Angela de Castro’s training methods have been transforming businesses and education for almost a decade – encouraging teamwork, improving communication, stimulating creativity and inspiring staff in a variety of organisations: from small start-up advertising agencies to multi-national telecommunications companies.
At the heart of Angela de Castro’s methodology is 10 years of serious research: exploring and developing the processes of imagination, confidence and presence – and she has devised a new way to look at how we all live, work and play… How do we make the most of our opportunities? How do we get past our inhibitions and learn to try new things on order to succeed? This research has been nationally recognised and supported by NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts), the Arts Foundation and the Arts Council of England.
A range of courses and workshops are available suitable for a business or educational setting. The Why Not Enterprise can tailor–make a course to meet your objectives, suit your budget, and fit any time schedule – from short, energising sessions, to in-depth five–day workshops, in person or online.
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Sample training courses include:
0.5–2 HOURS (Online or In Person)
Relieves stress and provides a quick, effective injection of staff morale, to get everyone working together and help lift the atmosphere around the office. Benefits will be felt quickly and are long-lasting.
Taking Fun Seriously
2–6 HOURS (In Person)
The ultimate team-building exercise to give your staff a mental (as well as physical) workout. Great at getting everyone firing on all cylinders – suitable for all ages, abilities and levels of fitness.
The Art of Creative Intelligence
3–5 DAYS (In Person)
Enhance presentation skills, build confidence levels, teamwork and creativity in your workforce. Excellence and resilience comes from our ability to look for solutions to a problem – sometimes in unusual places. This is a profound experience which helps unite your team and greatly increase individual effectiveness.
Just You and Me
0.5–6 HOURS (Online or In Person)
Improve your individual confidence, performance and leadership skills with one-to-one coaching with Angela de Castro. No one person is the same as another. This tailored approach will help and hone your own unique qualities, so you can be the best you can be.
Here’s what people have said about past workshops.
‘… it has opened up new ways of thinking and working for both management and employees… and it was great fun!’
JANE MCCARTNEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, NHS 24
‘Over the three days [The Art of Creative Intelligence workshop], it becomes clear that the course operates on two levels. First, there is a practical element. Using [de Castro’s] considerable experience, she gives tips on how to master presentations. The second is learning to fail, to play and to be at ease.’
ANDREW SHANAHAN, THE GUARDIAN
‘… after the three days, I was left with an outlook and a feeling, that I can only compare to how I felt upon my return from a year spent travelling. I found it refreshing and reinvigorating; a reminder not to take myself and life so seriously but to enjoy the now… I would definitely recommend it to others.’
MATTHEW RENE, ACCOUNT HANDLER
‘I learnt to encourage myself to be ‘myself’ and not use masks. To have more courage! This was one of the best professional and personal development programmes I have been on. A very liberating experience!’
REKHA BHAKOO, PRIMARY SCHOOL HEAD TEACHER
‘From the moment you meet de Castro you realise something very special is about to happen; and when you leave, you have a long–lasting memory of, for me, a life–changing experience. De Castro has a natural gift for enthusing and inspiring all who meet her…’
MICHAEL CHRISTON, ENHANCE BUSINESS COACHING LTD
‘We’ve witnessed first-hand, the positive effect this course can have on every member of staff – from the managing directors to the accounts manager. If we can get people to play and be less cynical, then that makes for better creative work. De Castro’s ‘Creative Intelligence’ workshop brought everyone together and created a buzz in the agency. It’s transformed even the most cynical of people.’
RICHARD FRENCH, PARTNER TOP 20 LONDON AD AGENCY (16 participants)