What will you learn in the course ‘Managing difficult personalities to work better together’ ?

  • Discover your natural working style with accompanying qualities and pitfalls, in an active, playful way
  • Observe other working styles in interaction with the group and experience how you can get the most out of people with different working styles
  • Find out how you choose the right people for the right task and how you, as a manager, can manage different personalities effectively
  • Discover how everyone, including yourself, has his/her difficult ways for the sheer reason we all think, feel and act differently
  • Gain more self-awareness and discover what you need to develop in order to lead people more effectively
  • You cannot change others, but what you are able to do is adapt yourself in dealing with others. And you can make a conscious decision to do this as it is a choice

Do you sometimes think?

  • If only I could find more people who work like me?
  • Why don’t they just keep working instead of chatting?
  • Can they never be on time?
  • Why don’t they just do what I ask them to do?

For whom?

  • Anyone who wants to become more self-aware of his/her own working style
  • Team leaders who lead people to perform
  • Sales people, entrepreneurs who are in direct contact with customers and suppliers
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about their own behavior in a fun way and how it impacts others
  • Anyone who wants to manage people they experience as a difficult personality, in a more effective way

Managing difficult personalities to work better together  – Practical information!

Experiential workshop of 1 day (see more info below) + individual coaching session


This course is currently not available in open programme. Please contact Start to be YOU for more information.

Tariff and content of the package

Unavailable at the moment in open programme, please get in touch for future programme or intra-company formula.

  • intake call via phone prior to the workshop
  • an active course day with lots of interaction and reflection between participants
  • coaching session of 1 hour after the 1-day course/workshop to work individually on personal learning objectives
  • a light sandwich lunch, refreshments included

The course will run as soon as 4 registrations are received. The maximum number in a group is 8.

* Start to be YOU is a certified provider for training under the SME e-wallet (KMO-portefeuille), which may allow you to apply for a subsidy of up to 40% from the Flemish government.

Why should you attend the course “Working better together” with Start to be YOU ?

  • Start to be YOU is using the experiential learning methodology, enabling participants to gain new insights with accompanying feelings and thoughts which are based on the experience in the moment.
  • The course is very dynamic and it enables learning in a safe environment through the use of simulation exercises.
  • The learning methodology is playful at the same time, it stimulates creativity and it is a fun way to learn.

Would you like to know why play and exploring are important in organisational development?

Read the blog here. 

This course can be organised intra-company with teams, for managers, for employees who frequently interact with third parties or as a basis for team coaching or individual coaching.

What is experiential learning?

Experiential learning is based on Kolb’s experiential learning cycles (ELT)**. It offers the opportunity to learn by doing and experiencing. Instead of telling, teaching, powerpoint-ing about how things should be done, participants are completely immersed in an experience, not just mentally, but also physically and emotionally. After each exercise they reflect on the experience and connect their experiences with easy-to-understand concepts. Next they put the learning conclusions into practice which in turn will lead to new learning experiences.

“Learning is the process by which knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” (Kolb, 1984, p. 38).

Benefits of the methodology

  • In a very participative way we work with exercises which offer new insights
  • The exercises are a simulation of what typically happens in a working environment. They are chosen to meet the learning objectives of the programme.
  • After each exercise new insights from the experience are shared during reflection moments.
  • By drawing learning points based upon a here-and-now experience, the insights are much more realistic and sustainable than simply learning through knowledge transfer.
  • Abstract concepts and theoretical models are explained to support the learning experience.
  • The methodology meets different learning styles: for people who like active learning, those who like to reflect, for those who like to understand theoretical models and for pragmatists. Everyone’s learning styles’ needs are met.