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We know that working in the human services is both rewarding and challenging. So challenging.

Actually, it’s more challenging than ever.

Overwhelming case-loads. Complex clients. More paper-work than people work.

Wondering if you’re having the kind of impact that brought you into the field in the first place.

If you’re feeling tired, stressed or overwhelmed; if you feel like you are expected to do more with less and have way more work to do than the time to do it in…if you feel like you are not making the positive impact you want to, you have come to the right place.

We’re here to help.

What is Responsive?

We all want to have an impact, to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve and support and those we are responsible for. Responsive Practice was designed and developed for just that! Simple, practical and immediately impactful, Responsive Practice offers tried & tested strategies for optimizing human potential, development and growth towards greatest results.

Responsive Practice

Responsive Practice is an approach that moves away from traditional and reductionist views of people and behaviour. This approach is guided by foundational beliefs that challenge pathological, problem-oriented and biomedical-focused frameworks so that we may understand and approach human helping in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

If you want to;

  1. Have a greater impact on the people you serve
  2. Navigate complex and challenging situations with clients and coworkers
  3. Understand and eliminate resistance and opposition
  4. Increase client buy-in and engagement
  5. Strengthen team cohesion, collaboration and communication
  6. Find greater satisfaction, success and meaning in the work

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Responsive Leadership

Responsive Leadership is the perfect complement to Responsive Practice. The only holistic leadership framework that is perfectly aligned with how we expect our front-line practitioners to work, we’ll help you operationalize and sustain a truly values-centred, human-focused and effective leadership practice. We’ll help you move away from traditional models of “carrot and stick” management, towards true meaning and engagement.

We know that your priorities are;

  1. Maximizing employee motivation and engagement
  2. Inspiring greater performance
  3. Reducing staff burn out and turnover
  4. Attracting and retaining quality employees
  5. Strengthening and sustaining great culture
  6. Achieving (and exceeding) expected outcomes

Why Responsive is Different



There are a lot of theories out there about being a helping professional and leader. And let’s face it, those jobs are hard enough. We don’t need to make them more complicated.

The Responsive Approach believes that things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.



Principles, strategies and tools that work, and are easy to work with.

We help you understand and use the Three States of Engagement and the CORE4 Motivators (DeGroot, 2017) to get past theory, and into practice.



Growth, learning, healing and wellness happen in relationships that are compassionate, connected and trusting.

We help you understand how power, and the right use of it, is essential to building those types of relationships.



Needs, values, goals and strengths are the primary motivators of human behaviour, and we teach you how to use them to unlock engagement and create the conditions for lasting change, increased wellness and meaningful connections.

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