Lots of people talk about thinking outside the box.
Here’s where you learn the mental strategies to do so.
“Adrian is a skilled writer who is also very adept at applying his creative thinking to building business strategies. He is incredibly supportive of the work of others and always pushes on my thinking and learning to bigger and better places.”
- Gael McLaughlin, producer, madamsamurai.
“I met Adrian three years ago. He introduced me to a creative goal setting process that helped me clarify several important future plans. This process was a key factor in my decision to sell my business. It also prompted me to set a goal of increasing my income by £15,000 within two years which I achieved.”
-Sarah McNicol, Head of Antenna
These are uncertain times. Socially, economically, things are changing. More than ever, your ability to create the life you want depends on mental agility and behavioural flexibility…qualities which typically aren’t developed in mainstream education or work environments.
Embracing the future calls for solutions that are responsive to a changing world. In this one day workshop you’ll be introduced to creative thinking and problem solving strategies that will give you the edge you need to prosper.
Confidence is no longer enough, if it merely means feeling good while you do what you’ve done before. Even if old patterns have served you well, you’re not guaranteed to get the same results with your familiar ways of doing things in a volatile market.
On this practical and results-focused day, you’ll be equipped with new mental tools to tackle your business and personal challenges, and discover how to feel at ease tackling the unknown. These are skills that Adrian has developed through paying close attention to people who get extraordinary results, as creatives, consultants, and entrepreneurs.
Trainer Adrian Reynolds started his career in advertising before becoming an award-winning writer. He turned his first staged play into his first film treatment, and won a competition with it that secured him a meeting with the most powerful man in British film, Four Weddings And A Funeral producer Tim Bevan. Other mentors include Michael Breen, the business brain behind the success of Paul McKenna and known internationally as ‘the coach’s coach’; and Eric Robbie, who as well as co-training with NLP founder Richard Bandler has worked in journalism and publishing. Along the way, Adrian has worked on campaigns for leading brands such as Kodak, Debenhams and Motorola; scripted tv drama for the BBC; and coached an international client base. Currently, he is developing a multi-platform entertainment project with foreign investment, and researching a tool for use in enhancing creativity.
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This training was first presented at Antenna in Nottingham on Jan 6, for a group of 8. Their professional interests included animation, drug rehabilitation, lingerie design, education, theatre, and specialist services for the biotech sector. Along with more personal communications for me, some wanted to share the following:
“Really enjoyed the day. Was an excellent chance to dream and learn/experience some really cool things. You created a nice atmosphere where anything went and I have taken away some great ideas regarding creativity. Tremendous bunch of people. Nice combo of activities. I leave with lots to think about.”
“I thought today was motivating. I felt it was personal and that you helped to create a lively warm and free atmosphere. I felt engaged with your storytelling linking into problem solving. Particular images – you on the cliff face (!) – helped me to remember things like expanding resources and widening resources and creating a story to see the wider picture. Especially enjoyed how the first part of today moved into the more explorative nature of the second half.”
“Thought-provoking, fun, required effort, useful, interesting.”
“It sometimes feels like I’m winging it, even when the results are good. Today helped me to see that my methods are sound and my approach is appropriate. It has been a really positive experience and a pleasure to meet such a great group of people.”
“Good variety of sessions and good mix of participants. Friendly atmosphere. A very worthwhile day.”
And the morning after the training, I received this really lovely message:
“Hi Adrian, so I’m back on the sunny coast, just about up and awake and reflecting on yesterday. I’m really pleased I came up. The day was thought provoking and I left with some useful tools to play with. I especially liked the word stack which I found my self dipping into on the train home and writing some lyrics for A Chord (and that anecdote about James and the ovens makes me smile as I write this). The exercise of choosing one word Forest, Torch etc challenged me and I found that the trickiest. But I think I witheld myself on it a little and that will inform me for the next time I use it.
“There was a great bunch of people and it was all the more fun with those characters in the room.
“From my experience I’ve known very few people be able to carry off a training on creativity with aplomb. Not only did you achieve that but I feel well armed with some useful creativity tools that I will use in the future. Both personally and in my work.
“I did manage to find some headphones – from poundland – they had teddy bears on them and diamante bits too. This seemed appropriate after the day and I wore them with pride on the train journey home.
“I’d been thinking about giving that extra 5%….that night when I got into Eastbourne station I hailed a taxi. Just as the cab was driving off I asked the driver to stop. I recognised a man standing on the rank – he lived in my road. I asked him to hop in. He did. We got talking and introduced ourselves. He asked me where I’d been. I told him. He was fascinated and told me that he was setting up a group of like minded people in the town (like minded as in wanting to share skills and dream etc), took my number and said he’d be in touch. He’s an interesting guy, who’s created a local music scene magazine amongst other ventures.
“So a big thank you. I feel inspired.”