Life And Career Coaching Blog – Lesley Strachan

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CIPD Southampton Group

Getting people from where they are to where they want to be

Focusing on our own professional development. Using coaching, creating a balanced lifestyle and supporting life’s passions, Lesley Strachan explores what gives us our aspirations and motivation.

This is an interactive and thought-provoking session, looking at;

  • Taking time out for ourselves to think about what we want
  • What do you want, not want in your life for 2019?
  • Focusing on goals (financial, career, relationships, fun & recreation, fitness & health,and personal goals)
  • 100% commitment to your goals & accountability partnering
  • Take away an inspiring vision board.

As a result of attending this event you will:

  • Understand better your own passions and desires
  • Identify whether what you’re doing today is what you want to be doing tomorrow
  • Reflect over your own development and where it is you want to go in the next 12 months.

 

Please note that attendees should use the address, rather than the postcode, as some old satnavs will direct them to the Highfield campus rather than our building.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm with the event starting promptly at 6.30pm.

Our Speaker:

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training
Award Winning Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Trainer & Adviser
The UK leader in Coaching “The Success Principles™

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: career 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 Author of “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.”

 

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

FAQs

 

Is there parking at the venue?

Yes. Please note that attendees should use the address, rather than the postcode, as some old satnavs will direct them to the Highfield campus rather than our building.

What refreshments will be on offer?

Tea, coffee and biscuits.

What is the refund policy for paid tickets?

We operate a 7-day cut-off date for ticket cancellations leading to a refund.

How do you use the personal information I provide when registering?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a data controller, registered with the Information Commissions Office as required under the Data Protection Act 1998.  The CIPD is committed to protecting your privacy and will not share your personal information with third parties without your permission.  However, when entering in an event that is advertised on the Eventbrite website you will be consenting to your information being passed to the Event Organiser for them to use for the purposes of organising and running the event.  CIPD may also wish to process your personal information in connection with a variety of activities which may include the marketing and promotion of our services and the administration of files and records.  CIPD will only process your data in accordance with current data protection legislation.  The Event Organiser undertakes not to share that information with third parties.

Tops tips to manage exam anxiety

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Thursday, 1st November 2018

A unique 2 hour workshop to help you overcome the barriers to exam success!

Are you between 14-24 years old and someone who finds that the pressure of taking important exams makes you anxious and stressful? Or just someone who would find it helpful to know powerful techniques to help you perform your best when it really counts?

‘Managing exam anxiety’ is a unique workshop designed to help provide you with tools to help you if nerves and stress spoil your efforts in the examination room

During the workshop you will learn:

  • What is anxiety?

  • What are the triggers and symptoms of anxiety for you?

  • How to build a tool box of techniques to overcome your anxiety.

  • Five powerful distraction techniques that will help you.

  • Positive action you can take to beat your nerves

  • How to build and use your support network

Places are very limited, so early registration is advisable. The workshop will run from 6.30pm – 8:30pm and light refreshments will be provided.

We are running this workshop at a heavily subsidised cost of just £15, in order to introduce students to the work of The Limitless Organisation and places are available on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis.The workshop will be held at: Winchester School of Art, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

Book TODAY here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-exam-anxiety-tickets-50074830165?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

How creative industries students learn about business skills

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It is a great pleasure to be working with Masters Students in the Creative Industries at Southampton Solent University. The students are creative entrepreneurs who have or are going to set up their own creative enterprise or work as a freelancer.

To support these savvy entrepreneurs I am teaching them about how to think strategically and how to operate a start-up business using our simulation game called SimVenture Evolution. The learning experience is very hands-on and interactive and is a very different way of teaching #business an #employability skills.

SimVenture Evolution has a number of #simulations to play. At Southampton Solent University the students are learning the about the ups and downs of starting a business from scratch along with all the areas of a business that need to be considered to run an efficient business as a business owner or freelancer in the creative industries.

Together we’re looking at strategic thinking, marketing operations, production, R & D and all things to do with Finance. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks to see how everyone gets on.

Inspiring confident, career choices

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So there I was teaching Master students in a University the other day. All of them want to be, or already are Entrepreneurs and in the early start up phases of their businesses.

One conversation struck a note with me!

One lady said she’d known from the age of 15 that she wanted to be a photographer BUT….

Her parents, teachers and careers advisers had “stamped on her dream and passion for photography” and suggested a business degree instead. Unsurprisingly, she dropped out of this course within a year because that’s not where her passion lay.

Even more interesting was her comment that “I would have preferred that the people all around her would have asked – so you want to be a photographer how are you going to do that, what is the plan”?

She is now back in photography, has started her business and I wish her all the luck in the world.

I work with students like this all the time and over 70% have no idea of what they want to do which is why I offer schools, colleges and Universities the chance to do one day workshops to support and inspire their students.

By the end of the workshop students understand their passion and direction and come away with a plan of how they’re going to achieve their goals.

If you’d like to know more please email: lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

Bath Spa Business School takes the lead

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It was a great pleasure to train academics at Bath Spa Business School recently. Always at the forefront of engaging students in their learning Victoria Opara and her team are embedding SimVenture Evolution into a module called The Business Environment for first year students at the Business School.

The module is designed to enable students to examine the interactions between the external business environment and the business. The module also aims to provide students with an introduction to the external influences on the business environment e.g. the key features of the political, economic, social, technological, legal, ecological and competitive forces affecting organisations.

SimVenture Evolution allows students to run a virtual small business for up to 10-years. Within the internal business environment learners find out what professional and transferable skills they need to operate a business and be able to reflect on the development of those skills. The awareness and development of the skills they have developed also means their CV’s can be enhanced.

In collaboration with Bath Spa Business School we have been able to work together to provide a hands-on experiential learning experience which the students will enjoy, and at the same time be mentally stretched and challenged.

Together we have a programme of study which includes lectures, SimVenture Evolution one-page case studies, videos, quizzes and in-class hands-on running of the businesses.

The hands-on nature of the learning means that students learn as they go along and are immersed in the experience of operating their businesses and are in competition with each other. They also have the opportunity to work as a team, demonstrate leadership and discuss their strategy before making decisions and implementing those decisions.

Since tutors are facilitating student learning they have the opportunity to spend more quality time with students giving formative feedback and preparing them for their assessments thus enhancing the overall student experience.

It’s rare that students and staff have a great environment as well, check out these views they’re lovely aren’t they. It was also great to spend some time walking around the campus with the Head of Bath Business School Georgina Andrews who I’ve known for a long time now.

If you’d to know more or have a demonstration of the software please feel free to contact me: lesley.strachan@simventure.co.uk.20180918_090517[1].jpg

How to manage exam anxiety

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Many of our young people suffer from exam anxiety so offering them a unique workshop to give them the tools and strategies to reduce pressure and stress and increase exam success!

  • Are you between 14 and 24?
  • Do you find that taking important exams makes you anxious or stressed?
  • Would you like to have some useful techniques to assist you to perform your best when it really counts?

Then come and join us on Thursday November 1st 2018. Find out more by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-exam-anxiety-tickets-50074830165?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Or call Lesley on 07739 172447

 

 

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Can you help please? I’m looking for a group of hashtagteenagers in hashtagschool hashtagcollege hashtaguniversity to take part in another pilot study to test the effectiveness of my new course designed to help teenagers focus on what they want from their life and hashtageducation since over 70% of them don’t know and there’s 4.9 million teenagers in the UK in the same boat! I’m offering some crazy deals on this at the moment to create an impact study so if you or anyone you know is interested please message me or email lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

#LesleyStrachan is the #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 #trainer and #author 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

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

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Decide what you want

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Hi, my name is Lesley Strachan and I work with The Jack Canfield Training Group which operates in 35 countries. I’m also an award-winning trainer and author and have worked in the UK education sector for over 30 years.

Over 60% of the students and I’ve taught have one huge problem. They have no idea what they want to do with their lives so are unable to maximise their potential.

Did you know there are 4.9 million teenagers in the UK with this problem?

Our highly successful courses give teenagers the head start they need. They’ll get clear on what they want from life and create an action plan and the support system to make it happen and it’s loads of fun as well.

Is that what you want for your teenagers?

If you do why not enrol on my FREE taster course because I want to inspire and support your teenagers to get ahead in life. You could also do the course yourself, the same principles apply!

You can find the taster course here.

Good luck and if you know any schools, colleges or universities that would benefit please do get in contact.

Here’s to your future.

Regards Lesley

#LesleyStrachan is the #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 #trainer and #author 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

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

Web |​Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube

IEEC 2018

@EEC is the leading global three day forum for #enterprise and #entrepreneurship educators and practitioners – this year we are in Leeds for the 13th International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC2018).

IEEC is highly regarded for its participatory style with a wide range of educator-led interactive parallel sessions and Pecha Kucha presentations as well as keynotes led by inspirational experts from across the world. It’s probably one of the best conferences I go to because of the friends I’ve made there, and everyone is so open to new ideas.

The @SimVenture team including myself were there as Sponsors and Exhibitors and we were certainly very busy. I decided to photo bomb the first photo although I do seem to look very short in height in this one!

How to be more self-confident – NOW!

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Everyone has big dreams. But why is it that so many teenagers fail to make those dreams a reality?

It’s not because they’re physically or mentally incapable of doing so. And it’s not because they lack the time or the money.

The sad reality is, most teenagers fail because they lack the confidence and belief in themselves required to succeed.

That’s the one big factor that separates the winners from the losers: BELIEF.

When you believe you can do something, you will. It’s that simple. You know the goal is within your reach and so you’ll do whatever it takes to bring about your desired result.

But when you believe that something is impossible, you won’t even bother trying. Why would you, when deep down you believe your efforts will be wasted?

That’s why confidence and self-esteem play such a huge role in determining your level of success.

The more confidence you have, the more risks you’re willing to take – and the more risks you take, the more chances you have of success.

Of the hundreds of incredibly successful teenagers I’ve met throughout the years, almost every one of them has told me, “I was never the most talented person, but I chose to believe anything was possible. And it was!”

So if you want to achieve big goals and create the life of your dreams, my biggest piece of advice to you is work on building your self-confidence.

Because once you cultivate an unshakeable belief in yourself, you will be able to accomplish anything you can imagine.

Watch this video from a previous student of mine.

Then get your teenagers (or yourself) signed up for my FREE on-line course HERE.

Good luck everyone.

 

#LesleyStrachan is the #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 #trainer and #author 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 teenagers 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

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

Web |​Facebook |Twitter |LinkedIn| YouTube