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Profit by changing behaviour

 

Trusted business partner

We pride ourselves on being a trusted business partner. The sort of team you can turn to, hand over the problem and focus on something else knowing we will come up with the goods.

We pride ourselves on being a trusted business partner. The sort of team you can turn to, hand over the problem and focus on something else knowing we will come up with the goods. No shocks, no surprises, just a sense of relief and delight. Helping you succeed is as important for us as helping your people.

 

It’s a team thing

We know learning and development exists as part of a total solution. We understand that when working in companies we need to operate as an extension to the team, adding value where it’s needed and standing down when not required.

We know learning and development exists as part of a total solution. We understand that when working in companies we need to operate as an extension to the team, adding value where it’s needed and standing down when not required.

 

Begin with the end in mind

We begin with the end in mind. We start with the business outcome you want to achieve. Then we help you realize opportunities and solve problems. We’re about delivering value – value you can measure.

We begin with the end in mind. We start with the business outcome you want to achieve. Then we help you realize opportunities and solve problems. We will consult with you, agree what behavioural changes are required and then design our interventions to ensure these requirements are met. We’re about delivering value – value you can measure.

 

We spend time getting to the essence of the challenge, making sense of complexity.

 

Real world pragmatism

Our solutions are underpinned by academic research combined with hands on experience of working in small and large organisations. We’re proud of our pragmatic, real world approach.

Our solutions are underpinned by academic research combined with hands on experience of working in small and large organisations. We’re proud of our pragmatic, real world approach.

 

Not afraid to say no

We’ll tell you if we think we’re not the right people for your issues. We understand our capability and our strengths. We won’t let you down by saying we can when we can’t.

We’ll tell you if we think we’re not the right people for your issues. We understand our capability and our strengths. We won’t let you down by saying we can when we can’t. We’ll keep you in the loop so that you know what we are doing and when. We recognize that in employing Epiphanies we become part of your brand.

 

Challenge the way you think

"Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what no-one has thought" - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

As a Russian scientist once said, ‘discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what no-one has thought’. We don’t have all the answers to your challenges but we are really good at helping people see what they haven’t seen and think what they haven’t thought. In our experience, you and your people have the best answers, sometimes it’s useful to have someone help you find them.

 

Going the extra mile

Whatever project we are working on, we pride ourselves in going the extra mile, in overcoming barriers and obstacles, changing and adapting to get the job done.

Whatever project we are working on, we pride ourselves in going the extra mile, in overcoming barriers and obstacles, changing and adapting to get the job done.

For example, during the Volcanic Ash Cloud one of the team was stuck in Southern Sweden and needed to be in Amsterdam in two days to run a conference. No train seats available, no planes flying, no driving licence to be able to hire a car all seemed lost.

But he made it, one less problem for the client to worry about.

 

We love setting our own awesome and ridiculous goals

We’ve done it, we’re doing it, we’re hoping to do it. We’re business people with a passion for using learning and development to drive business performance.

We’ve done it, we’re doing it, we’re hoping to do it.

We’re business people with a passion for using learning and development to drive business performance. Most of us have held senior management positions in multi-national, multi-cultural organisations.

We love setting our own awesome and ridiculous goals. It’s all about ordinary people like us working hard to do extraordinary things – ‘living and breathing’ what we help others to do.

What we’re not:

If it involves non-behavioural skills such as IT training then you won’t find your solution with us. If you’re looking for cheap and cheerful then we’re probably going to disappoint.

 

Maverick Thinking

Maverick Thinking is unorthodox or independent minded thought that challenges the assumptions we make about ourselves and the constraints others put on us.

What is Maverick Thinking?

Maverick thinking is unorthodox or independent minded thought that challenges the assumptions we make about ourselves and the constraints others put on us. Maverick thinking breaks through these limitations and enables individuals, teams and organizations to excel beyond what might be considered reasonable.

As each hurdle to higher performance arises, maverick thinking enables it to be sidestepped or cleared and converts each negative constraint into a positive experience.

Maverick thinking is an exciting, slightly scary way of viewing the world as an endless series of possibilities combined with the knowledge that you have the ability to think in the right way to make those that excite you most happen.

Maverick thinking is about doing

It is not enough to simply decide to do something. You have to do it. Extreme performance is achieved by taking a thousand myriad steps towards the goal. In the marathon example, that may start with running between two lamp posts and walking between the next two. It all starts somewhere.

In the same way, changing the culture of a business starts with the changing the culture of a team. At some point you have to do the work! Success is not achieved through excuses.

What it does?

Maverick thinking helps ordinary people achieve extraordinary results.

Maverick thinking recontextualises your world - it forces you to re-evaluate what you once thought of as good and motivates you to set new, higher standards of performance.

Maverick thinking challenges your perception enabling you to see complete different and new perspectives that enable new possibilities you never thought possible.

Maverick thinking helps you create what seem at the outset unreasonable expectations of yourself and others and shifts the mindset from impossible, to possible to probable to done! Maverick thinking helps you deal with the negativity of those around you who say ‘it can’t be done; there isn’t the budget; there isn’t the time; you could never do it.’

Maverick thinking doesn’t stop with the big idea, it helps you work through the detail that enables high level performance.

Maverick thinking is contagious – once you’ve reframed the perspective – it creates a positive contagion that impacts on the world around you.

Maverick thinking changes the view others have of you. As levels of performance increase, it simply becomes 'who you are', not what you were. The aura of performance credibility becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

 

How it works?

The success we experience is often enabled or constrained by the first few thoughts we have about something.

Let's use the example of running a marathon. Once we decide we can't run a marathon, then thereafter our actions and behaviours are defined by the fact we can’t do it. If you can breakthrough the thinking that is constraining your performance, then it ceases to be a question of I can’t and instead becomes possible. Disciplined execution converts that possibility to probability. Along the way, many hurdles will emerge, such as training injuries, pressure at work, family issues and so on. Each of these can erode our original decision and motivation. By employing maverick thinking tools and techniques each of these constraints is managed or dealt with and often converted to a positive. As each hurdle is passed, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy and before you know where you are you’ve crossed the line. What once seemed impossible has been done.

The same holds true for working with individuals and teams in business. Free them from their constrained thinking and awesome results are possible. Sometimes it’s a simple as shifting thinking from 'no' to 'maybe'.

Even better, once we have achieved our impossible goal, what was once impossible is now simply normal. From the perspective of others, that’s simply ‘what you do’. The game changes. New impossible goals can be set.