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Building habits – how to break them down and rebuild them

  • Type Public training - virtual
  • Venue Virtual training
  • Start 03 Dec 2020 10:00
  • End 03 Dec 2020 13:00


Building habits

Most of our behaviour is founded on habit. Find out how to nurture good habits and eliminate bad ones. The beauty of habits is that they take all the decision out of the process. But they are notoriously difficult to break.

Most people don’t even think about why they do what they do, never mind how they could do it better, they just carry on doing what they have always done. Anything that requires willpower requires effort. But habit formation takes the effort out of the change. Most people try for a couple of weeks to change a behaviour then give up when the going gets hard.

The science of habit formation has developed hugely in the last few years. Why we do what we do and how we can change our ingrained habits. It’s putting us more in control than ever before. It is pretty much down to the habits we have formed and that we practise daily.

This session teaches you how to break down the behaviours that make up habits and then how to rebuild them but with good rather than negative practices.

With a few techniques you can put your new higher-level performance on auto pilot.

You will understand the psychology of habit formation and why they are so difficult to change.

Who’s it for?


Everyone at any level who wants:

  • to be the best they can be
  • to change a bad habit
  • to be more effective. Anyone who is not as effective as they would like to be.

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.

About Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck is a Leadership and Management training company. They specialise in creating long term behavioural change in leaders that enables them to motivate and inspire their teams to grow the business. 

Managing Directors bring Quarterdeck in when:

  • They are striving to create self-sufficient leaders who will grow and develop the business
  • The leadership is not delegating enough and the business is stagnating or not growing as it should be
  • The communication in the leadership team or throughout the business, is stalling growth, or making progress difficult, when difficult conversations are not happening as they should
  • The leadership team, together or individually, are struggling to motivate or inspire their teams, or deal with a negative culture, or deal with stress and overwhelm.

Clients experience tremendous success and rave about Quarterdeck's work because their approach is different from most leadership training. They focus on giving the individual practical pragmatic skills that reap immediate rewards. They are not interested in leadership models or theories, or profiling. None of these encourage change, they encourage stagnation and excuses. 80% of Quarterdeck's business is repeat and their NPS score is 70+, which they're extremely proud of.

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Price per delegate

1 delegate: £175.00 *
2 delegates: £150.00 *
3+: £125.00 *

Members of any HQN network:
1 delegate: £150.00 *
2 delegates: £125.00 *
3+: £100.00 *

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Key to who should attend:




Suitable for staff of all levels


This course will be particularly relevant to members of all networks.


Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


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