some great change within our organisation.
The Think! Leadership program was enlightening. I found the program stimulating, even as I sat in the sessions I was coming up with ideas of how I could do things differently in my workplace. The concepts aren't complex, in fact, sometimes they seem too simple to be true but once explained you see their usefulness and the tools provided makes implementing them easy. I'm excited to see how having a "big picture" perspective changes my role and the way I work.
It motivated me to think differently about how I perform and function as a leader. It has provided me with new skills and ways of mentoring my staff to work together utilising each person's strengths. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The concept of Flip your Thinking will play a big part in my leadership style after this course. I also gained a lot from "How to Influence", the structured approach has given me a great set of guidelines to use in a management role. As always Des and Richard have the ability to challenge the way you Think! and break patterns built over a lifetime.
I am normally cynical about so-called 'soft skill' training, however, I found this relatively engaging and enjoyable. While I think most of this comes down to common (or not so common) sense, there were some useful tips and tricks and templates that could be utilised in the workplace.
The leadership program was well designed and very well delivered. It was a practical program rather than simply theoretical. This practical approach made it easy to associate back to real life/work situations.
A fantastically designed and presented workshop. I've attended A LOT of training and always expect to get something from it, however, this one differed in that it was all relevant, useful and interesting - money well spent!
My experience on this course has been really good. The interactive workshop type delivery method keeps an active involvement going. The course material was very structured and planned. I have learned from all the sessions that were talked on during the course, however Managing UP / DOWN / SIDE for building an effective team has been one of the key topics that really interested myself.
The 2-day Emerging Leaders course was a great introduction into leadership for me. It allowed me to think about my approach to being a leader and the sessions were very well ran by Brett and Tony. I found the session times to be perfect and I didn't lose concentration during them.
The Emerging Leaders course was engaging & relevant. Despite having a room full of strangers from all different careers - we all were able to work together to problem solve & come up with ideas to improve our teams.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2-day course. I found there were many practical elements I can implement into my day-to-day work. Both facilitators did a great job, I found they sought engagement well from the group
This was amazing! Teaches us to learn about our inner strengths and to seek help from others, time management can be quite fun.
Very useful skills to utilise in the busy world. Simple and practical concepts that can be readily implemented with some commitment.
The program was delivered at a good pace and allowed for different learning styles. It provided me with some light bulb moments, as well as giving me the opportunity to stop and think about how I manage change.
Extremely entertaining, amid a great deal of applicable information. Really simply outlined change that we have all participated in without realising it.
I think this program is a prototype for any change, business or personal. It teaches participants to be 'open' and 'aware' and how to demonstrate simple skills to inspire others.
Very informative, relevant and useful in my current role. Refreshing delivery and perspective provided to a subject that often has a negative overtone.
The topics covered relate to any employee. I am not in a leadership role but still gained a valuable insight into how the company and myself need to agree and/or accept change.
A refreshing, motivating, realistic approach to doing business. Provided tips to stop the strategies that don't add value and focus on the key things and make them better.
A very professional team who knew their stuff and stuck to the program. Information was relayed in an entertaining way that you could easily relate to and put into practice.
A great course to help overcome the barriers that can keep you "stale" in your leadership role.
It was inspiring and provided me with good strategies to move forward with my goals.
Efficient and effective systems, combined with a flexible and positive style, while looking at a complaint as a gift leads to exceptional customer service that exceeds customers' expectations.
This seminar was very informative, fast-paced, and engaging. It's delivered in a high-energy, impactful way without the weightiness of lengthy discussion.
The program was both internally and externally focussed, which is great for a corporate services team whose main customers are internal. It provided an action plan to focus on key areas where customer service can be improved and team behaviours monitored by the team.
A useful set of tools that draw on existing management skills to provide a clear process for determining and implementing behavioural management.
Very relevant to leadership role, providing useful information and tools to use to manage performance.
An informative session for non-sales team members looking to understand sales psychology and also learn a methodology focused on providing customers with a solution rather than a product.
Very interactive, fun but not frivolous, pertinent and valid but not overly theoretical - an excellent blend of contemporary sales thinking with useful implementation strategies.
Awareness of the modern world and that it is constantly evolving, we need to evolve to the changing needs in order to stay relevant. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best and always be adapting to the changing environment NOW not later.
The program was very useful and positive for leaders. Very inspiring and I took away a few strategies to set in my workplace. Just love attending as it inspires me and I feel very revved up and positive when I leave. Presenters were energising and adapted to the group and technology.
A chance to take a step back from the day and take a look at what you are doing within your business, and consider whether it is really working for you.
The program was just the right length, with plenty of hints and tips and thought provoking ideas, along with some great 'stories' to take back to work and get started on some new initiatives.
I went into the day thinking this may not be fun or informative. I was pleasantly delighted! It was great - loved Des and Richard, great presenters and kept in interesting, fun and practical.
In my past 14years of working within the government sector, this was the most interactive, beneficial and worthwhile training in relation to leadership. It was evident both presenters had an informed and invested knowledge of developing people's personal and professional skills which was supported by the content delivered. The Leading Human Resources material we received in the training is now my bible!
The Leadership Speak program demonstrated to me the power of first impressions, body language and framing messages to engage and give clarity around your objective. But more, it challenged me to put it into practice, time and time again, and the feedback from the presenters and my program colleagues was invaluable.
Incredible program. So practical. I felt myself improve hugely as a presenter over the 2 days. It was challenging and confronting but still enjoyable. Richard & Tony were awesome as usual and the participant group was great as well.
One of the best professional development courses I have attended. Even though I find speaking in public extremely challenging, the course gave me tools & information I can use to craft exceptional presentations.
Change within our leadership is happening all the time and the opportunity to find the space to think creatively is often jammed between other forces and keeping up. The think leadership program provided me with some great opportunities to reflect on my thinking style and where I thought the opportunities were. The self directed learning and the comprehensive tools and models have provided me with instant fixes that I have already started to use.
The 2 day face to face program was action packed and very insightful. It has given me the tools and opportunity to be brave in difficult situations and for that I'm very grateful.
I gained an enormous amount of benefit from the 2 day course, and believe that everyone who is interested in becoming a more effective leader should attend. The realisation that I have been an "untitled" leader for the greater part of my professional career was a key take away for me: the concepts and skills acquired will improve my performance and authenticity I am certain.
Positive, professional, informative and inspiring! Your team has a great vibe - it’s infectious! I will definitely be recommending the course to others!
Des’ presentation was captivating, heartfelt, humorous and motivating. The breakfast was delicious and it was great to meet some new people and learn about them and their work. Thanks very much again for making a great start to my day.
Thank you! We both really enjoyed it, Des's presentation was GREAT! Very thought provoking, and confirmed for me how much I would love to work with you guys in the future.
I attended the Tough Love leadership breakfast this morning. It is the best I have been to in a very long time. From the communication leading up to the event to the trainer and content; all first rate. It gave me a taste of the quality of Proteus.
What an insightful way to enhance my presentations!
Very practical, engaging and empowering. I will definitely be able to feel confident enough to utilise these skills.
It was a fun, interactive way of learning about the art of presentations and presenting.