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Creative arts based workshops and events with teams

January 20th, 2014

Heather Johnston


As one of my new offerings for 2014 I will be providing creativity and art based workshops and events for teams and groups. So if you fancy getting a bit messy and doing something different to come up with some new ideas or solve your organisational challenges or just to spend time as team, then this could be for you!

In my organisational work, I hear a number of comments about wanting to be more innovative and creative either individually or with the work that the group is doing. Using art based techniques alongside my facilitation and event design skills I can work with your group:

  • To start to see things around themselves differently
  • To help them come up with some new ideas
  • To tap in to the intuitive part of themselves that may hold some more unique ideas than traditional approaches
  • To work on something both individually and together to help see interconnections and build a sense of team spirit
  • To loosen up and have some fun!

As some of you know I have been painting for 14 years and have my own studio and participate in open studios and have a few exhibitions coming up this year (see

All materials will be provided and no artistic skills are required- the focus is on the process of the creation! You will also have some strong visual reminders to take back with you to the office, if you so wish.

So if you fancy taking a different approach to solving some of your organisational challenges and coming up with some innovative ideas for the future then please do give me a call on 07801 246113 or e-mail me

Mindtrip is Ten!

January 14th, 2014

Heather Johnston

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I can’t quite believe that I have reached a major milestone of 10 years with my business, mindtrip- where did the time go!

It has certainly been an interesting few years with changes in what clients have been demanding over the years. In the early years, my focus was very much around team development and top team development along with tailored training events and leadership development. To find out more about what I offer please have a look here and here.

In 2006, I won a great opportunity to run a large change programme across the support services within Herbert Smith. This programme lasted 18 months and was very much focused on building relationships and creating a ‘joined up’ support services to the legal professionals within the firm. To find out more as to what I can do for you around change management have a look here 

With the advent of moving towards the recession in the UK in late 2007, my work began to shift more towards coaching and dealing with change and transition which is still my focus today. In addition to this, I have a strong interest in wellbeing and positive staff engagement and I believe this will start to build further over the next few years with us moving slowly out of our recessive climate and into growth. To see more about what I can help with have a look here and for a bit more information about my approach take a look here

As part of my own development and keeping myself fresh with new ideas and thoughts for working with my clients, my focus in recent years has been looking at a more integrated and holistic offering bringing in mindfulness and compassion based approaches as well as walking and art into my wider development offerings for clients.

So if you are thinking about something for you staff and Organisation or for something personally for you do give me a call on 07801 246113 I probably have just the thing you need!