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1hr to Change is a series of fully funded webinars, podcasts and videos by Construction Coach for SMEs and Micro-businesses in construction.
The content design was based on my experience coaching these types of businesses and noticing they all have similar challenges.


“Being in construction is both rewarding and pressurised with very tight margins and not enough time to think. If you wish you could be more productive, profitable and have more headspace then you need 1hr to Change”.


It ran from 5 May 2018 to 31 July 2018 and was originally fully funded by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire(D2N2)LEP specifically for businesses in that area, however, permission has now been granted as a legacy to share the content nationally.


Click below to sign-up for access to this training and learn from the experts how you can increase profits, grow motivational teams, write winning bids, stress less and be more productive.

“Congratulations to Maria Coulter, Construction Coach for an outstanding “1 Hour to change” project which has been designed with a deep understanding and targeted approach around the SME business requirements. A very productive and rewarding way of learning through 1 hour live and recorded webinars and an incredible opportunity to listen and interact with some of the  best industry business experts and motivational speakers”.      Livia Williams


Bespoke Training Courses


I write and deliver training courses in areas such as Performance Management and Stress Management. Typical agendas can include:


Performance Management


  • Neuroscience of leadership and leadership styles
  • Engaging your teams, communicating the vision, strategic direction and progression routes
  • Appraisals – setting performance targets
  • Motivation
  • Performance gaps / barriers
  • Coaching
  • Managing difficult conversations


Stress Management


  • Definition of stress, difference between pressure and stress and what happens to the body when stressed
  • What are the causes and symptoms of stress
  • Stress mapping
  • Coping skills and techniques – ABC model of stress
“Thanks for a great training workshop, all 3 were very good and very useful. I look forward to putting the techniques I’ve learnt into practice on my team”
Associate, CPMG Architects


Construction Ethics and Compliance


I wrote this 5-week on-line course for the Chartered Institute of Building(CIOB)Academy. It can be found on the Future Learn platform and it is free to sign up to. If you haven’t already experienced Future Learn, I would encourage you to sign-up. All courses are free and available internationally. The platform brings a social media style of learning where learners can follow each other, like and comment to start a debate.
What I have loved about this course is learning from people all over the world about their ethical experiences and what they would do in certain situations.


Why join the course?


Some of the largest construction firms in the world have faced the prospect of multi-million fines for significant breaches of ethics and compliance recently – from bribery and collusion to modern slavery.
Ethics is defined as a set of moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity, but what does that mean for an individual or an organisation working in construction?
What topics will you cover?
  • Understanding ethics and its definition
  • How values and behaviour drive ethical decision making
  • Values in a global context
  • Being professional and ethical
  • Law and compliance
  • Ethics in organisations
  • Ethics in the context of construction projects
  • Methods for ethical decisions and dilemmas
  • Ethical leadership
  • Conflicts of interest and managing risk
Click below to sign-up and be notified when the next date is announced.
“Maria worked with CIOB Academy as the Lead Educator for an online social learning course. Maria’s passion for Ethics & Professionalism in the construction sector made her perfect for the task, but her vision to bring in expert interviews with authors and clients was what really blew me away. This course gained more than 3500 users in its first run and has received a highly commended MemCom Award for Best New Product by a membership organisation. Well done Maria! It’s been a pleasure working with you and we’re excited to build more courses with you.”
Holly Walton