We are Holst

Holst is a psychometric assessment and professional development company, based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

We believe that every organisation can be an effective workplace. The four pillars that support the effective workplace are: Strong Leadership, Resilient Culture, Future Looking and Focus on People. We want to help you addresses your organisation’s strategic objectives.

Holst is a distributor of Chalmers International, Accounting Comes Alive, Waterfield and Dr Edward de Bono’s creativity training programmes. Holst is the exclusive European distributor of the McQuaig Psychometric System.

The Holst Series is professional development training that is instantly applicable in every workplace, SME to global enterprise. It empowers organisations to develop effective workplaces where teams are more resilient, productive and happier.

The Holst Series

Holst delivers professional development training that makes a lasting difference for the people who attend our courses. We offer McQuaig training courses that support the use of the McQuaig Psychometric System. Interpreter and development training gives users the best possible grounding in how to get best value from their investment in McQuaig.

Our business communication skills suite brings you world-class courses in verbal and written communication skills. We offer an extensive range of thinking and creativity courses that also feature the work of Dr. Edward de Bono. Our finance for non-finance managers course delivers real learning outcomes for attendees. We also offer a full range of facilitation skills courses to help develop the talented facilitators in your business.

A team of highly talented professionals deliver your training. We also offer a wide range of trainer certifications for both in-house and freelance trainers. In addition to our public workshop programme, we offer cost-effective in-house training to teams. This allows our professional trainers to tailor our workshops to meet your organisation’s needs.

Call our friendly team on 0203 111 9292 or email us at hello@weareholst.com.

Download the 2019 Holst Professional Development Brochure to learn more about The Holst Series.


“Great structure to drive productive conversations and business impact. Simply brilliant!”
  – L&D Manager, Travis Perkins on Six Thinking Hats®


Our promises at Holst

We guaranteed our courses. We ensure ‘fit for purpose’ and we promise you quality in:

  • The partners we work with.
  • Our talented trainers running our courses.
  • The training venues we use.
  • The materials and learning aids used.
  • The service we give you.

Our courses are fit for purpose and do what they say they will. We will ensure they meet your objectives before you attend a course. All our work is guaranteed. We are confident in the courses we deliver. We will re-train your delegates for free if you are not satisfied that the skills learned are being applied after 3 months. No one has taken us up on this offer but it is here so you can buy with confidence.

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