It was exciting to find  me inside Issue 66 @BizRocksWomen #BizRocks for #WomeninBiz sign up http://bizrocks.me/66 & get a month FREE!

In this issue I talk about “Why All #YoungPeople Should Have A #Coach Or #Mentor To Get Ahead”

Find out more about our new 10-week #programme starting in October at The Winchester School of Art by emailing me: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk.

Author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Order Lesley’s Book Now and watch a mini video which explains what the book is about.

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

“Getting you from where you are to where you want to be”

Award winning Trainer| Author| Coach| Consultant

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

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Thought for today

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Author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Order Lesley’s Book Now and watch a mini video which explains what the book is about.

Lesley Strachan (MBA) is an Award-winning coach| consultant| speaker| trainer and adviser and is based in Hampshire, UK. She is also a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and uses her creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, mentoring and coaching all over the world and has loads of fun doing it. Lesley has over 30 years of experience working in the corporate and education sectors as well as years of experience as an Entrepreneur. Her areas of expertise include: personal life coaching, communication training, leadership training, corporate training, health and wellness, and educational consultancy. Lesley is also a mentor for young people for EBP and an Enterprise Adviser for The Careers and Enterprise Company

 

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

“Getting you from where you are to where you want to be”

Award winning Trainer| Author| Coach| Consultant

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

Web |​Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube

Why all young people should have a coach or mentor

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Super excited to have my #article published “Why All Young People Should Have A #Coach Or #Mentor To Get Ahead” @strachan_lesley #BizRocks Issue 66 #WomeninBiz http://bizrocks.me/66

Schools compete against each other

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So happy to be part of the University of Kent’s Schools competition which included 6 local schools.

As part of the Learning & Development team at Venture Simulations we trained staff from Kent University who then trained the students from Towers School, Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Girl’s Grammar School, Fulston Manor, Thomas Aveling and The Abbey School.

The students were trained in the business simulation game SimVenture Evolution which fast-tracks learning through the immersive experience of running a virtual business. All the students then attended Kent University where they competed against each other.

Both the students and staff reported having a great time and is a great outreach activity for both Kent University and the schools around it. Well done everyone and a special shoutout for Rebecca Smith at The University of Kent.

 

 

New life and career courses starting in Winchester designed for you.

 

My book The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate is now available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Guide-Parents-self-confident-passionate/dp/1999631528/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8.

It’s for parents and career advisers who want to help their young people age 14-20. The book helps you to coach them to understand who they are and what they want from life.

The easy exercises are based on The Jack Canfield Success Principles Methodology which have been successful for over 40-years.

I am only one of a handful of coaches using this technique in the UK so you’ll get a unique head-start on everyone else. Read more: http://bit.ly/Lesley-UltGuide

If you or your teenagers would like to register for 10-week at The Winchester School of Art starting in September please let me know by emailing me lesley@lesley.strachan.co.uk. Also feel free to email me if you have any further questions.

There will be one course for teenagers and one for adults/parents.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

“Getting you from where you are to where you want to be”

Award winning Trainer| Author| Coach| Consultant

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

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Do you procrastinate?

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Acting is the most important first step toward success. But most people fear moving forward because they don’t know what the ultimate outcome will be.

Just leaning into it is a way to get started—without seeing the whole path—that gets an achiever into motion so that possibilities and opportunities and other forms of momentum can show up. They can see if they like the opportunity, career, relationship or other goal they’ve been dreaming about—perhaps for years.

So why not stop preparation, planning, research and other forms of procrastinating and JUST LEAN INTO IT?

Sometimes, success happens when you just lean into it—when you make yourself open to opportunities and are willing to do what it takes to pursue it further—without a contract, without a promise of success, without any expectation whatsoever.

You just start. “Success Principle #14 from Jack Canfield’s Success Principles – Just Lean into It” teaches us to start without knowing the whole path. You see what it feels like. And you find out if you want to keep going versus sitting on the side-lines deliberating, reflecting, and contemplating.

Now I can’t tell you what to do unless I’m prepared to do it myself so here’s a story for you.

I knew I was going to leave my full-time, so I started to try out other things that interested me to see if “the shoes fitted any better than the one’s I had”. I simply leaned into an opportunity that came my way.

Some ideas fell by the wayside and others starting sprouting seeds for me. The good news is that learning into the situation you find yourself in creates momentum. More resources appeared, more people surfaced that could help me which led to not only leaving my full-time job but also led to the opportunity of writing my latest book.

However, this blog is not about me, it’s about you.

Using examples from your own life I’d like you to look at your life. What are all those things you’ve been hesitating doing, delaying, postponing, procrastinating or flat out avoiding?

What are you going to do about it?

What are you going to do about it?

What an amazing event!

 

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I was proud to part of The UCL Apprentice” event last week at Plexal.

Plexal is Europe’s largest innovation hub, based on the 1.2 million square-foot former London Olympics Press & Broadcast centre.

The event was organised by Dr Jeffrey Pittaway and his team from University College London. The challenge for the teams of students was to integrate their Communications, Consumer and Market Research, Business Intelligence, Information Technology, Organisational Behaviour, and Project and General Management knowledge from all of their courses.

They then had to apply that knowledge to make decisions on marketing strategy and pricing, sales, operations, and R&D using a leading cloud-based business simulation platform. The simulation we used is called SimVenture Evolution.

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160 first-year students competed to be one of the most profitable teams as the live business simulation progresses through time (10 years). Four teams progressed to the final challenge to win it all for the best presentation before a live panel of experts. The invited audience included real innovative companies searching for talent, such as BT Sport, Studio Wayne McGregor, Ford, and creative and tech entrepreneurs!

My colleague Juliet Tomlinson and I taught the students how to use the simulation using core activity skills, one-page case studies we’ve written for the simulation and lots of hands-on experiential learning activities. Then they were left to work out a strategy for global domination!

I also want to mention to staff on reception who were absolutely fantastic and made our visit even more pleasurable. Always happy to help and on hand all the time. Well done guys, excellent job.

 

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

“Getting you from where you are to where you want to be”

Award winning Coach| Consultant| Speaker| Trainer| Adviser

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

Web |​Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube

Author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Order Lesley’s Book Now and watch a mini video which explains what the book is about.

Mentoring at Chamberlayne School

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We have now come to the end of the Year 11 Mentoring Programme at Chamberlayne which I have been part of,  and it was lovely to be thanked for my time, commitment and continued support that I have given on the Activate Mentoring Programme.

EBP have a year 10 programme starting at Chamberlayne and as a valued volunteer mentor I have been invited to continue there which I am over the moon about.

As a Jack Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles I have worked with my mentee on:

  • Taking 100% responsibility for their own lives
  • Being clear why they are here and pursuing their passions with enthusiasm
  • Exploring their unique personal qualities
  • Employability skills
  • Deciding on what they want from life and making a plan
  • Vision/mood boards to inspire and keep them focused
  • Writing their CV based upon who they are as individuals

If you’d like me to inspire and support your young people in workshops designed for you please feel free to contact me at lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk.

Author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Pre-Order Lesley’s Book and watch a mini video which explains what the book is about.

Lesley Strachan (MBA) is an Award-winning coach| consultant| speaker| trainer and adviser and is based in Hampshire, UK. She is also a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and uses her creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, mentoring and coaching all over the world and has loads of fun doing it. Lesley has over 30 years of experience working in the corporate and education sectors as well as years of experience as an Entrepreneur. Her areas of expertise include: personal life coaching, communication training, leadership training, corporate training, health and wellness, and educational consultancy. Lesley is also a mentor for young people for EBP and an Enterprise Adviser for The Careers and Enterprise Company

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

“Getting you from where you are to where you want to be”

Award winning Coach| Consultant| Speaker| Trainer| Adviser

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

Web |​Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube

 

 

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

I’ve just read the new QAA documentation for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (2018) and was particularly pleased to see that there is going to be a new model offering a better way of capturing the outcomes for students who take non-traditional routes, including entrepreneurship, self-employment or freelancing.

The new format Graduate Outcomes Survey will replace the new DLHE and may also provide insightful evidence though more longitudinal insights. Since many students do not follow a traditional pathway of employment this model is welcome. The full documentation can be found here if you haven’t seen it yet, Enterprise-and-entrpreneurship-education-2018

As one of the learning of development managers at Venture Simulations Ltd we’re currently mapping  SimVenture Evolution to the new QAA documentation. We’ve already mapped the simulation to the QAA subject benchmark statement for Business and Management (2015) to enable tutors to have the confidence that the software has been fully mapped for quality purposes and all the learning outcomes are met.

SimVenture Evolution fast tracks learning through the immersive experience of running a virtual business from start-up and runs for 10-years. Research studies show that students become more aware of and develop key employability skills whilst running their virtual business.

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Lesley Strachan (MBA) is an Award-winning coach| consultant| speaker| trainer and adviser and is based in Hampshire, UK. She is also a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and uses her creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, mentoring and coaching all over the world and has loads of fun doing it. Lesley has over 30 years of experience working in the corporate and education sectors as well as years of experience as an Entrepreneur. Her areas of expertise include: personal life coaching, communication training, leadership training, corporate training, health and wellness, and educational consultancy. Lesley is also a mentor for young people for EBP and an Enterprise Adviser for The Careers and Enterprise Company

Lesley’s latest book out now is called “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Pre-Order Lesley’s Book and watch a mini video which explains what the book is about.

 

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

“Getting you from where you are to where you want to be”

Award winning Coach| Consultant| Speaker| Trainer| Adviser

Tel: 0044 (0)7739 172447|Email: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

Web |​Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube