Fuelling Your Best Work


The world of work is changing fast. The lines between home and office have become blurred. We have more digital tools than ever at our disposal, yet apps and platforms also distract and interrupt us. Agile working practices and autonomy are on the increase. Employers are redesigning the office to make it more human. Creativity, empathy and curiosity are touted as future-proof skills. Yet many organisational cultures still keep employees shackled to their desks or stuck in back-to-back meetings.

It’s up to us to make the most of this opportunity and stay engaged. We need to pay attention to how we do our best work. We need to pay attention to our fuel tanks. And to those of our employees.

FYBW is a session to get people doing just that - your best work. It’s impossible to go on a journey on an empty tank, no matter how fabulous the car is. Same with us - we might work in the best office in the world. Yet if our own fuel tank is empty, the ideas won’t flow and we won’t be productive.

FYBW opens participants’ eyes to fresh ideas and approaches shining a light on the habits and behaviours that give us an edge, boost productivity and creativity, and help us be happier. It looks at making the most of our spaces and enhancing our working practices to make a positive difference to our working life. It’ll get you and your team re-energised about your roles and working lives.

Keynote = 30 minutes
Interactive talk/ Lunch n’ learn = 60 minutes
Workshop = 90 to 120 minutes

Fuel = good for well-being

Having the right fuel nurtures emotional well-being and good mental health. In the busyness of our lives, we don’t always stop to think. Yet this stuff really matters.‘Fuelling Your Best Work’ is a lively and interactive session incorporating everything learned over a 28-year career. It includes lessons from Ian’s time as a consultant and trainer for such organisations as the BBC, and as a writer on work and business for the Financial Times.

FYBW covers: the importance of space and place; choosing the right tools; when to do the work that matters; how to inject a sense of curiosity in how we work; making space to think; the importance of following ‘you’; putting boundaries around work; how to be more human; finding our rocket fuel.

Over the last 12 months Microsoft, Diageo, Carbon Law Partners, General Assembly and The Next Web conference have all benefited from FYBW.

We love working with organisations who want to inspire their teams to excel, and who aren’t afraid of shaking things up along the way.

We’re all on a journey in our work lives and careers. We need fuel in our tanks.

 Really loved the talk, really helpful and feeling pumped to have a year of bossing it. Thank you!” Paul T.

 “Thank you for igniting a bright light to guide me on my way.” Emma G.

This is Ten Sparks, a booklet that accompanies ‘Fuelling Your Best Work’

This is Ten Sparks, a booklet that accompanies ‘Fuelling Your Best Work’