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Are you ready to invest in yourself so that you can ALWAYS put your best foot forward?

Performing at your peak means more than being successful professionally and having a stable home life. It means making every conversation work for the parties involved. It means spotting distress a mile away and preventing it from escalating. It means getting your hands dirty when miscommunication occurs and being able to positively turn the situation around. It means building genuine connections with people in your life; family, friends, colleagues, and random strangers!

PCM Seminars

Learn who you are. You want to make a lasting change, and create a life that you are excited to live? Then get on the path of self-knowledge and understand your personality. This is your first step.

The Process Communication Model® has received international acclaim for decades. Why? Because it’s backed by science. Because it clarifies your perception of self and therefore increases your emotional intelligence… by the morning tea break.

This is life transforming information that is delivered in small groups (in-house larger groups by request only). Highly interactive and skills-based.

FAST TRACK YOUR WAY TO SELF-AWARENESS

A Key2Me Seminar allows you to put your toes in the PCM pool. This is a live 1-day introduction to PCM, which includes a brief overview of select concepts and a personalised profile. The Key to Me can be tailored to teams, and also delivered to larger groups such as in conference workshop slots (minimum time 4-hours to cover core material).

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Limited seats in each city, so book now!

What’s Included:
1-day event
Pre-Seminar Online Personality Pattern Inventory
Personalised Report
Comprehensive Manual
PCM App
Certificate of Completion
All Day Catering

Single ticket:
$1798+GST $1500+GST

Best offer:
2 for $2200+GST

RACGP 40 Cat 1 PTS for 2017-2019 TRIENNIUM

“IN ALL THE YEARS I’VE BEEN RESEARCHING PERSONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, I HAVEN’T COME ACROSS A
TECHNIQUE AS POWERFUL AS PCM IN ITS ABILITY TO TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO BETTER
INFLUENCE OTHERS TO ACHIEVE AN OUTCOME.”

–WAYNE PEARCE, MEMBER OF THE AUSTRALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE COMMISSION

SCIENTIFIC SECRETS TO OPTIMISE COMMUNICATION

Are you sick of wasting time on resolving staff problems?
Do you wish people would “speak your language” so problems didn’t occur?

According to the CPP Global Human Capital Report managers, on average, spend 30% of their time dealing with resolving staff disputes. Wow! No wonder there are so many frustrated managers in this world! Workplace conflict and errors are usually due to human distress. Not a lack of technical skill, or equipment breakdowns; but distress. Thankfully, Dr Taibi Kahler has researched distress and found it to be predictable, sequential and observable for six distinct personality types.

In this seminar you will learn Dr Taibi Kahler’s ground-breaking work, that is backed by 45+ years of scientific scrutiny and implemented by NASA since 1977 called the Process Communication Model® (PCM).

Learn the history of PCM, as well as the nuances of each personality type; how they view the world, how they like to be communicated with, their character strengths, favoured management styles, what motivates them, how they best function in a work-space, and what their distress sequence looks like.

What’s Included:
3-day event
Pre-Seminar Online Personality Pattern Inventory
Personalised Report
Comprehensive Manual
PCM Notebook and Pen
A5 Cheat Sheet
PCM Handouts and Worksheets
PCM App
Certificate of Completion
All Day Catering

Places tend to fill quickly for the personal and professional benefit derived from this seminar, so go ahead and register now!

Single ticket:
$3299+GST $2835+GST

Best offer:
2 for $4820+GST

ANZCA – 49 points
RACS – 22 points in Category 4 – Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills
ACRRM – 20 PDP Core Points
RANZCOG – 25 points in Professional Qualities

“PCM IS THE BEST PIECE OF
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT I HAVE DONE IN MY 35 YEARS AS A SURGEON.” 

–DR STEPHEN WILKINSON, SURGEON;
HOBART PRIVATE HOSPITAL

DIG OUT OF DISTRESS

Have you ever had the “ripple effect” of conflict lingering in your home or workplace for hours, days or even weeks?

Ever wanted to just nip it in the bud and get on with enjoying your life? Well then, sew yourself a superhero cape, because we are going to teach you how to observe the tell-tale signs of distress and diffuse it, so you can do just that!

So, you have completed the pre-requisite PCM Part 1 (Core Concepts) and are now looking to up the game and learn more about the negative side of communication. In this PCM Part 2 Seminar you will gain understanding into: written communication (email and advertising analysis); personality phasing, and; each personality type’s distress pattern, existential question, and conflict resolution and management.

Having the self-awareness of your own positive and negative communication patterns and preferences will go a long way to increasing your emotional intelligence. This is a true game-changer for improving your performance in your team; be it at work, rest, or play!

What’s Included:
3-day event
Pre-Seminar Online Personality Pattern Inventory
Personalised Report
Comprehensive Manual
PCM Notebook and Pen
A5 Cheat Sheet
PCM Handouts and Worksheets
PCM App
Certificate of Completion
All Day Catering

This seminar is only offered a couple of times per year, so go ahead and register now!

Single ticket:
$3299+GST $2835+GST

Best offer:
2 for $4820+GST

ANZCA – 37 points
RACS – 18 points in Category 4 – Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills
ACRRM – 20 PDP Core Points

“PCM IS THE MOST SKILFUL MODEL I HAVE EVER SEEN FOR UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR.”

–ANDREA NAEF, CEO; KAHLER OCEANIA PTY LTD

ALL COUPLES FIGHT. SUCCESSFUL COUPLES DO IT DIFFERENTLY.

Are you looking for a pre-marriage course, or newly married and wondering what you have gotten yourself into?

Or perhaps you are 10, 20, 30, 40+ years into this partnership and you want to learn more about how to improve your communication and intimacy?

Our unique Couples Retreat takes you away from the hustle and bustle of life to a quiet and romantic environment. After all, what would a retreat be without at least a little wining and dining?

NIGHT 1
Find your digs. Dump your bags. Frock it up and head to a nearby restaurant (locations vary) to wind-down and relax however you want.

DAY 1
Wake up and take in the beauty of the wine region. A delicious cooked breakfast is served in the main restaurant and we don’t properly start until 9:30am. Go on, hit the snooze button.

How do you perceive the world? How does that differ from your partner? What strengths are you adding to your partnership? How can that be leveraged for the best possible outcome, rather than used as a tool for division?

When we are in an OK-OK headspace, our thoughts, behaviours and actions reach peak effectiveness. There is power for good when both people operate from this space. But, what about when we slip into a state that is not OK? Dr Taibi Kahler was given an international award for his discovery of pinpointing the sequence and observable characteristics of what happens to each personality when the doorway of distress is opened. This is why PCM was later employed by NASA in the selection and training of astronauts (after all, no-one wants fighting and disagreements when you are floating around in a tin can!).

NIGHT 2
Following a day of learning, interacting, and laughing, wind-down before dinner with a bottle of bubbles. When you’re ready, walk on over to the restaurant and enjoy a romantic 3-course dinner at your private table for two.

DAY 2
After a sumptuous breakfast, kick-start the day with a group activity. These vary from group to group and can be very sporty (Segway Olympics, laser tag, etc.), or more leisurely (grape stomping, nature walking, etc.). The activity is usually pre-determined by the venue and availability.

Reward your efforts afterward by enjoying a premium wine tasting on the grounds before you set off on your own adventure.

What’s Included:
2-night + 2-day event
Pre-Seminar Online Personality Pattern Inventory
Personalised Report
Comprehensive Manual
PCM Handouts and Worksheets
PCM App
Certificate of Completion
2-nights’ accommodation
Breakfasts for both mornings
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea on the seminar day
Romantic 3-course dinner for 2
Sunday morning activity + wine tasting

The cost for this unique experience is $3199+GST per couple.

Our Yarra Valley location (Victoria) is the Yarra Valley Estate.
Click here to have a peek at what you can expect!

Our Hunter Valley location (New South Wales) is the Spicers Vineyards Estate. Click here to see what awaits you!

“THIS WAS HANDS DOWN THE BEST THING WE’VE DONE TO ENHANCE OUR RELATIONSHIP.”

–TRICIA MALONEY, AUSTRALIA

Coaching

Are you struggling with a gap between where you are today and where you want to
be? Get insight, strategies and tools to help you lead your purpose-driven life and drive your business achievements to the next level.

We know any position where you have people reporting to you carries heavy
responsibility. Some people get a buzz out of that positively (eustress), but others find leadership and moving forward difficult and distressing.

No matter what your goals are (outlined in the first session), Dr Elizabeth Benton will walk you through a plan of action and take a step-by-step approach to a formula for success. As a former Clinical Psychologist and now Executive Coach, Elizabeth can interpret your current roadblocks from various angles, so we can help the root cause of the problem, rather than act as a first aider just applying a band-aid over surface issues.

Superstar athletes don’t win gold medals alone. So why do we think we can be the
best version of ourselves without coaching and external input? Coaching is vital for anyone who wants to perform at their peak; that applies to sports as well as life!

Executive Coaching usually happens on your work site and will at times include other staff for feedback. Live coaching face-to-face is preferable, however at times if locations don’t allow for this, video calling can be arranged.
Contact UP for details!

Are you successful and truly happy, or are there elements within you that need extra energy to thrive? An extraordinary life awaits every single one of us, but sometimes we need clarity, focus and feedback to attain it.

Some people enter this space with very specific goals and wants, whereas others
want a more generalised “tune up” to work for their greater good. Whatever you
want, good things will happen when we meet at a café with coffee, notepads and our
combined brain power.

A Personality Pattern Inventory is relied upon in these sessions, so that your
individual potential is maximised in light of your personality pattern. This can be coaching for individuals or couples, and can also work for small teams who want
more informal “booster” type sessions from their learnings in PCM and LOD.

So jump right in. Let’s look to maximise your health, improve your relationships, lift your mindset, grow your wealth, enhance your leadership skills, perfect your
parenting, or perhaps you would rather increase your productivity, activate your time management, and move toward meditation.

Whatever your goals are, let UP help you reach for them and beyond.

PREMIUM SPEAKING & EXPERIENCES

Let’s face it; sitting in a room passively listening to a speaker is usually likened to a sleeping pill. We try to stay awake and derive benefit and may even take a few notes, but a week, month, year down the track, what change has occurred from that learning? What value for your time and investment do you experience?

What if a speaker could motivate an audience – no matter the size – and encourage active participation and real skill building?

Dr Elizabeth Benton offers engaging, insightful and charismatic presentations that transcend specific industries. Topics of communication, leadership, personality, distress and motivation (to name a few), take each audience on a journey of self-awareness toward positive action.

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Are you looking for a premium experience for your entire team? Let’s give you some
bang for your buck by generating on-the-ground results, and have a heap of fun
along the way!

Our company retreats mix our knowledge of PCM and LOD, as well as include group
activities to spice things up a little. Connections grow deeper with shared experiences, and in these retreats we seek to grow meaningful relationships with the team members that have positive work and personal implications that stay long
beyond the retreat experience.

If you know somebody’s strengths and respect them, are you more or less inclined to join the office gossip and bitching session about them in the tea room? Are you going to stick up for them when you catch a whiff of in-fighting and drama? And possibly the most important benefit of this shared experience: are you then willing to keep them accountable with dignity when you see the need for improvement and correction?

Let’s change the culture of your team and company by learning about each personality in the team, learning how to use the energy of conflict for good and not evil, and learning how to leverage strengths so that the team maximises its outcomes and impact.

3-Day Retreat Includes:

  • Welcome Reception Dinner and Trivia Night
  • PCM Key to Me Seminar
  • Dining in the Dark Experience
  • Outdoor team activities (all day)
  • LOD Conflict & You
  • Farewell Party

5-Day Retreat Includes:

  • Welcome Reception Dinner and Trivia Night
  • PCM 1 Core Concepts Seminar or PCM 2 Conflict Resolution and Motivation
  • Dining in the Dark Experience
  • Outdoor and indoor team activities
  • LOD Conflict & You
  • Farewell Party

Company retreats can be themed around sports and action, yoga and meditation, or
charity work, for example, and we here at UP are happy to work with you so that you get exactly what you want!

Company retreats work for 10+ people. These are held far away from the CBD where
there is room to play! Contact us with some details for your team and we will get
back to you with some options and ideas, a rough quotation and our availability.

Let’s do this!

LOD Seminars

Conflict is powerful. Let’s harness it for the better. Leading Out of Drama® (LOD) teaches the core skills required for effective conflict resolution. This is a skill that will see you using the energy of conflict to create positive outcomes, rather than have that energy destroy people and projects in its wake.

The LOD system builds a culture of Compassionate Accountability™. This is a process of struggling with people, rather than against them.

All too often we see unproductive meetings, gossip, strained relationships, and resistance to change, which leave people walking away from those interactions deflated and distressed. Now there is a clear solution and it is a framework for understanding interpersonal and organisational processes that perpetuate this drama cycle. Learn how to stop the cycle and Lead yourself and others Out of Drama.

LOD can be delivered in large and small groups. This is appropriate Professional Development for schools and teachers, hospitals, emergency services, government organisations, as well as big and small business. Because we are teaching communication skills, this has relevance for every person on the planet regardless of background or occupation.

Are you sick of energy vampires who feel like they are draining your resources? Put out that drama fire, by increasing your fire-power. This seminar teaches new perspectives on conflict and how to engage in it in healthier ways.

In this ½ day live introductory event, you will discover basic strategies for transforming your individual energy of conflict into meaningful contribution.

Outcomes:

Understand your role in drama and negative conflict.
Learn to adjust your behaviour for healthier and more effective interactions.
Feel more confident in engaging in positive conflict with others.
Be the person who can do conflict without all the drama.

Contact us to obtain a quote for running this seminar with your team!

8-20ppl ~$250/person
21-40ppl ~$220/person
41-60ppl ~$190/person

What if leaders could have handy reference books to assist them with everyday interactions? What a wonderful world that would be. Enter the App Pack.

Each of the 4 guided handbooks assist everyday leaders with everyday interactions that have the highest potential for drama. Each handbook requires 2 to 4 hours to work through the Compassionate AccountabilityTM steps in a small or large group.

Connections:

Strengthen work relationships to maximise the assets on your team, improve connections generally, and build and maintain trust within the team and broader organisation.

Meetings:

Learn how to end drama-filled time wasting sessions and start a culture of motivating meetings, foster positive mindset so that good meetings are the new norm.

Performance Conversations:

Balance the see-saw of care and concern while approaching this with a curious mind, and offer practical accountability where people feel supported and not persecuted.

Apologies:

Learn to apply a 4-step process to effective apologies that show humility, take responsibility, regain trust and rebuild relationships.

Contact us to obtain a quote for running this series of seminars with your team!

8-20ppl ~$450/person
21-40ppl ~$400/person
41-60ppl ~$350/person

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

Transform the Mundane: Make every day exceptional
No Drama:
Focus
on
what
matters
Growth Mindset: Constantly shape your
brain with new learning
Positive Impact: Be an agent of change
by generating ripple effects
Motivate and Inspire:
Discover your (and
other’s) needs to thrive
Collaborate to Strength:
Leverage strengths to
maximise potential
Improve Your EQ: Emotional intelligence is the #1 key
to success

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