Past Meetup

Using Archetype for Emotional and Social intelligence by Pad

This Meetup is past

75 people went

Price: £6.00 /per person

Conference Room of St James's Church

197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL · London

How to find us

In the basement venue. Entrance is near to Costa Coffee. Doors 6:30pm. Talk start at 7pm.

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Learning to quickly assess where someone’s coming from and responding in a way that steers towards a positive outcome is a rare skill, but to understand others you really need to start by understanding yourself.

In this practical evening workshop you will discover a simple yet profound way of firstly understanding your own primary character type and then learning how to assess where somebody else is ‘at’. This way you can quickly learn to understand their motivations, talk their language and meet them where they are.

Learn to quickly build bridges, establish rapport and ultimately enhance the strengths of all those involved - whilst negating whatever negative traits there might be ‘in the air’.

These skills are extremely valuable when dealing with awkward situations – both personally and professionally – helping you in management situations, interviews, negotiations and delegation. It’s also helped many couples gain a deeper appreciation of their differences and learn to co-operate in a much more fulfilling way.

Never mind horse-whispering, it can be hard enough understanding human beings.

Some of the most productive relationships in history have been between two people who, whilst they have a common mission, have very different perspectives on the matters at hand. Too many quit at a first sign of trouble, they give up and get out – but not you. Those who want to lead, to have influence, to establish significant works in business or in their community, or who want to build an extraordinary family life, stay the course and make communication a top priority.

Is there anyone in your life that you find it hard to communicate with? They evidently look at things in a rather different way to you and every conversation ends up feeling awkward, unproductive and draining. This can be especially hard if the person is a work colleague – and even more of a challenge if that person is actually your boss.

Some people seem to need a little ‘extra handling’, and whilst they might be quite trying at times, it’s sometimes worth digging a bit deeper to get to the gold.

It’s not magic – it just feels like it.

Pad is an author, speaker and Success Coach. He is the creator of Team Me; a dynamic approach to personal and professional performance that majors on the achievement of rapid results.A certified NLP Trainer & Master Practitioner he has conducted numerous training workshops and coaching sessions from the UK and Europe to the Far East.

Pad is also a guest lecturer at UCL, London and was a Catalyst at the 2012 International Coach Federation (ICF) Global Annual Conference in 2012 - demonstrating his unique model of coaching with Archetypes.

Pad’s book TEAM ME has been acclaimed by authors such as Brian Tracy and Marcia Reynolds PsyD. as well as numerous Master Coaches around the world. It provides an easy to understand introduction to Archetypes and shows exactly how people can greatly improve their performance in life, especially as they face challenging life situations.

No stranger to the media, Pad has previously appeared on ITV, BBC World Service, Premier Radio and Radio5 Live as well as being quoted in The Guardian, The Independent and Telegraph.


Booking tickets: To book a ticket you need to click on “Attend” on the right hand side of the page. You will then be taken through to the payment page where you need a credit or debit card. Please note that although Paypal is used for payment, you do not need a Paypal account, just a credit or debit card.

We are not able to take payment in any other form. You can book up to 3 tickets maximum (you plus 2 guests).

Tickets are not available on the door.

Tickets are non-transferable and can not be sold to other members.

We have a waiting list system in place.

Venue: St James Church Conference Centre. Walk down Piccadilly on the left hand side, away from Piccadilly Circus until you reach Costa Coffee (part of the Waterstone’s building). We are then down the black metal stairs located about 10ft away from Costa.

Time: The Doors open at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7pm sharp.

Please note that we no longer allow late admittance to the talks. Late arrivals are extremely disruptive to the speaker, the audience members and the recording of the event. If you arrive past 7pm and the speaker has started, then you will not be permitted to enter the venue until the break at 7:45pm.

Refunds and cancelling tickets: Cancel your place with 24 hours notice, then a credit for a future talk (availability permitting) will be granted.

To cancel your place and get a talk credit you need to follow these exact steps;

1. Change your RSVP to “not going”

2. Email me at [masked] and include your membership number (found on your profile page and indicate what talk you are cancelling and what talk you would like to attend instead.

Cash refunds are not available.

Waiting list: If you are on the waiting list then you will be sent an automatic notification should a place become available. Once this email it sent, it is first come first served.

You need to change your RSVP to “going” and then make payment. If it is not allowing you to change your RSVP then it is because someone else has already got in there before you.

Food and drinks: Please feel free to bring in your own drinks, refreshments are not provided. Please however refrain from bringing in food.

Speaking at events: If you are interested in speaking at a future event, please email me direct at matt at interestingtalks dot co dot uk and put “speakers pack” in the subject bar. I will then send you all the details.