Positive Psychology is a scientific approach to wellbeing and educating people, organisations, and communities on how to thrive (Gable & Haidt, 2005; Sheldon & King, 2001). It encourages people to connect with their inner strengths and cultivate happiness, flow, meaning, love, gratitude, accomplishment, growth, and better relationships (Seligman, 2011).
The qualitative and quantitative study of what enables people to survive and flourish individually and collectively in the totality of life circumstances ( Wong 2010)
Whether presenting to others is a big part of your life or not, learning to do so can bring immense rewards in terms of good mental health, overcoming anxiety, confidence building, wellbeing and thriving.
All our courses are conducted in a safe and supportive environment, include one to one follow up coaching and a money back satisfaction guarantee.
Peter has been helping people become better versions of themselves for around 20 years. He has worked with individuals and teams at all levels, up to CEO, in a wide range range of settings, including business, fundraising, sport and education. He has worked independently as a Psychotherapist and Employers Assistance Counsellor. He is now a trainer and Positive Psychology Practitioner, specialising in helping others communicate more effectively, overcome adversity and achieve meaningful goals.
He holds an advanced diploma in Psychotherapy and a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology. He has also been trained in various methods of acting, and has been enthusiastically involved in community theatre for around 25 years.
You may have found yourself considering various courses, at differing prices. We aim to give the best value for money and the best experience. Previous participants on our courses have reported that the training experience exceeded their expectations; the insights gained and knowledge of Positive Psychology, combined with skills from the theatre benefitted almost every area of life.
In addition to your day’s training, you will be entitled to up to an hour’s one to one follow up coaching. This is to consolidate your learning, although you can use the time on a topic of your choice.
Previous participants have in addition to speaking more confidently and effectively, enjoyed a greater sense of autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, self acceptance and more positive relationships with others.
We are so confident that you will be pleased with your choice to learn with us, that we offer a money back satisfaction guarantee. If, within 30 days of taking a course, you feel that your time with us did not give you adequate opportunity to provide you with the skills you need, or you are in any way unhappy, we will provide a no quibble refund. We’ll also allow you to keep the written material.
Read what some of past participants have said about the positive impact that this training has had on them.
A sincere thank you for a stimulating and enjoyable course last week. I found it to be fun, challenging times but importantly, beneficial and thought provoking, and as I had hoped, the content and learning was much more than building skills to be an effective public speaker. Some of the tools you provided will be of use to me in tackling the challenges ahead, so all in all, the day was a very positive experience.
Attended Peter’s workshop. The session was invaluable both for those in the group not used to speaking and those of us who present more regularly. We learned how to engage an audience, calm pre-speaking nerves and really own he space on stage. I feel completely different since this fun and motivating all day workshop, and so much more confident. I can’t recommend it highly enough, regardless of people’s experience. Peter seriously knows his stuff, and I’ll be going back for more.
This course taught me so much more than just about how to improve my public speaking skills. I met interesting people from a variety of careers, which made the day all the more enjoyable and interesting. Essentially I benefitted from all round coaching, whilst getting much better at speaking and presenting. One of the best training courses I’ve been on.
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Peter Kershaw for his time and expertise when I attended his Fear of Public Speaking course last week. I was scared even to attend, knowing that there would be an expectation that I would have to stand up and speak, but at the end of the day, I felt so much more confident and I did it! I feel so much more confident in front of people now and this is all down to Peter, his never ending patience and experience. Thank you so much.
Personally, I have always had enormous fear of public speaking and with much trepidation attended Peter’s Speaking With Ease workshop. I found the workshop hugely beneficial for me. It was great fun. It was innovative in its delivery and incredibly helpful to me in building my confidence. A year on, the workshop still resonates with me. I continue to tap into my learning on that day.
As HR manager, I was keen to roll this out in my organisation. Peter has run a number of these for us now . The feedback I have received from participants has been resoundingly positive. Staff have said that they enjoyed the different activities. They loved the fun and humour on the day and valued the way the whole group comes together to support each other. Participants have also said that they like the focus on identifying personal strengths, which has helped them significantly in building their confidence. I can see the difference this workshop has made. I would not hesitate to recommend this to other organisations.
I am extremely glad that I attended the Public Speaking course with Peter Kershaw, which was enjoyable, supportive, yet challenging.
The day was well structured and paced. We received a booklet summarising the public speaking management strategies he covered. During the day, there were several opportunities for attendees to address the group and increasingly make use of those strategies. The experience and abilities of the attendees varied greatly, but Peter was skillful in offering positive comments after each individual ‘performance’ to both encourage and develop the skills of each person.
He also maintained an inclusive, encouraging atmosphere throughout the day, so that everyone left feeling they had moved forward. I would have no hesitation in in encouraging anyone, regardless of their confidence or previous experience in public speaking/presenting, to attend a course with Peter.
I learned more in one day than in years of teaching. I now understand the mechanics of my anxiety and how to handle it - this alone is huge! I feel much more confident and re-sourced about taking up a speaking engagement because I now have a clear map of the elements involved. I own my strengths and know what to do about my challenges. Beyond public speaking, I learned about how to show up fully and authentically. It was beautiful to see how everyone on the workshop blossomed in just a few hours. A huge thank you, Peter, for holding such a generous and supportive space, and making it great fun too!!
I’ve had a lifetime fear of public speaking that has held me back in both my professional and personal life. I had no idea what to expect from this workshop and could never have believed how confident I would feel speaking in front of an audience by the end of it.
Peter made the day so enjoyable - I literally wasn’t bored for a minute. There was lots of really valuable information that I will use and the practical exercises built up my confidence to the point I needed no notes at all to speak by the end of the day and was actually happy to improvise!
I almost look forward to presenting now, which is nothing short of miraculous and I feel that I can go out and be myself.
In my opinion, Peter is ‘the fear of public speaking guru’!’ I’ve been on presentation skills courses but they were noting like this. Peter combined all sorts of elements to give a unique solution to my problem. With much gratitude to you Peter.
After going to one of Peter’s outstanding workshops public speaking, my presentation skills have been totally transformed. Peter took the group through series of steps to help us learn why we feared speaking how to overcome it. The day included a number of speaking slots where we were putting our learning into practice. I can honestly say that the whole group polished and natural speakers by the end of the workshop. I recommend this to anyone who would like to have the confidence to stand up and be themselves in front of a room full of people.
I recently attended this workshop with some trepidation and anxiety and it was totally out-standing. It was truly transformational for me!
I am an introvert and certainly not ever undertaken any public speaking. Peter ‘phoned me before the course and reassured me that I would be with like minded people.
We were all buzzing when we came out. It was an amazing experience and then just when I thought it was over, Peter said that he would be willing to give us all an individual follow up session on a call. If you have the opportunity to go on the course, you will not be disappointed. I can not recommend Peter highly enough.
Although I have a great deal of experience in public speaking and making pitches, Peter helped me enormously. As well as feeling more confident, I am now more aware of and have more control of my voice and body. The result is that I am now able to easily create a more captivating presence. Other people have commented on the difference.
I’ve recently been working in front of the camera to more actively promote my business. The crew commented on my confidence in delivery and most of the work was taken in a single take. I took the time to remember some of the techniques Peter taught means used these to focus on the job in hand.
Peter delivered Presentation Skills training to my team. What we got was an innovative and refreshing approach that exceeded expectations. More than that, there has been a noticeable increase in psychological capital which will serve us well for the challenges ahead. Thank you for a great day.