20 Emotional Skills to Help Businesses Thrive

We deliver learning experiences for the modern world of work, collaborating with you to build a tailored programme based on the emotional skills needed by your teams in order to thrive. As well as developing the individual, we recognise relationships with others as an essential component to a thriving organisation. We apply psychological and therapeutic insights to team dynamics, encouraging self-awareness and strengthening communication.


Workshops are available virtually or in-person, and each workshop is accompanied by extensive supporting materials designed to help embed the learnings, allowing participants to practise the relevant emotional skills long-term.  Each workshop is 2-hours long and for up to 30 people at a time.

What to Expect from a Business Workshop at The School of Life

Our Business workshops are delivered in person or virtually via Zoom by The School of Life faculty and feature enlightening lessons and interactive exercises to help employees and leaders flourish at work.

Our approach creates a space for structured self-reflection to transform the way we see ourselves and others.

For your bespoke consultation contact:

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All Our Workshops Are Available Virtually or In-Person

Workshops are available virtually or in-person, and each workshop is accompanied by extensive supporting materials designed to help embed the learnings, allowing participants to practise the relevant emotional skills long-term.

Adaptability

Today, businesses – and their people – have to learn continually responding to change and innovation by staying

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Calm

No one is calm all the time. Nor should we be; a touch of fear and adrenaline can

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Charm

In order for even the best ideas to have the greatest impact, they need to be communicated with

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Communication

The stronger a team’s communication skills are, the better the outcome: research by MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory found

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Confidence

The greatest projects and schemes die for no grander reasons than that we don’t dare. Indeed, research shows

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Creativity

Einstein said that we’re all born geniuses – which suggests that a lot of education strips us of

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Decisiveness

Making good decisions is a fundamental aspect of being a trusted co-worker or an excellent leader. Yet, too

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Diplomacy

A workshop which offers techniques for handling sensitive discussions and tough negotiations. Diplomacy is the art of navigating

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Effectiveness

The end result of an absence of efficiency isn’t just inefficiency, it’s regret. In order to work through

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Eloquence

Although many of us fear it more than death, knowing how to speak to others in front of

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Empathy

Feeling and demonstrating empathy is tied to better performance at work, and especially to better leadership. Available Virtually

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a major fascination of our times. We often think of entrepreneurs as bold risk-takers with completely

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Innovation

It’s one thing to have a good idea and another thing to put that idea into practice. This

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Leadership

Throughout the ages, much has been written about the traits of great leaders. It’s easy to feel intimidated.

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Objectivity

Emotions can sometimes blur our vision. To make good decisions and work well with others, we need to

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Playfulness

Too often we think of play as something reserved for children, or worse, for the lazy, idle, and

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Purpose

Day-to-day work can all too easily make us feel bored or burnt out. For many of us, this

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Resilience

To overcome the inevitable changes, stresses and setbacks of the professional world, individuals and organisations need resilience. Available

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Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence, yet studies show that while most of us think we understand

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Supportiveness

Supporting others and listening carefully (but not uncritically) to their signs of distress allows us to give them

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Testimonials


It…(was)…exactly what our colleagues needed. It was an excellent mix of useful and stimulating presentations and open discussions and the feedback from the team members was extremely positive.

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