Team Building & Leadership Development

Much of MIRA's work involves team building and leadership development.  The good news is that the "Forum" or Group or Team Management approach offers great opportunity to maximise performance while creating a sustainable process that is full of potential.

MIRA in collaboration with spirit@work has updated the 1960s Team Development Phases and provides a relevant diagnostic to enable people and teams to be their best.  The phases were Forming - Storming - Norming - Performing.

The Performing phase has been expanded to include; Maturing - Customering - Innovating.

An engaged and commited team is powerful in achieving aims and goals.  The organisation wins, the customer wins and so do the team members - a win win win! 

See other pages and the testimonials.  Please contact us for information about our team and leadership module.


Peter Holden – Manufacturing Manager, Dulux Group.

"I have known Stephen for a number of years participating in both group training sessions and a one on one personal development program.  Each and every intervention has been professionally facilitated by Stephen.  In my current role as Manufacturing Manager of a large, strategically important site I need to get the best out of my management team.

I have the desire to transform a group of highly competent individuals into a high performing team that can reach new heights and deliver a step change in operational excellence.  After several discussions with Stephen a program was developed and delivered which proved both challenging and rewarding for the team.  The program helped crystallise the journey for me as a leader and that of the team.

Matthew Rocke, CEO of Rocke Brothers Transport – Successful Business Growth, Restructure and Healthy Relationships
Since establishing our business in 2003 we have grown steadily under the helm of the three Rocke Brothers. We managed our growth successfully over this time, but recently it became apparent that that the company had reached a stage where a complete revision of our structure was necessary and that an outsider would provide us with a fresh perspective.

Accordingly, we employed Stephen Hanman of MIRA Companions who provided a range of services.

First, he reviewed the company's structure and the roles of key staff. This culminated in him designing a new structure that not only addressed our current problems, but also provided a succession plan.

Second, he observed the relationships within our company and provided advice and assistance in achieving a movement from strained relationships to a healthier environment. In a family company this is a particularly difficult process, and Stephen should be particularly commended for the way he handled this.

Third, he was a sounding board for ideas, both on an individual basis and during group workshops which he organised. Fourth, in order to clarify the strategic aims of our company and to re-place staff within the new structure in a way that afforded all parties maximum dignity and respect for their individual skill-sets, Stephen Hanman facilitated discussion amongst various groups that enabled all parties to put issues on the table in a healthy and respectful way and to take ownership of decisions that were eventually made.

Steve's assistance at this important time in our company's history ensured that we moved to the next phase of our development smoothly and with the minimum of upheaval.  We recommend him highly.