Communication is central to the success of any team.  Coming together to cook and share food is a great way to get people talking but how do you capture that benefit and keep the lines of communication open when you go back to work? 

We want to help you make the most of your time and your budget so we’ve teamed up with Barrister Coach Trainer, Catherine Brown, of Skilful Conversation, to provide some unique training programmes which can be combined with time in the kitchen or with a sociable meal.

Catherine spent 15 years practising as a barrister before forming her own coaching and training company in which she draws on her courtroom skills to bring that excellence in communication to others, working with both individuals and teams and in building confidence in aspiring leaders.

You could combine a cookery class with a workshop on Managing Difficult Conversations or Tackling Imposter Syndrome.  Training on Report Writing and written communication can also be incorporated.

Or opt for individual coaching sessions to take place in turn whilst the others get on with the cooking – ideal for setting goals, maximising potential and tackling individual issues.

We will work with you to create your ideal event. Our consultants and trainers are experienced in designing and serving up bespoke programmes that fit with your specific objectives; complementing the experience of food preparation with practical, worthwhile add-ons to maximise your time and your budget.

Talk to us and let us provide you with a unique experience in our state-of-the-art kitchen environment with dedicated training space.

If you want to find out more about our communication skills partner Catherine Brown from Skilful Conversation, visit the website: http://www.skilfulconversation.com

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What Catherine's Clients Say

“Cath presented at one of our Sorority Supper Clubs – a 2 course dinner hosted by and sandwiched between sessions from an expert trainer. Many women in the group had previously requested training in managing difficult conversations, with some feeling unable to separate emotion from facts in fraught discussions, others struggling with anxiety in the run up to them, and many unsure about how to put across an opinion or idea they knew wouldn’t be received well. The session Cath presented was clearly well researched and prepared, and very much tailored to our delegates. As an empathetic trainer, she was relatable and personal, and her humour made the topic accessible and engaging. Her points were clear and concise and enabled the delegates to take away pointers and skills I’m sure they’ll all put to good use. I would highly recommend Cath as a trainer and presenter, having seen her in action one to one, and working with large groups. Everyone enjoyed the session immensely, and I would definitely say it was one of our most successful events to date, thanks to Cath’s session.”
Heather Gray
Founder of Business Sorority
"My coaching was related to some significant life-changing decisions. Having a sounding board and a way to reflect on potential outcomes was really useful and positive. So much so that after the first session, I put in place steps to fundamentally help and change my work life balance. The questioning of why I thought things and guiding through my own thought processes really brought clarity to some situations. Cath was very flexible with my circumstances re timing of sessions which was appreciated"
LC
Associate Solicitor, Clinical Negligence Specialist
“Catherine has provided and delivered a full range of training materials to Quest Legal Advocates which have been tailored to the unique needs of our business. During consultation Catherine was able to understand our market and delivered a training course to our advocates which developed their advocacy skills and understanding of the law to meet our service delivery goals. Catherine’s training sessions are interactive and very inclusive. Catherine is very effective at promoting individual participation and provides excellent constructive feedback on a one to one basis even within larger groups. Participation questionnaires following the sessions have always included glowing reports both on the content and delivery of the course.”
Fiona Loxton
Quest Legal Advocates LLP

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