Over the years we have used many different profiling tools in our training of individuals, teams and organisations and noticed something very important - people found it easier to relate to the idea of adapting their behaviour rather than personality.
It made sense - behaviours can be more easily modified and to greater effect.
So the first steps to create C-me were taken…
After looking at dozens of profiling systems, observing behaviour in the workplace and on training programmes, and particularly wanting a system that would lead to real opportunities for personal development, we settled on combinations of the four Jung preferences; his orientations, Extraversion and Introversion and his attitudes, Thinking and Feeling.
But this was just the starting place – we knew we wanted the C-me system to be different, so we set about articulating our values and exploring what would benefit users the most…
C-me has been a valuable addition to our course. It is essential in preparing our Fellows to understand their strengths, build successful teams around them and engage effectively with customers and investors. C-me provides valuable insight into how to negotiate differences quickly and communicate effectively with different profiles. C–me is challenging, engaging and most importantly if applied can make a tangible difference to any growing business.
Flexible – Our reports and ways of working must be agile enough to fit in with you and your objectives. The report must be quick to complete and cost effective to use.
Accurate – You should recognise yourself in our reports. Our system is underpinned by years of research and practical learning… but we are always open to learning.
The C-me system is continually tested, to ensure accuracy, relevance and ensure the statements resonate with people.
Clear – Our reports should be easy to understand, jargon free and memorable.
C-me uses the colourful language of Red, Yellow, Green and Blue to bring the psychology to life – ensuring what you have learnt is easy to recall and use in any situation.
Easy to use – You can easily apply what you have learnt from our reports and solutions. We want to fit in with people’s busy lives.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to put into practice what you have learnt. To help us remember all this we use the helpful acronym FACE!
C-me has been a really useful tool; using them to not only develop our own self-awareness, but also learn how to communicate better as a team has been really invaluable.
Head of New Business
"I have always had a passion for helping others achieve their best and inspiring confidence. I enjoy trying to keep fit, going on mini adventures, spending time with friends and family and hosting parties! Randomly, I would like to have more cold showers and get up earlier, but not sure if this will happen!"
Daniel has experience with client-facing contracts working across Europe and America, with influential roles instigating and managing change to deliver increased performance and profitability in not-for-profit and private sector organisations.
He is an energetic, positive, inspiring and solution-focused individual who is passionate about building strong client relationships and maximising their return on investment.
Daniel’s main focus within C-me is overseeing the growth of new clients and opportunities. A key component of this is in identifying potential clients' key needs and outcomes whilst building strong relationships based on openness and adding real value.
Head of Support Services
"I love creativity, design, innovation and ideas. I’m passionate about people knowing who they are and seeing their dreams take flight…"
Jayne loves working with start-ups and being involved from the beginning to build something new from the ground up. Unsurprisingly, she helped build and co-lead a successful business for 10+ years.
Her strengths are being able to work across a number of different areas – usually all at the same time! She enjoys variety, diversity and problem solving.
Jayne is motivated by meeting customer needs – she is an endless source of information and happy to share ideas to create great solutions.
Customer Service Manager
"I’m all about the people! Customer Service and providing a fantastic Customer Experience has always been key to what I’ve done."
Experienced in business change project management and team development, Jemima has always focused on the Customer experience.
Now putting this into practice within C-me by providing customer support and workshop planning.
Head of Technology
"When not running anywhere from 5k to 100 mile races, I can be found either on or just above the water enjoying kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding or plain old surfing. My time outdoors counterbalances the endless hours I spend in front of a computer brushing up on the latest technologies."
Luke has been programming computers since before the internet was a thing and has worked for several successful start-ups over the years - always bringing a keen eye for innovative software solutions which stand the test of time.
He is happy programming in most languages including Java, PHP and Ruby and always like to keep up with the latest trends in software and web development.
Luke has a passion for Agile Software development and is always looking to get the most productivity out of teams he works with. He is an advocate of several Agile methodologies including Scrum, Kanban and Lean.
Luke is a life-long learner always looking for new things to turn his hand to, be that a new programming language, kite-foiling, sketching or playing the guitar.
"I’ve always been interested in helping to get the best out of people – and nowhere more than on the Rugby pitch! I have a passion for sports and did I mention Rugby… but cricket comes a close second!"
As an entrepreneur Simon has always been fascinated by people and performance. He set up his first company at the age of 29 running performance training for Carnegie before launching the Wilsher Group to concentrate on fast growing organisations who wanted to develop performance enhancing practices within their own organisations.
Simon has a knack for spotting trends and what is needed by teams and organisations seeking to grow to the next level. A track record with a broad range of organisations including Visa, IBM, Deloitte, Microsoft, Virgin, BT and M&S speaks volumes for Simon’s ability to build relationships with leaders and deliver great value and solutions that really work.
Working with people like Richard Branson and Hans van der Velde, former President and CEO of Visa Europe, Simon continually adapted his learning to maximise impact for these fast growing organisations. This led to the creation of proven models and tools that work effectively for individuals, teams and organisations to make meaningful breakthroughs.
This fascination with what makes people tick, their identity and how to get the best for and from others resulted in Simon putting his experience and energy into developing C-me Colour Profiling – a fast paced business currently growing at 67% year on year. C-me clients include BBC, Shell, BP, Coca Cola and Cambridge University Press.
Simon’s passion for people and their wellbeing has led to working with numerous charitable and not-for-profit organisations including organisations such as SPEAR, helping hundreds of young people into sustainable employment.
"I love to run (preferably in beautiful places), to play the cello and to be part of helping people reflect on who they are and what gives them life."
With a long-standing interest in human nature, Sonia has a Starred First-class degree in Anthology and Theology from Cambridge University where she focused on this area.
Passionate about accessible communication, she then worked in television, communicating ideas on a wider platform. An interest in professional development led her to run training for Macmillan’s helpline team before being CEO of two national charities.
As a consultant helping non-profit organisations explore strategy and communication Sonia discovered that all paths lead back to people issues! C-me was the most strategic tool she was aware of to help bring step change for individuals and teams so she was delighted to come on board. She loves enabling impact, growing partnerships and sharing C-me and its vision with others.
Company Secretary and Finance Director
"I love the café culture (probably a bit too much) and will try and steal my husband’s latte if I can!"
Sue initially qualified as a solicitor and worked in private practice for a number of years. As Simon and Sue launched their own business, she took the decision to take on the role of Company Secretary, which she has now been doing for some 25 plus years.
Sue loves C-me’s ability to inspire and encourage people to find their true identity and she sees her blue/green tendencies as an excellent balance to the yellow/red preferences out there!
The C-me Team is based at Waterhouse, a recently renovated country house near Bath. This unique space provides a great opportunity for teams to escape their everyday locations and get involved with workshops and events in the most beautiful surroundings.
With 12 luxury bedrooms, conference rooms and plenty of outside space, this is the perfect place to start your journey with C-me. For more details, please get in touch.
Address: C-me Colour Profiling, Waterhouse, Waterhouse Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7JB