Who would have known when we first sat down to write the script earlier in the year that today we would be celebrating half-a-million people having watched it! Just awesome that the message of a proactive approach to developing Relationship Capability is resonating so strongly out there... Onwards and upwards!
A real privilege to be leading this workshop, during International Week of Happiness at Work, to help the in-house team at the Jamaican High Commission, London, improve the quality of all their relationships as part of their ongoing personal & professional development training program.
A real delight to have led this stimulating and engaged discussion at Howard Kennedy’s HR Directors Forum this week. The conclusion… More and more organisations are beginning to recognise the impact of relationship breakdown both on their people’s wellbeing and the organisation’s bottom line, and conclude that they need to get involved. The question then becomes HOW? Our suggestions for making equipping a natural part of existing Learning & Development, Wellbeing & Culture Change programs, and at widely accepted transition points where most would anticipate an impact on personal relationships (induction, promotion, work-from-home, maternity, expat assignment, retirement, etc.) were well received. See the full presentation here.
Gobsmacked to be announcing that this week Jon & Andrea’s TEDx talk broke through the 300,000 views threshold on YouTube!!! We’re all so excited that this simple message of the difference that a proactive approach to #RelationshipEducation can make is resonating so strongly. If you haven’t seen it yet, please view, like, comment & share here: https://lnkd.in/e424Dv9
Fancy some help learning The 4 habits of All Successful Relationships?
This week, by popular demand, we launched the first of a stream of Online LIVE Coaching sessions with Jon & Andrea to provide couples and individuals an opportunity to get their questions answered LIVE, as they begin to develop the 4 habits in their relationships. Find out more here.
Over a six-week period we were delighted to watch the views of Jon & Andrea’s TEDx talk climb up to over 15,000 views on YouTube platform. We were then blown away to watch views go viral and jump up (by as much as 50,000 on one day!) to over 250,000 views just two weeks later!! Hallelujah! Praying that more and more lives will be touched and relationships will be transformed by the habits. Watch the talk for yourself here.
On Weds 24th July, we look forward to co-running our 1st collaboration workshop with the Equality Group - running this bespoke workshop, designed to equip leaders and teams with the four fundamental habits for building successful relationships, for a handful of their clients.
On Weds 24th July we will be LIVE at 11:00-11:40AM with Maria Rodrigues on Premier Christian Radio's Woman to Woman Podcast. Listen in LIVE if you can, or hear the replay, here: https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Woman-to-Woman
On 15 Jul, we met with Will Quince MP, DWP Minister for Family Support, Housing & Child Maintenance who generously gave us some of his precious time to hear our vision for improving wellbeing in both adults and children through our proactive approach to equipping people with relationship skills, and to share some of his office's existing initiatives through Local Authorities. And as it was school holidays, a certain young man got to meet the Minister too!
After an agonising 3-month wait, we are delighted to announce that our TEDxSquareMile talk (delivered on 19 Mar 2019 at the Barbican London), is now LIVE on YouTube. Watch it here... and please do feel free to LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! :)
On Jun 20, we had the pleasure and privilege of delivering a 30-min talk to an assembly hall full of 11 to 13 yr olds, to help them get a better understanding of the differences that can show up between individuals - differences which when misunderstood can wreak havoc in relationships. Really heart warming to see them so engaged and to get some really insightful questions as they soaked in the information.
Andrea & Jon delivered a series of 1hr 45min workshops to groups of Yr 8 students to help them learn about how to build positive relationships, and improve mutual trust and respect on their journey to becoming more emotionally intelligent and resilient. Some really insightful and interesting questions!
Jon & Andrea attend David Burrowes' Family Hubs Taster Day - helping local authorities meet the "felt needs" of families in their local communities, by providing equipping to transform the lives of both children and their parents up and down the country.
Andrea addresses a roomful of 60 HR Business Partners at this CIPD Central London training event. Following the event, she shared her summary thoughts on why developing relationship capability is so important as a key part of strategic people initiatives including D&I, and the cost of not get relationships right.
Hear her summary here...
Jon & Andrea were guests on Premier Radio's BIG BREAKFAST show with Craig Wakeling on Sat 18 May talking about "Mental Health & Marriage".
Listen to the recording here (27mins 38secs): here...
Fiona Bruce MP brought a motion in the House of Commons to encourage the government to consider the link between mentalhealth and emotionalhealth in the week of both mentalhealthawarenessweek and marriageweek. Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, responded.
Delighted for the increased awareness of the difference proactive relationshipcapability building can make in improving relationships... and humbled by the very favourable mention of the work we do in this space at soulmatesacademy.
Watch the full debate here: https://lnkd.in/e6dEyZf
Founders Jon & Andrea Taylor-Cummings share their thoughts on the link between #EmotionalHealth & #MentalHealth in a 2-part series on Premier Gospel Radio on Weds 15 & Fri 17 May.
Listen to the full show here...
Jon & Andrea attended the official launch event, hosted by The Marriage Foundation & Baroness Shackleton at the House of Lords.
This year, the nation focuses on "Body Image" as something that can affect our sense of self and thus our mental health and wellbeing. Read the MH Foundation's Report here...
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Tuesday 17 Oct 2019 was Conflict Resolution Day. Here's a short blog we wrote with 3 top tips for keeping conflict confined when it eventually rears its ugly head (which it will!).
Read the blog here...
Have you mastered working from home/remotely? Have you mastered managing a team that does? Check out three key factors for success here.
Read the blog here...
23-27 Sep 2019 was "International Week of Happiness at Work". How happy are you feeling? If not happy enough, what else can you be doing to improve things?
Read the blog here...