Thoughts on Thursday - Free Webinar Series

Expert-Led Webinars on key skills.

Needed Now. Practical. Pivotal.

Welcome to the new normal – COVID19 and our response to the crsis is changing our world. Update and refresh your skills with expert-led free weekly webinars.

Choose one or more of these pivotal webinars. Invest 60 minutes each week to sharpen your skills, increase your options and improve your chances of making the most of this challenging time. All from the convenience of your office or your home and at no cost.

A crisis does NOT cause the collapse of a business, it merely exposes ineffective skills and faulty processes previously covered up or ignored. Use this time constructively to ensure you and your business come out of this situation stronger and more able to thrive. 

Which will you choose from the next series of webinars? 

Each is just 45 minutes with 15 minute Q&A. Long enough to provide you with some practical and pivotal ideas needed now. Short enough for you not to lose too much of that precious commodity, time. You can watch one a week and incorporate any changes you want to make in your approach, in your own time.

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These Key Skills Are Needed Now: 

Why Resilience Makes or Breaks Individuals, Teams & Organisations

Thursday 26th November 11am – 12noon

Led by Paul Chudleigh & Pierre Naquet

Long before the dramatic effects of Covid-19, it was apparent that some organisation practices were becoming unsustainable. Workplace stress and stress-related absences were becoming all too common – with many organisations resigned to them as ever-present, costly and unavoidable. Paul will describe why we can be more optimistic and intentional about the types of organisations we can build.

Paul & Pierre will outline how great contemporary leadership and people development practices can be used to diagnose and tackle resilience-drainers at the individual, team and organisational levels.

The webinar provides an opportunity to appreciate:

  • Why resilience is much more than ‘mental toughness’ or ‘grit’

  • How leaders and teams can make or break individuals

  • How debilitating stress and burn-out can be avoided

  • Why mindfulness classes, gym memberships and occupational health services are not always the right answer

  • How to successfully create resilience-enhancing environments

REGISTER NOW FOR the Free Why Resilience Makes or Breaks Individuals, Teams & Organisations Webinar 

Led by Paul Chudleigh
Regional Lead Practitioner and Master Trainer (UK and Eire) for the global Resilience at Work Consortium.

And Pierre Naquet
An Accredited Coach and Advisor, Accredited Master Trainer and European Lead for Resilience – working in the finance sector for almost 20 years.

Above and Beyond Thoughtful Leadership Conference

Monday 30th November 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

  • Are you a business leader or business owner?  
  • Do you ever feel like you should be doing more, making a bigger impact, enjoying life and business a bit more?

Thought leadership is a starting point, but sometimes it is not enough.  Your clients are looking for truly innovative, exciting, original and bold ideas to shift things in their business and life.

During these challenging times, more than ever before, people are looking for clarity and direction. So much is uncertain, but the real leaders - THOUGHTFUL LEADERS - will be leading the way and showing the way to business and personal success.

Great news if you are a leader or want to develop more leaders in your organisation!  The "Above and Beyond" Thoughtful Leadership Conference is coming back to London and beyond, on November 30th 2020!

In our innovative virtual space, you will have an experience you will never forget, and leave fully inspired to go above and beyond in your life and work.

Here's what you will get:

  • * Inspiration to try new things in business and life
  • * Discover how to be a Thoughtful Leader
  • * New insights about your business, organisation and leadership
  • * Top speakers and authors to connect with and learn from
  • * Experts and business leaders to meet and network with

It would be great to include you!  The great value ticket includes interaction and networking with speakers and attendees, as well some very exciting bonuses, given to you as part of our lead sponsors' and organisers' 15th Birthday!  Register early and save even more...

To see the full event pack with full speaker bios and indicative timings, go to:



Leadership Coaching - Global Panel Discussion

Thursday 3rd December 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

60 minutes with some of the best leadership coaches in the world, answering questions live, questions posed by you the audience - by poll and Q&A on the day.

Questions like:

  • What experiences would best aid my development as a leader?
  • How can you lead an 'average' team to deliver outstanding results?
  • Is there such a thing as a perfect leader?
  • How do you encourage some who should be leading and isn’t?
  • How can leaders reduce the fear factor that seems to have taken hold?
  • How do you measure coaching effectiveness?
  • What role does artificial intelligence play in coaching? 


Bob Hayward from the UK; Managing Partner of Be More Effective
Serial Entrepreneur, Author of four Amazon Best-Sellers, Respected Consultant and Popular Speaker

Maria Milanetti from Canada; Family Enterprise Coach at MarchFifteen
20 years working with Rough Valley Health Care, York University and MarchFifteen Consulting

Sandeep Budhiraja from India; Chief Evangelist at Coachwale
30 years working with Eli Lilley, Tack International, Door Consulting and BYLD Group

Hank Zhang from China; General manager of Empassion Consultancy
30 years working with 3M, Franklin Covey and Guest MBA Professor at four Universities

Register NOW


The Profit Secret - Bob Hayward

Thursday 10th December 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon

How to sell more a higher margin

  • Do you struggle with the Price Objection?
  • Are you frustrated by low Conversion Ratios?
  • Have you ever felt your proposal lacked something?
  • Do you send lots of quotes and yet people don’t order?

Discover the secret that has been hiding in full view for years

All those who attend will also receive a free Kindle version of Bob’s latest book – out on the 10th December.

Whether you are completely new to sales or have many years’ experience as a business owner, The Profit Secret reveals something that has been hiding in full view for years, something that frequently means we lose out on profit, even though we win the sale.

This webinar highlights some of the key ideas, mechanisms, and strategies from the new book. Ideas to challenge conventional thinking about how to sell profitably.

Remember: sales are vanity; profit is sanity.

Register NOW


2021 Programme starts again on January 

Speakers include:

  • Tom Ziglar

  • Grant LeBoff

  • Bob Tieide

  • Arti Halai

  • Bob Hayward

  • Jim Hetherton

  • And many more new faces and old favourites 


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Regular Speakers

Bob Hayward

Bob is the author of four Amazon Best Sellers, Persuade released in 2018;  #Remote Working! released in March 2020, Fit For Purpose Leadership 6 released in April 2020, and Pivot & Grow released in October 2020. He is a Growth Consultant and a Senior Executive Coach. Having started seven businesses, he now loves using his experience and the skills developed along the way to make growth happen for others. His clients include global giants like Unilever and BMW and industry disruptors like Sapphire Balconies and Fleet Check.

Jim Hetherton

Jim has over 30 years’ experience as a Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. While a Principal Consultant with Franklin Covey he led their expansion into the UK, he then went on to lead the expansion of an OnTrack international into the USA. His vast experience of busy, demanding and senior roles makes him an ideal source of inspiration and knowledge.

Richard Lock

Richard is an International Trainer, Speaker, Coach, and Facilitator with over 30 years of people development experience helping leaders achieve business goals and rejuvenate their management approach. He is known for being encouraging and supportive, making learning enjoyable whilst maintaining a clear focus on business goals and practical application.

Walter Blackburn

Walter is a well-respected authority in training and coaching after a 40-year career in the industry. He works with people at all levels helping them to gain greater skills, self-belief, motivation, and direction. His understanding of emotional intelligence in relationship building, influencing skills and leadership have won him clients and respect across the world

Kate Turner

Kate is the founder of Motivational Leadership, with over 20 years’ experience as a leadership development coach and trainer. Kate has experienced first-hand, the cost of leaders who ‘dig deep’ in order to reach their targets. Her command of a range of management and leadership tools enables her to offer her clients helpful frameworks to harness the energy and drive of all the individual members of your team

Guest Speakers

Tom Ziglar - 30th July

Tom Ziglar is the proud son of Zig Ziglar and the CEO of Ziglar, Inc. He joined the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987 and climbed from working in the warehouse, to sales, to management, and then on to leadership. Today, he speaks around the world; hosts The Ziglar Show, one of the top-ranked business podcasts; and carries on the Ziglar philosophy: "You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” His mission is to share the Ziglar message with billion-dollar companies, small-business owners, academic institutions and individuals, inspiring a whole new generation of successful professionals and people worldwide. 

Ken Keis - 13th August

Ken Keis, Ph.D. is an expert on leadership, purpose, wellness, and the foremost global authority on personality and behavioural assessments, that increase and multiply your success rate. Ken has co-created CRG's proprietary development models and written over 4 million words of content for 40 business training programs and 500+ articles. He is an expert on assisting individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their full potential and to live On Purpose!  An internationally known author, speaker, and consultant, in the past 32 years, Ken has conducted more than 3000 presentations and 10,000 hours of consulting and coaching. Dr. Keis is the author of Why Aren't You More Like Me?, Deliberate Leadership, and The Quest For Purpose!

Joel Weldon - 3rd September 

As a former construction worker who turned down a four-year college scholarship because he thought he wasn't smart enough to go to college, Joel Weldon is living proof of the power of one idea to transform your life! Today he's one of the most highly respected and sought-after motivational speakers in North America and has been an Idea Consultant and Sales Trainer to many of the world's leading organizations and businesses for over three decades. Joel is the only speaker to have earned all four of the highest honours in the speaking profession "for his profound impact on corporate America"

Grant LeBoff - 29th October

Grant Leboff is one of the U.K’s leading Sales and Marketing experts. His fourth book, ‘Digital Selling’, debuted at #1 on the Amazon charts prior to being published in September 2016. Having built a successful direct marketing company, which he started in 2002 and sold in 2008; he is a thought leader in his field. Leboff’s main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies. He continually challenges Sales & Marketing conventions that become accepted wisdom but don’t necessarily deliver results. He is a highly sought-after consultant, a regular contributor to many leading business magazines, newspapers, radio and TV shows, and an international speaker constantly makes presentations at conferences and events all over the world.

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