we tailor our three-stage development approach to the specific needs of our clients
OUR AMAZING CLIENTS
pioneers. change makers.
From our happy place, we help businesses across the world to create theirs.
we create irresistible learning & engagement programmes
They're our partners, our friends.
They challenge, empower and inspire us to do great work on their behalf, to fulfil their purpose and create happy workplaces.
Together we push boundaries, pursue positive change and challenge the status quo.
As a result, through our many collaborations, we have achieved great success... and we've had a lot of fun along the way too!
our clients mean the world to us
...and it certainly has been for us!
Over the years we've been lucky enough to work with amazing, global brands in some of the world's most exciting industries, including:
Travel & Tourism
Hospitality & Leisure
Logistics / Supply Chain
Our vast experience, proven flexibility, and intellectual curiosity enable us to work across a variety of sectors.
is the spice
we inspire positive action
"Inspired actions, of all sizes, at all levels and across all areas of the business is what drives continuous, profitable growth."
- Jack Welch -
Or as we like to say, helping your people have that 'Friday feeling' every day of the week!
everything we do is carefully designed to inspire and enable your people to thrive
here are just some of the areas we put our hearts and souls into...
happiness by design
...because a happy workplace inspires happy, motivated employees.
Our exciting programmes will give your people a real sense of purpose and pride, with amazing consequences for your business, brand and customers.
ENGAGEMENT & HAPPINESS PROGRAMMES
...because inspiring your people to become business specialists, through meaningful, relevant and energised learning, is the key to success.
BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & BEHAVIOUR
...because positive, human leadership is fundamental to ensuring the happiness and high performance of your people.
ON-BOARDING & INDUCTION
...because bringing people together with a common purpose is the emotional hook that provides them with a calling that is truly meaningful.
Getting people off to a great start is vital to creating a happy workforce.
...because developing well-trained, inspired and empowered employees is vital to creating happy customers.
The happiest people we know are those who dedicate themselves to the service of others.
...because we believe developing an irresistible learning proposition is crucial to creating and maintaining happiness in the workplace.
We're here to guide you to success...
why we do what we do...
Whether it's bite-sized facilitated or self-directed learning modules, extended development programmes or large-scale employee engagement programmes... everything we design if carefully aligned to your business purpose, strategy, brand and goals.
we inject happiness into learning to create impactful programmes
INTELLIGENT, MODERN LEARNING DESIGN
real life & relevant
SCIENCE & PSYCHOLOGY OF HAPPINESS
Our unique approach is inspired and guided by a simple philosophy...
we are experts in delivering exceptional
programmes for our clients in a happy, collaborative environment
"Let no one come to you without leaving better & happier."
- MOTHER THERESA -
We're masters in creating bespoke programmes, so everything we do is unique.
The exploration phase enables us to create dynamic solutions that suit the unique requirements of
At this stage we get to know you, your people, your customers and your business priorities.
Here our values and design approach come to life through the development of highly creative solutions designed to meet your core priorities.
Award-winning programmes don't just happen by chance.
Our project process includes rigorous quality assurance and testing of solutions before they are delivered to your business.
You can have the world's most amazing programme but if it doesn't engage and connect with your audience, it will be for nothing.
We work to develop the confidence and capability of your facilitators, create curiosity and excitement pre-launch through impactful internal communications and measure the success of each programme to ensure long-term positive change.
don't look for happiness, create it
"Being successful doesn't automatically make you happier but being happier, being more positive, makes you more successful."
- Shawn Achor -
the happy learning co. was born out of our personal journeys to do something truly meaningful in our lives & careers
After years of working hard, striving for success, we began to feel like something was missing. The penny finally dropped for us when we watched Kathryn Temple in 'On Knowing Happiness'
(www.soulbiographies.com) - it was time to stop looking for happiness and start creating it.
We set upon an exciting journey to combine our years of experience, our unique strengths, qualities and passions, to create a vibrant, authentic and fun-filled global business we are truly proud of. We've never looked back.
Thank you Kathryn, our inspiration and happiness guide!
meet the co-founders
I've always had an enthusiasm and passion for people.
Truth be known, animals and children too, but as the saying goes 'never work with animals and children.'
As a team sports fanatic, I discovered an aptitude and passion for leading people and building successful teams. A career in hospitality, HR and Learning & Development over 20 years has enabled me to continue to inspire and help people achieve
great things. How lucky am I?
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My grandad. I always remember him being extremely kind, caring and most of all, funny. He loved making people laugh. Thanks to him, laughter will always be my tonic!
How would your friends describe you?
Bonkers! I've also been described as generous, caring, inspiring and someone who lights up the room when they walk in. I like the last one as I would hate to be someone who lights up the room when they leave!
What makes you happy?
Walking with my husband and dogs in the woods or on a long, sandy beach, working up a sweat in my 'happy place' home gym, travelling, rollercoasters, and collecting and then drinking a wide range of delicious gins!
Ever since I was a child, my mum has said I have a curiosity and a fascination for discovering new things, solving problems, sharing my passions with others and helping those around me.
I guess that partly explains why I have been in Learning & Development for over 20 years. It must be in the genes.
Nothing is more satisfying than being given a challenge and finding a solution that inspires a little bit of change in someone and brings a smile to their face in the process.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My mum. She's my coach, counsellor, mentor and role model... and she doesn't even realise it. It's just the way she is. And she always has a smile and a hug for anyone.
How would your friends describe you?
Thoughtful, kind, generous, fun-loving, loving, social, loyal, practical and... a little stubborn.
I would like to say funny too but no-one added that to the list when asked!
What makes you happy?
Friends, family (actually just being around good people), music, dancing around the coffee table at home, travelling in style to places old and new, riding the world's fastest rollercoasters and a big G&T made with lots of love.
"Choose kindness and
- Anon -
Happiness is in our DNA.
We believe a happy workplace is the one where people do their very best work... and love their working lives in the process.
We practise what we preach. We are authentic, we're real. We know who we are and have the confidence and courage to let it shine through.
our happy place
we've got bucket loads of experience and talent but more importantly, we are a business with heart and soul
having, showing, or caused by strong feelings or beliefs
to do something that has not been done before, by developing or using new methods or techniques
the reason for which something is done or created or a person's sense of resolve or determination
to be determined to achieve something in order to be successful
THE HAPPY ALLIANCE
the right talent
at the right time
"Happiness is only real when shared."
- Christopher McCandless -
throughout our careers, we've connected and worked with some incredible talent
From the relationships we've developed and the values we share, we've established a creative community of like-minded professionals known as The Happy Alliance.
With the very best talent in their respective fields, each member of the alliance complements our expertise in happiness and learning perfectly.
The alliance also contains an Olympic-sized pool of supremely talented specialist learning consultants, designers and facilitators.
They're our ghostbusters we call on when a project needs a special(ist) touch.
cup of tea or a g&t?
"One day, in your search for happiness, you discover a partner by your side, and you realise that your happiness has come to help you search."
- Robert Breault -
people. places. things.
"Inspiration is all around us."
- Anon -
We wanted our website to be a personal reflection of us as people and our company, so Steve, our talented photographer, took pictures of sources of inspiration close to our hearts and homes.
Music, films, books, where we live, our friends, social media, the future of technology... we don't have to look very far to find things that make us smile, spark curiosity and inspire our creativity.
We hope the slideshow below gives you even more insight into who we are…
the happy learning co. is inspired every day
We ensure it meets their budget expectations and creates a sense of happiness and well-being at all times.
Our values are a reflection of who we are and how you'll experience working with us.
Whether it’s sitting on a plane 30,000ft in the sky or sitting on a beautiful beach with the sun in the eye, we find moments and places where we refuel a great source of inspiration.
It’s here we find the time and head space to reflect on memorable experiences we’ve had and the insights we’ve taken from them.
Check out some of our “blue sky” blogging...