“It’s helped me to get more confident. I’m not being bullied.”
“The enthusiasm in the group has been good. I have learnt about self-esteem and self-confidence. I can stand up for myself now.”
“Thanks to the group I will be able to achieve more later in life in friendships and other achievements.”
“It’s made me feel good about myself.”
“This really helped with my self-esteem cuz you told me things that I never knew.”
Second Year High School Pupils
“I loved it, one of the best training experiences I have had.”
“A brilliant programme which ideally would be introduced to young people at an early age at school.”
“Presented in an interesting and informative way.”
“Flexible to the needs of all young people.”
“A well rounded programme which demystifies ‘anxieties’ and other forms of low self-esteem and confidence.”
“Fantastic, I think it can be adapted to work with every young person.”
“I like the structure, the activities and the philosophy behind the programme.”
“I think it’s a very useful tool that potentially will change the way I react to people and situations and in turn improve the service I provide.”
“Powerful programme to make positive changes. I like its clarity/adaptability.”
“Fantastic way to approach life, encourage others and boost self-esteem in yourself and those you work with.”
“Whilst the concepts of confidence building and resilience are not new to my work, the programme sets out a way of working that has challenged my own beliefs and preconceptions.”
“Interesting, thought provoking.”
Youth Workers3 day CPD Seminar, Edinburgh
Andrew ran his Emotional Intelligence workshop with a group of our managers at the Scotch Whisky Experience earlier this year. Feedback from the team was hugely positive and we plan to run similar sessions with our wider team in the future.
The sessions are thought provoking and call on a lot of self-reflection providing us all with a greater awareness of our emotions and the impact they can have on other people, which we all agreed would be invaluable to us moving forward in our leadership roles.
The course was broken down into manageable sessions, full of interesting stories and anecdotes from Andrew to illustrate key messages. Many of the team, including myself, found the practical tools suggested to improve in each of the competencies to be particularly beneficial. The online resource is incredibly valuable and allows for much more in depth exploration of the topics in bite size modules which you can work through at your own pace.
The attendee feedback from the sessions confirmed to us how vitally important it is that we continue to offer this kind of training and support to our team.