A spoonful of sugar: harnessing language to achieve your goals – Ceri Newton

We want to work to our best, and if we have teams, we want them to do the same. In Ceri Newton’s Agile On The Beach 2019 session she looks at words and how they can improve your outcomes and propel you and your team to where you want to be. Skimming the surface of NLP, mindfulness and the latest neuroscientific research, she debunks some misconceptions and then looks at the science behind some simple rules to change the words you use.

Ceri is a Behavioural Coach, and despite the fancy title, is still terrified to be here.

Delver of neuroscience, psychology, and linguistics; possessor of PTSD, crushing social anxiety and extreme research as a distraction device; diffuser of mumbo-jumbo, claptrap and pseudoscience, Ceri has been encouraging better application of inner and outer language since her days of training Samaritans and teaching university students, having seen the effects personally and professionally.

Now working with teams in Bristol, London and Cambridge, and especially after being described by one board director as the “Mary Poppins of Agile”, Ceri focuses much of her efforts on showing how we can use conscious language to get the best from ourselves and other, create safe spaces to work in and attain outcome-focussed delivery for healthy interactions with happy clients.

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