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

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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

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Why I wrote a book!

I was recently interviewed by Sheryl Andrews who asked me why I’d written my book called The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help you kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.

You can watch the interview here.

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 is now available on Amazon and 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 webinar 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

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What markets and jobs are evolving?

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Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, with Southampton Solent University and Business South, has undertaken important research into the future skills needs of employers in the Solent area.

This research was funded by Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) which is set up to support and develop a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between universities and colleges and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK.

The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ will drive development in the digital age by fusing technologies and continuing to blur the lines between the physical, digital and virtual, and biological spheres. A new age is emerging, where new technologies, such as drones, virtual and augmented reality, genetic breakthroughs and self-driving cars – will dramatically change skills needs globally, nationally and in the Solent area.

This research includes a literature survey of global, UK and Solent trends and identifies future predominant sectors, geographical hotspots and evolving jobs over the period to 2025. This is supplemented by research into evolving job roles and future skills needs. Potential disruptors to employment, skills and competencies are then identified. This all enables identification of challenges for employers, schools, colleges and higher education institutions.

Focus groups and an on-line questionnaire of local employers gained important views on how jobs will evolve and the skills, competencies and behaviors’ that will be needed in the workplace towards 2025. It was also found that employers will need to change behavior’s in the period to get the best from employees.

Respondents covered the range from micro enterprises (1-9), through small (10-49), medium (50-249), to large firms (250+), with more representation at either end of that scale. The questions put to business are in the Annex to this paper and were qualitative in nature.

If you’d like to know more you can access the full report here.

 

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 is due out soon 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 webinar which explains what the book is about.

 

Learning & Development is focusing more at how content and programs are consumed

 

Goals for learning and development (L&D) in 2017 were focused on compiling employee data to understand employee interests for the promotion of content and programs.

In 2018, L & D is focused more at how content and programs are consumed and engaged while shifting the user experience (UX) to be more of a social reflex.

Aberdeen has found that more than 80% of learning management systems (LMS) remain fully automated. However, full automation inhibits social engagement and feedback, detracting from two-way communications which Aberdeen has found are functional to what employees seek in a good workplace.

My experiences working in the L & D space is that learners want to be engaged with their learning, have some social engagement and two-way communication. So, how can this be achieved. Perhaps, L & D professionals might want to consider different learning platforms and experiences such as playing business simulation games in teams on a face-to-face basis which would alleviate learners’ concerns.

Gamification also brings staff from different levels together and has proven to be effective in the development of skills such as self-management, teamwork, business and customer awareness, problem-solving, communication, numeracy, IT skills and developing positive attitudes.

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If you’d like to read the whole report can be accessed here: https://lesley-strachan-consulting-training.com/free-resources/

If you’d like to know more about using gamification as an L & D resource, please drop me an email to lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk

 

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 is due out soon 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 webinar 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

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Why you will fail to have a great career

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Hi,

There are two questions people frequently ask me…

Question #1:

“Lesley, how do I know if I’m on the right career path?”

And Question #2:

“What should I be doing to ensure I’m successful?”

A lot of times, I’ll answer by telling people to simply invert their question. In other words, “What are the things I shouldn’t be doing?”

And the things we shouldn’t be doing show up in our lives as “yellow alerts.” These are the advance warnings you get in the forms of tell-tale signs, gut instincts, or feelings that you are off course.

You know when you suddenly get a “bad feeling” about something or notice people acting differently around you? I encourage people to listen to those feelings. Lean into them and trust your instinct.

Discover the specific yellow alerts that could veer you off your path, here.

Another thing you should absolutely avoid at all costs is not believing it’s possible and not believing in yourself. This TED talk video by Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions

I understand this is easier said than done. There is a lot of fear, limiting beliefs, and negative thinking that we must overcome. It’s human nature. In fact, our brains are designed to keep us comfortable, complacent, and to not take risks.

That’s why I have committed my life’s work to researching and studying how to overcome those obstacles and how to have a strong sense of belief in yourself. I work with people age 14 upwards and adults to really get the bottom of who they are and what they want to do which will enable them to get a job or career that will make them happy – interested?

I guarantee that if you put in the work you will see results because I use proven strategies specifically designed to increase your confidence and turn you into an unstoppable success. Join our free member area to get loads of free resources


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 is due out soon 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 webinar 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

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

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“The future depends on what you do today.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Free excerpt from my book:

As the publication date for my book gets closer (end of May 2018) I feel grateful for being able to write this book which helps parents, and career advisers to really add value to our young people’s lives. The exercises in the book will help young people to really understand themselves and what they want from life. This in turn helps them to choose academic subjects, colleges and universities which fit their future aspirations. To achieve this all young people, need a coach.

“Everyone needs a coach” – some of the most successful people in the world have a coach including Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt and Tony Robbins. Coaching is an excellent technique for both adults and young people to gain a different perspective on life and to get feedback on what they’re doing.  I agree and strongly believe that whether the coaching is professional or voluntary, it needs to be more closely in tune with the needs and aspirations of those being coached to be effective, because we’re all different.

Thinking back to our school days, we were taught various subjects, given a bit of guidance about what career we should follow and that’s about it. There weren’t, and still aren’t, any excellent coaching programmes in school unless you’re an athlete. Furthermore, with recent UK government policy suggesting that all young people should have a coach or mentor, it’s difficult to see how this would work in practical terms. This situation continues to be of concern since the education sector continues to cut budgets and careers services, which I’m going to talk about in greater detail later.

During my teaching career I’ve never seen or experienced how schools, colleges and universities and, for that matter, workplaces tap into the root passions that we are all born with. Imagine if the education system tapped into our core passions and promoted educational subjects around those passions instead of trying to pigeonhole everyone?

As we get older it doesn’t get much better. How many adults do you know that are stuck in a job they have no passion for? It might even be you! Employers who have training budgets train them in the skills and capabilities to do the job. What they don’t do enough of is align people’s passions, skills and abilities to the organization’s purpose. Wouldn’t the country be more productive if we all loved our lives and our jobs? Maybe it’s something we should all aspire to?

Having worked with thousands of young people, my purpose in life is to inspire and support parents, guardians and those who meet young people to coach them towards a life and career filled with purpose and have fun doing it. That is the reason why I’ve written this book.

I love what I do because of the results I get working with both adults and young people. I see people’s eyes light up when they realize what’s possible and they see a future for themselves. This is particularly important for what we describe as the lost generation of children. With adults I experience people ditching the jobs they hate and starting to follow their true passion in life. With young people I love to see them discover what they want to do in life as this helps them focus on their choice of studies. What’s your story going to be?

This is not a book of good ideas. This is a book of timeless principles used by successful people all over the world. I have studied these Success Principles for over 10 years and have applied them to my own life. My success includes being an award-winning coach, consultant, trainer, speaker and adviser to thousands of young people and adults in the UK, Europe, USA and South Africa. I get to travel which I love to do and network with positive like-minded professionals daily.

 

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 is due out at the end of May 2018 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 webinar 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

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101 ways to grow any business using video

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This week I want to spotlight a great guy I know called Ben Brohpy.

I’d met Ben Brophy at a course I did in January 2018 at The Internet Business School run by my friend Simon Coulson so I knew his work.

His book called “101 ways to grow any business using video” was an inspiration to me.

I was really interested in the trends towards the use of video for just about of us.

If you’d like the FREE e-book please sign in here and feel free to download it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Regards

Lesley

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 is due out soon 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 webinar 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

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Developing Aspirations in Young People

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I am very proud to be associated with EBP South as a mentor for young people in the Southampton area. EBP South brings business and education together and inspires and prepares local young people for the world of work. They deliver a range of exciting and motivating work-related learning programmes in schools across the Solent Region, all designed to prepare young people for life after school.

The relationship between mentor and mentee is focused on the need to enable and empower a young person to be motivated to take charge of their own development through developing their confidence and reliance and by carefully posing questions that get them thinking about their future.

Mentoring enables young people to decide for themselves what their goals and aspirations are, and to help them recognise and support them in putting in place the actions they need to take to achieve those goals.

Local businesses – large and small – are key partners and now my organisation Lesley Strachan Consulting & Training is involved with this great work. I work with EBP to ensure that the activities and events are relevant and up to date, providing exciting experiences to motivate young people.

My role as a mentor is to:

  • Inspire positive career aspirations with my mentees
  • Help young people understand the relevance of their classroom learning
  • Increase employability – especially by developing the softer skills that are in such high demand
  • Learning through doing – hands on fun activities to bring the world of work to life

I am using The Jack Canfield Success Principles Methodology with students to guide young people towards discovering their life purpose, prioritize their goals, and discover the proven steps to achieving anything they want. They will get clear on what they really want from life and create an action plan and the support system they need to make it all happen, plus they’ll have loads of fun as well.

I’ve been working with one young lady at a Southampton School who wanted a mentor to help her focus on her career options. We started by having a chat about what she did, and didn’t want in her life and I asked her to grab some visual images of what she wanted from life.

She’s now made a mood board which she’s hung in her bedroom to inspire her. Last week I said to her “Pretend you’re 25 and we’ve just met again. Tell me about what’s happened since you were 14!” Suddenly, her face lit up and she described the kind of life she wanted. It was such a joy for me to see her light up. The aim over the next few months is to work backwards to find out what subjects and courses she could be choosing before she applies to go to college.

This young lady is so pleased because she feels that her choices of subject will give her the inspiration to study hard and achieve great things. If only all our young people has this kind of support.

The experience and transformations of the young people that I work with have been truly profound. So much so that I’ve written a book designed to help parents called The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate which you can pre-order here for delivery in May 2018. Or, if you’d like me to coach your kids, please contact me here.

Apart from my role with EBP coaching is available on a 12-month contract. Or, why not invite us into your school where we can work groups of up to 25 in practical interactive and fun workshops.

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

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

Award winning Coach| Consultant| Speaker| Trainer| Adviser

The UK leader in Coaching “The Success Principles™

1 Loreille Gardens|Rownhams|Southampton|Hampshire|SO16 8LP

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