Impactful, dynamic and results-driven learning for the 21st century.
Would you like to keep learning alive before, during and after workshops?
Would you like to measure the impact of learning?
Would you like learning and development to link to your individual and organisational goals?
Would you or your staff like 1-2-1 coaching?
Competency-based and structured organisational performance improvement.
Would you like sustainable uplift in your organisational performance?
Would you like help with driving and maintaining high performance?
Would you like managers who focus on performance, and a system to monitor and facilitate it?
Would you like aligned goals and a feedback-rich culture with high motivation and commitment?
“My resillience training workshop with Bernard Genge was truly inspirational and a totally fresh look at looking at yourself and how you work with life and people. It has made a huge difference to my prioritisation of essential tasks and managing my time during the day, both professionally at work and at home. I have learnt to say NO but in a good way, ensuring that my colleagues know the reason for saying no and the consequences of switching priorities with cause and effect strategy. My hours at work are 30 a week: 5 for Rheumatology consultants, 17 for Rheum CNS nurses and 8 for Parkinson’s. I also hot desk in three areas to fulfill my duties, so being organised and prioritising importance and urgent tasks is absolutely key. Bernard speaks in a way that you listen intently, waiting for his next sentence, and seeing clearly the reasons behind his theory and how it works in real life. I can honestly say the course has changed my life. I like to change my mantras. Today is “Be the energy you want to attract.” I change this every other day; I love inspirational quotes. I cannot thank Bernard enough, and the NDDH for having the foresight to use such an inspirational speaker and mentor. Simply, thank you!”
North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
“We have known and utilised the services of ProAction Development for over 10 years; they are highly client focused and have always delivered to a high standard whatever training services we have procured with them.”
Julian Unthank, Higos Insurance Services Ltd
“Thank you, Bernard. The workshop was inspiring and I’m going home to do a weekly plan, and be proactive, not reactive. I also plan to encourage my family.”
Tracy Chillingworth, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
“If you are looking for training solutions to fit all budgets, then speak to ProAction Development. They provide high quality, tailored training that fits with the culture of your organisation and your resources.”
Karen Bell, Alabaré Christian Care and Support
“Bernard’s resilience workshop was very inspiring and informative. I believe everybody should attend this class to gain invaluable knowledge and to know how to deal with the various aspects of resilience.”
Sarah Jenkins, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
“As an organisation we have worked with Bernard and Amanda for many years; ProAction Development have helped in delivering many leadership and OD Development programmes. They continue to be responsive to our needs as a customer and successfully engage attendees. All the trainers have become well respected within the organisation, and the team demonstrates good technical knowledge and regularly varies how sessions are delivered to meet our requirements.”
Darryn Allcorn, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
“A very informative workshop full of useful information and taught by a very knowledgeable teacher.”
Emma Clarke, North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Meet The Team
After working in various roles in senior administrative positions within the health and education sectors, Amanda Mooney formed ProAction Development C.I.C. in 2007 with business partner, Bernard Genge. Since then, she has provided key background support for the community interest company, which offers consultancy, training and coaching solutions to public, private and third sector organisations. Amanda acts as the finance director with responsibility for all administrative processes, systems, logistics and finance.
After spending 12 years as a medic in the Royal Navy, where he became fascinated by psychology and the workings of the mind, Bernard Genge worked for 12 years in the corporate healthcare industry before going it alone as a freelance trainer in 2001. In 2007, he jointly established ProAction Development C.I.C., a not-for-private-profit social enterprise specialising in organisation and individual performance improvement, to coincide with the launch of his first book, 10 Actions To Transform Your Life.
Now, with over 30 years of experience in psychology, cognitive behaviour, personal development and leadership, he is driven by helping and inspiring individuals and organisations to make real change to achieve their goals and hopes that what ProAction Development has to offer exceeds expectations on many levels.
When Bernard isn’t helping others achieve their goals, he can be found participating in various endurance events; he has run over 100 marathons and several ultramarathons, competed in an Ironman triathlon, cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End and across Vietnam, and trekked across Namibia. Many of these events have been for charity and one of his proudest moments was helping to build a school in Tanzania.
After a period of teaching sports science and coaching young athletes, Gabrielle Collison spent a number of years overseas, particularly in Portugal, where she began writing for several magazines regarding living and buying property in the country and even participated in a weekly phone-in radio show. Eventually, she managed to get two editions of Buying Property in Portugal published.
Since settling back in the UK more permanently, and learning the ropes of the publishing world, she has released a third edition of Buying Property in Portugal under her own publishing name as well as published a labour of love: British Marathon Running Legends of the 1980s.
Gabrielle has a keen interest in all things self-development and has also studied sports psychology within her undergraduate and postgraduate sports science degree courses. She is currently undertaking website, social media, research and writing work for ProAction Development C.I.C.
An accomplished athlete, Gabrielle gained a national championship (AAA) silver medal over 3000m on the track in the mid ‘90s and competed to a high level on the road and cross-country. However, she now prefers to spend her time in the weights room and took part in her first physique stage competition last year where she finished 4th in the over 35s fitness model category.
We are a ‘not-for-private-profit’ social enterprise; our trading surpluses are invested into community-based projects that assist with social change or personal development for those that would not routinely be able to access such development. Motivational talks for charity, free training sessions for employees in local schools and free performance management systems for a local health centre are examples of such projects.