Since 2004 Paul Ogden has developed a distinct reputation for helping businesses and the people they employ to become more
successful in what they do.
Underpinning his coaching is the principle that all individuals have the right to enjoy the work they do, and the right to a
healthy work/life balance. A healthy well balanced life increases personal wellness and increased productivity. This is a win/win
situation for both the individual and the organisation they work for.
Primarily Paul specialises helping organisations and their people to develop a way of collaborative working and communicating
with each other that reduces stress, brings out the best in all concerned, manages conflict creatively, increases enjoyment, reduces
costs and promotes organisational productivity.
If you can't communicate effectively you may as well be talking to an empty room
These are a few of the clients that we've had the pleasure of working with:
HM Revenue and Customs
Imperial College Business School
Middlesex University MBA Programme
We take our ordinary day to day conversations for granted in much the same way as we take breathing for granted: it just happens. Yet the conversations we have determine the culture of our workplace. The success of any organisation depends on the conversations it has: the way we talk to each other. The cost to an organisation where interpersonal communication breaks down can be catastrophic. We help your people turn the conversations they have into incisive, productive interactions that are effective and beneficial to all.
The culture of an organisation dictates the way people communicate and behave. If people are unable to communicate openly and freely organisations stifle creativity and close down the internal feedback loops that enable managers to keep a check that operations are being carried out in accordance with best practice. We help business understand and put in place the organisational structures that get the best out of their people.
Most sales and proposals are lost at the presentation/meeting stage because of a lack of preparation, an inability to engage with the ‘audience’ and the lack of confidence of the presenters. Let us help you to design and deliver your bid and sales presentation in a way that fully engages the audience. We can help your team to feel confident about standing up and talking to your clients in a way that is relaxed and professional and portrays your business to full advantage.
Over the last decade we have seen the concept of wellness in the workplace develop. Increasingly promoted by Government initiatives and professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the logic is simple, every year businesses are losing, depending on which research you look at, between £30 - £50 billion in revenue. Much of this financial loss stems from work related stress and muscular skeletal disorders. A healthy workforce encourages a wealthy economy and saves resources that the business sector and government can ill afford to lose.
Any dynamic team that is vibrant and creative will always have people who disagree with each other at some time. However there is a fine line between healthy disagreement and hostile conflict that generates an unhealthy working atmosphere which inevitably takes it’s toll on both employees and employer. We help our clients to develop the open cultures that enable conflict to be used creatively.