Personal Best Foundation Programme

The Personal Best Foundation (PBF) programme is an employee development package, put together to help each participant achieve a high impact breakthrough in their work or personal life. There are three main elements to the programme; 


A full day’s training for senior sponsors and internal coaches to prepare them for their critical role as active Personal Best champions


Coaching. Up to three virtual meetings will be booked with the internal coach’s, who’s role is to help participants agree and achieve their goal


Workshops. There are four half-day (three hour) workshops during the programme; deliverable online or face-to-face

The approach...

When a brain surgeon operates, the first thing he or she has to do is to “map” the brain of the patient. This involves applying tiny electric currents to different parts of the brain to understand which feelings and actions each part stimulates. 

It might be thought odd (and perhaps inefficient) that this brain mapping exercise has to take place for each patient – after all, an experienced surgeon ought to know which parts of the brain connect to things like sight, leg movement or hearing music. 

But that is the point – every brain is different. To understand how anyone thinks, walks and talks, it is necessary to understand their unique brain map. 

Personal Best has been designed on this principle – that everyone is different, and what works for one of us, may be totally ineffective for someone else. 

It is a unique employee development programme, put together to help each participant achieve a goal which matters to them. This could be a work-related goal, or to do with something outside work – the only requirement is that participants must identify at least one of these goals – which we will call Personal Breakthrough Goals. 

There are two main elements of Personal Best designed to support participants to achieve their breakthrough goal. 


The coach’s role is to help participants agree and achieve their goal. He or she will get in touch with each participant at the start of the programme to set up a planning meeting. Two further virtual meetings can also be booked with them during the programme. And at the end of the programme the coach will meet with the participant one final time to review their progress.


There are four half-day (three hour) workshops during the programme. These can be conducted face to face or virtually depending on your preference (and ever changing government guidelines).
Participants are expected to attend all of them and will stay with the same group of colleagues throughout.


To help raise levels of engagement, wellbeing and productivity

To achieve a personal breakthrough at work or outside work which will increase personal fulfilment


The programme is voluntary and open to any employee not in a management role. The programme will be delivered to cohorts of up to 20 people at a time.

4 x 3 hour workshops:

These icons denote elements of the programme that will run all the way through

The Leadership Challenge

Personal Breakthrough Goal

You're encouraged to identify a breakthrough goal at the beginning of the programme. 90% of people achieve their goal by the end of the programme

Personal Best Portal

The PBF Portal

Your go-to source for learning materials, links and connection to everyone involved with the programme

Peer Coaching


You will be paired with a coach throughout the programme to support and challenge your learning


It will be important to agree on specific expected outcomes from the programme

these may relate to indicators of:

  • Satisfaction with the programme
  • Engagement with the organisation
  • Productivity improvement in specific teams/service areas.

 although outcomes will be personal and will vary widely it will be useful – particularly for those involved in delivery – to anticipate the kinds of personal breakthrough the programme can support.

Structure and key components

The programme will be delivered as a series of four half day workshops:

What are you like on your best days, and how can you have days like that more often?

  • Recognising and building upon our strengths
  • Developing a Growth Mindset
  • Setting and achieving breakthrough goals
  • Building resilience and productivity

Developing and maintaining strong and positive relationships with others through personal insight and robust social and emotional intelligence

  • Building the social skills for success
  • Establishing &sustaining strong, trusting relationships
  • Become an exceptional listener
  • Enhancing your flexibility & impact in communication

Maintaining a healthy balance in your life: eating well, keeping the work-life relationship in check, getting outdoors and being active

  • Understanding the relationship between individual wellbeing & performance
  • Appreciating the value in achieving balance across our lives
  • Recognising the sources of stress & how to manage it effectively
  • Seeing how wellbeing promotes creativity and productivity

Recognising what blocks and boosts your happiness, and finding your own path to lasting personal fulfilment

  • What makes YOU truly happy
  • Developing the ability to focus
  • Immersing yourself in the task, staying in the moment
  • Appreciating the strength of personalised reward
  • Understanding the value of constructive interations with others

Workshop delivery will be double handled by an external Passe-Partout Tutor and a Senior Sponsor from the organisation.

The programme will be supported by coaching, with each participant assigned a personal internal coach.  Passe-Partout will conduct a virtual training session to build a team of internal coaches for this purpose

Each participant will work with their coach at the start of the programme to set a breakthrough goal and review their achievement at the end

They will also have the option of two further sessions with their coach during the programme

Coaches will be allocated centrally, avoiding pairings from the same departments and upward mentoring

Breakthrough Goal

Personal Best Foundation is designed to help you make a personal breakthrough in any aspect of your work or life outside work
Your breakthrough goal will relate to something that:

  • matters to you
  • will make a difference to your life (in or out of work) …
  • …and is probably something important to others who know you well
Personal Best Portal

Personal Best Portal

Last but not least of the elements in the Personal Best Foundation formula is an online portal which will become your go-to place for materials, updates and communication throughout the programme.


For those organisations clustering together the cost per participant is £375 per person plus VAT (minimum number per cohort is 15)

The training for sponsors and coaches is absorbed in the cost

Face-to-face or virtual training
YOU decide

Personal Best Foundation can be delivered both virtually or face-to-face. Our expert facilitators have been trained in the latest technology for blended virtual delivery. You can opt for face-to-face training without worry, as we are equipped to go virtual for you last minute if government guidelines change.

For more information on the benefits of both delivery styles see below:

We know that for some people, nothing beats the experience of learning in a focused classroom environment.

Our face-to-face training courses give you the opportunity to learn directly from our expert facilitators in-person. You’ll be able to ask questions, access one-to-one support, and connect with other attendees by taking part in collaborative learning activities.

Our face-to-face training is:

  • Specifically designed for in-person delivery
  • Collaborative, engaging and interactive
  • A recognised source of CPD

Through clever course curation and expert training methods, you’ll have access to first-class learning. Our face-to-face training courses are bespoke to your organisation and have been designed to be delivered almost anywhere.

Our expert tutors have been trained in how to deliver first-class virtual programmes, blended to include a range of media and activities, some of which can be completed at your leisure around your day-to-day commitments.

They’ll guide you through a series of live modules to help you progress through the programme and apply and embed your learning. You’ll have opportunities to pose questions to the tutors, interact with other attendees, and there will be someone there to support you every step of the way.

Through clever course curation and the use of video conferencing software, you’ll have access to first-class training wherever you are, with minimal disruption to your working day.

Our virtual training programmes are:

  • Specifically designed for digital delivery
  • Easily accessible from a PC or tablet
  • Engaging and interactive
  • A recognised source of CPD


Access to online facilitation with an experienced facilitator for each module


Access to all course materials through your own social portal (videos, audio, PDF downloads)


One to one support throughout the programme


Our classroom-based training courses have been carefully designed to ensure the highest possible quality of learning.

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