A day 20 years in the making…

September 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

– and a link to some of Meg’s writings on leadership.
NB This post is in relation to a workshop with Meg Wheatley, a writer and consultant who has inspired a generation of leaders to step forward and serve.
Leadership in these times, 9 November 2017, London www.megwheatleyinlondon2017.eventbrite.co.uk.
The foundations for this event were laid 20 years ago, when Meg wrote a seminal article entitled Goodbye Command and Control.
I was introduced at about that time to Meg’s writings (all Meg’s articles, recorded talks etc  are freely available at  http://margaretwheatley.com/library/) by my consultant/coaching colleague, Penny Kay, and together we’ve kept in touch with Meg’s new thinking over the years.

So you can imagine our delighted when Meg responded to our out-of-the-blue “20th anniversary e-mail”, inviting her to put on an event on leadership next time she was in the UK.
Leadership in these times is the result.
The day offers a great opportunity for those who work with people in leadership roles, to be more aware of effective contemporary leadership, and to support leaders to reclaim a leadership which re-engages people and creates possibility even amidst disruption and distraction.
For more information and to book, visit www.megwheatleyinlondon2017.eventbrite.co.uk

“Good leaders find it increasingly difficult to use the processes and practices that worked well in the past to evoke people’s inherent motivation, commitment, and creativity.  Yet if we notice who we’ve become, we can recommit to who we choose to be as a leader for this time.” Meg Wheatley

Some of Meg’s articles on leadership:
Advertisements

Lots of exciting outcomes for the Meg Wheatley event in November

September 13, 2017 § Leave a comment

www.megwheatleyinlondon2017.eventbrite.co.uk

With my coaching colleague Penny Kay, I am co-hosting a rare one day event with Margaret Wheatley on 9th November 2017 in London.

Some of you have been asking about outcomes for the day. You will be leaving the seminar with so many thoughts and feelings and aspirations I am sure, but here is what Meg has said recently about what to expect:

This is a time of profound disruption, when the best laid plans of leaders can be swept away by both man-made and natural disasters. Added to this uncertainty are the increasing levels of distraction, time compression, anxiety and stress that have distorted people’s lives and attitudes. Good leaders find it increasingly difficult to use the processes and practices that worked well in the past to evoke people’s inherent motivation, commitment, and creativity.  Yet if we notice who we’ve become, we can recommit to who we choose to be as a leader for this time.  Contemplation, learning from experience, and thinking are the keys to assist us in reclaiming leadership that re-engages people and creates possibility even amidst disruption.

Outcomes from the day:

1.  To develop increased awareness of who you’ve become as a leader, given the pressures and stresses of this time

2.  To commit to leadership that best serves people at this time, i.e. trustworthy, ethical, discerning

3.  To experience the power of contemplation and time to think

4.  To commit to instituting time to think, both personally and for your team or organization.

 

Please contact me for more information; to book your place click this link: www.megwheatleyinlondon2017.eventbrite.co.uk

20% off new coaching contracts

August 18, 2017 § 1 Comment

I’m pleased to announce I was recently awarded accreditation as a coach by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

EMCC EIA logo P

 

This accreditation follows the Practitioner Diploma I completed with the Academy of Executive Coaching last year.

 

In celebration of gaining my accreditation with the EMCC, I’m offering 20% off new coaching contracts agreed and signed-off before the end of September 2017.
This is both for new clients, and for clients I have previously worked with who want to return for additional coaching.
So if you know of anyone in your local, national or international networks whom you think would benefit from coaching, do be in touch – or feel free to put them in touch with me.

International participation at the upcoming leadership workshop with Meg Wheatley, 9 November 2017

August 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

As befits someone with such a global reputation, we’re delighted to see the widening international participation at Meg Wheatley’s Leadership in these times workshop in London on 9 November.

We’ve welcomed recent bookings from continental Europe, expanding both the insights available and the potential outcomes for this day-long inquiry into leadership: how has our own leadership has changed in the past two decades; and what form of leadership are we called to?

For more information, please contact me or visit  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leadership-in-these-times-with-meg-wheatley-tickets-35507976313

 

Leadership in These Times: a workshop with Meg Wheatley in London, 9 November 2017

June 26, 2017 § Leave a comment

Leadership in These Times: Facing Reality | Claiming Leadership | Restoring Sanity

Meg Wheatley 49 November 2017

Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London

£250, with some bursaries offered to those at the beginning of their careers

https://megwheatleyinlondon2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Sponsored by: Academy of Executive CoachingCentre for Applied Human Rights, University of York; Coaching at Nudge

My colleague Penny Kay and I are delighted to be organising a rare one day seminar with Meg Wheatley, a woman who has inspired a generation of leaders to step forward and serve.

Meg is co-founder and President of a global non-profit, The Berkana Institute (www.berkana.org), an organizational consultant since 1973, a global citizen since her youth, and a prolific writer. She has authored nine books, beginning with the classic Leadership and the New Science (1992). More information about Meg, and free downloads of her writing, is at http://margaretwheatley.com

Organised in conjunction with my coaching colleague Penny Kay, the seminar offers a day of exploration, both from the larger perspective and also the personal in exploring how our own leadership has changed, intentionally and unconsciously as well.

It seems very timely to be working on the urgent issue of leadership, with an insightful and inspirational figure; we’re confident it’s going to be a profound and thought-provoking day.

Who do we choose to beAll participants will also be able to purchase a signed copy of Meg’s new book ‘Who Do We Choose To Be?’ at 50% of the normal price.

Do be in touch if you have questions or would like to know more.

Organisers: John Gray & Penny Kay, http://coachingatnudge.co.uk/

Writing retreat – last three places remaining

January 31, 2017 § Leave a comment

Writing retreat, south Lakeland, 23-28 April.

Together with a colleague from Birmingham University, we’ve designed a retreat for those who are wanting to start a new project, or to take forward or finish off a current piece of writing whether for formal publication or personal use.

There will be the opportunity to hear from the tutors about our experience of writing, and one to one time with us; but the emphasis will be on enabling time in a supportive atmosphere to devote to your writing.

The venue is the beautiful – and peaceful! – house and gardens at Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston. Bookings are now open.

Accredited coaching news

December 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

During 2016 I took the Academy of Executive Coaching’s Practitioner Diploma, and on successfuDisplaying AoEC_Blue.jpglly completing the programme I am now an Accredited Associate Executive Coach.

The AoEC is recognised as a coach training institution by the International Coach Federation, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, and the Association for Coaching.