Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.


This class has been formally accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Continuing Professional Development accreditation means this course has reached the required standards and benchmarks, and that the learning value of the class has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD standards.

Making good decisions is a fundamental aspect of being a trusted co-worker or an excellent leader. Yet, too often, studies show, our emotions have a huge influence over the quality of our decision-making, preventing us from making sound judgments. One major study found that almost 75% of major companies have no set strategy or system in place to help inform crucial decisions. Other studies indicate that effective decision-making practices can reduce the failure rate of projects by nearly 50%.

Arriving at a good decision is too important to be left to chance. At The School of Life, we are dedicated to improving the emotional intelligence that is employed in such key areas. Our approach concerns those emotional barriers which often interfere with the decision-making process – the anxieties that negatively shape our thinking – as well as the psychological biases which determine the way in which different people respond to the same array of choices. Participants will get the chance to learn methods and techniques to help counter unhelpful instincts; when to use intuition, how to do so effectively, and when to apply more explicit criteria to the decision at hand.

In this two-hour session, we will:

  • Consider the barriers to effective decision-making; including decision fatigue, fear of regret, and a lack of self-knowledge
  • Uncover our personal decision-making style
  • Create a plan for how we will take action following our decision and track and adjust over time
  • Learn strategies for reaching sounder, wiser decisions

Buy tickets for

£110.00 (plus fees)

Professional Workshops
When and where:
  • Thu 18 Jul 2019 09.40
    The School of Life, 70 Marchmont St, WC1N 1AB
  • Thu 19 Sep 2019 09.40
    The School of Life, 70 Marchmont St, WC1N 1AB
  • Thu 21 Nov 2019 09.40
    The School of Life, 70 Marchmont St, WC1N 1AB