We combine classic coaching & therapy techniques with creativity & the Arts to provoke self-awareness, develop radical self-acceptance, emotional literacy & better understanding of others.
I’m Jenni Walford, founder of Provokarte BCN. This project was born 7 years ago while I was participating in John William’s Screw Work Lets Play‘s 30 Day Challenge with John and Project Love‘s Selina Barker. I was still trying to figure out how to combine all things I can do and, most importantly, enjoy doing, in a way that provides a service that people both need and want.
So, what are all these different things I want to combine?
Language skills, creative writing, the arts, Gestalt therapy, coaching, problem-solving and imaginative activities applied to business situations and personal or professional development.
What do we offer?
1:1 sessions, group mentoring sessions, short courses and workshops.
Our mission is to support others in becoming braver, bolder, more creative versions of themselves. It’s to create non-judgemental spaces where you can explore, imagine, play with prototypes of alternative “you”, discover the circumstances and attitudes that are holding you back and design new ways of being. We achieve this through creative training in Emotional Intelligence competencies.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to feel, identify and regulate your own emotions and recognise those of other people. The key EI competencies we focus on are: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills.
These competencies provide us with a framework to work with using dynamic, creative activities in real life contexts. We will provide you with the tools you need to navigate the sometime complex worlds of our own and other people’s emotions both in your personal life and your professional life.
If any of these situations sound familiar, you may be facing an Emotional Intelligence related challenge:
- We waste hours trying to resolve interpersonal conflicts in our company
- It’s difficult to drive change & innovation in our organisation
- Some of our managers have an “old school” mentality that creates conflict with our staff
- Rumours, gossip & blame plague our workday
- People always pass the buck & avoid responsibility
- We never have time to get together to resolve issues & create solutions
- Other people get promoted and I don’t and I don’t know why
In my personal life:
- I feel dissatisfied & frustrated on a regular basis
- I find it difficult to get on with other people
- I spend more time on social media than engaging in other activities
- I lose my temper & feel offended easily
- I have poor concentration & find it hard to stick at things
- I regularly feel lonely, scared or anxious
Try our solution: Coaching + Emotional Intelligence + the Arts = genuine, lasting change!
- Increase self-awareness and responsibility
- Learn to recognise and manage emotions and impulses
- Define and achieve your goals – keep motivated
- Manage frustration & stress
- Understand others better: clients & colleagues
- Improve social intelligence and communication skills – & your teams’
- Learn to be more flexible and adapt to current difficulties and challenges
in order to develop personally, as a team and build new professional opportunities.
- Emotional awareness
- Emotional literacy
- Accurate self-assessment
- Self-confidence, self-esteem & self-image
- Trustworthiness & Conscientiousness
- Creativity & innovation
- Achievement drive
- Understanding others
- Developing others
- Service orientation
- Culture & diversity
- Political awareness
- Active listening
- Conflict management
- Change management
- Building bonds – quality relationships
- Collaboration & cooperation
- Team skills
What are the Benefits of Art – Based Learning?
- Art is an invitation to have a conversation. It is a powerful catalyst to research into business issues more deeply, offering the opportunity for artistic reflection and to see situations from new perspectives.
- Finding shared values quickly and without aggravating conflict.
- Experimenting to develop new products/services.
- Rehearse “what if” situations – choices that lead to an interesting perspective on change.
- Drive creativity and capacity for innovation development.
- The aesthetic experience helps leaders to make their teams’ hidden knowledge and skills visible; for example, patterns, processes and relationships.
- Fostering an appreciation for diverse and plural points of view.
- Reducing meeting time. Imagining the direction of your company into the future.
- Getting a consensus with little conflict and direct the strategy of the company in less than a day.
- Co – creating a mural to plot your strategies. This becomes a roadmap for your future.
- Encouraging an innovation ecosystem.
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