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Empowering team dynamics, effective communication & overall performance. 

Enhancing your team's effective communication skills, mindset and overall performance, the "Excellence Through Engagement" workshop uses evidence-based tools and  experiential learning activities to ignite team dynamics!

The Problem - 

Employee burnout and disengagement is becoming more prevalent, with a recent global employee study* confirming that the top barrier to productivity faced by desk workers in Australia is 'trouble keeping motivated'. Other barriers include:

  • Communication Breakdown

  • Lack of Feeling Supported

  • Stress & Mental Health Concerns

  • Job Dissatisfaction

  • Lack of Personal Development Opportunities

  • Ineffective Cross-Team Dynamics

* State of Work Report 2023 produced by Slack revealed that in Australia 9 out of 10 respondents say feeling happy and engaged at work is a key driver of their productivity.

Team Meeting

The Solution - 

Provide your team with the training & tools to build and sustain 

authentic communication & connection with their team and clients.


The Excellence Through Engagement Experience - 

In the Excellence through Engagement workshop teams receive 

crucial insights, tips and process used by the experts to achieve 

authentic connection, engaging conversation and effective collaboration with their audiences.

Dynamic delivery by our facilitators in addition to a range of interactive and experiential learning activities cement this workshop as the quintessential experience for teams seeking to unlock their utmost potential.

But don't just take our word for it...

Professional Male

The workshop was a great mix of theory and practice, the speakers gave you easy to use tools for leading conversations and the difference they made when applying them was incredible. If you are after some thorough yet concise professional development this workshop is for you. It was
intensive and fun.


- Nigel Seto, Senior Process 


Professional Female

Learning from Paul and Ashwin reminds me what is important in genuine, curious and open communication. I walked away with a fresh perspective, renewed energy and new skills to play with."

- Menaka Thomas, Allied       Health Practitioner

Absolutely loved this workshop. The combination of understanding the mechanisms behind how and why we communicate in the ways we do, mixed with the techniques to interview and think differently were superb. Would highly recommend this training to everyone, the tools and thinking shared can be applied to any situation where you are communicating with someone else or trying to learn more about someone else's experiences or perspectives for whatever reason." 

- Trisha Rwagaju, Project Lead    Mettlesome.

Skills Learned - 

  • Overcoming Communication Barriers

  • Effective Communication

  • Building Emotional & Social Intelligence

  • Stress Management Toolkit

  • Harnessing Growth & Outward Mindsets

  • Journalistic Techniques to Spark Meaningful Conversation

  • How to Become a Conversational Leader in your Industry

  • Using Empathy to Create Transformative Conversations

  • Lateral Thinking Techniques to Create Captivating Discussion


Your Facilitators - 


Paul Pitsaras - Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker

Paul is the founder, Executive Coach & Speaker at The Open Mind Institute, a growth mindset and performance training & coaching institute servicing professional services around the world.

Previously a litigation lawyer for 10 years, Paul worked in leading firms across London, Melbourne and Brisbane where he refined his public speaking and advocacy skills. He frequently appears on panels, podcasts & in the media on how to activate a growth mindset and achieve optimal performance.

Paul was recently voted as one of the top executive coaches in Brisbane by Influence Digest and has become a sought after keynote speaker both here and abroad.

Ashwin Segkar - Radio Presenter

Ashwin is a radio presenter on one of Australia largest radio networks. From
working nationally overnight to early morning on the weekends, he interviews guests
from every walk of life and understands deeply how to create interesting, captivating
conversation on any issue.

He hosts public conversations as an interviewer and MC that includes hosting conversations with community leaders for the Brisbane Festival and prominent multicultural figures for BrisAsia. As an experienced comedian outside of his journalistic and business career, he understands and will share key techniques of public speaking and audience engagement.

Ashwin also runs his own marketing agency, where he trains other business leaders in communication and presentation and helps them create inspired content.


Together, Paul & Ashwin form a dynamic duo blending the essential elements and teachings from their respective fields into a life-changing transformative workshop that will equip your team with the knowledge and skills to achieve excellence through engagement!

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