Training

Whether enhancing soft skills, polishing marketing and communication abilities or developing personal and professional competences, my training programmes are built around the client’s needs.

Since 2009, the emphasis of my training activity has been a collaboration with the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, as an Adjunct Professor.

Initially teaching the postgraduate interfaculty (Arts and Philosophy, Economics) course Training through drama and coaching for work, now as part of the Università Cattolica’s International Curriculum Business and Economics offering, I teach the graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work.

The course uses four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients to answer the following key question: ‘What input can these characters offer us for the world of work?’

The course draws on a series of training and coaching concepts to provide an innovative perspective on leadership. At the centre of the course are people skills. Though these are soft skills their impact is often noticeable at a business level.

Advocating a collaborative and ethical approach to work, participants are challenged to be their best through individual and group activities.

“Brian Groves, one of the best teachers I have ever had, who taught me to live this ‘piece of my life’ at its best. Your classes triggered me to change in order to escape homeostasis. Thanks to you, I will never forget to scream for freedom.” Postgraduate student, Milan, Italy

In 2012, as a Visiting Professor, I taught the course Training through drama and coaching for work at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland.

“In my opinion, the whole course was just really great. … And you have this very rare gift to speak about big things, so simply. … Thank you for coming to Poland to teach us this very interesting course.” Journalist and University student, Krakow, Poland

“The feedback from the students regarding Brian’s work has been positive and we at the university are very satisfied with his activities.” Rector, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Krakow, Poland

Beyond the academic world, since 1989 I have provided over 14,850 hours of professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

Past clients include ARCA SGR SpA, Cebi Srl, Berlitz Language Centres d’Italia Srl, Compaq Computer SpA, Credit Suisse First Boston, Dell SpA, Escada Italia Srl, Fideuram Capita SpA, Language Studies International and Luxottica Group SpA.

“I have had the opportunity to meet a person to connect to a demanding, concrete and attainable goal. Thanks to Brian’s perseverance and to our mutual commitment, we reached it in a few months. My advice to an Italian company? Activate a positive process where motivation, professionalism and preparation are reaffirmed quickly and with awareness. You don’t have Brian? It is a great loss.” IT Engineer, Milan, Italy

“We engaged Brian to design and run an in-house marketing training programme centred on the client. The programme he provided and has implemented covers many aspects of our business and involves every member of staff, including board members. As a result of the programme the objective of raising marketing awareness inside the company has been achieved.” Partner, Firm of Lloyd’s insurance brokers, Milan, Italy

“Brian Groves’ professional competence is confirmed by the attention given to the course didactics, by the variety of material used and by his capacity to adapt the lessons to different specific needs of the groups.” General Manager, Investment Bank, Milan, Italy

“The aspect of his teaching that has struck me the most is his attention to giving us material strictly linked to our marketing activity, proving at the same time his absolute knowledge of the themes covered.” Chairman, Telemarketing company, Bologna, Italy

THE NEXT STEP

To discuss your training needs, contact me via email (brian@bgdtcoaching.com) or leave a comment below for a free no-obligation appointment via Skype or Google+ hangout.

It is the desire to walk that creates the path ahead Paulo Coelho

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