Continuous Growth: Ongoing Professional Development Workshops

In this workshop you will learn the ACT (Accept, Create, Teach) leadership principles from The Positive Effect, written by April Sabral.
This workshop is hands on and filled with practical learning activities. We don't believe in sorting you into personality profiles, instead we take the approach that if you can develop more self awareness, and build the skills to build positive connections, you can ignite your teams positive emotions towards you their leader and therefor the company. When leaders learn how to ACT, their teams performance transforms because of how they feel working for their leader. We teach you the skills to make this a reality.

Here's what your managers will learn in this hands on workshop.

  • How to build a culture of acceptance that fuels a teams confidence and individual strengths
  • How to spot bias and judgement in your leadership and your teams, and know how to lower it
  • How to use mindfulness as a tool to be the best leader you can be
  • How to Coach, Train and Direct and when and how to use these different communication strategies
  • How to Coach and ask questions that cause team members to open up creating honesty and self motivation
  • How to retain your team through creating clear development plans that work
  • How to create accountability that feels good

These are just a few of the skills your managers will learn, they will also understand how their leadership can have a positive, neutral or negative effect on the team and business. We turn positive leadership into daily practices that everyone can feel good about.

Thinking about what topic/skill to focus on for your teams ongoing professional development?
Not every team and company is the same, that's why we work with you to design and customize a workshop that fits your needs.
Contact Us for Pricing and Customized Solutions. HERE

Most popular workshops include:

Developing Talent

Creating Accountability that feels good

Conflict Management

How to be a Coach

Communication Skills

Team Building

Hear what our clients have to say below.

It is rare to find an individual like April who is both equally talented as both a trainer facilitator and program designer. When an organization makes a decision to bring someone from the outside to both design and facilitate it could be challenging as this person needs to quickly understand the organization needs. This was not a challenge for April as she immediately connected with everyone who she met within our organization, efficiently figured out our goals and delivered an outstanding Customer Service training program. The program April designed made a positive first impression on the day of delivery to our teams and we have seen the impact from this training within our organization in the days that have followed. I would highly recommend April to any organization looking both someone to design and facilitate a training program on leadership development/customer service where I know April can provide her expertise.

Heather Saba
Director of Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity

April and the team devised and facilitated a two day leadership training weekend retreat for the Essentially You management team. Throughout the planning and preparation process April’s attention to detail and commitment to understanding the functionality of our health care organization was outstanding. April demonstrated a depth and range of knowledge, skills and professionalism that were exemplary. Moreover, April was able to connect with the team in an engaging, thought provoking and encouraging manner, whereby enabling individuals to step out of their comfort zones and take risks. April applied effective communication techniques underpinned by a comprehensive understanding and delivery of the principles, tools and resources applicable to building and maintaining successful organizational leadership. I can confidently attest the Essentially You management team are without doubt better equipped to lead our organization through the next period of growth and development.

Maxine Fyffe-Roberts MSW, PgDip (Mgmt.), B.Sc (Hons) in Social Work Founder/Clinical Director Essentially you