We need to be at our best, now more than ever.
Our evolving world is generating new challenge, change and opportunity.
Positive Working is the science of unlocking our people’s true potential.
Integrating human talent and organisational capabilities to drive resilience, agility, and change.
So that, together, we sustain optimal performance and navigate the future – however that may look.
In the toughest of times, the value of our people has shone through.
As we move forwards, Positive Working is enabling people, teams, and leaders to reflect, recover and replenish.
Optimising their learning and new ways of working to transform and thrive - whatever lies ahead.
Living the values and behaviours we need to perform, adapt, and evolve in a positive environment.
Embracing the positive, harnessing the negative, and sustaining the conditions to deliver in any scenario.
To succeed, our people and systems must flourish, flex, and grow together.
Businesses are learning that systems and processes are not enough to sustain optimal performance.
As a direct result of practising Positive Working, our clients are not just surviving.
They're building their resilience and agility muscles, and positively thriving.
Even in the toughest of times. Mindful of the challenges ahead, safe to create and innovate, and confident in the capabilities at their disposal.
We all know that people are the key to performance.
Organisations now recognise the importance of amplifying their people's strengths, exploring the opportunities they generate, and delivering the resources needed to adapt and achieve - in times of stability, in times of complexity and in times of change.
Through our integrated, tailored approach, we enable your talent and your organisational capabilities to join forces.
We call it Positive Working – the science and practice of embedding optimal performance across your organisation.
What do we mean by optimal?
Sustainable performance, driven by the environment, conditions and resources that bring out the best in your people and systems.
Promoting wellbeing, resilience, agility, and innovation.
Turning even unexpected situations into rich opportunities.
On a good day, before nine is a time of clarity, optimism, and hope.
In more challenging times, it's a time to prepare for the day ahead.
We help you and your people embrace their natural strengths, enhance positive behaviours and apply their individual learning and organisational insights moving forwards.
So that they (and your organisation) flourish through a systemic, strengths-based approach.
Aligning our approach to your culture, systems, and processes so that we take the journey together.
Our expertise applies evidence-based positive organisational psychology to the business of strategy, resilience, and transformation.
Our experience spans all industries and organisational functions.
We speak the language of psychology and business - fluently. And we speak your language, with clear, value-adding expertise, tailored to fit your vision, culture and goals.
“It is the easy and enjoyable partnerships Aarti and the team form with IHSE, and Parliament as a whole, that drives our desire to collaborate with before nine time and time again.”
Developing a resilient and agile leadership mindset to support people through change
Equipping the MD and Board to promote a positive transformation culture
Delivering workshops, videos, and webinars to support Parliament's hybrid working trial
Working in partnership across two major departments since 2018
“What you do is invaluable and on another level to anything we have done historically.”
Equipping operational leaders to build personal resilience ahead of weathering the Covid storm
Enabling frontline and corporate workforce to sustain optimal performance during the recovery journey ahead
Facilitating leadership design and management delivery of a new workplace flexibility concept and hybrid working model
Partnering with leaders, teams and people since 2018
“This is such a fantastic opportunity, we MUST get this new style of working up and running, after all, we are a futuristic, innovative university!”
Supporting leaders to positively manage their teams in a hybrid environment
Designing the right hybrid working model for different team cultures
Embedding resilience, agility and practical strategies for flexible working
A remote webinar programme delivered during Summer 2021
“A must for all managers! Aarti’s understanding of the challenges the sector is facing at the moment really helped the content resonate.”
Applying cognitive strategies to sustain resilience, agility, and optimal performance
Supporting leaders to lead authentically and empower teams to do things differently
Fostering a culture of innovation and psychological safety
3 x “Skills Shot” virtual interactive masterclasses for staff, managers, and leaders
“From today, I will give myself and my team permission to make wellbeing a priority. And now, I know how to.”
Building resilience to lead Incident Teams (pre-Covid)
“Reflect, Recover, Replenish” workshop for incident leaders (during Covid)
One-to-one coaching – what have we learnt from Covid incident management? (post-Covid)
Ongoing leadership coaching and workshops for the Sheffield: Leader Essentials programme
“I went into this training thinking it could be one of these ‘airy-fairy sessions – all touchy-feely but with no real substance. However, I’ve come out of it feeling that it is one of the best training sessions I’ve ever had.”
Reflecting on the challenges of supporting colleagues, communities and citizens during and post-Covid
Understanding the factors that have underpinned employee resilience and carrying them forward
Strategies and mindsets for adapting to changes on the organisational horizon
Remotely delivered workshop series for 225 council leaders and staff so far
“A great opportunity for managers to self-evaluate to improve themselves and get the best out of their teams.”
Delivering the “Be Your Best” programme to 45 managers and senior managers
Using character and team strengths to unlock optimal performance
Equipping senior managers and leaders with the skills and tools to create a coaching culture
Net Promoter Score: 54% would actively recommend the course
“Before nine have really helped our leaders to reflect on their behaviours, understand the impact they have on our organisation and transform.”
Sustaining resilient leadership during challenging times
Applying our own strengths as a leader and supporting our teams in using theirs
Managing complex, uncertain, and challenging times as an agile leader
1:1 Leadership Development for the Executive Leadership Team since 2021
"This is one of the best leadership development programmes I've ever been on because it's given me tools I can use in difficult situations."
Designing strategies to sustain a resilient mindset
Enabling senior managers to develop their own personal style of crisis leadership
Embedding toolkits to bring structure and consistency to decision-making and relationship management
1:1 Resilience Coaching at the start of the pandemic
"This has been the service leader's best year yet by a mile - demonstrating leadership, taking command and really delivering. This has been pivotal given the times we've found ourselves in."
Building positive ways of working for incident management leaders and teams
Exploring behavioural patterns to manage stress triggers and responses during incidents
Embedding tools and strategies to mutually support teams under pressure
Developing future leaders to deliver on LSE 2030 Strategy
The pandemic has highlighted our extraordinary human ability to adapt and innovate at pace.
As we move into an uncertain future, these capabilities remain crucial to your organisation’s competitive edge.
But you can’t run at full throttle all the time. We all need to reflect, recover, and replenish.
Positive organisational psychology gives your people, teams, and leaders the mindset and resources to recognise when to sprint, how to pace, and do both with confidence.
Because success is a continuous journey, not a finite goal...
None of us know what tomorrow holds – but that doesn’t mean we are powerless to prepare.
A pro-active journey towards Positive Working creates the conditions for human excellence and organisational success.
Helping clients to increase employee engagement, strengthen operational performance and achieve positive outcomes.
Ensuring your people feel psychologically safe to innovate and deliver for your organisation.
Supporting your human/organisational ecosystem so that even difficult circumstances generate opportunity.
In times of growth, in times of crisis, and everywhere in between.
"I believe what you do is invaluable and on another level to anything we have done historically. Those you have worked with are a lot more resilient and doing very well given the pressures.”
“Thank you for everything you have done for us this past year. You have helped us enormously with the challenges that have been thrown at us. We are so grateful that you choose to work with us, and that is a sentiment echoed right across In-house Services & Estates.”
"This has been one of the best leadership programmes I've ever been on because it's given me tools I can to use to deal with difficult situations, rather than read them in a book."
"Dr Aarti Anhal was absolutely, positively, completely and utterly amazing. She said the words I didn't know I needed to hear. She was a phenomenal speaker, and the keynote was so helpful in reminding us of the resilience we have all been showing just getting through this pandemic!"
"I went into this resilience training thinking it could be one of these 'airy-fairy' sessions - all touchy-feely but with no real substance. However, I've come out of it feeling that it is one of the best training sessions I've ever had.”
“This was a really engaging session, full of infectious energy, whilst being realistic about the complex situation we all find ourselves in.”