The Break Through Workshop

Is your team under pressure to deliver exceptional results?

Are they working below their full potential?

Driving your organisation to greater success requires taking on goals that currently seem ambitious. 

However, it’s one thing to set an audacious goal – it’s another to get your team to get engaged with it, to apply themselves and and start making meaningful progress.

People prefer to stay inside their comfort zone. When faced with a new challenge they will immediately find silent ‘reasons’ for not committing. Even if you encourage them with external rewards and incentives there is still often a gap between wanting a result and doing something about achieving it – because even motivated, capable and well-resourced people won’t achieve at their potential if there are gaps in their skills or they have limiting attitudes and beliefs. 

This workshop helps participants to replace their mental ‘road-blocks’ with more empowering new attitudes and techniques. It provides participants with a set of tools and insights to help them remove their internal barriers and so make a step change in performance. Through listening to anecdotes, and taking part in team and individual exercises, participants learn and practise the tools and mindsets to be more effective, confident and resilient as they take on their challenges.

Who is this workshop for?

  • If you are about to set an audacious challenge to your team

  • If you have set a challenge and progress is not as expected.

  • If you want to provide staff with the tools to perform to their potential

  • If you’re looking for a step change in performance


The topics of this workshop follows the universal thoughts that arise when we try to take on any large challenge.

  • “I can’t get started” (Overcoming procrastination)

  • “It’s not going to work” (Dealing with the objections, lack of enthusiasm and commitment when taking on a large, daunting challenge)

  • “What if I fail?” (How to address the worst case and reframing what failure means)

  • “I don’t know how to do it” (Dealing with over and under confidence about skill levels)

  • “How do I get on with these people?” (Dealing with difficult people in the team)

  • “I’m never going to get there” (Dealing with setbacks and adversity)

Using my own experience of getting off the couch to take on and win the trans-Atlantic rowing race, and trek unsupported to the South Pole, I go through each of these blocks, and use anecdotes and activities to deliver thought provoking insights in an entertaining, unexpected and unforgettable way. 

 No role plays, no interpretative dance, just relevant information and focussed, highly interactive and inclusive exercises.


By the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Have increased confidence to take on challenges

  • Be more resilient in the face of setbacks

  • Have a range of methods for persisting through adversity

  • Have powerful methods for overcoming lack of commitment

  • Be able to apply a range of techniques to bust through procrastination

  • Understand the link between measurement and motivation 

  • Understand the three thoughts that stop them from learning the skills that they need

Client Feedback

IAG were looking for a workshop to bring one of their new brand values of ‘Brave’ to life to key product development and underwriting staff. Participants were taken through a customised version of ‘The Breakthrough Workshop’.

> “We asked Kevin to help us explore one of the dimensions (Braver) of our new company Spirit. He adapted his material very skilfully to this topic and his use of technology really helped us engage as a team, and gave bravery a whole new meaning. It was inspiring as well as entertaining and gave us great tools to add to our kit going forward.” – Allan Dornan, Chief Operating Officer Executive, IAG NZ Ltd”

Refresh Renovations were looking for an inspiring keynote followed by a highly practical goal setting workshop for 40 of their franchisees at their annual conference in the Gold Coast. The objective was to encourage them to set and achieve audacious goals for the year.

> “Kevin presented twice at the Refresh Renovations Annual Conference. We were spellbound by Kevin’s “My Oarsome Adventure” speech which was followed by the half day Breakthrough workshop. Both sessions were fast paced, inspiring and very relevant to business, with a great touch of humour. It was great to learn about how we can use Kevin’s methods to achieve our own success.” – Matt Steele, Franchise Operations Manager, Refresh Renovations”

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