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Growth Sessions Workshop – 31st July 2018

GS Technology, Wellbeing, Performance

Following on from my June workshop at Society1 and presentation at University of Central Lancashire, I’m excited to announce that I’m running a complimentary Growth Sessions workshop on 31st July 2018 at East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in Clayton-le-Moors.

The theme of this Growth Sessions workshop is the connection between  Technology, Wellbeing and Business Performance.

In this 90 minute workshop, we’ll be exploring:

  1. The impact that culture and environment has on wellbeing and business performance.
  2. The habits and behaviours which are affecting your overall performance and the impact they have on the way you work.
  3. How to create small, simple changes to your existing routines to counteract bad habits and build better ones.

Booking for this popular session is essential via Eventbrite

The aim of the Growth Sessions talks and workshops is to support the wellbeing of knowledge workers, creative thinkers, and people working in the digital sphere. Growth Sessions is a platform for raising awareness, sharing tools and exploring ideas which empower you to improve your habits, strengthen your wellbeing, and activate more of your potential, at work and in life.

Here is what people are saying about Growth Sessions:

I recently attended a Growth session workshop and it was insightful and full of practical actions. Highly recommended.” 

– Simon Price (Senior Lecturer – Employability & Innovation, UCLan)

A fun and informative session with real life application. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.” 

– Catarina King (Society1) 

If you’re based up North, come and join me to find out for yourself how Growth Sessions can help you. :)

Finding Beauty (Do Contribute)

Beauty needs ugliness to exist.

I’ve discovered that even in the worst of situations, we can find beauty amongst the cracks if we’re willing to look.

My December 2017 piece for Do Contribute on Medium is an exploration of how we can define and seek beauty in our world.

Do Contribute Beauty

Click on the image to read the article on Medium.

MGS 16 – Mindset

Focus your mind!

Whether we can, or can’t, do well at something new, it’s all in our heads. Having the right mental attitude helps us to excel, and activates more of our potential. In Episode 16, I share three types of “mindset” that can help us improve when we’re doing something new.

If you want to find out more about setting yourself up for growth, I highly recommend reading Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset”. We can be limited by the beliefs associated with a fixed mindset, but the world becomes our oyster when we set our minds for growth.

Interested in the ‘grown-up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

As always, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 15 – Courage

What to do about Fear

Growing and learning requires that we develop the courage to make friends with our fear.

To get on with doing what we were meant to in this world, we need to learn to become brave.

I wrote an article about this for the Do Lectures over on Medium. In it, I share three ways to help you overcome your fear.

Episode 15 of Mini Growth Sessions is a quick summary of these same three steps.

Interested in the ‘grown-up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

Be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 14 – Optimism

Power up your positive!

Living on the bright side is way better for our wellbeing than we might realise. Episode 14 is about how to bring our force for good to the fore.

Further reading:

Feeling positive really is good for us, as being optimistic can help us combat heart disease.

Despite her own hardships, Helen Keller wrote extensively about seeing positivity in the world.  Her essay on Optimism, written in 1903, is well worth a read. Here’s a quote to get you started:

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller

Martin Seligman is known as the father of Positive Psychology. He has written several books on optimism and happiness. I found his book ‘Learned Optimism’ particularly helpful as a learning tool during a turning point in my life.

Remember, there’s no such thing as half full or half empty … our cup is always FULL of hope and possibility.

As always, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 13 – Confidence

It’s all about ‘Can’…

It’s within our power to manage our confidence. We do it by matching our beliefs to our actions.

In this week’s episode of Mini Growth Sessions, I share three steps we can use to build and exercise our confidence.

Further reading:

If we know our weak points, then we can work on them…

  • Here’s a more detailed description of self-confidence, with  some super tips on how to develop it.
  • Research indicates that men tend to feel more confident than women. This article (and the video within) has some interesting insights.

Interested in the ‘grown up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

Until next time, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS 11 – Cadence

Cadence is about achieving rhythm in your life

It is far better for us (and more realistic) than striving for the elusive work/life balance.

In episode 11, I reconnect with my inner Madonna and use a choice word to share my opinion on the hype around the elusive goal of creating “balance”. Sensitive viewers cover your ears, or if you’re ready to take charge,  then join me in creating a new movement!

If you want to find out more about cadence, I wrote a Medium post about it here.

You can watch more Mini Growth Sessions here . Or find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of these Growth Sessions here

Remember, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS10 – Love

The thing about Love…

Looking after ourselves includes loving ourselves in spite of our flaws. To care for and support others well, we first need to have a love of ‘I’. Find out more in Episode 10.

Further reading…

You can watch more Mini Growth sessions here . Or find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of these here

Cheers, Mich x

MGS9 – Breathe

Breath is life…

Breathing is fundamental to our state of wellbeing. In episode 9, we explore how we can use breathing to change our mind and body for the better.

Practising conscious breath is one of the most effective ways to change your physiology and your emotional state. It starts with one inhale and one exhale.

You can watch more Mini Growth sessions here .

Or find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of Mini Growth Sessions here

Cheers, Mich :)

MGS8 – Move

A bit of rhythm and moves…

Our third fundamental self-care habit is all about the moves. In episode 8, I share quick ways to incorporate movement into your workdays.

This article highlights several reasons why movement trumps sedentary habits.

Now take your moves to the next level by getting in on some of this Madagascar ‘Move It’ action. You’ll thank me later.

You can watch more of these teeny videos here and find out more about the ‘grown up’ version of Mini Growth Sessions here.

Cheers, Mich :)

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