In the beginning…
The Origins of Planet Positive Change
Welcome, we are Gill and Viv and together we head up Planet Positive Change. We grew up in Yorkshire, famous for the humble Yorkshire Pudding, cricket, Old Mother Shipton – check her out, Yorkshire’s very own answer to Nostradamus, the Yorkshire Dales, James Herriott and deep philosophical statements like “There’s nowt so queer as folk.” Translation: “People are so interesting you really should study them.” So we did.
Walking the Lifelong Learning Talk
Curious about folk we travelled and worked around the world, as far afield as Australasia and Tibet and everywhere inbetween. Consequently, we discovered other cultures. We saw how people respond to life’s challenges in a myriad of different ways and our passion for psychology was ignited. As a result, a passion was ignited which inspired a lifetime of research and learning. However much we love the theory, we recognise the need for practical application. That’s why we’re all about practical, evidence based tools, that enable positive change.
How Planet Positive Change Makes a difference
It would be easy to look at some of the big name companies that we work with now and think that’s how things have always been. Not everyone starts life with the same level of resilience and for some it can feel like a mountain to overcome challenging life events. As a result, we aimed to make a real difference. Our work began by applying psychological theory to support people living in inner city London who were homeless, experiencing mental health issues and young people at risk of offending. We also worked overseas in United Nations refugee camps. We knew that practical tools for positive change could be learned and were passionate about supporting people to develop the skills to do just that.
Our work is about making a difference. For example, we still do pro bono work alongside our corporate clients for causes that we truly believe in.
Quality and Expertise at Planet Positive Change
Eventually we started our own companies and then came together as Planet Positive Change. The feedback was great! Clients loved what we did and how we did it. As a result, we gained a solid reputation as experts. Above all, quality and expertise are paramount for us. It’s what our clients deserve. For instance, we guarantee high quality by ensuring that everything with the Planet Positive Change touch is designed and delivered by a qualified expert in their field. As a result, you will always work with specialists who have real world experience of theory and practice.
We look forward to welcoming you to Planet Positive Change.