Helping your team maintain and grow their wellbeing and performance in a post-Covid workplace

Things Are Different Now, So Are Your People

Through 30+ contracts as a Project Manager with world-leading global organisations, I’ve learned how to bring people together and rally them towards great work.

I was asked back time and time again not just because I deliver, but because I put people first.

Your people are more important than ever. In the midst of huge change, fresh challenges and the impacts of stress, uncertainty and pressure, the only way through is to count on the people in your organisation to do what they do best and get shit done.

My experience as a Project Manager (15+ years) and coach (20+ years) makes me uniquely placed to help your people regain solid ground under their feet, find new ways to engage, and to come together effectively in pursuit of great work.

There are a couple of options:

Fortify & Focus Teams In a Post-Covid Workplace

The Secret Sauce of Confident Project Management

Fortify & Focus Teams in a Post-Covid Workplace

Your workplace has changed since Covid. So have your departments, your teams, and your people.

Your people need different things now.

They need a different kind of fuel to keep them going, fresh methods to keep them working together effectively, and new ways of thinking about their wellbeing and priorities.

Post-covid, people are grappling with some thorny challenges:

  • Fresh anxiety as they emerge and try to re-engage after so long
  • New demands forcing them out of their comfort zone
  • Suddenly having to re-equip with new coping tools and stress-management tactics
  • Feeling disconnected from others, and from their own skills, talents and strengths
  • Grappling with huge change and adapting to fresh ways of working
  • Increased drains on energy and wellbeing
  • Conflict from clashing expectations
  • Being forced to rebalance boundaries and priorities

With a huge range of strategies and tactics, I ensure every participant is equipped to deal with the "new normal".

Here's a run down of what can be expected in each session:

1. A fresh start

An opportunity to take stock, participants will leave knowing where their points of friction are, as well as becoming clear on key opportunities for growth and what great work looks like for them.

2. Use what you already have

We apply powerful techniques to reconnect the individual with the assets they already have (their values, strengths, talents and more), so they can immediately start to nurture and maintain their wellbeing, and re-engage from a solid and empowering position.

3. Deal with discomfort, anxiety & stress

I’ll guide people to understand their triggers for discomfort, anxiety and stress, giving them practical tools and strategies to manage and eliminate the elements that impact wellbeing and performance.

4 & 5. Stop the common traps of workplaces

Individuals leave equipped with tools to deal with common traps when people come together in the workplace—clashing expectations, people-pleasing, imposter syndrome and more.

6. Boundaries, habits & practices for better wellbeing

Participants will get clear on their boundaries, helping them to avoid burnout, as well as putting in place personal habits and practices that fuel confidence, wellbeing and performance for the long-term.

The Secret Sauce of Confident Project Management

The true art of Project Management is the ability to apply confidence in the face of relentless uncertainty and pressure, and that’s where I lean in with my wealth of experience as a Project Manager and Coach.

Project Management is like conducting an orchestra. When everything’s in sync it’s wonderful—all the parts come together, flow and make beautiful music. But when pieces of the orchestra fall out of sync, go awol or start playing their own tune, it’s a discordant cacophonous mess.

There are Project Management courses aplenty, of course, all of which will help your PM’s, PD’s and Producers with the more practical “how-to’s” of the job. But there's nothing that digs into the unspoken parts of the job, until now.

These are just some of the areas that make the biggest difference:

  • Mastering stress and pressure to maintain clarity and purpose
  • Productively dealing with constant change and churn to avoid burnout
  • Building and nurturing trust in teams and clients for great working relationships
  • How to not take failures personally and foster an experimental mindset
  • How to inspire confidence, even when you don’t know what’s happening
  • Constructively rebalancing boundaries and priorities to maintain wellbeing for the long-term
Here's a closer look at the content:

1. Set the direction

An opportunity to take stock, participants will leave knowing where their points of friction are, their key opportunities for growth, their preferred / natural style of Project Management, and what great work looks like for them.

2. Master stress

Enabling participants to navigate the grey area between stress and performance by understanding stress signatures and how to avoid burnout.

3. Deal with change, churn & challenge

Given the relentless nature of the job, each participant will leave with an understanding of how to effectively approach change and churn, and how to build a supportive culture where challenge is embraced.

4. Build trust & maintain confidence

A powerful deep dive into how the best Project Managers are able to build trust and confidence in clients and teams, while never ignoring their level of trust and confidence in themselves.

5. Manage screw-ups & failures

Looking at real-world examples, participants will gain a deep understanding of how they’ve dealt with past failures, as well as how to better navigate future events.

6. Boundaries, habits & practices for better wellbeing

 Participants will establish clear boundaries for their work, and will put in place personal habits and practices that fuel confidence, wellbeing and performance for the long-term.

How it Works

Each programme runs for 3 months, with two half-day sessions every month (six in total). Up to six participants can take part.

$5,000 per month.

These aren’t passive sessions where people sit back and are spoken to, so it’s important that individuals are ready, willing and able to get stuck in and do the work.

Here's a sense of the commitment needed:

  • Two half-day group sessions per month. Participants should have this time carved out in their diaries.
  • A dynamic combination of group coaching, group exercises, individual exercises, and mentoring, and the application of my own experience to give direction where appropriate.
  • Some take-away actions or things to try out between sessions. Much of this will be done through the natural workday, but people should also be ready for half a day of work following each session.
  • Participants come with open-minds, some healthy curiosity, and a genuine desire to participate. This doesn't work if people grudgingly show up because someone else in the org told them to.
  • A readiness to open up and share, even if there's vulnerability in that. If all we're doing is having a cosy chat and avoiding the thorny stuff, we're just wasting time.
These programmes are elective, non-competitive, non-judgemental, and confidential spaces where individuals are free to share, dig into their own thinking and explore new ideas.

The objective is that the ideas, tools, tactics and strategies explored in each session are applied outside of the session (otherwise all we’re really doing is having a cosy chat), so there’s work to do between sessions, whether that’s putting something into practice to see what happens, completing an exercise, or thinking on a deep question to see what insights bubble up. This work is always established and agreed with participants towards the end of each session.

My Coaching and Facilitation Style

My style is informal and supportive, always with a gentle hand on the rudder.

I work to provide as much value to participants as possible, so while there’s a structure in place, it’s loose enough to flex and adapt at any time, so we can pivot and go where the value is for people.

I build trust naturally, laying down new ideas and tools in a very practical, “no-fluff” way, while always listening deeply and acting in line with the trust placed in me as coach and facilitator.

Participants can expect a light-hearted approach, even if we’re getting into some serious content, and I approach each individual as a partner and guide, not a lecturer or know-it-all.

Steve Errey

Let's go

The first step is to complete this quick form, and I'll get back to you within a day or two. We can then chat via email or schedule a quick call, so we can quickly get a sense of fit and timing.

Alternatively, drop me a line on [email protected].