What can a pencil tell you about a workshop?

Depends on the pencil. Depends on the workshop.

At the Tiny Habits Masterclass, to be held at The Forge, Bristol, on Saturday March 10, we’ve specified, (as ever), Blackwing pencils to accompany our/your Workbook.


Well, it is and has always been, the pencil of choice for creative people*. For many writers, animators, artists, and musicians it is the only pencil they will use.

Chuck Jones, the man behind Bugs Bunny, said during a television interview: “A pen is full of ink. This pencil is full of ideas”.

Elsewhere, a journalist described it as the ‘Gullwing Coupé of the Pencil World’. And The Boston Globe called the Palomino Blackwing ‘better than an iPad.’

Blackwing’s own slogan: ‘Half The Pressure, Twice The Speed’ would also be a pretty acceptable and nifty way to describe the Tiny Habits Method® of behaviour change too.

But perhaps the most important reason we insist on Blackwings, is not the way the pencil writes, but the message that it sends.

We figure that if we put so much effort into something as simple as the pencils we provide, (not to mention the venue, the training materials, the coffee, etc), then there’s a pretty good chance we’ll have done our homework to get the workshop itself just right too.

But we’ll let you be the judge of that.

So what else can you expect on the day, other than cool pencils?

When you learn Tiny Habits®, the groundbreaking behaviour change method created by Stanford research scientist Prof BJ Fogg PhD, you’ll effectively be introducing a Superpower into your life.

In this remarkable half-day workshop you’ll find out how:

  • Tiny Habits lead to big, beautiful, full-blown habits.
  • Creating new habits needn’t be difficult. In fact the easier we make them to do, the more successful we’ll be. And the quicker your new habits will form.
  • Emotions create habits. Simplicity changes behaviour. Behaviour change is a skill you can learn quickly.
  • You don’t have to rely on willpower or motivation.
  • The ‘Ripple Effect’ often has additional, far-reaching positive impact, on other areas of your life.
  • You can build multiple new habits at the same time.
  • What you learn in the workshop, you can apply immediately.

This 3 hour, Saturday morning masterclass, in the beautiful Forge presentation workspace is limited to 12 attendee slots to ensure everyone gets customised coaching and a thorough grounding in the practice. Learning everything you need to know about the principles and methods of Tiny Habits in a fun, informative and supportive environment.

As part of the masterclass, we’ll develop and you’ll leave with; 3 specifically designed, life-changing Tiny Habit recipes of your choosing, to work on at your own pace over a 5-day, Monday-Friday period.

Thus ensuring a systematic and life-long understanding of this amazing, tried and tested, behaviour design method.

Who this workshop is for:

Anybody wanting to build strong positive habits quickly and effectively in all areas of their lives, and so helping you succeed in a huge range of applicable domains. Including, but not exclusively; exercise, diet, career, relationship, financial, meditation, parenting, health, creative, and recreational goals.

Over 50,000 people worldwide have reported that Tiny Habits have worked for them.

You’ll discover, as they did, that BJ Fogg’s scientifically established system of behaviour change, as coached by Mike, will help you build extraordinarily strong habits and achieve previously unattainable results.

ps. We get our pencils from; appropriately enough, the wonderfully creative, super-helpful, very cool, habit-forming Papersmiths. (Of course.)

When and where?:

Half Day: 10.00pm-1.00pm.

Saturday March 10th, 2018: The Forge, Colston Yard, Bristol, BS1 5BD

Mike Coulter leads by doing, and consults widely on effective social media use. He’s worked with Mother, (the agency, not his maternal one, though he has helped her with her blogging skills), CEO’s, Start-ups, Multi-nationals and even an (ex-) MP who slugged another MP in the House of Commons Bar late one night. (For some reason, Mike doesn’t promote that last client as extensively as he did pre-dust up.) An award winning copywriter by trade, calling, vocation and passion, he registered the domain digitalagency.com in 1997, (note to proof-reader that’s 1997, not 2007.) He was the 11,700th person to sign up for Twitter in 2006, and as well as appearing in the D&AD Annual a precious few times, he’s also served on it’s illustrious, (or does he mean bitchy?) Copy Jury. More recently, he was Creative Director on the much admired Do Lectures Side Project Report. Which in turn acted as the catalyst/springboard for his Tiny Habits Coaching Workshops.

You can find out more about Mike here; on Medium, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram.

What people who’ve worked with Mike say:

  • “Mike is a genius at understanding human behaviour.” -David Hieatt: Founder, The Do Lectures.
  • “Mike was the first person I knew who spotted the potential of the Internet. Later, he was first person I knew to bang on about social media. Today, he’s the first person I’d recommend to help you, be you.”
    Mark Waites: Co-Founder, Mother.
  • “Mike Coulter has more ideas in a hour than most agencies have in a week. Clever man.” — Phil Adams: Planning Director, Blonde Digital.

About BJ Fogg:

Professor BJ Fogg PhD. is a behavioural scientist and researcher at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Recognised as the world’s leading expert in changing human behaviour, his Tiny Habits skill-set is a practical and immediately actionable methodology, that has been consistently proven to achieve remarkable results.

Mike undertook extensive training with Prof Fogg and Director of the Tiny Habits Academy, Linda Fogg-Phillips before he graduated last Summer. Mike touches base with BJ Fogg on a regular basis for updates and new insights on the Tiny Habits method. (BJ insists, quite rightly, on consistently consulting with his coaches, developing feedback and sharing with them new ideas from his Lab.)

One of Fortune magazine’s ‘10 new Guru’s you should know’, BJ has spent well over two decades studying how human behaviour works. Creating the legendary ‘Facebook Class’ at Stanford in 2007 that fired up the careers and fortunes for many of his students, he’s been dubbed the ‘millionaire maker’ thanks to the numerous Silicon Valley start-ups his students have gone on to launch. Not least, Mike Krieger, who went on to become a co-founder of Instagram.

You can find out more about BJ here, here and on Twitter.

Checkout this TED talk from BJ too:

*Not all creative people work in creative industries. Anybody and everybody can be creative with their lives, careers, hobbies and relationships.(Oh, and their habits.)