A Warm Fuzzy Tale – by Claude Steiner

hipwomanHave you ever heard the term a “warm fuzzy” and wondered where it came from? Well here is the answer for you!

I have added a new page to this site containing this absolutely wonderful modern fairy tale by renowned Transactional Analysis founding father and expert Claude Steiner, with his gracious permission. I have found this tale to be very inspirational in my own life and I have shared it with many people over the years, people who have attended workshops I have run or who just needed a little inspiration in their lives.

I hope you will find it as inspirational as I have. Enjoy.

Who Am I?

With more than 30 years’ experience in adult education and training in both personal growth and organisational settings I can offer a wide range of development to individuals and organisations.

My academic qualifications are a BA in Sociology (specializing in Group Dynamics) from the University of South Africa  (Unisa) and a post-graduate Higher Diploma in Adult Education (H. Dip. Ed. Ad) from the University of the Witwatersrand. My research report, entitled “Management Development and Adult Education: Putting the Theories into Practice”, was awarded a distinction. I have also completed the Unisa Centre for Industrial and Organisational Psychology’s course on Group Process Facilitation.

I have wide and in-depth experience and knowledge of group facilitation, especially in regard to team development in the context of project management.

On a more personal note: I am a 67-year-old retired person who is still an active adult educator and writer. I live in Pretoria, South Africa, with my wife and 9-year-old daughter. My younger daughter’s name is Caitlin after the wife of Dylan Thomas. I am an avid reader and also love listening to music of most kinds but in particular jazz and classical.

The journey of my life