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Welcome to

FPI Associates

We are a learning and development consultancy with a genuine heart for people.

 

We passionately believe that emotionally intelligent behaviour which builds mutual respect, empathy and trust is at the very heart of effective interactions between people. Critically, for managers and leaders, it is also the greatest lever of employee engagement. 

 

This belief underpins the development interventions and individual coaching we offer. 

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Welcome to

FPI Associates

We are a learning and development consultancy with a genuine heart for people.

 

We passionately believe that emotionally intelligent behaviour which builds mutual respect, empathy and trust is at the very heart of effective interactions between people. Critically, for managers and leaders, it is also the greatest lever of employee engagement. 

 

This belief underpins the development interventions and individual coaching we offer. 

Learning & Development Focus

Enabling Strong Work Performance

Raising the capability of managers to set clear expectations & monitor & review effectively.

Building a Healthy Feedback Culture

Developing collaboration by embedding effective feedback skills into your organisation

Personal Impact & Influence

Enabling people to present themselves more positively to influence business outcomes

New Manager Induction

Equipping new managers with a toolkit of essential
skills & knowledge to start well

Graduate Development

Investing in their future by developing interpersonal,

 team and management skills.

Coaching

Career Coaching

Helping you to consider & prepare for

your  next career move.

Management Skills Support

Providing a confidential space to focus on real – time personal development needs. 

Personal Impact & Influence Coaching

Developing confidence, impact  and effectiveness when dealing with others.

About Us

FPI Associates was launched in 1998 by Fiona Irving following her 12-year career with British Airways, working in a variety of development roles.

 

Our  main focus is raising the capability of managers to deliver effective performance for their organisation. We support them with skills-based development, facilitation and coaching.

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Our Beliefs

Partnership is essential.

We know that we can only add value to our clients if we work in partnership – we never pretend to know more about your business than you do.

No two organisations are alike

We don’t deliver “off the shelf” packages. Every intervention is designed or customised as a “best fit” solution to the unique needs of your organisation.

People learn in different ways.

We are committed to creating supportive learning environments in which people feel encouraged and motivated to learn and develop their skills and knowledge.

Why work with us?

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FPI Associates has supported over 50 corporate clients since 1998. Our experience has taught us that four fundamental elements endure wherever people work together; the desire of employees to be led & managed effectively, to be communicated with consistently and authentically, to be offered opportunity to grow & develop potential and to be treated with respect.

Fiona draws on her wide experience and her own personal development to inform her training, mentoring, feedback & coaching in the areas outlined above.

She holds a Diploma in Assertiveness Training for Trainers and is a licensed practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Hay Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI). She trained as a Career Coach in 2009 and is currently undertaking training leading to accreditation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in 2021.

Our Reputation

Built on designing & delivering effective interventions based on client-partnership principles and an honest and down to earth approach.

Our track record of repeat business is indicative of the comfort and confidence that clients feel when engaging us.

Our passion

To improve communication between people within organisations and so make working together more productive and enjoyable.

Our style

Fiona has a relaxed and good-humoured consultancy and delivery style which receives positive reviews from participants and coaching clients alike.

Our strengths

A focus on interpersonal skills development and a wealth of experience in supporting managers to manage their people effectively. Fiona’s particular strength is in combining a sharp eye for behavioural impact with a gentle directness and ease with offering feedback to clients to raise self-awareness.

Our team

Whilst often working alone, Fiona has access to a team of high calibre associates to support larger programmes. All have worked at senior level within corporates. Our shared goal is to enhance the performance of individuals by developing their confidence and competence.

Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it… 
Here are some of the companies and individuals who have experienced real change after working with FPI Associates

Current & Past Clients

Recent clients of FPI Associates

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Have a Question?

FAQ

Of course! All commissions start with a complimentary, no obligation conversation in which we can explore the issue and gauge whether FPI Associates is the most appropriate source of support. If we both agree, we will then prepare a proposal outlining our initial approach to an intervention; it’s key objectives, next steps and costings for your consideration.

We hope that our website clarifies what is important to us and how we like to work.  But the real chemistry check is best done face to face when you can explore our experience and more easily imagine us working within your culture. Understanding your business is essential for us, too, if we are to add value to it. So, we work hard to get to know you as a potential client and to gain insight into your priorities and values.

Not at all – although that would be the ideal! The wonders of technology mean we can connect online (through Zoom, FaceTime or similar) and relevant materials can be emailed or sent to you in advance of coaching sessions.  A complimentary “chemistry check” conversation is the first step to deciding whether to engage our services. Drop me an email to fix up an initial meeting!

Well, that really depends upon your objectives and how they can best be met, given your culture and unique operational constraints. That is why we don’t sell “one- size- fits- all” learning and development solutions but prefer instead to design or tailor products to best fit our clients’ needs, which can often be complex and variable. All our work starts with a conversation and cost proposals are developed from that point.

Certainly – for example we adapted a Management Skills programme for a client that was previously delivered as a one-day face-to-face workshop across the UK. This is now running as a three- part online programme and is receiving very positive feedback. We were also asked, early in the pandemic, to design and deliver a Wellbeing & Resilience module for managers who were adjusting to working – and leading ­- from home.

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