How to 'unhate' your job

Fall in love with your work once more

May I ask you a question?

How do you feel about your job today?

Daniel Pink (in Drive*) says that to flourish in our work, we need to have a meaningful purpose, be able to act with autonomy and develop mastery. Chances are, if you aren't feeling happy in your job today, one of those is being blocked.

So, if you could change how you feel about your work within a week, would you want that? For yourself as well as those around you at work and at home?


Training that teaches you and your team techniques that are:

  • Simple: No blinding with science or theory here -just straightforward stuff that works, 
  • Memorable: With acronyms that make sense, things become easier to remember,
  • Useable: The aim is that you can implement what you learn within a day of learning it. 

Why me?

Jonathan is renowned for building the resilience and performance of teams & their leaders, facilitating learning through interactive & engaging workshops tailored in-the-moment to best serve the objectives of participants. He has run Making Teams Work since 2010 delivering training, coaching, and facilitation building on experiences from corporate life that included 14 years at Hewlett Packard leading a virtual team spread across the globe. 

He now specialises in working with critical and blue-light services, and has worked with a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors including: 19 of the UK's police forces, The College of Policing, Intel, EasyJet, EE, O2, Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Life and the University of Bristol where he’s a visiting fellow, facilitator and lecturer. His first (serious) book: "The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful ways to thrive in blue-light services" was published in February 2019 and has sold over 1000 copies.

Training packages

Online Webinar

This course is available as 3 90-minute online sessions for 25 to 50 participants. We use online tools such as Poll Everywhere and Mural to include content, techniques, and exercises which are designed to maximise learning and cover challenges that the participants bring.

All participants are provided with access to a private online learning environment providing: event links, an electronic workbook, supporting material, recommended reading lists, and online chat. Workshops are followed with weekly 'office hours' via the chat function and an online Q&A session around 4 weeks after the final event. Fees are from £1800 + VAT (No expenses) depending on the number of participants.

An "Open" version of this course is sometimes running. Details below if so:

Online Training Course

This material is currently being developed as a self-paced on-line course accessed using an app on a mobile device or via a web-page. Click below to register your interest and I'll let you know when it is ready.

What others are saying about our training:

Clearly passionate

Valuable tools to support & maintain worklife balance and ambition. Jonathan is clearly passionate about the subject. This comes across in his delivery.

Jared Parkin

An excellent session

An excellent session and I was amazed at how much of the obvious solutions that we were not doing.

Witheld on request

Jonathan quickly understood the issues and worked effectively with me towards finding the answers. Money very well spent by me to address important business challenges. Will use him again for my own work in the future. Book him now before it is too late !!

John Hirst
Chief Executive, Destination Bristol

If you want to learn how to save yourself from death by multi-tasking and get your life back, come on this course (Maximum Effectiveness).

Sharon Tanton

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you help my team?

Yes. Good for you for caring enough to ask. Email me with the title “Team” and I’ll get in touch with ideas. That could range from short webinars spread over a few weeks to an all-day course.

What would training cost?

1:1 coaching starts at £150 for 90 minutes.

All-day courses at £1800.

Webinars start from £450 depending on duration and numbers. All prices excl VAT.

What if I want more personalised help?

Reply to one of my messages and put “Help” in the title, and we'll arrange to talk. Solutions could range from 1:1 coaching to a webinar, course or just a copy of The Resilience Toolkit. Get in touch today.

What format training do you offer?

I provide training in the most useful format for you. That could be face-to-face or virtual. When virtual, I've found it best to split content across 2 or 3 sessions, as 6 hours on-line isnt the best for really learning anything! You also learn more when the sessions are spread out.


After an initial discussion about your specific requirements, I will create a short outline of a proposed course or programme, including costs. When you agree to proceed on this basis, we will set a date/time and location for the workshop(s) and I will generate a formal quote to enable you to provide a purchase order number. Email confirmation of the booking will be taken as binding. Terms and Conditions are available on request - including cancellation terms.

What tools do you use?

With the 2020 lockdown due to COVID-19, I had to migrate quickly from front-of-room training to completely online delivery. One of the first things was a way to make it really interactive. I adopted ‘Poll Everywhere’ for live polling, 'Mural' for live white boarding, and 'GiraffePad' as my online learning environment.

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