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The Art of Being Brilliant – Happiness and Motivation

About the workshop

‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ provides an antidote to the crazy world that typifies modern Britain. This workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. The aim is to share some of the ‘secrets’ of Positive Psychology, focusing on learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal ‘brilliance’. It is about the ‘whole you’ and, as such, is applicable in and out of work.


Quite simply, our aim is to inspire you. No jargon or fancy words. We want you to feel refreshed, invigorated and able to function at your best (at work and home). Our strapline says it all…why settle for anything less than being yourself, brilliantly?

The Art of Staying Brilliant – Even more inspiration

About the workshop

‘Staying Brilliant’ is set against the backdrop of rapid organisational change and the need for new ways of thinking and behaving that will create world class teams. We re-visit the principle messages from ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ before moving into more detail about comfort zones, thinking styles, happiness, entropy (energy) and tackling negativity. Being an occasional 2%er is OK. Living there permanently is life-changing!


Being brilliant is easy. Staying brilliant is a lifetime challenge!  This workshop aims to build on the excellent habits from ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, reviewing progress to date and taking the messages one step further. The aim is to stop the slide back into bad habits and instil permanent change.

Note: ‘Staying Brilliant’ is designed as a follow-up to ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’. It’s therefore strongly recommended that delegates attend ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ first

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Find out more about this course:

Are you a genuinely upbeat, positive and happy person? Have you got the potential to be? Do you grin more than average? Are you lucky? Are you good to have around? Do good days outnumber bad ones by a ratio of 10 to 1? If so, we’re looking for you!

It’s safe to say that everyone wants to be happy. But all too often things get in the way and we end up rushing through life without having time to enjoy the journey! Modern life means we’re living life fast, but are we living it well?

Positive Psychology expert, Andy Cope, has developed a philosophy called “The Art of Being Brilliant”. On an energy scale of 0 to 10 (0 being just about alive and 10 being like Tigger) the average British citizen scores a 3. This is not surprising considering the negativity of the press, the depressing TV, the credit crunch and the weather! The bad news is that negativity can become a habit and people can sink into it like a comfortable armchair.

The great news is that positivity is also a habit. About 2% of the population are operating at much higher levels of energy and happiness. Andy calls them the ‘amazing 2%ers’. They feel good, smile more, are healthier, happier and more optimistic. They create great relationships, they are great parents and are great to have in your team.

If you are brilliant, positive, happy and optimistic most days then we have an event for you. If you have the potential to be a 2%er, then you’re welcome to join in the fun. We would like to invite you to an event that is designed to help you maintain your brilliance and, in the process, make the world a happier place. This is the event you’ve been waiting for…it’s designed exclusively for positive people!

‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ is about raising the daily happiness of yourself and those around you. It’s also about understanding the impact of your behaviour on others and living life to the full. It’s about the ‘whole you’ and is therefore applicable at work and home. After all, why settle for anything less than being yourself, brilliantly?

If you are looking for an inspirational conference or seminar then contact us to discuss running an in-house Art of Being Brilliant event. Contact for further information.

Andy Cope

Dr Andy Cope describes himself as a qualified teacher, author, happiness expert and recovering academic.

Andy’s Loughborough University PhD was 12 years in the making and while he appreciates that his ‘Dr of Happiness’ label is terribly cheesy it does afford him an important media platform. In times of rising depression and an epidemic of ‘busyness’, Andy believes there has never been a more appropriate time to raise the wellbeing agenda.

Andy is lucky enough to work with some very large businesses, including Microsoft, DHL, Kellogg, Hewlett Packard, Astra Zeneca and Marriott Hotels. Recently, he has tailored his workshops to meet the needs of children and teachers and now delivers to audiences from age 8 upwards!

Andy is also a best-selling author. ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, ‘Shine’, ‘The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘Leadership: The Multiplier Effect’ have all been best-sellers. ‘Happiness Route Map’ was nominated as The Independent’s best self-help book of 2018. In an attempt to bring the messages to a younger audience Andy has also penned ‘The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager’ and ‘Diary of a Brilliant Kid’.

‘The Little Book of Being Brilliant’ is scheduled for release in Spring 2019.

Andy is a sought-after keynote speaker and authority on employee engagement, wellbeing and human flourishing. He’s done numerous TV and radio appearances as well as being featured in The Telegraph, Daily Mail and Esquire.

As for genuinely interesting asides, Andy is also a best-selling children’s author. His ‘Spy Dog’ series has sold in excess of a million copies worldwide (he bigs himself up by telling everyone he is world famous, if you’re 7)

Andy was born in the same year that England won the football world cup, he has pet pigs and has set up the hugely successful 2%ers club, the UK’s first, foremost and…err…only society for happy people.

His ambition is to be able to surf, brilliantly!

The Art of Being Brilliant – Morning session

Thursday 12th March 2020 – Westpoint Centre, Exeter – 9.15am to 12.30pm

Early Bird Offer – £65+VAT per person (valid until 31st December 2019 – full cost £85+VAT per person)

Staying Brilliant – Afternoon session

Thursday 12th March 2020  – Westpoint Centre, Exeter – 1.15pm to 4.30pm

Early Bird Offer – £65+VAT per person (valid until 31st December 2019 – full cost £85+VAT per person)

Note: Staying Brilliant’ is designed as a follow-up to ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’. It’s therefore strongly recommended that delegates attend ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ first.

Art of Being Brilliant & Staying Brilliant

Thursday 12th March 2020 – Westpoint Centre, Exeter – 9.15am to 4.30pm

Early Bird Offer – £110+VAT per person (valid until 31st December 2019 – full cost £140+VAT per person)

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Case Study:

Ginsters first worked with the Art of Brilliance team in 2006 and have continued to do so given the great return they get from each programme that is delivered. The Art of Brilliance concepts are simple yet powerful and when applied can literally transform the way people think and behave both personally and in the workplace. The Art of Brilliance concepts are easily bought into, are delivered in a realistic, down to earth way which anyone can easily relate to and understand.

“This programme has enabled our staff to build a common language and approach to work which is both refreshing and positive. It has had an enormous impact on the people in our business and has enabled us to engage with and develop our staff in different ways. Aligning the Art of Brilliance concepts with Leadership and other Personal Development programmes we have run has brought an exciting and sustainable change to how we do things in our business.” Nicky Taylor

Other current clients include:

  • Waitrose
  • LloydsTSB
  • Astra Zeneca
  • IKEA
  • National Trust
  • Toyota
  • Mars
  • NHS
  • West Midlands Police
  • DHL
  • Alton Towers
  • Ricoh
  • many more including schools…..


“Genuine and ‘real’ approach. Fabulous! Best course by far on all levels”

“It was, to coin a phrase, brilliant. If I had been wearing socks they would’ve been blown off. I was inspired, energised, excited, and happy. Happy to be me, and to see what I could, should and will achieve. Happy to live in the moment, and not wish my time away, happy enjoy every day not wait for something good to happen – because, guess what, it’s already happening! The art of being brilliant is now much discussed, shared and raved about. And do you know what, it’s contagious. I gave a friend the book to read, she bought her own copy and one for another friend. Spreading the happiness, sharing the brilliance.”

“It was all inspiring and stimulating”

“Entertaining, inspiring”

“Brilliant course got so much from it funny, informative and thought provoking; I will and have used many of the tools already – brilliant!”

“Good fun and very thought provoking”

“Excellent – most engaging”

“It was fantastic, a great motivator on a Monday and the most enjoyable course I think I’ve ever been on”

“By far the most engaging course I have ever attended”

“The delivery style was entertaining and motivating, but at the same time key learning points were put across well. Many courses are long and drawn out and because the delegates are bored, nothing is gained from attending the course. ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ is quite the opposite- it was entertaining, motivating, and high impact”

“Excellent! I haven’t learnt or laughed so much in ages. Thank you!”

“Really enjoyed it, quality speakers, memorable messages”

“I found all parts of the programme extremely useful (and entertaining)”