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Blog - Who we have been working with and what we have coming up!

Who we have been working with and what we have coming up!

Posted by Tracy Powley 31/10/14

BarbicanWe have been facilitating a series of sessions for the Development Team at the Barbican Centre, most recently using Adair’s  “Action Centred leadership” to help the team reflect on where their efforts and energy should be channelled. Their proactive approach and focus on implementing actions have made them a joy to work with.

TubemogulLeading video advertising platform Tubemogul is fast expanding in the UK and we are delighted to be working with them to support their management development through one to one coaching.

SelwoodSelwood Pump and Plant - We have returned to work with a group of experienced managers to fine-tune their presentation skills. We ran a highly interactive session with participants presenting on a range of topics (we learned a lot about astronomy and VW cars!) and recording each other with their phones, so they can play back and critique themselves in their own time.

L and D reviews

As our existing clients will already know, our approach is always highly consultative and this truly collaborative way of working has led to us being asked to lead a review of 3 different L and D functions. 

This means we are working closely with each to help analyse what the organisational needs are and map out an overall approach to development, which will work over a sustained period of time. It's exciting work and we look forward to sharing the progress!

What we have coming up......

In a packed November and December, we are looking forward to...
• being involved in Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s “Non-Stop Learning Week” with bitesize sessions on the psychology of great customer service!
•  more management development with heads of teams at the Southbank Centre and helping the hard working marketing team with their away day
• working with Ambitious about Autism with a series of bitesize sessions focussing on retaining staff and succession planning
• facilitating a strategy day for the senior leadership team at Search firm Granger Reis
• starting to work with Law firm A.A Thornton to develop the leadership skills of their partners and associates

For more information on how we can help develop your Managers at every level in your organisation take a look at our management development programmes, call us for an initial discussion on 01903 732 782, or contact us.


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Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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