Motivating Clients – Inspirational and Creative Techniques

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

The possession of a positive mindset is critical for effective career management and yet many clients struggle with confidence, fear and ambivalence. In this one day master class we will explore the theory of motivation and experiment with a range of motivational techniques for use with clients of all ages and life situations. The programme is designed for both qualified, experienced practitioners as well as those undertaking the QCF level 6 unit in career theory as it addresses the learning outcome ‘Understand theories of motivation and their application’.

Motivating Clients - Creative and Inspirational Techniques


To explore a range of creative and inspirational techniques for use with clients and customers of all ages who struggle with motivation.

The programme is suitable for Anyone working in the career development sector

Overview of the day

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Theories of motivation including Schein’s career anchors, Herzberg’s motivators, critique of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, The Wheel of Change
  • Digging for inspiration – how the mind works. Using metaphor and imagery.
  • Working with mindset – spotting thinking traps.
  • Principles of motivational approaches
1.30Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Brief Solution Focused Coaching, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
  • Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
  • Visioning – integrating Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural. NLP and Motivational Interviewing Approaches

Delegate Evaluations 2014

“Very Inspiring – lots of practical ideas to use and time to think about own practice”K Mountford, Careers Co-ordinator

“Wanted more! It really opened my mind to ways of helping’stuck’ people”,Mark Wilkinson, Freelance Career Consultant

“Loved the practical skills and new ways of working with clients”,Helena Lawson, Career Consultant,

“Great combination of theory and practical work”,Jan Armitage, Huddersfield New College,

“Liane delivers a motivational and inspiring programme”,Jacqui Phipps, Suffolk County Council,

“I feel inspired and excited to use some of the techniques – it was amazing to see the NLP exercise”,Jo Johns, NCS Careers Adviser

“A very worthwhile day and enjoyable – Excellent trainer”,Kerry Chester, Cotham School,

“Learned a lot of new techniques – the visioning technique is incredibly powerful”Tammy Harman, author and career coach.

“It made me realise that I was in a rut – really refreshing”,Jan Whitehome, Worcester sixth form college,