Workshop Topics

The high-impact motivational sessions listed below can be presented both in the public forum and in-house. All the talks are filled with great business and life lessons, easy to remember tips, infectious energy, humour and interaction.

The Mindspa also has the capability to customise a presentation for your specific theme, so you are not limited to the set topics.

Why should you use a speaker at your meeting, conference & team-building & event or break-away?

  • Entertaining and motivational
  • Re-inforces the strategies, values and smart goals the company wants to focus its team on
  • Set the scene for participation
  • Wonderful way to begin or end on a high note

Abundance is defined as a very large quantity of something. Present in great quantity; more than adequate.  In terms of our lives it signifies abounding fullness of joy and strength for mind, body, and soul.

This inspiring workshop will enable us to counteract our feelings of lacking, emptiness, and dissatisfaction.  It will explain the difference between living a life of “lack” versus living a life of “abundance”.  It will provide tools on what we should stop doing, what is holding us back and then give a practical menu for creating abundance, joy and fulfilment in our work and personal lives.

You hire people for their skills but fire them for their attitude – how to spot and retain positive employees.

Lou Holtz said it best when he said: “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” The Attitude is Everything course deals with understanding the causes of a negative attitude, how to overcome this and will explain why a positive attitude has an impact on success.  It will highlight the potential warning signs and give practical advice on how to improve your own attitude, and also how to manage the attitudes of people you work and interact with.


Strategic Meaningful Assertive Results-orientated Techniques for dealing with all people.

This fun, practical workshop explores all aspects related to effective and emotionally intelligent management of people at all levels of your business and personal life. It will equip delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to manage difficult people, difficult conversations and conflict.  It will explain the principles of effective inter-personal communication and how to understand behaviour in order to modify it.  This workshop will be beneficial for everyone who have wanted to handle bosses, spouses, children, in-laws or employees in a more effective manner.

In business and in life, change is the one constant. Darwin said “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”. Make yourself, your team and your business fit for change, flexible, creative, innovative and directed towards a common vision.

You will learn

  • What the change process cycle is
  • How to manage yourself and others through the change cycle in a positive, productive manner
  • How to anticipate change and make it work for you
  • How to deal with unexpected changes or a crisis
  • How to become flexible and fit for change
  • Top tips for dealing with change

“There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.”- Dale Carnegie

Our e-mail behaviour has the potential to sabotage our professional reputation and damage our business relationships. E-mail is still one of the most efficient and widely used means of communication in business today and can often be the first, or only, contact we have with clients.

It is therefore important to understand business e-mail etiquette and to take our time to write a well-written message because once you have hit the send button you do not get a second chance to make a good first impression.

“Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves.” – Paul Solarz

Collaboration in the workplace is when two or more people (often groups) work together through idea sharing and thinking to accomplish a common goal. It is simply teamwork taken to a higher level.  This workshop will explore all aspects of collaboration and give practical tools and tips to increase collaboration in your teams.

“Learn to look after your staff first and the rest will follow” Richard Branson

This workshop presentation is aimed at all levels of employees.  The workshop will engage, entertain and motivate your team and will give them practical tools to enable them to increase their sense of belonging and levels of productivity and motivation.

Francis Bacon said: ‘He who will not invent new remedies must face new evils for time is the greatest innovator.’  

Many companies have innovation as one of their core values and the question of managing change and continuous improvement remains a key business issue in South Africa and the world. 

Get your workplace and your team ready! This hour-long training presentation will give you and your team the latest information about the virus and includes practical tips and tools.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." – Albert Einstein

Creative thinking skills are important to master in many professions and workplaces because it is the ability to create or formulate new things and ideas which can be any concept, any method, any solution, or even any gadget. This workshop will enable delegates to embrace the fact that creative thinking is about “thinking outside the box” and coming up with solutions to problems.

“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” - Robert Alan

Cultural awareness involves recognizing different beliefs, values and customs that other people have that are based on their origins or upbringings. This workshop will enable delegates to fully comprehend that cultural awareness positions people to be more successful in both personal and professional relationships.

In today’s highly competitive business environment and strenuous economic circumstances where customers have a wide variety of choice, it is your level of customer service that can make the difference between success and failure. Tony Allessandro said “Being on par in terms of price and quality only gets you into the game. Service wins the game.”

This training workshop will enable your staff to have a better understanding of the variety of disabilities they may encounter and how to deal with this in a sensitive, practical manner. It will help them to overcome the natural fear we may have when we interact with a disabled person and give tips on awareness and etiquette in these situations.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” –Helen Keller

The course will address frequently asked questions such as:

  • What are the visible versus invisible disabilities?
  • How can I overcome my fear of inter-acting with people with disabilities?
  • What is the correct etiquette and common courtesies?
  • How can I help people with disabilities?
  • What is the language of disability?

NQF Level 4

“You can’t categorise diversity based on what a person looks like. It’s what that person can do for the organisation." Charles K. Poole – Citi Group

This practical, motivational workshop will equip your team with the knowledge and practical skills they will need to understand, embrace and manage diversity in your workplace. The workshop will not be just an information session but will mix theoretical knowledge with practical application, so that diversity becomes part of the DNA of your teams.

This powerful 4 - hour workshop will equip your management, team leaders and supervisors with the knowledge and understanding to enable them to manage and improve Employee Engagement within your organization.

"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute."--Simon Sinek

EQ, more than IQ, determines professional and personal growth and success.  The fundamentals of EQ will improve your inter-personal relationships, communication skills, conflict and anger management. 

You will learn

  • What EQ is and how you can improve your own levels of EQ
  • How you can use emotionally intelligent communication techniques in your daily life
  • How you can improve your inter-personal relationships with all levels in the organisation
  • How to use EQ to positively deal with conflict and anger
  • How EQ can help you deal with stress
  • Top EQ tips for an improved life at work and at home

Your Erroneous Zones – Dr Wayne W. Dyer

Life is for Living! That is the central message of this book and the presentation will summarise the message of how we can all start to do what we want to do.

We are all too often plagued by guilt and worry and find ourselves falling unwittingly into the same old self-destructive patterns – our erroneous zones. This presentation will reveal how you can take charge of yourself and become truly self-reliant.

It will deal with the steps we have to take to break away from a wrong relationship, a wrong job, a wrong environment and re-examine ourselves and our true desires.

The key to workplace happiness is the extent to which employers and employees engage with each other and have open and meaningful inter-personal relationships leading to growth and innovation. This presentation will engage, motivate and assist employers with practical tips and tools to engage and retain a happy workforce.

  • Happiness Research
  • The positive impact of happy employees on an organization
  • Adopt some simple techniques to increase workplace happiness
  • Top things bosses can give employees
  • Attitude versus Skills – stop paying appearance fees!
  • How to minimize the impact of negative people
  • Explore the attributes of a great employee
  • Develop an armoury of behavioural interview questions to gauge motivation and mindset

Identify the vital ingredients for employee engagement

“Comparing like with like, organisations that introduce workplace innovation practices systematically gain 20-60% improvements across a wide range of business indicators, from productivity to employee health, engagement and well-being.”

Totterdill, P., Closing the Gap: ‘The Fifth Element’ and Workplace Innovation.

As the world move towards ‘COVID normal’, many aspects of life are returning to normal and work is no exception, with many businesses contemplating the re-opening of offices and other workplaces. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to sweeping changes and disruptions in nearly every aspect of daily life. With mandates and guidelines changing all the time, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by our own anxieties. 

The role of managers is even more crucial to ensure a safe, productive return because employees, more than ever, are going to need compassion, understanding and empathy to create an environment in which our businesses can flourish in the “new normal”. It is therefore important to plan well, understand grief and practice empathy during this time, to ensure that our businesses can grow and flourish.

The Mindspa Institute is excited to announce a new programme designed to help clients who cannot afford to have their teams or an individual off-site for a period of time, yet still wants to have all the benefits associated with training or business coaching.

The Mindspa Institute “On the Job Training and Coaching” programme allows for teams or individuals to be trained or coached at their place of work, causing minimal disruption and allowing learning to happen in real-time, real-life situations.  

Employees continue to work while being observed and guided by an expert facilitator or coach providing the trainees with immediate feedback on how to improve performance. This customised on the job workplace training can enable your employees to acquire new and specific skills for a certain role, increasing their contribution to the business and growing their productivity. 

This approach can be offered to our clients across our wide platform of soft-skills training programmes as well as one-on-one business coaching. This approach enables complete flexibility in terms of time and programme construction, while your employees remain on-site and productive.  

Please contact us today so that we can pop-in to discuss your specific requirements and design a unique programme that meets all your needs.

"Again and again, the impossible decision is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made." Dr. Robert Schuller

This workshop will address frequently asked questions such as:

  • How to make good decisions?
  • What are the fundamentals of problem solving?
  • Are we solving the right problems?

“Be positive, be strong and be resourceful. The world really is what you make of it.” Bear Grylls

The definition of resourcefulness is the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.

Being resourceful is extremely important to making progress in life. Many like to complain and find fault rather than being resourceful with what they have. This workshop will inspire you to be resourceful with what you have where you are so that you can take your life to where you want it to be.

Workshop Outline

  • Why do you need to be more resourceful?
  • What does it require?
  • Functional Fixedness – How to be More Resourceful
  • Resourcefulness in the Workplace
  • Characteristics of Resourceful People That Bring Them Success

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

This workshop will inspire and motivate delegates to continue to develop their capabilities and grow their potential through taking the rights steps to better themselves.

This presentation focuses on the issues of self-motivation and how individuals in an organisation can motivate themselves, not just relying on the company or their bosses.

You will learn

  • How to motivate yourself
  • How to plan your own goals
  • How not to blame others
  • How not to use work, colleagues or bosses as an excuse for not being successful
  • How to cultivate positive habits
  • How to practically incorporate Stephen Covey’s habits of highly effective people

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” - Henry Ford

One of the most commonly-used jargons in the management world describes the word “TEAM” as an acronym where T represents Together, E stands for Everyone, A signifies Achieves and M indicates More. This just underlines that businesses realise that though individual performances can lead to sharp spikes in their growth, it is teamwork and a healthy work environment that can sustain a progressive, sky-facing trajectory of growth. This isn't surprising since most of us realise that Teamwork or working together in a cohesive manner raises our individual and the organisational performance.

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan

This powerful workshop will enable all delegates to better understand why teamwork is so important and how to encourage teamwork with practical examples that they can implement in their own teams.

Before the world wide pandemic working remotely was largely intentional, and people who chose it generally did so knowing it would fit well into their lives.  However, that wasn’t the case for the millions of people working remotely for the first time due to the coronavirus.

In this workshop we explore the impact that Covid-19 has on our everyday life including our work life, personal life, and finances, as well as workshop through tips and tools to help delegates adjust to the new normal.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Manage yourself and others through the change cycle in a positive, productive manner
  • Deal with unexpected changes or a crisis
  • What is the impact on our workload and responsibilities, including the need to work at a faster rate
  • Create a work schedule and set boundaries to achieve a work-life balance
  • Recognising the emotional impact of Covid-19, and how to deal with it
  • 5 Step action plan to manage your personal finances

What makes the next generation tick, how do we employ them, how do we motivate them, how do we sell our products to them.

You will learn

  • What the latest research around the XYZ generation indicates
  • How this new generation communicates
  • How they perceive your advertising and marketing messages
  • What their view of the world is and how this influences their behaviour
  • What you can expect from them in the workplace
  • How they perceive and deal with authority
  • How they deal with change and diversity
  • How to manage them
  • How to market to them

Specially designed for women in business, this presentation will energise, encourage, motivate and above all assist career women with their unique challenges.

You will learn

  • How to integrate your work/life balance
  • How to make a crack in the glass ceiling
  • How to negotiate successfully
  • Assertive behaviour and assertive verbal skills  
  • Understanding gender differences in communication styles
  • Management Issues Specific to Women
  • Women’s management styles that work!
  • What women bring to the organisation
  • Differences are not negative!
  • How to remain feminine
  • Competence versus Trust
  • Inspiring women in business- what can we learn from them?

 This powerful full-day workshop will equip your management team at all levels with the knowledge and skills to enable them to improve employee performance and engagement within your organization.

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” –Doug Conant

After attending the workshop your management team will be able to:

  • Understand and unpack the company’s vision and values
  • Translate the vision and values into a practical, measurable reality for all employees
  • Ensure effective employee integration
  • Understand the link between values, attitude and behavior
  • Implement the values into their performance management of their teams
  • Understand that attitude is everything and how to create a team with the right attitude
  • Use Social Intelligence techniques to motivate their teams and improve performance

"Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world."--Francis Hesselbein

The need for fast-paced human-centered innovation is greater than ever. As a framework for solving complex problems, Design Thinking takes on a whole new meaning, in times of Corona, when practically everyone needs to adapt to uncertain, rapidly changing external conditions within a matter of moments. With the drastic COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures taken around the globe, businesses are faced with a series of major challenges: Production and sales facilities have been closed down. Workflows need to be managed remotely, wherever possible. Products and services that were of high value just yesterday, suddenly have to be re-designed entirely to meet the many new demands. 

As bringing people together in a physical space has so far been a main characteristic of Design Thinking, the question is now, whether it is fit to deliver its proven impact in a virtual setting as well. With face-to-face workshops having been cancelled nearly everywhere, innovation experts around the world are translating their workshops, sprints and consulting offers into digitally accessible formats. And these new formats have already shown to be quite beneficial for the stakeholders involved. 

Productivity!  Profitability! These are the war cries of modern business that can result in employees being pushed to the limit of their abilities and energy.  This can be at the expense of their job satisfaction and even their mental health, which in turn can lead to behavioral problems, anger and poor performance.

This powerful one-day workshop will equip your employees with an understanding of how they can take care of their mental health in the workplace.  It will give them up to date information, personal tools and practical tips.  The workshop itself will be fun and motivational and enable all attendees to leave feeling upskilled, uplifted and enabled to self-manage their mental well-being at work.


This 2 hour presentation will focus your leadership teams on the critical needs of employees right now.  We all have experienced uncertainty, fear and a sense of loss during this turbulent year and this has severely impacted our businesses and our teams. What can leaders, manager and supervisors do to enhance trust, credibility and security for their employees in order to foster productivity, growth and profitability?

The presentation will motivate and energise your leadership teams and will give them a practical roadmap to navigate towards a better future.

  • Are your young employees professional in their appearance and behaviour?
  • Do they have the right attitude?
  • Are they punctual and prepared?
  • Can they manage and motivate themselves?

This impactful presentation will provide an entertaining, motivating and above all highly practical set of tools and skills that your young employees will be able to implement immediately to increase their productivity and ensure that they become and remain a valuable team member in your organization.