The School of Life At Work
We’ll work with you to equip your employees with the emotional skills they need to thrive at work – and grow as people.
We apply therapeutic ideas to the world of work, helping individuals and teams overcome the challenges they face, achieve their professional goals and solve the dilemmas of being human.
With an approach rooted in psychotherapy, and drawing wisdom from the worlds of philosophy, art and culture, our interventions speak directly to the needs of each individual – while driving marked and measurable change for the organisation as a whole.
Who We Work With
We work with organisations across all industries and worldwide, with bases in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Sydney. See more of our work
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How We Work
Global Mining Company
We supported employees through a period of transformative change. Focusing on leaders who could make the most impact, we delivered a 2-day experience (run both in-person and virtually) including themes of leading change, leadership wellbeing, and leadership style. Each session was based on core TSOL insights, before weaving in the specific challenges and context of our client to ensure the session was meaningful, relevant, and highly helpful in supporting leaders.
Following our leadership sessions, we also ran a virtual talk series which was accessible to all employees and designed to further equip them for upcoming change. Our talks included themes of Purpose, Resilience, Calm, Managing Change, Adaptability, and Curiosity.
Global Engineering Company
We worked with a global engineering company serving the offshore energy industry to support their annual learning festival. During a week-long period, we delivered a variety of virtual talks on topics including Anxiety, Productivity, and Peak Performance at the annual learning festival. Our keynote talk on Anxiety was timed to coincide with World Mental Health Day; 100% of participants surveyed said they would recommend the session to a colleague: ‘It was insightful and helped me to understand the nature of what I am facing and how I can analyse and manage it.’
Multinational Music Company
We delivered a unique and highly prized programme of development for outstanding employees. We ran a series of in-person 2-day events in Paris, Milan, and Berlin, over a period of 6 months. Each event was designed to help employees connect to themselves, their team, and their potential for wider influence across the organisation. With a packed agenda for each session, we covered themes from Coaching and Networking, to Empathy and Playfulness – delivering a wide-ranging, memorable, and highly impactful emotional skills boost.
Investment Management Company
Early Career Talent
We supported the recruitment of Early Career Talent in the highly competitive field of investment. Our client was looking for exceptional candidates from a diverse range of academic backgrounds. We designed an in-person evening event which included a keynote talk on the emotional skill of Curiosity, which we pinpointed as critical to Early Career success. As part of the session, we also facilitated an Intentional Networking activity – allowing both potential recruits and existing talent to connect meaningfully and authentically.
Global Real Estate Firm
Leadership – Leadership Coaching
We supported the executive leadership team at a global real estate firm through a period of transformative change. We created a bespoke group coaching experience delivered in-person over a period of several months, on themes of connection, conflict, and inclusivity. Sessions were delivered by a TSOL faculty leadership expert, and include pre and post work for participants.
Global Online Marketplace
We supported a global online marketplace in their mission to help all employees shape their professional development. As part of their Career Studio, we are delivering in-person interactive workshops on Crafting Careers, Goals, and Motivation. In designing this learning journey alongside our client, we have shaped a thoughtful experience which will help employees to take ownership of their career journey.
Leadership – Women in Business
We worked with a global engineering company serving the offshore energy industry to help build their talent pipeline of upcoming and ambitious female leaders. In this unique event, we designed a full-day in-person experience including interactive workshops on topics of Self-Knowledge, Assertiveness, and Influence. The day culminated in an ‘Ideas Lab’ where female leaders worked together to commit to future initiatives for the business.
Our curriculum of 60 emotional skills gifts employees the insights, tools and resources to face workplace challenges with maturity and poise.
We’ll help employees to cope with uncertain times and focus their thinking on releasing their true potential – while maximising their mental and emotional wellbeing.
Through a consultative design process, we’re able to create curated learning journeys that focus on the specific skills your organisation requires most – while also offering tailored programmes with a proven record of success.
Find out more about our Learning Journeys.
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We teach and develop the emotional skills proven to significantly improve individual and organisational wellbeing, leading to happier and healthier employees, teams and organisations.
We help current and future leaders master the elements of their own psychology that determine their ability to influence and inspire, using the emotional skills behind the art of leadership.
We create effective and influential managers by developing their emotional skills in key areas, supporting their organisational ascent.
We support Early Career Talent by providing curated journeys supporting the key emotional skills behind successful transition and flourishing early in one’s career.
Discover our array of learning initiatives to support your team.
Workshops offer compelling content, interactive exercises and time for expression and reflection. They run for 2 hours and are suitable for up to 20 employees at a time.
Our Talks explore the role that emotions play in office life. They’re a thought-provoking opportunity to increase company-wide levels of emotional intelligence and prompt discussion and insight. They run for 1 hour and are suitable for 50+ employees.
Coaching sessions focus on a specific emotional skill, and provide individuals with the opportunity to deep dive into their strengths and weaknesses. Conducted 1:1 and lasting an hour, participants will leave the session with a clear action plan for developing themselves in a given area.
The School of Life App
Our app contains 1000s of bite-sized compelling modules on emotional maturity and self-development, available 24/7.
Books and Products
Our library of books from The School of Life Press explore relevant emotional skills – from Confidence to Self-Knowledge – in great depth.
Underpinned by The School of Life design principles, and rooted in psychology, behavioural science and philosophy, we’ll work with you to design a customised programme.
We run a select range of our Business workshops and talks every month which are available for individuals to book onto.
For organisations looking to run workshops for more than two individuals and on subjects, dates & times of your choosing, please contact us at [email protected]
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