“We have used Keystone as a training provider - taking all levels of employees on a journey of responsibility and product/personal improvement. Erik's ability to relate to all levels of the organisation works well for us.”

— Darryl Prince, General Manager Human Resources, Australia NZ, Accor

“Erik uses conceptual models and frameworks to help you challenge and change unrealistic beliefs and generate a more effective response. He is also well versed in a range of practical tools and techniques which can be used everyday to help you quickly improve your performance.”

— Kathryn Beatty, Group Manager, Corporate Strategy, Singtel Optus

“You can't control the wind, but you can control your sails.”

Take to the waves to combine your people development with a healthy dose of outdoor excitement in the form of competitive sailing on Sydney Harbour

Together with Eastcoast Sailing Keystone provides a two day training program that takes place part onshore, part on board of competitive sailing yachts on Sydney Harbour.

Translate the challenges and dynamics of competitive sailing into strategies for more effective people management back in the office.
Serious training and serious fun.

eastcoast sailing photo

Download details (PDF, 92kb) of the program.

Keystone training

Keystone provides the following modules as a basis for group training and retreats. Topics from these modules are integrated into coaching when relevant.


  • Developing your personal brand identity and leadership style.
  • Developing your emotional intelligence at work:
    • an operating system to manage Self.
    • an operating system for highly effective thinking – “Learned Optimism”


  • Relationship Dynamics.
  • Communication Skills:
    • Building rapport.
    • Empathic listening.
    • Leading with questions.
    • Appropriate assertiveness.
    • Dealing with criticism.
    • Client focused communication.
    • Sales.
    • Managing up.


  • Management and supervision basics – “the one minute manager”.
  • Situational leadership – “the skill-will matrix”.
  • Giving and taking responsibility – “responsibility balance”.
  • Giving and taking feedback.
  • Goal setting & performance evaluation.
  • Performance management & corrective discipline.
  • Effective meetings.
  • Conflict resolution.


  • Establish and maintain a coaching relationship with “backbone & heart”.
  • Coaching Decisions and Action:
    Skills and methodology of solution focused coaching.
  • Coaching the Person behind the Decisions and Action:
    Skills and methodology of person centred coaching.
  • The High Performance Mind:
    Coaching the habits of highly effective thinking.