“Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams. Live the Life You’ve Imagined”
– Henry David Thoreau
To create change in your life the first thing to do is dream!
Dream of your future. Imagine your life as you feel it ought to be lived.
Why? Because dreams shape goals! Goals drive us forward.
In goal-setting, the reason why most people are generally unsuccessful or fall short is because they do not know where to begin. The use of a Master Dream List not only develops your Plan of Action, it also generates the re-birth of your natural creativity. It re-schools your imagination and inventiveness. You give yourself permission to write down any wish, want, or desire regardless of how ridiculous it may seem. The secret is to let yourself go.
Then you can categorise and organise your dreams into development sections: physical, social, mental, spiritual, financial and family life.
For this fun workshop, bring with you a pen and plenty of paper.
all been trained on how to give feedback. However, for feedback to fuel
change we need to learn how to receive feedback. We
either take feedback as a personal attack or set feedback aside too
quickly. This is a defence mechanism to protect
ourselves, however, neither approach is productive. Some people even
badly to positive feedback.
If someone feels that receiving feedback is painful, there
is reluctance to give feedback. Too often feedback is given as “S#!t” sandwich.
This doesn’t work. Either the person ignores the good stuff and focuses
entirely on the bad, or visa versa.
Without information about our behaviour and how it impacts
others, needs are unmet and conflict grows. As a workplace mediator, many of
the conflicts Nancy deals have their roots in this fear of feedback.
In this interactive session, you will learn how to
receive feedback in a constructive way
respond to criticism
provide feedback that helps people change
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
Story telling is part of what it means to be human. We are natural story tellers, passing on important lessons through folklore and story since ancient times. In modern times, the best novels and films are narratives that reveal meaning to us that shifts our perspective. In our organisations and cultures, the most inspirational leaders communicate a vision that is a compelling story of how the future can be.
Our life stories are constructed as we remember and connect events in a way that makes sense of our experiences. Inwardly, this emerging narrative becomes our sense of self. Outwardly, we present ourselves to the world in narrative too, acting in ways that fit the story.
In narrative coaching, we are seeking not to understand the facts of events, but the unique way in which each individual experiences them. Everyone brings their own individual story and narrative coaching is a respectful, person-centred approach that can help people uncover and understand their own narrative. Through doing so, we can recognise that there can be alternative stories. Both for ourselves and for our organisations. We can re-construct our narratives and realise that we have the power to be the authors of our own life story.
Join this practical workshop to explore the use of narrative in support of change.