Training, coaching and facilitation with a difference

The world we live in is no longer what it was. Everything is up for a rethink, including where we work, and of course where and how we learn.

Several of my current clients have asked me to redesign their classroom based learning programmes so they can be delivered remotely. In most cases this is entirely feasible. You’d be surprised what learning can be achieved in a 2 hour fast paced and highly interactive session.

In recent years my virtual sessions have included a 6 module leadership programme, a session on conflict resolution and a sales pitching programme.

If you think this has mileage in it please get in touch for an initial chat.
Contact me here.

Have you or your people lost their career mojo?

Disengaged, burnt out, wondering what the point of it all is, and struggling to do anything about it? Maybe even given up trying?
You’re not alone: there are, sadly, millions of others in the same position.

How much money does your organisation waste on training that doesn’t stick?

It’s often a waste of time and money.  Poorly delivered, sterile content, cognitive overload, no follow up or support, irrelevant to the audience, not integrated with meeting business objectives.

Invest in some Real Learning, for a Change!

Leadership Skills Training and business coaching that gets results

  • I’ve road tested my methods over 18 years, and can prove that they work.
  • My 15 years of real life industry experience and 10,000 training interactions give me a wealth of content to draw on
  • Training evaluation is a topic close to my heart, so I can help you to prove ROI and integrate your training investment into achieving business objectives.
  • My delivery style is different to most, and I am told it inspires, motivates and sticks in learners’ long term memory.
“Michael is a real professional, is absolutely passionate about what he does, and puts everything into every day in front of his classes. I was incredibly pleased, and my teams consistently rated the course delivered by Michael as “the best they’d ever received”. I would gladly work with him again, and fully expect to do so.”
~ Ian Small, Chairman – TokBox

“Trying to get a technical team to buy in to the idea of spending two days on personal development with laptops closed and phones down can be a tough sell.  Against this backdrop, Michael’s two-day session with my team of thirty engineers was extremely well received.  A mix of fun, concise, and useful individual and group exercises and discussions enabled folks to better understand themselves, each other, how they currently engage with each other, and areas for further development.  The post-course survey results were very strongly positive and my team is still talking about how much they really enjoyed and got out of the event.  As a manager, I appreciated how Michael tailored the content based partly on my input and partly on his read of the group.  I came away with a better understanding of many of my team members; and, clear actionable items that I can work on with my team over the coming months.  I highly recommend Michael!”
~ Eric Oiesen, Engineering Manager – Cisco Systems

A short sample of Michael (deliberately) messing up a coaching session

Coaching: How NOT 2. Error 7 from his range of How NOT 2 videos.

Hi, I’m Michael Brown, behavioural skills trainer and coach, video producer and author of My Job Isn’t Working!

Most people have far more potential than they realise, and my purpose in life is to help them to achieve it.

I spent the first 15 years of my career in sales and marketing in the drinks industry, learning largely from experience and making mistakes.  Much of that time I was functioning at way below my full potential, and it wasn’t until I was made redundant in my mid 30’s that I woke up and started to think about what I really wanted to do.  Since moving into the world of learning I have found something to be passionate about, and which is truly worth doing.

Over 18 years in the training room I have worked with over 10,000 people in every context imaginable.  In that time I have learnt so much from them, and I’m able to draw on that experience when working with others.

I’ve discovered that many people are not happy in their work, and are far from achieving their potential.  If anything they are coming under more and more pressure and the workplace is becoming increasingly dysfunctional.

The good news is that there are lots of ways that it is possible to do something about this: we are not all doomed!  Through my work I aim to give people an insight into what they can do to boost what I call their career mojo, and to make the time we spend at work more rewarding and ultimately happier.  We only get one shot at life, so we may as well make the most of it!

I have written a best-selling book on this topic called My Job Isn’t Working!  Ten proven ways to boost your career mojo. Why not check it out in more detail on the book website?