How do you make wise decisions when you're under pressure and out of time?

What’s the best approach for big decisions? Your Gut? Your Heart? Your Brain? A mix of all of them? Or an Algorithm?

How do you know when to play it safe and when to do something audacious?

Drawing on a wealth of experience and research, Andrew explores three, very common yet mind-bending dilemmas faced by organisational leaders, in order to reveal insights and strategies to help you make difficult decisions, but do so wisely, promptly and with less stress, so that you experience better outcomes in your life, and you're decisive when it matters. 

Never give up? Or wake up and smell the coffee?
Bold decisions? Or batten down the hatches?
Tackle the core issue? Or tackle the peripherals issues?

Who should attend?

Anyone looking to develop a structured approach to solving complex commercial problems.  

Learning outcomes

  • Understand why your gut is both powerful and flawed and when to best use it
  • Why unconscious biases undermine sound decision-making and the 3 most dangerous biases to look out for
  • Why boundaries form the foundation of effective decision making and self-mastery.
  • How to create and communicate your boundaries, so you no longer get pulled into things you’d rather avoid, you no longer accept things you know to be wrong, and you no longer get stuck when you most need to move
  • How to navigate your most difficult decisions with minimal stress and why heuristics enable prompt decision making whilst protecting you from the flaws in your gut
  • Why we ignore important issues when we're under pressure and how to spot problems early, in order to prevent nasty (yet avoidable) shocks and to avoid having the rug pulled out from under our feet when we least expected it
  • How to make better judgements between quitting and persevering using the I.S.A model

Course Dates

Start Date Duration Location
08 Sep 2022 3hrs Virtual
Add to Basket
Book Now
18 Nov 2022 3hrs Virtual
Add to Basket
Book Now
17 Jan 2023 3hrs Virtual
Add to Basket
Book Now

Course Director

Andrew Pain

Andrew is a TEDx and approved Vistage speaker and ICF accredited coach, on a mission to prevent burnout and create decisive and resilient communities of people. Through 2021-2022, he's been working with diverse organisations including; Amazon, Lloyds, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Essex County Council and Aston University, helping people to make better decisions, to form better habits and to safeguard their wellbeing, whilst also delivering on their responsibilities and aspirations. Andrew is a father of 5, a productivity geek and in his spare time, works closely with a midlands-based charity which tackles poverty and homelessness. He's also a trustee for a charity which supports families where children are the perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Virtual delivery

Our virtual delivery format is designed to deliver engaging and interactive experience using short bursts of content delivery, group breakouts, interactive polls, multimedia case histories and how-to-do workshops.


To speak to one of our Learning Advisors, call us on +44 (0)1628 427360 or complete the form below.

We are currently having a technical issue with this form.

Please be aware of the following.

If your web browser is using 'Ad Blocker' technology this may interfere with the rendering of the form.

Please either turn it off temporarily, or add '' to any 'whitelist' it may contain.

Thank you for your patience.


Are these courses for you?

If so please continue to add any extra courses to your cart or check out.

Want to purchase courses for multiple persons or have any other training requirements?
Call us on 01628 427360
Email us at
or click on the 'Need Help' icon that has appeared to the right.

  • CoBrowse