Jon Lavin

Jon Lavin 2013

Jon Lavin

I want to offer my details on this, my ‘About’ page, in a less than conventional manner. This is my reasoning.

Because while many visitors to this page are looking for the details of my background, that are, indeed, included a little further down the page, my sense is that visitors are also trying to get a sense of what ‘rocks my boat’; so to speak.

So I am going to offer the answer to that ‘boat-rocking’ question through the following short essay.


We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Thus said Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Intuitively, it strikes one as correct. However, reflect for a few moments on how you think and very quickly it becomes clear that how you think is based on deep-seated experiences and the learnings that flow from those experiences.

As it is for all of us.

Just as relevantly, perhaps more so, is that how we behave is based on those same deep-seated experiences and subsequent learnings. This offers a clue as to why bringing about lasting, behavioural change can often feel like pushing water uphill!

What about bringing lasting, necessary change in the workplace? Frequently for directors and managers the only effective solution is to use a form of facilitated self-discovery.

In other words, using an outside professional to provide a unique, individual approach to personal development; so critical to bringing about that lasting change.


Now to those details:

Company Name The People Workshop Ltd
Company Address 35 Manor Bend
Postcode TQ5 0PB
Contact Mobile Phone/Business 07711 882859 / 01803 844133
Contact Email
Biography I have been working with people in a wide range of organisations for over 18 years. My speciality is working with behaviours and people so they have a greater, positive impact in the workplace. My engineering background means that I understand how people think in high pressure, productive environments so what I do is more acceptable and can be put into use immediately. I work with managers at all levels to support them in bringing, lasting necessary change. My approach is down to earth, integrious and fun and draws on extensive personal and professional development.

Other information

Relevant qualifications & training HNC, IEng MIET(elect), BEd Design & Tech., MA, UKCP accredited therapist, NLP Practitioner, Transactional Analysis Practitioner
Industry sector Manufacturing and Leadership
Linked-In Page
Link to Twitter

Extra Experiences

Have worked with the food industry, engineering and National Health Service (NHS). My telecoms and engineering background supports my work in manufacturing environments to effectively apply my people management and leadership skills.


  • Psychology of behaviours applied to the workplace
  • Supporting managers in getting the best out of their people – in a fun, down-to-earth way
  • Supporting businesses in bringing about lasting change
  • Group & one to one development work
  • Customised development programmes
  • Psychological profiling
  • Team forming & building
  • Personal development work


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