Discover the secret to Creating Value!
How well do your employees understand the financial and commercial objectives your business is striving for?
Do they know how the decisions they make on a daily basis affect the commercial wellbeing of your organisation?
Do they appreciate how they can personally add value to your organisation and its shareholders?
Do they want to grow and become better business managers?
Your employees are the lifeblood of your organisation. In order to be able to contribute to its success, it is vitally important that each and every one of them understands the key business processes and their financial drivers.
That’s where Creating Value comes in.
We are Harry McLean and Nicky Lawlor. As the owners and drivers of Creating Value, we have spent more than fifteen years designing and facilitating interactive training courses in the UK and around the world.
We have developed a highly interactive ‘business game’ simulation that gives participants a better understanding of how business works.
It also promotes teamwork, encourages analytical thinking, and develops invaluable leadership skills.
By the end of the course, your employees will be motivated – and better equipped – to play an active part in your organisation’s success.
The dynamic, highly collaborative nature of our ‘business game’ simulation means that all employees will benefit from the course, regardless of how much – or how little – financial and management knowledge they currently possess. Over the past few years our multicultural participants have ranged from all levels through to CFO and CEO, and our courses have been taught in other languages including Spanish and French.
Our simulation will give your employees all the practical tools and knowledge they need to enhance their skills and make a positive difference in the workplace. Just as importantly, our kinaesthetic and completely immersive business game structure makes learning enjoyable, which greatly enhances understanding.
Some of Our Clients
What Our Clients Say
I have worked with Nicky Lawlor since 2005 in various business contexts. Most recently she has worked with me on a Management Development Programme for a manufacturing/sales client in 2013 and 2016, using the very good finance Business Game. I will again invite Nicky / ‘Creating Value’ for the same purpose next year, for these reasons:
- She is adept at scoping the assignment, and adapting how the business game works to meet the client’s needs.
- Nicky is an excellent facilitator. She is professional in delivering the process, against tight timetables, but is also very good at coaching individuals, until they grasp the concept.
- Nicky also shows flexibility in being able to ‘tweak’ the process, as we go along, to meet participant needs in the moment.
In summary, a pleasure to work with! Highly recommended.
Harry McLean has worked with Alcoa for several years, focusing on the delivery of experiential learning in the area of Financial and Business Awareness. Many approaches to raising financial awareness are dull, uninteresting and rely on lecturing to a large degree, often leading to poor learning outcomes.
Creating Value has a refreshingly different approach which uses learning by doing to achieve a much more powerful learning impact.
Harry McLean has in-depth skill and knowledge and has made the effort to get to know Alcoa so that it informs his approach and enables him to put the training in context. He is a true professional who has worked at a senior level but he has the common touch and can relate very well to people of any level of seniority or responsibility. His enthusiasm and positive persona are infectious and these in turn facilitate the attainment of positive learning outcomes that can be and are transferred to the workplace.
Consequently, I am happy and have no hesitation in recommending Creating Value as a high-quality provider of training services.
We have been working with Creating Value for several years and we use the simulation they have developed for selecting our London summer placements. It is an excellent method of assessing large numbers of candidates over a relatively long period of time. Candidates become so involved in the exercise they forget completely that they are being monitored and assessed.
As a firm, we save many partner hours by being able to assess up to 90 people in one day. We receive outstanding feedback from the delegates, even if they are not selected for a placement, and many feel it offers them the opportunity to develop key skills such as commercial awareness, working in a team, and time management.
Harry and Nicky make the day incredibly easy for us and their infectious enthusiasm spreads to us and the delegates alike.
Harry McLean leads fantastic workshops! As an academic, I envy his ability to animate a room, vivify financial material, and really engage with people as they learn and practice new skills. He’s got a great way with traditionally “hard” or even “boring” material like accounting, making it come to life in the real to-and-fro of business operations. Any business or organisation can benefit from his style, the exciting sessions he leads, and the complete professionalism, verve and expertise he brings to his work.