Our soft skills courses improve your ability to connect with others, build trust, manage conflict, and communicate effectively.  Developing your interpersonal skills can help to improve your results, strengthen relationships and secure your employability.

What are soft skills?

Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. They are the skills that help you get along with others and be productive. You also use them to earn the trust and loyalty of others.

Why are soft skills important?

To give you a competitive edge: Historically, soft skills were seen as the poor cousin of hard skills – or technical skills.  But just like developing a strong brand – it’s not enough to simply be technically very strong. You need to be a great communicator, people need to trust you, you need to be able to deal with conflict and work well within a team. That’s where soft skills courses and coaching comes in.

To future proof your employability: Artificial intelligence is here and may soon be able to do many technical aspects of your role. Developing skills that will be extremely hard to replace by AI, such as interpersonal skills, is a smart move. For example, the below information was taken from Skills of the Future Report:

  • There is massive value in information but it requires insight, perspective and the ability to communicate well to help drive better decisions.   
  • In a rapidly changing environment, we must be highly flexible, able to deal with ambiguity, work across cultures and shape ourselves to new situations
  • We must be life long learners with a deep appetite for the new and the ability to gain and develop new knowledge
  • Everything comes from people. We will need exceptional interpersonal skills to tap into people’s talents and collaborate efficiently

Personal development courses

Personal development courses can help you to become the best version of yourself both at work and home. Challenging yourself and moving out of your comfort zone is a pre requisite to stay on top of your game. Pacing yourself so that you go at the right speed isn’t always easy, too fast and we can find ourselves overwhelmed which means that we can’t learn much of anything but going too slowly can mean that you’re not seeing the results you want.

Market conditions require you to run hard and fast, so it’s crucial that you invest in your personal and professional development. You must be able to anticipate challenges, adapt quickly and carve out time for reflection. 

Online soft skills courses

Due to the current pandemic situation, several of the soft skills courses are available online. If you are interested, please get in touch using the form below. I would love to help you in your personal and professional development.

Bespoke communication courses in London, Birmingham and Bristol

I am looking forward to continuing the communication courses in London, Bristol, Birmingham and beyond once restrictions allow. 

Motem’s Soft Skills Courses

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