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Suitable for:       All What does this mean?

The start of 2021 hasn’t been as positive as we had hoped.

The first lockdown was tough but tolerable – we had the warm weather, the novelty of the situation, the camararderie and the blitz spirit to get us through.

This lockdown is a very different prospect to the previous ones – and for most much harder to cope with.

We’re now in a very different state of mind – shocked by the unexpected nature and severity, the novelty’s worn off, the weather’s not great and the dark nights seem endless.

Just when we thought it was all over and the vaccine was here we’ve several more months of this to get through. It feels like ground hog day – we’re deflated and tired.

HQN’s here to help and support you through this.

Sprinting won’t get us to the finish line but if we take it steady we’ll get there. It’s about planning ahead, setting realistic goals and making consistent small steps forward, whilst taking each day as it comes.

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    In this session we will:

    • Address the skills that are required to successfully navigate the latest lockdown
    • Learn several techniques and strategies to help with the above
    • Explore how to plan when there is so little certainty
    • How we can get back on top of performance – ours and others – and finish off the year end in a strong position.

    Who should attend?

    Everyone who:

    • Needs reinvigorating and remotivating for this next lockdown
    • Is a bit ‘at sea’ about the next quarter’s priorities
    • Would like to get on top of their own/their team’s performance
    • Would like help in regaining realistic control of their situation.
  • Our trainer

    Laura Bouttell is passionate about inspiring people, whether it’s to deal with that challenging customer differently, to go out for that first run or to take that creative writing course. Her mission in life is to empower people to become their best.

    Laura is an ex-police officer, who has three degrees. She is a published academic author and editor.

    As a result of her time policing in Chapeltown, her own business and her time at Oxford, Laura has seen the gritty side of life as well as the ivory towers and uses her experiences in these diverse fields to help you achieve your dreams.

    Now Laura works with all levels of Leaders in Business to help them get the best out of themselves and those around them. She has worked with Leaders from the Co-op, Team Leaders from Asda, as well as many SMEs and owner-managed businesses that have gone from strength to strength.


    Gavin Hutchinson is a veteran trainer with 22 years of experience planning, implementing and delivering training for HM Prison Service, Police Forces and Local Authorities. He is passionate and highly effective with outstanding success in delivering training over a variety of disciplines and fields.

    He has a deep knowledge of behavioural change, motivational training and development across public and private sectors and thoroughly enjoys seeing the effect of his training on the participants. Gavin uses humour to allow participants to absorb the learning and his sessions are great fun.

We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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