Lots of exciting news this month! ‘Positive’ Irish dancers winning World Championship Title’s, funding approved for our KISS Culture Programme which kicks off in The City of Culture for 4 months in May with Apex Housing, we are delivering Positive Parties for Cooperation Ireland’s ‘Generations for Peace Programme’ for schools, and we join the Positive Living Network to deliver Positive Parties as part of their April events in Belfast and Dublin on the 24th & 25th April.
Starting with the Irish Dancers! Two years ago Denise delivered a Positive Parties workshop to members of a dance school in Derry as well as giving Positive Coaching sessions before dancers went to compete in The Worlds. Due to the passion of the dancers, the expertise & commitment of their dancing teachers and the boost of the Positive Parties workshop and the coaching sessions, there were plenty of winning medals and 2 world champions. Now the word has spread and dancing schools and dancers keep coming back for more of the positive mental attitude that we deliver and coach in such a fun way.
The parents of motivated dancers have connected us and we have had people from schools in Dublin to Belfast, Derry & Tyrone etc. We have tailored the workshop over the past year to totally suit Irish Dancers, especially those at a competitive level, eg The Worlds, British Nationals etc. We are by no means Irish dancing experts BUT we don’t have to be, that’s for the dancing teachers. We do know about the power of the mind and how a positive mental attitude is crucial know matter how talented a dancer is.
When coaching World Champion Brogan Mccay for the 3rd time (and she now has take her 3rd title) Denise was so inspired by Brogan’s motivation and focus. The goal mapping tool Denise has given her 2 years ago, she was still using and had adapted it to this year’s Worlds in Boston. Plus, she uses vision boards, downloads motivational stories on You Tube and wanted to be refreshed re. her anchor and other tools Denise uses from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). The role of a champion isn’t easy it takes passion, dedication and a very positive mental attitude. Like any sports champion, awareness of PMA and strengthening these skills are crucial.
Although we haven’t advertised our work in the world of Irish dancing, through word of mouth and we are delighted to take on board new dance school and expand our services. We are working with a dancing school after Easter to deliver a Positive Parents workshop which is an interactive workshop with tools and techniques on how to encourage install confidence and motivate their child while reigniting their passion for dancing, in an inspirational, positive and loving way.
Other news is that our claim to frame this month was that Denise met UK inspirational entrepreneur Karren Brady as part of Derry’s Enterprise Week and later that week Denise delivered a taster Positive Parties workshop as part of the Women In Enterprise event. Also, Denise attended a Jack Black workshop as part of Donegal Enterprise week and was delighted to have a chat to him afterwards about his work at Mind Store. She took away some great tips on how to positively reprogramme our own brain.
Other news is that in addition to our usual returning customers we have two new customers this month who were delighted with the quality of our training services for staff team building. Leonard Cheshire Disability team in Omagh were full of fun as were the Carecall team in Belfast. Both staff teams were surprised initially at the lay out and content of our workshop as it is training like no other!! That’s what makes Positive Parties so different and workshops provide teams with new skills, tools & techniques of how to be and stay positive as well as reducing absenteeism and creating more productivity BUT all done in a fun & enjoyable way. The fun enhances the learning which means that people retain the knowledge and information that they learned.
So, for planning staff training/student workshops/motivational talks/inspirational seminars with a difference for 2013 may we be the first you contact. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone PPHQ on 0044 2881659505 mobile 0044 779079313