Training, Courses and Coaching

For many years IYE has run exciting, effective courses and away days for companies, groups and organisations. These sessions energise the team, create new ways of relating and help define team values and goals. Most people refer to the day as 'transformational - for every area of my life'.


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The late Jim Rohn said: ‘Work hard on your job but work harder on yourself’ – and this is the basis of our unique IYE coaching package. We offer three initial sessions covering personality, purpose and passion which includes creating personal goals and a clear vision for the future. With tangible practical 'take aways' from each session many people find this is enough to clarify and illuminate the way ahead. Further sessions can then be added as required. Coaching is held either face tho face or via Skype.


Companies are using IYE to profile all interviewees prior to a job interview and this provides managers with insights that are often not evident at a face to face meeting, making the interview and hiring process more effective.





Our work with families either face to face or via Skype creates more harmonious relationships as each person understands the different personality traits of the other members and has a new language to help diffuse daily irritations and challenges.

'Thank you Ruth for coming and working with our family. We are all happier now and it's all down to you' Polly, 12 - Derbyshire

Many parents struggle to know the best way to advise and support their children with career options, peer pressure and their future in a fast changing world. As we help them appreciate their natural strengths and characteristics, create goals and an exciting vision for the future major life decisions become easier to make together.

'Ruth and Beth worked with six members of our family and the sessions made a huge difference both to us individually and as a group. Highly recommended.' TS, East Yorkshire





Students find that the knowledge about their personalities is invaluable and ensures they choose the best courses and careers for their temperament. Having a written purpose and a clear goal for the future means they are less likely to drop out of courses early.

'Inspirational, effective, inspiring and upbeat. A great experience all will enjoy and a great way tho find truly who you really are.' Psychology Student, Sheffield Hallam, Venture Matrix

'Fabulous! Really motivated me to focus on what I want out of life in the future and I found it very useful to know what element I am. It was really helpful to clarify and write out my goals as I can now see really clearly what I am aiming for.' 6th Form, King Egbert's School, Sheffield - Y12 Induction Day



Including the main elements of IYE along with some great additional resources this is a relationship MOT which is fun, enlightening and allows couples to rediscover and build on the strengths of their relationship. 





The Alt-date-night is a mini One:Retreat held regularly in London - let us know if you want us to bring it to your area. 

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We work with teams in the UK and Internationally. Contact us to find out how we can help you.


The managers of each of our venues so enjoyed working with Ruth Adams from ‘In Your Element’ with her motivating and fun approach.  We found the sessions helpfulboth as individuals and as a team as it assisted us in understanding ourselves and each other in a new, different and supportive ways and the practical examples provided, illustrated how our differences impact on daily life both in our work and personal lives.  Ruth continues delivering workshops to various teams within our organisation, with great success, improving working relationships and given staff a new language with which to understand each other. I know other organisations would benefit from Ruth’s inspiring approach. Dawn Hickman - Director of HR & ICT – Sheffield International Venues


Ruth Adams is a great trainer who has extensive knowledge of the PEP tool and the 4 elements.  Ruth is passionate, energetic and very generous; a real joy to work with and learn from. We have been using PEP in one of our business units based in Africa. Its positive impact is due to people really understanding the 4 elements through using the metaphors it offers, to practically understand and change behaviour compared to more traditionally used tools such as Myers Briggs Type indicator. People remember the conversations and meanings that they have around Earth, Water, Fire and Wind more easily than a combination of letters. We have also found that PEP has been easily accepted within a very fast moving technical environment as people just "get it and use what they learn from their reports straight away and do not have to wait for an expert to explain things to them. The accompanying workshop "The 4 Elements of Success" is a great way of bringing a team together to look at their collective PEP reports and improving communication between individuals.  Mark Veary - Learning & Development Manager, Chevron