our world is rapidly changing
To survive in this fast-changing landscape, businesses need courageous and agile people who can innovate, transform and pioneer.
The ability to think creatively will be crucial. In fact, “creativity” will be the No. 3 skill you’ll need to thrive at work by 2020 according to the World Economic Forum. At the moment it ranks at No. 10.
That’s why there has never been a better time to develop the knowledge, skills, and capabilities that you, and your people, need to become strong creative thinkers, innovative problem solvers, and pioneering game-changers.
So that you’ll be fit for the future.
In fact, you’ll probably be shaping the future.
Creativity will become one of the top three skills people will need by 2020. With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, workers are going to have to become more creative in order to benefit from these changes.
World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report
Nearly 65 percent of people believe creativity is more important than it was five years ago, yet 7 out of 10 believe they are NOT living up to their full creative potential.
Adobe, State of Create Report
Whilst 49 per cent of employees feel that learning new creativity skills would help them be more effective in their role, three quarters of UK employees (75 per cent) say they have NOT been offered training to nurture these skills within the past two years.
Microsoft/YouGov Research 2017
Helping people and workers improve their creativity is critical to the future of the UK economy, and many businesses are not yet set up in ways that foster this skill. To inspire innovation, workers must be equipped with the right training and tools.
Ryan Asdourian, Windows and Surface Lead, Microsoft UK
we offer training & coaching programs that quickly upskill your innovation capabilities and get you fit for the future
Spark* is our flagship training program ideal for managers and leaders who want to dramatically enhance their ability to think creatively and be more innovative.
First, we deep-dive into how to unleash your creative potential and optimize your creative brain. Then we explore the design thinking process and teach you loads of new tools & techniques for brainstorming better ideas both by yourself and in groups and teams.
Spark* is available as:
- a virtual webinar program accessible from anywhere in the world
- and as a 2-day face-to-face interactive workshop
In addition, all participants get 12-month unlimited access to our spark* online portal to sustain learning with over 50 video lessons, downloadable playbooks, a private Facebook group and weekly micro-learning moments.
Lead* is our executive coaching program ideal for managers and leaders who are responsible for leading innovation and strategy within their organization.
Each lead* program is tailored to the individual person and typically includes 360 Feedback, Insights personality profiling, objective setting and a series of telephone coaching sessions to explore, develop and enhance creative leadership, team performance, and business growth.
Our brainsparker coaches bring a unique blend of strong coaching skills with practical insight & experience of the challenges involved in leading innovation in the workplace.
Our gym* program is ideal for people who need to constantly come up with new ideas and who would really value a regular boost of creative stimulation and innovation skills building.
Each week, we email you one creativity workout lesson designed to stimulate your creative brain, teach you new innovation tools & techniques and enhance your creative leadership.
Plus it means you can learn on-the-job and in your own time, and apply each lesson to your real life challenges.
Our illuminate* webinar classes are 60-90 minute web micro-learning sessions covering a range of specific topics about innovation and creative thinking (eg. brainstorming techniques, the design thinking process, neuroscience of creativity etc.)
They’re ideal for groups of 5-20 people accessing from different locations, both nationally and internationally.
They can be one-off specialist sessions included as modules in your current management development programs.
And they can be delivered as an illuminate* series covering a range of topics tailored to your business needs and group of learners.
Catalyst* is our certification program ideal for managers, leaders, coaches, trainers, consultants, and educators who want to become certified in brainsparker’s methodologies, tools, and techniques.
It’s a 4-6 month development program and we deep-dive into the spark* program and how to use this with individuals and groups. Plus it includes individual coaching, group coaching webinars and a range of practical assignments and required activities.
Upon completion, you’ll receive an official badge & certificate and have the ability to use brainsparker’s methodologies and materials in your organization and with clients.
You’ll also be featured on our global academy website as a certified catalyst* coach.
Gulp! coach is our certification program ideal for coaches, consultants and managers who want to help people to step outside their comfort zone, face their fears and make big changes in their life or at work.
It’s based on the coaching methodologies outlined in the book by Gabriella Goddard, called “Gulp! : The 7-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through any Challenge.”
Gulp! coach is a 4-6 month development program and includes self-study, individual coaching, group coaching webinars and a range of practical assignments and required activities.
Upon completion, you’ll receive an official badge & certificate and have the ability to use the Gulp! methodologies and materials in your organization and with clients.
You’ll also be featured on our global academy website as a certified gulp! coach.
Drawing on our expertize in creativity and innovation, we can create specialized content designed to inspire people to think creatively and be more innovative, especially in the workplace.
We can write and design email lessons, downloadable playbooks, infographics, training modules, top tips, video lessons, and articles.
These are ideal for:
- internal comms campaigns to promote innovation
- co-branded promotions for inspiring creativity
- modules and lessons for in-house training and e-learning
- “power hour” virtual webinars for global teams
- promotional white papers and reports for clients
- expert comments and tips for features and articles
Get a creative boost* emailed to you every Monday designed to disrupt your thinking, shift your perspective, and inspire you to come up with fresh ideas.
Get instant access to our kickstart* creativity kit with 26 ways to help brainstorm new ideas to solve problems, develop concepts and shape new propositions.
It includes a downloadable ebook, wall-chart, and templates, plus four brainstorming workouts and an online card prompt picker.
I just wanted to thank you for a great workshop and session. It was very interesting and incredibly useful. I’m very happy to be part of this amazing group.
Senior Manager, Sanofi
Thank you for the workshop. It was a fantastic learning experience, intensive but very informative and effective. The knowledge I’ve gained exceeded my expectations and will indeed bring more success to the business.
Senior Manager, Steris
I really appreciated the honest and open discussions in our coaching sessions. I feel more relaxed and confident, and I’ve implemented my strategy with great success and more trust from my Boss.
Senior Manager, Tesco Europe
I have heard much praise for this course. It was highly experiential, and the tools and frameworks provided delegates with the opportunity to reflect on current practices and try new ones.
HR Program Sponsor, Al Jazeera
I have recently been promoted and have found the brainsparker gym* really useful for my new work, my continued development and for coaching my staff.
Senior Manager, Red Cross
we work with people who want to become great creators, innovators and pioneers
People who are responsible for leading innovation in their organization and want to inspire fresh thinking, overcome blocks, accelerate implementation and foster a culture where innovation thrives.
People who want to unlock the creative potential in others by helping them to develop the mindset, skills, and confidence to solve problems and create innovative solutions that deliver exceptional results.
People who want to change the game and develop innovative concepts that disrupt the status quo, amaze customers, deliver incredible value, shape new paradigms and make a difference.
by tapping into the expertize and experience of our international team of coaches, trainers and consultants
Our highly interactive range of virtual, online and face-to-face programs have been specifically designed by our experts to quickly enhance creativity and innovation capabilities, especially in the workplace.
What makes our programs different is:
- blended learning: they integrate live-learning with online support, micro-learning and social collaboration to embed and sustain development
- strong coaching approach: to ensure that all theory gets quickly applied to real challenges for tangible results and behavior change
- global reach: many elements can be accessed from anywhere in the world, making them ideal for global teams and multi-location groups
The brainsparker academy is lead by Gabriella Goddard, a seasoned Executive Coach, Leadership Development Facilitator and Published Author with a specialism in creativity and innovation.
She brings over 16-years experience designing and delivering leadership training and coaching programs for global multi-nationals, entrepreneurial businesses and pioneering game-changers.
Based in London, United Kingdom, we have a growing international team of certified brainsparker coaches from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experience who can deliver our creative thinking and innovation programs in different countries.
companies we've worked with either directly or with our global partners
more about brainsparker
Our big vision for 2020 is to ignite over 1,000,000 people to spark new & brilliant ideas that shift paradigms in life, at work and in our world.
Brainsparker are the makers of the No. 1 app for “creativity” and “creative thinking” in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are already using brainsparker’s random creativity prompts to ignite their imagination, overcome creative blocks and brainstorm new ideas.
In 2017 the brainsparker academy was launched as a global online learning platform to help turbocharge people’s creativity and innovation capabilities.
Today we have over 10,000 people working through our online programs and free taster courses. And this is just the beginning. We’re really excited about helping even more people become great creators, innovators, and pioneers.
Gabriella Goddard regularly contributes expert comment and top tips to the international media.
As featured in forbes.com
- Four Ways to Encourage Your Team to Be More Creative (by Gabriella Goddard)
- Six Personal Development Techniques Every Busy Executive Should Try
- 13 Ways Smaller Firms Can Attract STEM talents
As featured in thriveglobal.com
As featured in other top media
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