About Us

What is The Colour Works Foundation?

Founders of The Colour Works Foundation, Giles and Liz believe passionately that really understanding yourself is the stepping stone to discovering your unique contribution to society and being able to live a life full of purpose, happiness and hope.

Through our state-of-the-art colour model we enable young people to develop self-belief. With this foundation we work with them on understanding the differences in others so that they are able to build stronger, more collaborative relationships and make better life decisions.

Without self-belief, young people either shrink and withdraw or lash out in frustration and despair. Some of the most socially excluded in our society have no self-belief, perpetuating their isolation.

The growing dependence on social media by developmentally-vulnerable adolescents has been proven to negatively affect their sleep, their interpersonal skills and their self-image, leading to anxiety and depression.

Many teenagers are unhappy by the time they leave school, often feeling like failures and lacking confidence.

Why is it needed?

0 in 10
under 34-year-olds in the UK identify as being ‘always or often’ lonely – British Red Cross.
0 %
of employers value emotional intelligence (EQ) over IQ – 2011 Career Builder Survey.

Research by the Demos Think Tank suggests that happiness amongst teenagers declines as they grow up, with many concerned that their schooling is only helping them to pass exams. The findings come amongst growing calls for youngsters to be taught skills and abilities outside lessons, such as character and grit that will help them later in life.

Those young people who end up not in employment, education or training (NEET) have a much higher chance of developing mental health issues, getting involved with drugs, depending on benefits, going to prison – all of which is not only a waste of their own potential but also a huge cost to society.

statistics explaining need for emotional intelligence

Founders of The Colour Works Foundation, Giles and Liz believe passionately that really understanding yourself is the stepping stone to discovering your unique contribution to society and being able to live a life full of purpose, happiness and hope.

Through our state-of-the-art colour model we enable young people to develop self-belief. With this foundation we work with them on understanding the differences in others so that they are able to build stronger, more collaborative relationships and make better life decisions.

Why?

Without self-belief, young people either shrink and withdraw or lash out in frustration and despair. Some of the most socially excluded in our society have no self-belief, perpetuating their isolation.

The growing dependence on social media by developmentally-vulnerable adolescents has been proven to negatively affect their sleep, their interpersonal skills and their self-image, leading to anxiety and depression.

Many teenagers are unhappy by the time they leave school, often feeling like failures and lacking confidence.

 

0 in 10
under 34-year-olds in the UK identify as being ‘always or often’ lonely – British Red Cross.
0 %
of employers value emotional intelligence (EQ) over IQ – 2011 Career Builder Survey.
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TCWF had a big impact on these young people reaching these goals because they improved their confidence and understanding of themselves.

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