Affirm coaching maximises your teams engagement and performance resulting in higher productivity!

Traditionally, when working to develop staff, organisations and businesses have used tried and trusted tools and psychometric tests such as the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (introduced in the 1940’s), the many different competency models (from the 1970’s) and team development models such as that promoted by Belbin (from the 1980’s). The outcomes for individuals and organisation is a fixed view of their human resources and ones which are limited by the research and evidence base of their time.

These tools are now beginning to show their age and are arguably not ideal for a VUCA world – a world that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.

Moreover, organisations still rely on a deficit model of development to promote growth and success by which the key weaknesses or shortcomings of a business or organisation come to dominate the plans for organisational improvement.

A “Can – do approach”

In Affirm, we utilise the insights gained from recent research into how individuals and organisations flourish and thrive, rather than simply function. Approaches gained from Positive Psychology and positive organisational research such as Appreciative Inquiry use evidence – based techniques which start with the individual to transform how organisations evaluate the talent and contributions of their workforce. In simple terms, it is an approach which shows what every individual brings to an organisation and how people can learn to perform well beyond expectations

By using tools such as Strengthscope®, it is possible to define the signature strengths of everyone in the organisation, to illustrate how to use these to their best, to recognise what they might look like when overused and how these core strengths compliment one another in a team. Research shows that when individuals use their strengths on a regular basis they feel energised, more engaged, and resilient when faced with change, challenge or pressure.

Here at Flintoff Affirm we maximise staff engagement by identifying their strengths. Our approach is that positive organisational leadership can not only create great places to work but consequently create organisations which are highly productive, profitable and successful.

Affirm will make your workplace a happy place, by training you and your staff how to cope with stress.

Ian makes use of the many recent approaches which can help counter the prevailing concern around an epidemic of stress in the workplace. The Affirm offer includes training for staff at all levels to combat stress, promote resilience and introduces practical strategies that really do leave staff better able to perform to their best, support their colleagues in new ways and create an environment which actively encourages happiness and well being.

One to one support

Ian can offer individual coaching support to your staff to suit a range of needs. Even better is an approach whereby the leaders of the organisational can be trained and supported to develop a coaching culture in the organisational that is simple, powerful, manageable within the working day and starts with the immense resource that resides in the collective strengths of your staff.

'From this point of view, to avoid your strengths and to focus on your weaknesses isn't a sign of diligent humility. It is almost irresponsible. By contrast the most responsible, the most challenging, and, in the sense of being true to yourself, the most honorable thing to do is face up to the strength potential inherent in your talents and then find ways to realize it.'
Donald O. Clifton, Now, Discover Your StrengthsQuotes
It’s sad, really, how a negative workplace can impact our lives and the way we feel about ourselves. The situation is reaching pandemic heights – most people go to work at jobs they dislike, supervised by people who don’t care about them, and directed by senior leaders who are often clueless about where to take the company.
Leigh Branham, founder of Keeping The People SGQuotes