Details on Video Training

Perfect for small teams, we can now offer all Lynne’s Fruity content in one simple video training package.

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Working With People You Just Don’t Get

Less stress. Greater productivity. More profit.

Is your business suffering from DDT Syndrome?

Then learn to operate in THE ABUNDANCE ZONE!

Are you a business owner or manager constantly disrupted by staff issues? Ever wish you could just get rid of employees so you could concentrate on the real business of making money?

Sounds like you could be suffering from DDT Syndrome! 
Like its namesake, the poisonous insecticide, Disrespect, Disconnect & Toxicity Syndrome 
is alive and well in the Australian business landscape.​

$$       How much time do you spend on handling staff issues?

$$       How much time and energy do your staff waste when they don’t get on? Disrespect each other?
Gossip. Backstab. Can’t work well together?

$$       How many hours are lost on stress leave? Sick leave? And leaving for good?

When you’re spending a bunch of time on the people stuff, here’s the bottom line:

  • Absenteeism

Disengaged employees have rates of absenteeism that are 27% higher than their peers and it’s estimated that every sick day costs a business an average of $385. Worryingly, one in 40 people ‘take a sickie’ each day in Australia. (Aon Hewitt 2016)

  • Presenteesim (present but engaged & toxic)

It has been estimated that presenteeism cost the Australian economy $34.1 billion in 2009/10. Imagine what that statistic is today!? Furthermore, an average of 6.5 working days of productivity is lost per employee annually due to presenteeism.

  • High Staff Turnover

Staff Turnover costs your bottom line 2.5 times per a full-time employee’s salary. A productive $55,000 a year, experienced employee leaving your company costs you $122,500.

  • Reduced Productivity

The Gallup State of the Global Workplace Report 2017 indicated that just 14% of employees in Australia/New Zealand are engaged in their job i.e. showing up every day with enthusiasm and the motivation to be highly productive. That’s 86% DISENGAGED!!!

​They suggested “Organisations need to ensure that they are creating a culture of well-being within the workplace”. A 2016 Converge International study cited the major barriers to productivity as being:

  • Cynicism and negativity at work
  • Lack of positive interpersonal communication and a support network – the disconnect.

At the work group level, team members who know each other’s strengths relate more effectively to one another, strengthening group cohesion. Gallup researchers discovered that workgroups who received strengths interventions saw sales increase by 10% – 19% and profits by 14% to 29%, compared with control groups.

Businesses that implement performance management systems around basic needs for psychological engagement, such as positive workplace relationships frequent recognition, ongoing performance conversations and opportunities for personal development, get the most of their employees.

Ok. So we’re seeing a pattern here!

And LinkedIn’s April 2018 survey of 4,000 global business professionals and leaders confirms our suspicions – that COMMUNICATION is the #1 soft skill employees are lacking.

So doesn’t it make sense (financial and common) to invest in getting this money (and energy) sucking problem under control?

You do the maths:

Perhaps you’ve tried other programmes, other training, other team building in the past BUT they’ve never worked OR the benefits have been short lived and the problems return.

WHY did those initiatives FAIL to provide LASTING RESULTS?

​Perhaps because THE SOLUTION needs to be easy, relatable and memorable.

​And that’s why our training programme, Working With People You Just Don’t Get, can work for you.
Here’s what we know:

EASY – No complicated formulas – just basic principles, applied in an easy to follow, easy ‘to do every day’ way.

RELATABLE – When we start to examine each behavioural type, people easily recognise themselves and others (including close family and friends).

MEMORABLE – People learn better when they are having fun, so we’ve made it entertaining and educational. It’s also discretely underpinned by proven memory and adult learning techniques.

What’s more, when your team expands, new team members can be easily run through the programme, Working With People You Just Don’t Get, as part of their induction.

Set that expectation from the get go – the DDTs (Disrespect, Disconnect & Toxicity Syndrome) are NOT acceptable – that your team only operates in THE ABUNDANCE ZONE.

In my first business I had a wonderful team of hardworking, dedicated individuals. We had a lot of fun.​

But I remember also being incredibly frustrated at the time taken up by “issues.” People who had problems with a client who was hard to deal with. People who didn’t see eye to eye at work and made it personal. Stress leave. Awesome workers who would cut off their arm for you but you’d never know if they were unhappy because they didn’t have the cajones to speak up. People who didn’t contribute in team meetings.

I wish I knew then what I know now. I was just applying a one size fits all management approach in the only way I knew how. My way.

​Apparently I would come out of my office saying – “right, everyone in the board room for a brainstorm session – we have a problem”. I would talk incessantly and then finish the meeting. No wonder people didn’t speak up. I didn’t give them a chance.

​And when there was something to celebrate, I’d organise dinner out as a team – with ME. Like who wouldn’t want that as a reward? Turns out lots of people. Hard working introverts who would prefer a monetary reward and alone time more than anything else.

​And when they bought me a T shirt that said Does Not Play Well with Others (hello control freak) I took it as a badge of honour.

​I’ve been studying human behaviour now since 2003 and I have to tell you that it has changed to way I do business and live my life. If I had more self awareness, understood more about my own management style, and taken the time to learn about different people, what motivates and encourages them, how they learn best – well, it would have been a different and a higher performing team.

​They were a great team, it was their leader who was letting them down.

The good news is …. you have the chance to do better!

Imagine your workplace:

  • Where you and your tribe work as a cohesive, engaged and productive team?​
  • Where open, honest, respectful communication is demonstrated daily
  • Where you not only build a team culture where everyone operates in THE ABUNDANCE ZONE but it is the EXPECTATION that everyone participates moving forward.

It’s time to rid yourself of the DDT Syndrome and picture your team in THE ABUNDANCE ZONE – 
where everyone RESPECTS each other’s differences, CONNECTS more effectively and together, as individuals and as a team, you THRIVE.

This is what it looks like:

To get you and your team operating in THE ABUNDANCE ZONE this programme will show you how to lead your team through a simple three step process:


Learn to understand yourself and others by identifying each team member’s strengths and challenges.


Learn the simple, blameless language of connection with others who don’t think the same way you do.


Put the techniques into practice and leverage the strength of each individual to build a high performing team, And create a culture where working in THE ABUNDANCE ZONE is the expectation and the norm.

Enter THE ABUNDANCE ZONE and you’ll find the fruits of your labour are productivity and a fatter bottom line!

What’s not to like? Check it out:

Working With People You Just Don’t Get

Have your team thinking differently together for better results –
from DDT Syndrome (Disrespect, Disconnect and Toxicity) to The Abundance Zone!

The program includes:

  1. Access to our exclusive Profiling Tool
  2. Nine (9) video modules and practical exercises
  3. Downloadable workbooks
  4. Facilitator’s Guide
  5. One copy of Lynne’s book Bite Me! and other do’s and don’ts of dealing with our differences
  6. Downloadable posters for the workplace
  7. Pack of Fruit stickers and wallet cards
  8. Facebook Community (including access to free e-books and invitations to facebook live events)

Sign up today & get your team operating in The Abundance Zone!

Founder & Facilitator

Lynne Schinella

After 10 years running her own performance improvement company, Lynne was drawn to the world of training where her communication skills were honed, establishing Ripe Learning in 2001.
Creator of the RIPE Personality Profiling System in 2004, she has now trained thousands of people on how to work with the strengths and challenges of being an Apple, Mango, Lime or Banana.
Lynne is in demand as a business and conference speaker both in Australia and overseas and the author of Bite Me! and other do’s and don’ts of dealing with our differences.


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How soon can I run this program with my team?

As the Ripe Champion (facilitator) aka The Grand Pineapple, you decide when you start the programme with your team. BUT please allow at least 5 working days for delivery of your Resources Pack.

How does this work once I purchase?

Once you purchase the package you will be sent a link directing you to a website where you login and download all the materials you need. You also play the videos from this website.

How long should I allow for the training?

Depending on the size of your group and the time you want to take for discussions, it can run from 40 – 90 minutes OR the programme can be broken into up to three sessions of 20 – 30 minutes each.

I’m not a trainer! Can I still run this?

Yes, relax! Lynne runs the programme, but we do need your help to stop and start the video and to help guide people through the questions as they arise. And we have a helpful Facilitators Guide for you that explains everything.

What do I need to do to prepare?

Unlike many other courses, this programme is designed to be run as a group/team. You should download and print off the Facilitators Guide and take a read to familiarise yourself with the few simple steps.

Do you have support materials available?

Yes. A Resources Pack containing fruit stickers and wallet cards will be sent to you for use during (and after) the programme. A file containing your Facilitators Guide, Participant Workbooks and Posters can be downloaded and printed. You will also be sent a copy of Lynne’s book, Bite Me! and other do’s and don’ts of dealing with our differences.

What equipment do I need to run the course?

You will require a PC, internet access, audio and connection to a large screen. Please ensure the sound and screen are suitable for your audience size. If taking advantage of the live stream option access to a suitable programme (Skype, Zoom, GotoMeeting, facebook live) is also required.

How often can I use this video training?

This video training package may be used for group training up to three times (including a run through by the team leader) within 12 months. If you would like to run the program outside of this there will be a reactivation fee of $200 to cover profiling and administrative costs for another 12 months.

I want to book Lynne Schinella to be part of our training session. How do I get in touch to check availability?

I’d like to provide my team with a copy of Lynne’s book …

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.