When learning really makes a difference … shifting mindsets to get lasting change

Knowledge and skills are not even half the battle when it comes to getting lasting performance improvement.

People not only need to know what to do and how to do it, they need to have the confidence to do it, the judgement to know when to do it, and the dedication to break old habits, overcome self-limiting beliefs, and construct new – more helpful – mental models.

Only then will we consistently see people taking the great leaps forward that we – and they – aspire to.

In this podcast, I chat to Emma Shaw, an enthusiast for L&D that’s all about mindset shifts – which also happens to be my own favourite part of the business.



Emma Shaw discovered Learning and Development purely by accident and has had a passion for it ever since. With a very varied career within the field, she has always found one thing consistently fascinating; what makes people tick and how they evolve. … read more about Emma here.

A creative and visual way to start Change Management training

How we begin learning events is vital in setting the right tone for the day.

To get the best learning, we want to create a creative a safe environment that is fun and allows for people to express themselves playfully, allows for mistakes, lets people feel that they can challenge and be challenged, and above all exposes the learners to views and perspectives different than their own.

There is no one single magic bullet for achieving this, it’s done through lots of little things that together contribute to building that learning environment.

In this (short!) episode I speak to Kevin Stephens about a simple technique he uses to kick off change management training. Kevin’s whole approach to training is to focus on creating the conditions for learning using accelerated learning techniques, and in this episode he introduces us to a quick and way to start that process off.


Kevin Stephens

Kevin Stephens is a Learning and Development practitioner who specialises in helping people get the most of their working relationships by delivering bespoke management and leadership programmes. He has a large well of experience, gained from over 20 years working in senior management … read more about Kevin here.

%d bloggers like this: