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Explore how you can be you, brilliantly

13th February 2018

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TDA Knowledge Networks is launching events for business people across the South West to help, inspire and motivate them to develop their career or business.

The series of networking events launches on 22 February with Andy Cope’s ‘Art of Being Brilliant’.

Liz Edwards, Senior Business Advisor at TDA, said: “TDA Business and Palace Theatre in Paignton are excited to give you the opportunity to meet Andy Cope. Andy is a bestselling author and has worked with leading businesses like Microsoft, Waitrose, M&S, IKEA and Sky. Andy delivers his tailored workshops all across the world and we are thrilled that he is joining us in the South West.”

Andy Cope said: “We live in a manic society where most people’s lives are on permanent fast-forward. The modern workplace is typified by a never ending regime of restructures and budget cuts. Uncertainty prevails. Customer expectations are rising. Legislation is tightening. You are probably going to be audited or inspected one day soon. Outside of work there are family pressures. And society. Trump. Brexit. Oh, and don’t forget the weather!”

The Art of Being Brilliant provides an antidote to the crazy world that typifies modern Britain. The workshop uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. The aim is to share some of the ‘secrets’ of Positive Psychology, focusing on learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal ‘brilliance’. It is about the ‘whole you’ and, as such, is applicable in and out of work.

Andy continued: “Too many people are counting down to the weekend, accidentally wishing their life away. ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ is a big wake-up call. We figure there’s a huge difference between ‘being alive’ and ‘living’ – if you decide to go for it, your positivity ripples out into your workplace and family. The aim therefore is to challenge current habits and ways of thinking, to re-energise and enthuse staff for the challenges that lie ahead.”

Describing the Art of Being Brilliant course, Sky TV said: “The course was so inspirational and motivational - one of the best I've ever been on. It really provoked thought about how every interaction can make a difference, and why choosing to be positive matters.”

If you’re looking to take your team with you, you can get 5 tickets for the price of 4.

The event starts at 9am on 22 February and a breakfast roll and refreshments are included.

Book now at or by calling 01803 665800. Tickets are £25 each (plus booking fee).

To find out more about Andy Cope’s Art of Being Brilliant visit

This is the first of two Knowledge Network events in 2018. Visit for more information.

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