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About The Colour Works Foundation:

What we do

We run an 8-week programme with young people based on The Colour Model. The full course outline can be downloaded below. 

By building self-belief through our colour profiling tool, we equip young people with tools that build confidence and resilience.  Participants develop strong interpersonal and communication skills so that they are able to make positive life choices for themselves.

Through a tailored programme of group workshops, using models and methods that have proven success with private and public sector employers, we cover:

Who am I?

What am I great at?

What do I struggle with?

What inspires me?

What frustrates me?

Do I react or respond?

How well do I present myself?

How do I build resilience?

Who do I naturally get on with and who not?

Why might that be?

How might I learn to value the differences?

How do I come across to others?

Who are the critical people in my life?

How might I adapt my style to better meet their needs?

Do I have a purpose?

What help do I need to make better decisions?

The Colour Works Foundation Course Outline
Colour Model lightbulb diagram


1. I can recognise personality types

Understand the colour model and recognise the colour energies in myself and others.


2. I value differences in people

Recognise that some people are very different from me and that their strengths can complement mine.


3. I am enough

Acknowledge that, like everyone else, I have both strengths and weaknesses, and that’s fine.


4. I can manage my emotions

Understand how emotions govern behaviour and recognise self-management techniques that work for me.


5. I can develop healthy relationships

Acknowledge that some relationships are difficult and take responsibility for my contribution.


6.  I can communicate effectively

Recognise the need to adapt my style and have improved strategies for communicating and presenting.


7.  I am a team player

Be able to recognise team roles and the value my own and others’ style brings to the whole.


8.  I know what’s next

Move forward with 3 clear learning outcomes.

Colour Works Foundation Course Attendees playing colour card game

Outcomes for the individual participant

By the end of the programme participants will:

  • Value themselves and others more
  • Have increased their ability to present themselves successfully to others and manage their relationships better
  • Be able to make more considered and robust decisions
  • Have a vision and a plan
  • Be provided with signposting to ongoing support network (mentoring / coaching)
  • Have increased their employability skills