EPISODE 15: How understanding your personality and adapting your behaviours can help you engage with the judges and win an awards pitch with Ian Washington-Smith, Behavioural Expert & Director at Rego.
Join Donna in conversation with Ian Washington-Smith, the Director of Rego, an organisation that works with people to solve problems and support individuals and teams to achieve their goals and reach their potential.
With the company strapline “Changing Realities” Ian had his own reality changed when he retired from the police after 30 years as a Detective Inspector. In his last post, he managed the Counter Corruption Unit working across the Thames Valley Police force area, leading a team that worked covertly to investigate police corruption allegations - a little like you see in the BBC series “Line of Duty”.
After encountering his own experiences with stress, Ian retrained as an REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) therapist, with much of this work based on Stoic Philosophy which has brought him to where he is today, helping people achieve their potential through a better understanding of themselves.
Donna O'Toole is CEO of August, she has had the pleasure of supporting entrepreneurs, business leaders and teams to win the most prestigious awards in the world. Seeing first-hand how receiving awards and recognition has motivated teams, solved problems, supercharged brands and raised their profiles, helping businesses to grow and do even more good things for their employees, their industry and their community.