The Fluent Self Company, a newly
established social enterprise, had its
launch on Friday 25th June 2010 at
The Pierian Centre, Bristol to
celebrate the journey so far and
share our aspirations for the future.
This community interest company promotes and supports the building of
effective relationships and grew out of The TIFF Network, a values-led, personal
development organisation of practitioners. It was established by Dr Susannah
Temple who moved to Bristol from Devon 7 years ago. Her pioneering research led
to a model of positive and negative modes of behaviour and a Personal
Development Tool that shows how much energy individuals put into those different
modes. Both the model and the tool have been widely used in Personal &
Professional training in education, health care, commerce and industry.
Today The Fluent Self Company has members in the UK and in Holland and
Germany. They all work to spread the understanding and skills required in building
and sustaining positive and enabling relationships through effective communication.
Groups that have already benefited from their work include survivors of domestic
abuse, volunteers, workers who have been made redundant, managers and leaders
in the commercial, industrial and public sectors, parents of children in care and
teachers suffering from stress and burn-out.
The Fluent Self is currently working in partnership with statutory organisations
- the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health and Children’s Centres – the retail
industry – Waitrose - and the Third Sector - MIND in Bristol. Company members
offer a range of programmes: workshops, training, coaching and mentoring,
counselling and psychotherapy. Their work promotes well-being in the workplace
through empowering leadership and collaborative teamwork, produces high
performing, committed and can-do teams, and helps people to realise their full
To learn more about the model and personal development tool used by The Fluent
Self Company’s members, go to www.fluentself.org or if you would like further
information please email Jane Hicks, Company Secretary at email@example.com .