This year The Ian Sanders Company has run awaydays, workshops and offsites for Thomas Cook Money, The Development Bank of Wales, the BBC and Tektronix. Our sessions are designed to fire up and inspire your people, build stronger teams, unlock the power of stories and cement culture. Here are three of our workshop and awayday concepts:

  1. The Power Of Story: Sharing personal stories can help humanise an organisation. This workshop provides you with the skills to craft and then share their own stories. It helps nurture team spirit, nudge culture change and enable deeper collaboration. Results are game-changing. Read what happened at Thomas Cook Money’s workshop when we ran a session around the roaring fire.
  2. Nailing your Secret Sauce: an organisation’s or team’s culture can feel abstract and hard to grab hold of. This workshop captures those best-practice habits and behaviours that underpin your organisational culture, identifying your ‘secret sauce’. Attendees work in small groups to work out what habits and behaviours your company wants to own. These are pinned down for good via the creation of your own cultural manifesto as a touchstone for all. Read what happened when we delivered this at a company awayday.
  3. Fuelling your best work: This interactive presentation gets you thinking about how to reframe your work life to get more done, what fuel you need to burn brighter and how to have more fun along the way. It helps you align yourself with your own North Star so you know where you’re headed. You’ll get practical, actionable outputs to get you started straight away and make a difference to your working life. Check out this video to see Ian delivering this presentation at Microsoft's UK campus.

These workshop elements can be mix and matched to suit. We love the feedback we get from our workshop attendees. Someone said the workshop was the highlight of her week. Another said he was overcome with a sense of excitement he hadn’t had since a kid, a feeling he’d never experienced before at work.


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For training to stimulate and provoke creative learnings for your senior management team, we would strongly recommend Ian Sanders. Ian designed a programme that allowed us to stand back and look at our organisation from a new perspective. His sessions provided us with vital time and space to engage in candid conversations and gain inspiration from a range of individuals and organisations. We came away with a clear focus to take our organisation forward and excited about our journey ahead.”

Judi Oates, company secretary and group compliance officer, The Development Bank of Wales


The BBC is renowned for its outstanding reporting and compelling storytelling across its factual output. But in order to maintain its world-class reputation, it needs people like Ian to inspire reporters and producers. Ian brings a fresh approach to storytelling. He gets delegates to boil down the essentials of what makes a good story and then suggests creative and realistic ways of telling it. He asks trainees to step back from the daily churn of news cycles and reflect on how to tell stories differently. After attending one of Ian’s sessions, our colleagues go back to their department feeling refreshed, energised and full of new ideas. I highly recommend him”. 

James Harrod, TV training manager, BBC Academy