The Work It Out! methodology was created by Des McCabe in his best-selling book 'Work It Out! - How to find the work you always wanted in a shifting jobs market' (Hay House, 2011) and made popular through his widely acclaimed and inspirational half-day Work It Out! workshops delivered in conjunction with Diversiton, the inclusion specialists. Work it Out! initiatives have been delivered internationally to over 21,000 people to date, whilst thousands more have transformed their futures through Work It Out! Collective Coaching Networks.
2011 – Publication of Work it Out! book 2012 –15 Back to Work UK tour – supported by Local Authorities across the UK (Motherwell, Stroud, King's Lynn, Coleraine, Bedford, Glamorgan, Middlesboro, Spelthorne, Dublin, Manchester, Strabane, Chichester, Derry, Peterborough, Wolverhampton, Stroud, Banbridge, Horsham, Durham, Belfast, Manchester, Worthing, Dundalk, Birmingham - and many others.) 2014 - 2016 Two year in-house pilot with UK based Public Sector body (400 staff) 2016 - Work it Out! Programme (Partnership funding from 6 Agencies) for community based initiative (12 months) - Clonmel, Ireland 2018 - Work it Out! Programme (Direct Government funded targeted pilot (12 months) - Carrick on Suir, Ireland 2019 - Work it Out! Programme (Direct Government funded targeted pilot (12 months) - Tipperary Town, Ireland 2020 - Launch of International Work it Out! Licensee Network.
We design, build and deliver bespoke Work it Out! programmes to address specific problems or needs in collaboration with our Host partners and organisations.
Our Host partners are not just funders! They help us to clarify the specific needs to be addressed and support the development of linkages (so we are not re-inventing the wheel). This ensures that Work it Out! initiatives quickly become embedded as part of the local social and economic fabric.
Our Host partners know the change that they wish to bring about and together we design initiatives to deliver this. As one local community manager said to us recently 'If we keep doing what we’ve always done, we're going to keep getting the same results. We need fresh thinking and a much more joined up approach.'
Examples of our Partners include Governments, Businesses, Local Authorities, Health Bodies, Enterprise Agencies, Local Networks, European funding programmes, Philanthropists, Trusts and direct Sponsorship.
Let us work together to design a pilot initiative in your area.....
Our values focus on reaching out, helping others and working together so that everyone is successful. Kindness and compassion are at the core of all that we do for we do not know what others are carrying to work or leaving at home.
As we say on the initial workshop … 'You have skills, gifts and experience that no one else has. You are unique. We believe it is the responsibility of life that we use these gifts. Everyone can contribute something in their life. You can help others. You can make the world a better place.
So, go for it! Be ambitious for your future. Be all that you can be. If you do something every day this will happen.'