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Training & Coaching

for blue-light services

Great leaders and Teams don't emerge by accident. They are trained and coached .

Building Leaders

Building Teams

Building Resilience

Unbearable workplace pressure and stress for 99.9% of people.

Just an ordinary day for you.

Anybody involved in leadership in a blue-light service knows the meaning of pressure and stress. It's the nature of the job. It comes with the territory. Most people would buckle under the challenges you face every day. You need to be able to deal with them as rapidly as they appear. Here are some examples of how I can help.

Become a better leader

Exceptional leadership requires great self-leaders. So you'll learn how to improve how you lead yourself first before adding leadership skills to your toolbox.

Improve Performance

While coaching always works for improving performance, and the stick+carrot doesn't, the secret lies in better accountability. Which needs better difficult conversations.

Raise confidence

No secret here. Confidence is an inside job. And external influences play their part. Clearer expectations, enabling growth in skills and providing autonomy also key. 

Sustain a heavy workload

Resilience is not about bouncing back. It's about growing stronger. It's a team sport with some key personal behaviours and beliefs. Equip them with those skills.

Understand your impact

Awareness of what actually happens as a result of what you say and do is critical. The confidence to ask and listen from the heart. Feedback is the breakfast of champions.

Look after staff

Teams are made up of people. People are all different. One approach only suits one. If people are an asset, care for them like one. Whether you can see them, or not.

About Jonathan.

I help people working in blue-light services to thrive, not just survive. 

You may know me as the author of 'The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services'.

You may have seen me speaking at a conference on resilience or stress.

Or you may have joined one of my webinars or workshops, designed specifically for  leaders and their teams in blue-light services.

More than 2000 people have benefitted from my help to date. 

I would love to help you and your team as well.

How we work together

Here's the typical process:

Explore
Leadership Development

Initial discussions so you know you're going to get what you need for your specific challenges and context.

Travel
Workshop participants learning

We co-create a solution: you can be involved as much or as little as you want and need to be. I deliver it, in person or online.

Arrive
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We check that you've got the results that you wanted, and decide any next steps.

I do things differently

Every team is unique. Because teams are made up of people. Who are, themselves, unique. So why would you want a generic 1-size solution that doesn't fit anyone? Every session I provide will be tailored to line up with your specific challenges. After a decade of delivery, I've probably got some ideas you'll find useful.

This short (2:13) video introduces one of the models I use...

Taken me leaps and bounds further forward

I have worked with Jonathan as a personal coach since early 2012. I am a firm believer in investing in continuous professional and personal development. Working with Jonathan has taken me leaps and bounds further forward in understanding myself, my working style and how I can be more effective and more fulfilled at work. I have developed far more since working with Jonathan than I have done relying on workplace-based support in the past. Jonathan is an expert in his field with the qualifications and years of experience to back it up, and this comes through very strongly in working with him. I have recommended Jonathan to colleagues since I started working with him and shall continue to do so.

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Geoffrey Underwood
Programme Director, NHS SCWCSU

Informative, Interactive and Engaging

Very informative, interactive and engaging. You feel involved and supported to learn and develop. Great workshop.

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Jordan Howe

Never achieved such clarity

Working with Jonathan was a pleasure. He has an excellent manner, really knows his subject and is a fantastic listener. He very cleverly helps you to explore your ambitions and desires without ever leading you in a particluar direction. I was rather expecting to be told 'oh, you should do this or you should do that' and once found myself wondering what it was he was actually doing for me. I quickly realised that I had never achieved such clarity regarding myself and ambitions as I did with Jonathan. Everybody should have someone like Jonathan.

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Gareth East
Project Manager

Empowered the team

Really helpful workshop - thank-you ! The team will be empowered to understand the needs of our clients better and therefore develop and improve our service.

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April Keefe
DAS Law

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