Sir John Kirwan Foundation ECD Success Story

bright spots ecd Jun 21, 2022

Learn from Tim Corbett, CEO Sir John Kirwan Foundation about how he's used The ECD (and Customer Experience Deck and Wellbeing Decks) as part of their journey to uncover what makes their organisation and people thrive, from the ‘inside, out’ and then used that to shape the wairua and ‘glue’ of their team.

"Yesterday [I] caught up with our Lead Coach who has taken the feedback and insights generated during the ECD work and implemented it in how she communicates and connects with her team. She’s noticing a huge difference for her and the coaches – that’s awesome."

Here's what else Tim had to say about using The Emotional Culture Deck:

"The decks from R&E are gems. We used them to uncover what makes us thrive, from the ‘inside, out’ and then used that to shape the wairua and ‘glue’ of our team. The ECD was a great process to peel back the layers and then rebuild what works for us, adding on the Wellness Deck then...

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Managing your ECD fears and how to overcome them (Listen)

ecd Jun 21, 2022
Managing your ECD fears and how to overcome them (Listen)

This episode of the ECD Conversation Series with Steve & Lotty is all about fear. The fears and worries we have when using The ECD and facilitating ECD workshops. 

Lotty and Steve discuss the things they feel fearful about when introducing and using the ECD in workshops and how can we manage these fears and regulate our responses to them.

They acknowledged that fears are normal, natural, powerful and a basic human emotion. Fear alerts us to the presence of danger or the threat of harm, whether that danger is physical or psychological and whilst fear can stem from real threats, it can also originate from imagined dangers that never come to pass.

The fears that might arise from using the ECD are highly unlikely to come to pass and knowing that is important so we can acknowledge our fears, walk alongside them for a while, and learn what they have to teach us, whilst at the same time ensuring they do not paralyse us and lead us astray.

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F-Word Conversation featuring James Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, Wellington City Council


Check out the highlights of our first ever #ecd F-Word Conversation featuring James Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, at Wellington City Council.

In these F-Word Conversations with Lotty Roberts, we will explore the topic of emotions at work, the role they play in culture and how we can help people express themselves fully at work.

Our first episode is with James Roberts. This was an amazing conversation where we learned about how he's used The ECD to set the culture of a new team as they've navigated the delivery of a digital transformation programme. 

"It's incredibly effective and powerful in the change it can influence and it's so easy to use and so accessible and because of that kind of a little bit of gamification around the card deck"

Watch the full F-Word Conversation conversation with James and learn more about the role of emotions and work and helping people express themselves – Click here > 

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Denise Hartley-Wilkins becomes an ECD Certified Consultant

proelephantrider Jun 10, 2022

A huge congratulations to Denise Hartley-Wilkins CFHRNZ, ICF ACC, MCIPD for completing the ECD Pro Elephant Rider Programme and officially becoming our latest ECD Certified Consultant!

It was such a pleasure to work with Denise over the last four months. he's an absolute inspiration to us all.

Denise designed two brand new ways to use The ECD! She's designed an ECD Exploring Change Workshop to help teams navigate change. Plus she designed a way to approach relationship conflict using The ECD which helps brings two people in conflict together to learn from each other and map a way forwards.

We're blown away by Deinsie creativity and courage to tackle discomfort and the unknown with our game.

We asked Denise what would you say to someone who was considering applying to become a Pro Elephant Rider. She said...

"Do it. Talk to a Pro Elephant Rider to understand what is involved. Be clear around your 'why' of why you want to do the programme. This is not a tick box exercise. There is...

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ECD Have a Play Workshop – Register now

For Leaders who care about humanising the workplace. Come and have a play with The Emotional Culture Deck. 

In this highly interactive and hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to use the Emotional Culture Deck in four key areas we believe are essential to successful leadership: Effective Team Check-ins; Human-centred leadership development; Leading Change; and Impactful Stakeholder relationships.

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
July 19th, 9 am-1 pm.
Presented by
Master Elephant Rider, Lotty Roberts
20 Spots Available
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We've teamed up with Master Elephant Rider Lotty Roberts to design a new half-day ECD workshop aimed at leaders who care about humanising the workplace and are keen to explore beautiful leadership questions and embrace f-word conversations.

Come and have a play with The Emotional Culture Deck. This is a highly...

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Fr@nk Innovation & Transformation uses The ECD to create positive work environments.

Erika Barden is a trusted Agile advisor to Executive and Senior Leadership teams across New Zealand. As Head of Transformation for Fr@nk Innovation & Transformation, Erika works across multiple sectors and loves how the ECD enables safe, powerful conversations which are relevant to everyone in every industry.

In a nutshell, Erika is passionate about people and positive work environments, and is really looking forward to being able to facilitate some face-to-face ECD workshops soon!

A (non-creepy) follower of Jeremy and his work for a number of years, Erika became an Elephant Rider during the Covid lockdown last October.

She has since facilitated a dozen Emotional Culture Deck workshops which have all been remote – other than the session she ran with her kids around their kitchen table.

Watch the video below to learn about how Erika uses The ECD to help create positive work environments.

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Australian Not for Profit Childcare Provider & The ECD

With over 650 centres, Goodstart Early Learning is the largest not-for-profit childcare provider in Australia. Its purpose is to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.

Claire (National Lead for Coaching) and Anna (People & Performance Learning Partner) are supporting Goodstart to fulfil its purpose by focusing on how Goodstarters feel at work.

Watch the video below of how Claire and Anna have worked with various centre teams, centre support teams, and the Goodstart Leadership Team to craft the emotional culture required to truly best serve the children in our centres and each other.

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R&E 1:2:1 Newsletter – April Edition

r&e 1:2:1 newsletter Apr 30, 2022

Check out our April Edition of the R&E 1:2:1 Newsletter from R&E Founder Jeremy Dean.

It's your ultimate monthly guide to more human workplaces. This broadcast goes out to over 20,000 other leaders like you around the world who are interested in simple ways to humanise the workplace.

Click here to read the newsletter now >

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ECD Family Canvas Prototype

ecd for families Apr 21, 2022

We've teamed up with Emma-Kate Woodham, from The Brain Garden Trust to design a prototype ECD canvas.

The ECD Family Canvas helps guardians and children come together as a family and express what they need to be at their best.

Click here to download the prototype canvas and have a play. 

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Change and the F-word. How to navigate emotional change.

change Apr 18, 2022

Check out the highlights of our ECD Conversation with Master Elephant Rider, Lotty Roberts, about how to navigate emotional change in the workplace. Learn how you can use the Emotional Culture Deck to guide your change journey.

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