Because we are not a cult.
We do not promote political, philosophical or religious ideas of any kind.
Because we do not want to see any form of dependency for the trainer live on beyond the time spent practicing.
And finally, because the style and personality of each of our trainers is different and changing at each step increases the chances everyone finds what they need.
Yes, just like breathing is essential for an athlete, whatever their discipline.
Technical skills are specific to an industry sector.
Process or organisational skills are specific to a mission within an industry sector.
Interpersonal skills, those we teach, sit transversally and are the vehicle for the first two, for all those who direct, manage, sell, negotiate and represent the business.
To keep the power where has been for many years.
Those that teach us social manners are often also those who manage us (parents, teachers, churches, armies, companies, etc.).
In all honesty, they reproduce behaviours dating back to a time when politeness and respect implied submissiveness; when freedom of speech and influence implied power struggles and brutality; and when the implicit and allusions where a mark of intelligence:
In all honesty also, because those who needed perform exceptionally well in their relations were fewer than today and because the many for whom free-speech was not an option lived much more happily by remaining inhibited. Today it is the contrary.
The same as the one between a mask and a human face.
Rather than teach our trainees to compensate for their ignorance of others’ culture with a coat of varnish that will surely crack, we teach them to invest on their resemblance with others, by helping them adopt universally acceptable standards of behaviour. The better relations that results, will serve a much better understanding of the other person’s culture, as well as construct the indulgence one needs after the inevitable cultural “faux pas”.
No it doesn’t work! Yet, the people we train work better as a consequence, because we bring them to speak more freely without arrogance, to be more direct without brutality, to be more respectful without becoming submissive, and to be more precise without complexity.
The same as the one between a dance teacher and a physiotherapist.
Most approaches psychoanalyze behaviour and emerge from therapies to treat pathological behaviour. Interactifs has emerged from the observation of moments where one’s talent is evident, regardless of the relation. Interactifs does not deal with communication problems. We train people to consciously and frequently adopt behaviours that are more favourable to their success. Using the Interactifs Discipline means having talent day in and day out rather than just occasionally and according to circumstance.
The sources of the Dordogne: region of south-west France, where Philippe de Lapoyade spent his life identifying the observable behaviours that, in relations, more often produce results, comfort, a feeling of respect, trust and shared pleasure in those relations. He combined them to construct a discipline that anyone can practice a little bit, a lot or passionately, but always with security.
All of the above, but not entirely.
We train people to practice a discipline that helps them establish, restore and maintain better relations with those they interact with. We equip them therefore to better prepare, commence, lead and conclude their relations.
Those relations are the vehicle of information, ideas, reasoning and arguments for most business professionals. This leads salespeople, managers and negotiators to look at Interactifs as a training on sales, management, or negotiation, while we only professionalise the part of their jobs where a great deal of amateurism still remains (i.e. their relations).
No. This training helps to have only those conflicts that one has decided to have.
Conflicts are always a consequence of confusion between the subject being addressed and the people addressing it. Conflicts are also proportional to the duration and amount of things that remain unsaid regarding the subject at hand.
Being able to deal with the subject and the people involved distinctively, and in a manner that is explicit, will avoid conflicting positions from becoming conflicts between people.