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MadeYou’s 2019 Round-Up

By 30/12/2019January 16th, 2023No Comments

Let’s see how far we’ve come…

What an incredible 2019! Our training team worked themselves to the bone delivering different courses to nearly 450 delegates in less than a year. We’re super proud and super thankful to all the companies who put their trust in us!

Seeing our clients grow, become more productive, and earning promotions always puts a smile on our faces.

There were a few particular achievements that we really wanted to shine a spotlight on. Without further ado, here are our MadeYou Grow Greatest Hits of 2019

JPJ Team Leader Bootcamp

When JPJ/Gamesys identified 12 of their star workers for team leadership and management potential, JPJ wanted to support them on their journey and develop their key leadership skills. So MadeYou Grow developed an intense 6-month leadership boot camp that turned them into leaders! Focusing on people management and development skills, we pulled from our catalogue of training programs to create a tailor-made curriculum.

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It’s very simple, the courses put you into a different mindset and you start identifying key areas within your usual approaches that you were not even considering before. Therefore, you start making better decisions and trusting yourself more. I would say the courses give you a tremendous boost to your self-confidence and add that reassurance that yes, you can, in fact, be a good leader.  – Jason Attard -Design Team Leader – JackpotJoy/Gamesys

After all, what’s the cost of bad management? Low staff morale, increased turnover, and terrible productivity. And what are the benefits of great management? Staff that enjoy their work, feel comfortable talking to their managers about personal work challenges, and a team that works together – not against each other.

And how do you avoid bad management? Proper training.

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) Investing in Talent Development

Since 2017 MadeYou have been training the hard-working staff at GiG in a variety of courses to improve productivity and communication. But in the summer of 2019, we began an epic 12-month leadership development program for 18 of their up-and-coming star leaders. These individuals were either recently promoted senior managers or existing managers who were identified as potential successors to GiG’s leadership.

It was clear that GiG wanted to invest in their company’s future in the best possible way; by investing in their staff. We were more than happy to help.

The program itself consisted of group training, followed up by 1-2-1 coaching, and homework. Some of the training we covered was:

And that was just the tip of the iceberg!

All the GiG staff are a delight to work with…  even after we had them run the training gauntlet! It was intense work, but we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from the delegates and the broader business as well. We’re a little over halfway through the program (expecting to get done in May 2020!) and everyone is still raring to go.

We’re thrilled to see so many of our delegates getting the advancement they deserve. It speaks volumes that a company was willing to try something a little different, and it’s clearly paying off! The best part is that the staff really take the lessons to heart; they’ve all reported feeling more engaged and more confident in their positions. As trainers, that just makes our day!

We look forward to doing more work with the fantastic people at GiG in the future!

Growing and Growing: Richard joins the team!

We’re proud to say that when hiring at MadeYou, we value skills, experience and personality in equal measure. We search for people who will both excel in their positions and add to the quirky company culture we’ve worked hard to develop. You can imagine how thrilled we were when Richard joined our MadeYou Grow training team.

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Richard has over 25 years of experience in operational management, HR and training. His training delivery skills and ability to lead large groups through tricky exercises make him an invaluable asset to the team. Beyond that, he’s become a beloved friend and brings a tonne of joy to the office (especially around the holidays)

We’re honoured and proud to have him with us.

Wrapping Up

We’ve been blessed with nothing but success and great people this year. We’re looking forward to an action-packed and thriving 2020. Thank you all for trusting us to help you Grow!

Interested in working on your communication skills? Want to become a better manager? Developing your Leadership styles?  Then click the button below and get in touch with us today!