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Springboard: Booking ends 20 January!

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is a phenomenon. It’s the flagship development programme for women that’s growing female talent in communities and businesses in over 40 countries. Here in the UK it’s often only available to employees of large organisations

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Hot News! Springboard comes to Suffolk in 2017

The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is coming to East Anglia. What an opportunity!

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Spring Forward: For new and aspiring leaders

Rebecca is now a Licensed Trainer for Spring Forward, the highly regarded, innovative development programme for new and aspiring leaders….it’s so much more than just an ‘introduction to leadership’ course…

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New for 2016: Effective Communication for Busy Teams

Building on the success of our Core Workshops we’re introducing a new title in 2016 called Effective Communication for Busy Teams. Featuring the brilliant Clarity4D profiling tool this is a fascinating way for your team members to understand their communication

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Customer Service Strategies to Grow Your Small Business – 30 July

Customer Service Strategy to Grow Your Small Business: Because happy customers make Repeat Business, Referrals and Recommendations…

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Delivering Top Notch Customer Service by Phone – 23 July

Delivering Top Notch Customer Service by Phone – a workshop for small businesses with a BIG customer service focus!

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New! Workshops for small businesses

You asked, we’ve responded! Coming soon… our brand new open workshops designed specifically for small businesses and sole traders. It means everyone can access our expertise and know-how on a range of customer service related topics, including: Customer Service Strategies

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Winnthinking has moved!

It’s time to update your address book! We’ve now moved to our new base here in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, and we love it… You’ll find our new address and phone number here, and you’ll still find us in all

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Springboard Women’s Development Programme: Colchester 2015

GREAT NEWS! We are pleased to announce that Rebecca will be running a Springboard Women’s Development Programme in Colchester this spring. It’s a rare opportunity – here in the UK the vast majority of programmes are run for large organisations

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Advent Offers Winners

We had a massive response to Advent Offers #1 and #2, thank you to everyone who took part! The winning names were drawn on Friday evening, and here are the results: Clarity4D Christmas Cracker Winners: – KAREN BROUGHTON – CHIRSTY

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Winnthinking Advent Offer #3: Springboard New Year’s Revolution!

Christmas is fast approaching… if you haven’t yet picked up on our Advent Offer #1 and Advent Offer #2 you’d better hurry! The closing date for these entries is midnight on Thursday 18 December! And so to our third and

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Winnthinking Advent Offer #2: Santa’s Mini Workshop!

What a terrific response to our Advent Offer #1! There’s still time to take part – you have until midnight on Thursday 18 December to join in. But if you’re ready for more, here’s #2… Santa’s Mini Workshop! Well, not

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Winnthinking Advent Offer #1: Clarity4D Christmas Cracker!

Welcome to the first of our special Advent Offers, celebrating our gorgeous new rebrand! Details of how to enter and the rules of entry appear below… Clarity4D Christmas Cracker! Clarity4D is a simple on-line questionnaire that generates an easy-to-understand but

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Introducing our fresh new look!

You said, we listened! Welcome to the refocused, refreshed Winnthinking People Development, spruced up and pumped up, ready to bring the very best in training and coaching to your organisation! What’s different? This year we’ve talked to our customers, reviewed

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Watch out for our new branding!

Great excitement here at Winnthinking as we put the final touches to our new-look branding and upgraded website! It will all add up to a clearer message about how we help our customers achieve more of what they want, and

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Congratulations to Liz Willis, OBE and Jenny Daisley, OBE

Very excited today to learn that Liz Willis and Jenny Daisley, joint Chief Executives of The Springboard Consultancy, have been awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2014 Birthday Honours List.  

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Springboard comes to London, March 2014

Hot on the heels of the East Midlands delivery of the Springboard Women’s Development Programme comes a second chance to attend, in central London. Facilitated by Rebecca on behalf of Barefoot Coaching, this is a rare opportunity to get on

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Springboard in the East Midlands, March 2014

Great news! Rebecca will be facilitating a full Springboard Women’s Development Programme in the East Midlands, starting in March 2014! The three-month, four-workshop programme is being delivered by Barefoot Coaching, the highly regarded provider of coach training and supervision. Rebecca

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Winnthinking partners with Hoskin Educational

Winnthinking is proud to have become a partner with Hoskin Educational, and as such Rebecca will be contributing learning slots to future Hoskin Educational Workshops in the Essex and Suffolk (UK) area. These monthly events are ‘networking with a twist’.

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Self Determination and Building a Narrative

Rebecca and fellow coach Pavlenka Small of Suffolk-based Smallsteps Coaching (www.smallstepscoaching.co.uk) are delighted to be co-delivering a one-day workshop to members of the Colchester Executive Job Club (CEJC) tomorrow, 17 July. The workshop will explore key areas for those undergoing

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Biz’ee Mums / Biz’ee Women Summer Networking Event

Really looking forward to the Biz’ee Mums / Biz’ee Women Summer Networking Event in Brentwood, Essex, UK on 01 July. I shall be one of two speakers aiming to put the Buzz into your Business! Do book a place and

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Clarity4D profiling now available from Winnthinking

Clarity4D is a powerful profiling tool, ideal for individuals who want to understand their own strengths and development points better. It is also for organisations who want more insight into what makes their people ‘tick’ and how to bring about

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Season’s Greetings!

Thank you. 2012 has been a wonderful year for Winnthinking, and I have met and worked with a dazzling array of people over the past twelve months. So whether you’re a client, supplier, networker, advisor, wellwisher, mentor, associate or friend

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Celebrating the International Day for People with Disabilities on December 1

Winnthinking Ltd is proud to be a sponsor of Dancing Giraffe CIC (www.dancinggiraffe.com), an Essex based organisation that supports people with disabilities and their care network in Essex and beyond. 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Day for

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Designing and Delivering Training that Sticks

If you attend training regularly you may have found that some sessions are forgotten almost the minute you step out of the door. Others will have you so crackling with new ideas and insights that you are still returning mentally

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Coaching Skills for Line Managers

Every manager wants to get the best performance out of their team members, but some seem to bring about better results than others. What’s their secret? Once you have sound coaching and feedback skills, you’ll wonder how you ever managed

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Winnthinking is now on EmployHer.co.uk

Have you discovered www.EmployHer.co.uk yet? It’s a fast growing online directory where you can find all sorts of businesses, in all sorts of sectors, wherever you are in the UK. The twist is, they’re all businesses run by women. EmployHer

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Introducing QuickWinns!

QuickWinns are short, quirky presentations leading to practical learning for group meetings and event days. They’re designed to run for two hours maximum, but if your time slot is shorter or longer, they can be adapted to suit your needs.

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Find Your Inner Creative Thinker

“You cannot look in a new direction by looking harder in the same direction.” (Edward de Bono, father of lateral thinking). At a time when every penny has to go further and knotty problems and projects require increasingly imaginative solutions,

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No time to train your customer service staff? Try this…

It’s the age-old problem for phone based customer service teams… they’re missing their targets, but you can’t take the team out for training because your customers are going to keep on calling in and the phones need answering. Here’s the

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Dancing Giraffe hits Colchester Carnival

Winnthinking Ltd is proud to support Dancing Giraffe, a Colchester based Community Interest Company that’s revolutionising the way disabled people and their carers access information. Information is power – it gives choices to people about how they live their life,

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Manage Your Time and Get Organised

Announcing Winnthinking’s new workshop, available for delivery in-house or to open groups by arrangement. Manage Your Time and Get Organised is a practical, hands-on session for managers and others who just don’t have enough hours in the day. Full of

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Even more Springboard for your money this autumn!

“A must-do event, enlightening for women everywhere of all ages, at any stage in their personal and professional life.” I have received considerable interest in the Springboard Women’s Development Programme I am running this autumn in Chelmsford, Essex. Thank you

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Calling all Line Managers!

Have you been promoted into a management role, but feel that you have yet to discover all you are capable of? Maybe you are an experienced manager, but want some fresh ideas about how to support and motivate your staff

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A World of Winnthinking direct to your Inbox!

Frequent visitors to this website will have noticed the arrival of something new – just over there, on the right. It’s our new Sign Me Up! box, giving you the opportunity to get a little bit of Winnthinking delivered to

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NEW! Springboard Women’s Development Programme in Essex, Autumn 2012

I am very excited to announce that Winnthinking is bringing Springboard to Chelmsford, Essex this autumn! Springboard is often only available to women lucky enough to have an employer who organises a delivery in-house, so don’t let this rare opportunity

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The Winnthinking view of Business East 2012

I was very pleased to be asked by Melanie Shoesmith of Jobserve Events to write about my experiences at Business East 2012, the highly popular business expo held in Colchester earlier this month. “Delighted to!” I said, and you can

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Giraffes CAN dance – they just need the right music!

Winnthinking is proud to support Dancing Giraffe, a fresh, brilliant initiative working to provide a one-stop-shop for information, guidance, discussion and challenge for people with disabilities, their families, friends and carers. The website is still in its early stages, but

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Springboard for Women in London, March – June 2012!

“Every woman in the world should go on this programme!” (Springboard participant). The Springboard Women’s Development Programme is, quite simply, wonderful. It is for you if you are a woman and you want to move some aspect of your life

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New ‘News’ section!

I’ve added a ‘News’ section, and this is the first test post! Please check back for all the latest news from Winnthinking, and don’t forget to sign up for occasional updates from the World of Winnthinking, direct to your Inbox.

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