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The only certainty in our uncertain world is the need to learn. As the work we do and the way we do it changes, we must equip ourselves with the skills we need to succeed. Octopus Professional Development will help you close your skill gaps in the areas of leadership, communication and positivity.

Do you need help developing

the following skills?

  • Business storytelling

  • Presenting

  • Communication

  • Negotiation

  • Influencing

  • Mindfulness, meditation & yoga

  • Business writing skills

  • Writing for social media

Training & workshops

Imagine a workforce overflowing with powerful presenters, engaging storytellers and skilled negotiators.

Imagine a workplace where everyone communicated with clarity, empathy and purpose.

Imagine being able to learn with colleagues from different offices, cities and countries.

Our blended approach

We believe that learning should be social, spaced and in the flow of work. Each of our virtual modules includes preparation tasks, a virtual workshop and a follow-up online course.

Our purpose & values

We exist to help organisations and individuals develop the skills, habits and attitudes they need to succeed in our ever-changing world. We innovate in our pursuit of powerful learning experiences. We work quickly, responsibly and with agility.

Fight for fairness initiative

At Octopus Professional Development we believe in fairness. We fight for fair treatment of all people, all animals and our environment. We do this through our fight for fairness initiative. Here we set aside a number of hours a week to provide free training to charities in need.

Discover how we will help you

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In today's highly competitive world, organisations will only enjoy sustainable success if they build and harness a culture of innovation. Innovation is the most powerful force to fuel growth, serve clients and contribute to mission-based pursuits. 

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Our blended approach combines social networks, virtual workshops and online courses to create meaningful, memorable and in-the-flow learning experiences.


We will work with you to customise our learning solutions to help you achieve your learning and strategic objectives.


Choose a package of 90-minute modules to run as a half day, full day or series of weekly sessions. Or, simply select a module as a one-off Octobite.

We believe that our instructor-led virtual training is as impactful, engaging and social as face-to-face training.

But you don’t need to take our word for it. Let us show you in a live demonstration.

Let our trainers guide you through an activity from a workshop of your choice. Take the opportunity to ask us about our methodologies. Quiz us on our experience. And most importantly, tell us how we can help you.

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Gloucestershire, England
09:00 - 17:00

Mark Oliver

Assoc CIPD

I love learning. Whether it’s learning to tell stories that sell or learning to surf, I can’t get enough of it. My goal is to make others love it as much as I do.

Why? Because learning helps us enjoy our work and lives more. It helps us hit those high-level needs of esteem and self-actualisation. It helps us become better colleagues, leaders and friends.

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Victoriya Oliver

RYT 200

I'm passionate about helping people discover their best selves through yoga, meditation and mindfulness. 

I want to enable people to become more present, resilient and empathetic. I've made it my mission to bring the holistic practice of yoga and mindfulness into the workplace.

I believe it will make our work happier, healthier and more meaningful.

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