The 4 Habits in your Workplace

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Dr. Andrea Taylor-Cummings

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How can we invest in Relationships proactively?

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A proactive approach to building Relational Intelligence involves building “Skill” and managing the “Will” to keep relationships alive.

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How can we help?

We offer a range of LIVE Workshops, Seminars & Short-Talks (delivered Online or In-Person) to help improve Relational Intelligence & Competence across organisations.

Work impacts home, and home impacts work. Building strong relationships in BOTH helps people have better conversations and achieve better outcomes.

Our Flagship Workshops

Seminars & Webinars

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The 4 Habits© for Exec Teams/Board Members

The success of any business rests on the ability of the Exec Team to work together effectively and remain aligned in the pursuit of their strategic purpose. Strong relationships deliver strong results.
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The 4 Habits© for Leaders

From conducting effective performance reviews and giving feedback/coaching through to supporting people's wellbeing, successful leadership rests on a Manager's ability to develop quality relationships with direct reports.
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The 4 Habits© for Great Relationships at work & home

Where relationships are strong, people find a way to overcome obstacles. Where relationships are weak, people often become the obstacles. Strong relationships improve resilience, wellbeing and performance.

Creating Healthy Boundaries

In today’s 24/7 always-on culture, incessant demands on our time, energy and attention exact a huge price in stress, burnout and damaged relationships – unless people know how to create and manage healthy boundaries. In this workshop, we help participants reduce stress and improve wellbeing and performance by improving how they manage home-work-life tensions.
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The 4 Habits© for Inclusion and Belonging

Inclusion & belonging come from great relationships. This workshop equips you to "show up" better, have better conversations & achieve better outcomes, especially in your one-on-one interactions with people very different to you.


Why run these sessions

“Relationships” are still considered by most to be a very personal topic and not one that is generally approached in a corporate setting. With campaigns such as “#MeToo” and “Break the Stigma” having now gone before, thankfully that taboo around talking about relationships is finally beginning to relax.

We run these sessions to show people that ALL relationships face a similar set of challenges, and that by learning a few tips and techniques, they can easily improve the quality of all their relationships and better manage home-work-life tensions.

Below are some of the sessions recently delivered…

Talks are typically delivered as 60-min sessions (45 mins talk plus 15 mins Q&A)

They are generally delivered either Online or in client offices, under one of the following initiatives:

  • Awareness days
  • “Lunch & Learn” information seminars
  • Engagement building ahead of workshop programs

Ready to take the next step?

Call us directly on +44(0)7736 777 521 or +44(0)7850 751 775

or Email us to set up a short call to discuss your particular needs and how best we can help:
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What are The 4 Habits?

The 4 Habits underpin everything we do. They are there to help employers worried about the proven damage that relationship challenges whether at work or at home, can have on productivity in the office.

Habit #1 BE CURIOUS, not critical

This helps build awareness and respect differences, to get over the hurdle of frustration that can come from unmet expectations.

Habit #2 BE CAREFUL, not crushing

This helps build strong skills in managing conflict and genuinely resolving issues, to get over the hurdle of poor conflict handling skills which often damage relationships.

Habit #3 ASK, don't assume

This helps have courageous conversations about core values / beliefs, to get over the hurdle of mistrust and dis-respect that can creep into relationships.

Habit #4 CONNECT, before you correct

This helps build connection and good humour in relationships, to get over the hurdle of feeling unvalued which can come from poor communication.

Meet Jon & Andrea...

Dr Andrea and Jonathan Taylor Cummings

Dr Andrea & Jon Taylor-Cummings co-founded Soulmates Academy with a vision to strengthen relationships and equip people with the required skills to “turn up better” at home, at work and in life. Their approach starts with the belief that every relationship faces a similar set of basic hurdles and that everyone should be taught the techniques required to get over them. In early 2019, they delivered a TEDx talk – The 4 Habits of All Successful Relationships.

A Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Andrea has 30 years’ experience as an organisation design and development professional with Big Four and niche consultancies, and as an entrepreneur.

Jon has spent much of the last 30 years in professional services, helping both blue-chips (Merrill Lynch; Credit Suisse) and start-ups (Redington; Mallowstreet; LKRC) deliver a wide range of services across the banking, pensions and consulting sectors.

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