Training and Motivational Experts

Workshop Topics

The high-impact motivational sessions listed below can be presented both in the public forum and in-house. All the talks are filled with great business and life lessons, easy to remember tips, infectious energy, humour and interaction.

The Mindspa also has the capability to customise a presentation for your specific theme, so you are not limited to the set topics.

Why should you use a speaker at your meeting, conference & team-building & event or break-away?

  • Entertaining and motivational
  • Re-inforces the strategies, values and smart goals the company wants to focus its team on
  • Set the scene for participation
  • Wonderful way to begin or end on a high note

You hire people for their skills but fire them for their attitude – how to spot and retain positive employees.

Lou Holtz said it best when he said: “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” The Attitude is Everything course deals with understanding the causes of a negative attitude, how to overcome this and will explain why a positive attitude has an impact on success.  It will highlight the potential warning signs and give practical advice on how to improve your own attitude, and also how to manage the attitudes of people you work and interact with.

SMART: Strategic Meaningful Assertive Results-orientated Techniques for dealing with all people.

This fun, practical workshop explores all aspects related to effective and emotionally intelligent management of people at all levels of your business and personal life. It will equip delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to manage difficult people, difficult conversations and conflict.  It will explain the principles of effective inter-personal communication and how to understand behaviour in order to modify it.  This workshop will be beneficial for everyone who have wanted to handle bosses, spouses, children, in-laws or employees in a more effective manner.

In business and in life, change is the one constant. Darwin said “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”. Make yourself, your team and your business fit for change, flexible, creative, innovative and directed towards a common vision.

“There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.”- Dale Carnegie

Our e-mail behaviour has the potential to sabotage our professional reputation and damage our business relationships. E-mail is still one of the most efficient and widely used means of communication in business today and can often be the first, or only, contact we have with clients.

It is therefore important to understand business e-mail etiquette and to take our time to write a well-written message because once you have hit the send button you do not get a second chance to make a good first impression.

“Learn to look after your staff first and the rest will follow” Richard Branson

This workshop presentation is aimed at all levels of employees.  The workshop will engage, entertain and motivate your team and will give them practical tools to enable them to increase their sense of belonging and levels of productivity and motivation.

Francis Bacon said: ‘He who will not invent new remedies must face new evils for time is the greatest innovator.’  

Many companies have innovation as one of their core values and the question of managing change and continuous improvement remains a key business issue in South Africa and the world. 

In today’s highly competitive business environment and strenuous economic circumstances where customers have a wide variety of choice, it is your level of customer service that can make the difference between success and failure. Tony Allessandro said “Being on par in terms of price and quality only gets you into the game. Service wins the game.”

This half-day training workshop will enable your staff to have a better understanding of the variety of disabilities they may encounter and how to deal with this in a sensitive, practical manner. It will help them to overcome the natural fear we may have when we interact with a disabled person and give tips on awareness and etiquette in these situations.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” –Helen Keller

“You can’t categorise diversity based on what a person looks like. It’s what that person can do for the organisation." Charles K. Poole – Citi Group

This practical, motivational workshop will equip your team with the knowledge and practical skills they will need to understand, embrace and manage diversity in your workplace. The workshop will not be just an information session but will mix theoretical knowledge with practical application, so that diversity becomes part of the DNA of your teams.

This powerful 4 - hour workshop will equip your management, team leaders and supervisors with the knowledge and understanding to enable them to manage and improve Employee Engagement within your organization.

"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute."--Simon Sinek

EQ, more than IQ, determines professional and personal growth and success.  The fundamentals of EQ will improve your inter-personal relationships, communication skills, conflict and anger management. 

You will learn

  • What EQ is and how you can improve your own levels of EQ
  • How you can use emotionally intelligent communication techniques in your daily life
  • How you can improve your inter-personal relationships with all levels in the organisation
  • How to use EQ to positively deal with conflict and anger
  • How EQ can help you deal with stress
  • Top EQ tips for an improved life at work and at home

Your Erroneous Zones – Dr Wayne W. Dyer

Life is for Living! That is the central message of this book and the presentation will summarise the message of how we can all start to do what we want to do.

We are all too often plagued by guilt and worry and find ourselves falling unwittingly into the same old self-destructive patterns – our erroneous zones. This presentation will reveal how you can take charge of yourself and become truly self-reliant.

It will deal with the steps we have to take to break away from a wrong relationship, a wrong job, a wrong environment and re-examine ourselves and our true desires.

The key to workplace happiness is the extent to which employers and employees engage with each other and have open and meaningful inter-personal relationships leading to growth and innovation. This presentation will engage, motivate and assist employers with practical tips and tools to engage and retain a happy workforce.

  • Happiness Research
  • The positive impact of happy employees on an organization
  • Adopt some simple techniques to increase workplace happiness
  • Top things bosses can give employees
  • Attitude versus Skills – stop paying appearance fees!
  • How to minimize the impact of negative people
  • Explore the attributes of a great employee
  • Develop an armoury of behavioural interview questions to gauge motivation and mindset

Identify the vital ingredients for employee engagement

HIV Myths, an interactive session exploring ideas and believes about HIV

Binaries & Boxes (or Not!)

  • An interactive session deconstructing sex as a biological concept, gender as social construct, sexual orientation as relationships and sexual behaviour, linked to HIV - 90 minutes HIV & Me - a discussion on prevention of HIV, as an individual, as a partner and as a member of a community - 45 minutes

More about Binaries & Boxes (or Not!) - Understand Human Sexuality - Understand Life! - by Delene van Dyk

  • The Binaries & Boxes (or not!) Sensitisation Training is an African based training modality which assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings.
  • The aim is to deconstruct fixed and linear notions of sexual and gender identity and sexual behaviour and to assist in addressing heteronormativity, reduction of stereotypes, debunking of myths and the and have an increased understanding of HIV risk.
  • Through active participation and experiential learning, the four “boxes”
    • sex as a biological concept,
    • gender as a social construct,
    • sexual orientation as more than just sexual attraction,
    • and lastly, sexual play, will be focussed on.

A fascinating element of the training is making the linkages between all these concepts, which put a refreshing new light on sexual and gender identity, expression and fluidity.

This presentation focuses on the issues of self-motivation and how individuals in an organisation can motivate themselves, not just relying on the company or their bosses.

You will learn

  • How to motivate yourself
  • How to plan your own goals
  • How not to blame others
  • How not to use work, colleagues or bosses as an excuse for not being successful
  • How to cultivate positive habits
  • How to practically incorporate Stephen Covey’s habits of highly effective people

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” - Henry Ford

One of the most commonly-used jargons in the management world describes the word “TEAM” as an acronym where T represents Together, E stands for Everyone, A signifies Achieves and M indicates More. This just underlines that businesses realise that though individual performances can lead to sharp spikes in their growth, it is teamwork and a healthy work environment that can sustain a progressive, sky-facing trajectory of growth. This isn't surprising since most of us realise that Teamwork or working together in a cohesive manner raises our individual and the organisational performance.

What makes the next generation tick, how do we employ them, how do we motivate them, how do we sell our products to them.

You will learn

  • What the latest research around the YZ generation indicates
  • How this new generation communicates
  • How they perceive your advertising and marketing messages
  • What their view of the world is and how this influences their behaviour
  • What you can expect from them in the workplace
  • How they perceive and deal with authority
  • How they deal with change and diversity
  • How to manage them
  • How to market to them

Specially designed for women in business, this presentation will energise, encourage, motivate and above all assist career women with their unique challenges.

You will learn

  • How to integrate your work/life balance
  • How to make a crack in the glass ceiling
  • How to negotiate successfully
  • Assertive behaviour and assertive verbal skills  
  • Understanding gender differences in communication styles
  • Management Issues Specific to Women
  • Women’s management styles that work!
  • What women bring to the organisation
  • Differences are not negative!
  • How to remain feminine
  • Competence versus Trust
  • Inspiring women in business- what can we learn from them?

 This powerful full-day workshop will equip your management team at all levels with the knowledge and skills to enable them to improve employee performance and engagement within your organization.

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” –Doug Conant

After attending the workshop your management team will be able to:

  • Understand and unpack the company’s vision and values
  • Translate the vision and values into a practical, measurable reality for all employees
  • Ensure effective employee integration
  • Understand the link between values, attitude and behavior
  • Implement the values into their performance management of their teams
  • Understand that attitude is everything and how to create a team with the right attitude
  • Use Social Intelligence techniques to motivate their teams and improve performance

"Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world."--Francis Hesselbein

  • Are your young employees professional in their appearance and behaviour?
  • Do they have the right attitude?
  • Are they punctual and prepared?
  • Can they manage and motivate themselves?

This impactful presentation will provide an entertaining, motivating and above all highly practical set of tools and skills that your young employees will be able to implement immediately to increase their productivity and ensure that they become and remain a valuable team member in your organization.