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Proud to be an Export Champion

East of England Export Champion 2020 4Col thumbnail2US2U Consulting have been awarded the prestigious title of 2020 Export Champion by the UK Department for International Trade.

This is in recognition of the international work we have done over the last few years, with international projects and trade visits to the likes of Belgium, Ireland, Canada, USA and across the Middle East - along with the insights our teams can share with other businesses looking to export their goods and services. Read more >>>

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

  • Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24th May 2020

    Clearly mental health is something we are aware of on a daily basis as we lead and manage our teams.

    It is important to acknowledge the relevance of being aware of everyone's mental health, particularly at a time of global pandemic.

    Therefore it is positive to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Week and this year's theme of Kindness.

    Whilst we know we should be kind to people every day, this gives focus to the fact that we should do kind things for people even when it's difficult.

    At work this may mean being nice to someone who frustrates you, telling your boss how much you appreciate them or taking time to listen to a colleague to find out how they are coping with the change in routine.

    If you would like support to discuss mental health issues please contact us to see how we can support you. US2U Consulting Director Rachel Blackburn is a certified Mental Health First Aider with experience of advising businesses and individuals on managing mental health issues.

    To find out more about about this topic, please listen to or watch our podcast: Mental Health at Work.

  • US2U Consulting Podcast - 30 Tips for Developing Resilience

    Welcome to the latest episode of the US2U Consulting Podcast. In this edition, US2U Consulting Director & Founder Rachel Blackburn discusses her list of 30 top tips to help anyone develop resilience - whether facing professional or personal challenges. She also looks at what exactly we mean by 'resilience' - and it is something that is more important than ever as the UK reopens following the pandemic period, and many of us still face unique work and lifestyle changes.

    Watch or listen to the podcast below and let us know which tips you found most insightful. The list of 30 tips is underneath:

     

    1. 4 Step Assertiveness 2. Relaxation Techniques 3. Healthy Lifestyle 4. Role Models 5. Sleep 6. Avoid Getting Defensive 7. Positive Affirmations 8. Ask for Support 9. Emotional Control 10. Identify Triggers 11. Manage Negative Self-Talk 12. Reframe Mindset 13. Set SMART Goals 14. Focus on the Controllables 15. Don't Victimise Yourself 16. Optimism 17. Compartmentalise Feedback 18. Positive Outlook 19. Empathy 20. Acceptance 21. Take Responsibility 22. Maintain Perspective 23. Focus on the Positives 24. Support Network 25. Be Flexible 26. Lifelong Learning 27. Don't Panic 28. Systematic Problem Solving 29. Anticipate Things Going Wrong 30. Gratitude

    Which are you favourite tips from the podcast? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Contact us to find out how we can help you or your organisation become more resilient.

  • Using Emotional Intelligence to Develop High Performing Teams

    One of the current priorities is to invest in Human Capital to deal with the many challenges that lie ahead. There is a need to develop Leadership and Management Skills and develop a culture of Lifelong Learning so that people can adapt to the new normal and make the most of the latest opportunities. As with any other investment we must focus on the likely Return On Investment rather than the upfront cost. Responding to this feedback we are pleased to launch our new service which incorporates Using Emotional Intelligence to Create High Performing Teams.

    Emotional Intelligence (EI) has a powerful impact on how an individual performs at work, communicates effectively, manages relationships, overcomes challenges, manages conflict and deals with stressful situations. Ultimately it can also impact on people's job satisfaction, engagement, well-being and overall organisational performance. This programme aims to enable participants to recognise, understand and manage their emotions and behaviour and develop interpersonal and personal effectiveness. It is suitable for individuals, teams and leadership development, with the goal of creating sustainable change that drives business results.

    Please see full details of the service here - Using Emotional Intelligence to Develop High Performing Teams - Service Sheet

    See Jan Baynham, Psychometric Assessment Specialist Consultant at US2U Consulting, present some of the details of Emotional Intelligence below, and get in touch to find out more.

  • Workplace Mental Health

    TA101With 40% of sickness absence at work due to mental ill health, we are pleased to launch our Workplace Mental Health – Knowledge and Skills for Managers Programme. Delivered by Roddy Herbert, our specialist mental health consultant, it is well placed to help employers manage diversity and performance issues, taking a proactive approach to reducing the risk of legal action and promoting well being and the consequent positive impact on performance of the organisation.