An award-winning performance consultancy which operates in the City of London, Europe and the US has opened an office in Leeds.

Tougher Minds, which delivers practical, effective and highly engaging training to help people improve resilience, well-being and personal performance, was created by Yorkshire-born Dr Jon Finn. The consultancy has reached over 10,000 people with its programmes during the last decade. It has identified Leeds, with its vibrant business community and rapidly growing tech sector, as an area it wishes to offer its services to.

Tougher Minds’ current clients include national and international businesses, major banks, professional services firms and companies with a large¬ global salesforce. In the education sector, it works with leading independent schools, Universities and offers well-being and resilience programmes for families. Their training can be applied to all aspects of business, education and life.

To mark the opening of the new office within Leeds Digital Hub, Tougher Minds is staging a free event on Thursday June 21st from 6.15pm, which will present insights into well-being, employee engagement and developing an effective team in business.

During the “How to create powerful teams” event, the consultancy will also make a presentation about their ‘Team Power’ training. The event, for leaders and future leaders within business and education, will also include a Q and A session with a panel of performance consultants. It takes place in the Parkinson Suite of No1 Leeds.

Dr Jon Finn, Tougher Minds’ founder, said:

“Many businesses and organisations are under pressure to change, innovate, grow, and achieve more with less resources. This event will share a range of insights into improved well-being and personal performance, which can help leaders support their people to be their best more often, and to create what we call Team Power”.

Finn, who completed his doctorate at Leeds Beckett University, added:

“We look forward to meeting West Yorkshire business people at this event and discussing our work to improve employee retention, morale, engagement and develop leadership.”

Tougher Minds’ programmes use the latest neuroscience insights and have been recognised for their effectiveness. This includes the Independent School Association’s Education Initiative of the Year award. The consultancy has also advised the Department of Education, and think-tank DEMOS on developing resilience in young people. The Tougher Minds team has also produced performance guides for national newspapers.

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Tougher Minds was founded by Dr. Jon Finn, and has been developed by the Tougher Minds team for nearly 10 years. The consultancy works with business, universities, schools and sport. Tougher Minds delivers award-winning, practical, effective and highly engaging training to help everybody improve resilience, well-being and personal performance - for all aspects of work, education and life. Tougher Minds’ programmes use the latest neuroscience insights and have been recognised for their effectiveness. The innovative nature and impact of this work features in national newspapers including The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. The consultancy has also advised the Government and think tanks on developing resilience.
Our team has a combined experience of over 100 years in supporting individuals and teams to be their best. We use this experience, alongside our own peer reviewed research, to help our clients achieve: improved performance; greater wellbeing; enhanced resilience; increased productivity; increased innovation; reduction in stress; improved morale; improved employee retention; reductions in employee disengagement; improved leadership development; better performance under pressure.