The Four Seasons of Business

With Pamela Meekings-Stewart

at The Woolshed

The Four Seasons of Business

The Four Seasons of Business is a workshop for people who deal with other people – in teams and individually.  It has been used effectively by people who run businesses and by trainers, mentors, life coaches and the self-employed.  It is based on a deep but simple understanding of the dynamics of groups or teams and our own place within them. It is important that each of us knows our particular strengths in groups (our season or element, our contribution) and that we learn the strengths of people who are not like us (their season or element, their contribution) and our appreciation of that contribution.

The Four Seasons of Business is a workshop about group/team contribution.  It deals with Personality and Process, how to get the best out of a group or team and how to dynamically move it from idea to completion in a natural cycle of change. The Personal and the Process contribute to the whole.  Unfortunately, sometimes we not only lose sight of the end (the goals), we lose sight of the beginning (ourselves) as well.   Stress rises, needs don’t get met, deadlines scream and what was once the ‘dream organisation’ becomes the nightmare. Balance and harmony have fled.

The Four Seasons of Business also covers the vital skill of effective communication with different personality types in groups and teams.

I have used the Four Seasons/Four Elements profiling technique and its understanding of process for over 25 years as a producer, putting together film crews from 4 to 125, and as an Event and Project Manager. The Four Seasons process has seen me complete all projects happily on time and on budget. I have equally used this same technique effectively in management training and career planning for over 20 years.

From my experience of teaching Career Management, Change Management and practising career counselling, meditation, shiatsu and other disciplines, this workshop will draw on the quadrant principles of the seasons of Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn; the elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth – intuition, heart, mind and body.

The Workshops are held at “The Woolshed”, 144 Muri Road, Pukerua Bay. I can also travel within New Zealand and run workshops at your place of business specifically tailored to your needs.

The day consists of time to listen, time to think, time to talk, time to process, time to have fun, time to ‘chill out’, time to be still and go within, time to relax, time to be nurtured, time to eat, time to walk, stretch and honour the body.

This is a light-hearted workshop which will help you nurture yourself and your organisation.

I just wanted to further express my gratitude at the work that you put into the 4 Seasons workshop.  I felt very nurtured (my water element coming out)! And felt you presented so well, bringing yourself into the workshop and running it in a professional and ‘on track’ manner!!  I got so much out of the content (and I am still laughing over our ‘sales pitch to the panel’).  The material out of the course will assist not only me personally with interacting with the world, but also in utilising the skills learnt, with identifying how best to relate to my clients, colleagues and those near and dear to me. Thank you once again Pamela – for your essence, humour and skill that you bring to the world!

Estelle Cainey

We so enjoyed our Saturday on the other 4 Seasons course that we’d love to join this one too.

Louise Mouzouri

Pamela also offers:

The Four Elements of Communication

How to relate to people you don’t relate to by recognising your own element and that of others and learning some key words and phrases to get you on side! This one-day Workshop is similar to The Four Seasons of Business workshops but with a greater emphasis on communication.

Your communication is only as good as the response you receive.

The Four Seasons of Relationship

The Four Seasons of Relationship helps a couple strengthen the natural cycle of their relationship and moves beyond ‘Mars’ and ‘Venus’ to an appreciation of the unique elemental contribution each of us brings to a relationship and an appreciation of the contribution other elements bring in relation to ourselves. Many who have attended other workshops over the years wanted to take this natural and elemental understanding into their personal lives.