WEBINAR - Goals and goal setting

Wednesday, 11 September 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Nick Thomas, Founder, Nick Thomas Associates


Goals are ‘dreams with legs’ – they motivate us and drive us forward. Goal-setting shifts us from a negative problem-focused mindset into a positive mindset, and ‘where focus goes, energy flows’. This session draws on research from the worlds of psychology, neuroscience and coaching to explore the power of goals and how to structure them to get the results that we really want.


• Understand the importance and benefits of setting goals

• Understand how to frame goals to set ourselves up for success

• Build an understanding of how to incorporate the use of goals when ‘coaching’ others [e.g. co-workers, direct reports]


• What are goals and goalsetting?

• Research on goals and the power of goalsetting

• Types of goals – to include outcome, process and performance goals

• Beyond SMART – the golden rules of goals

• The art of goal-setting

• Tips for achieving our goals

• Building ownership of goals

• Goals and the GROW model

• Goals and Values

Speaker Biography

Nick Thomas – principal, sales and communication skills, performance trainer and coach

Nick offers a unique combination of skills in the UK insurance training sector – an industry sales specialist and a widely qualified professional coach and trainer. Nick is an Economics graduate with over 25 years corporate insurance broking experience. He was a highly successful sales producer in the UK broking market before progressing into regional and then national sales leadership roles. As National Development Director at HSBC, Nick was one of only 40 people from a global workforce of 265,000 selected as part of the STARS programme to recognise exceptional performance. He is a highly trained consultative sales specialist, and his experience includes a secondment with a major management consultant to design a best practice sales process.

In the mid-2000s, Nick developed a chronic health condition; his journey to recovery fostered a new range of interests, and a passion for health, and performance. He studied widely, qualifying as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), obtaining a Diploma in Life Coaching, before going on to study Corporate/Business Coaching with The Coaching Academy. He is also a qualified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Advanced Exercise Coach. Nick has worked in a self-employed capacity in training, coaching, and consulting since 2017, including as a specialist adviser in Insurance sector M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) sector. He set up Nick Thomas & Associates in 2020 in response to demand from his industry network for training solutions designed and delivered by people with a background of working in the industry.

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

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This event is free for CII and PFS members.