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:

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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...

Made us profoundly more effective

Having used various similar systems such as Myers Briggs in the past with interesting but not wildly helpful results, we were really delighted with the detail, accuracy and valuable insight that you and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter brought to our working relationship. We had been struggling in our team to work as powerfully together as we knew we were really capable of, because there were some quite fundamental aspects to our styles that we needed to understand, consider and accommodate. Knowing the results and having your brilliant guidance and suggestions through the process has made us profoundly more effective and created a much happier office environment.

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Samantha M.
Director, Bristol

I had the pleasure of working with Jonathan recently whilst co facilitating a leadership development course. Jonathan is blessed with a highly creative, imaginative and energetic style. Whilst working with Jonathan I observed him use both theory and practice well when working with clients, I also observed that Jonathan has a natural coaching nature which commands strong rapport by those who work with him. I would recommend Jonathan to future clients.

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Amy Shortridge
Managing Director, Almighty You

A game changer for us as a team

It has been a game changer for us as a team. There have been times when things have gone wrong and we haven't been quite sure why. The workshop helped to identify those things and has given us the tools to fix them. It has made us much better at celebrating our differences rather than being tripped up by them. My main take-away is that with trust you can push through just about any challenge together - and it was especially helpful to identify the things that build trust and the things that break them.

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Mike Cain
Senior Pastor

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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