How To Get More Control Of Your Life In One Hour – Webinar

Yesterday I ran an webinar called “How to get more control over your life in under one hour!” I’m really pleased that my participants got a lot out of it.

“I found the session really insightful and very much appreciated your honesty.” JL

Do you know what you were put on this Earth to do?

Happy Wednesday!

One of the things I know for sure is we are all born with a life purpose. Identifying and living up to this purpose is perhaps the most important action you can take to be successful and fulfilled.

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Without a purpose in life, you can get side-tracked on your life’s journey. It’s easy to wander and drift, while accomplishing very little.

But when you discover your purpose, everything in life seems to fall into place. To be “on purpose” means doing what you love, doing what you’re good at, and accomplishing what’s most important to you.

When you think, talk, and act in alignment with your purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need will naturally gravitate toward you.

Use your natural talents as indicators (we all have talent). For example, it was clear to me from the age of 8 that I was destined to teach. I recall that I had the local kids in our garden shed with a blackboard and I can’t remember now what I taught but I do remember being passionate about learning and teaching. I’ve gotten off course several times but always seem to find my back to my natural talents (usually because of redundancy when I’ve needed to re-evaluate what I want to do next).

For some people, though, it’s not as easy to identify a passion. Alternatively, you may enjoy what you do, but on deeper exploration, discover that you’re passionate about something altogether different than what you do. There are two processes that I’ve found to be extremely helpful in discovering – and living – your passion.

For some people, though, it’s not always as easy to identify their life purpose or passion. Alternatively, you may enjoy what you do for a living, but upon deeper exploration, discover that you’re passionate about something altogether different than what you are doing to earn a living.

With a life purpose carefully developed and clearly stated, you suddenly have a basis for making all your major life decisions, for setting a lifetime’s worth of goals, and for pursuing one activity or goal versus another.

My life purpose statement is this…

“To use my creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, mentoring and coaching anywhere in the world and have fun doing it”

If what I get asked to do doesn’t fit my life purpose statement I simply say “Thanks, but no”. Without purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfil you. You don’t want to get to the top of the ladder only to find you had it leaning against the wrong wall.

Here’s an opportunity for you…why not join our FREE webinar series to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. There are 3 in total and the first one starts soon, register here https://app.webinarjam.net/register/38431/b9c7512dbf

Finally, I’d like to leave you with this quote:

Decide what you want, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you toward these goals.

To Your Success

Best Wishes

Lesley

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

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Why self obsessed students should do care work

The precious, wan, self-obsessed graduates who abound these days need to learn a bit about the real world. In years gone by, writes Dr Max (stock image) 

I was drawn to this article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4457512/Why-self-obsessed-students-care-work.html as I teach in higher education so have first hand experience of some students are are indeed self obsessed, have no work experience and have unrealistic expectations.

In one particular module that I teach over 60% of students had no clear idea of what they wanted from the lives – which was really shocking to me.

Perhaps then we should be helping these students at the beginning of their academic careers by coaching them to accept 100% responsibility for their lives and actions and also to coach them in how to be passionate about what they do, and help them to discover the careers they want to follow.

There is not enough of this kind of coaching in schools, colleges or higher education. https://lesley-strachan-consulting-training.com/…/universi…/

So for those of you who would like a workshop please do contact me to discuss how we can work collaboratively to change these attitudes and behaviours.

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

Award winning coach-trainer-tutor| The UK leader in Coaching – The Success Principles™

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

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Southampton, SO16 8LP

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How to become part of an Enterprise Adviser Network

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I feel very proud to be have become an Enterprise Adviser for a project run by The Careers and Enterprise Company – Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.

The Solent LEP is led by the business community and supported by three university partners, the further education sector, three unitary authorities, eight district councils, one county council and the voluntary and community sector – all working together to secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Solent area.

With a population of more than 1.3 million and over 50,000 businesses, the Solent area is an internationally-recognised key economic hub anchored around the Isle of Wight, the two cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, the M27 corridor and the Solent waterway.

There is an optimism that local growth is in the right parts of the economy, including advanced engineering, marine & maritime and aerospace sectors within the SME community. However, vacancies, including Apprenticeships, are becoming increasingly difficult to fill and employers are ‘just about managing’ to find the skills they need.

The pipeline of skills remains a cause for concern, with parts of the Solent continuing to show significant gaps in educational attainment. These gaps raise concerns about the area’s ability to meet future skills demands.

In 2013/14 pupils who achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including Maths and English remains significantly below the regional and national averages of 56.1% and 58.2% respectively in the Isle of Wight (44.6%), Southampton (49.8%) and Portsmouth (50.2%).

With these challenges in mind, the Solent LEP has identified three key issues to be given prominence over the coming year:

Driving higher level skills, and building participation in higher education

Continuing to place an emphasis on building STEM skills

Seeking a devolution of skills budgets for the Solent to maximise the flexibility and effective targeting of resources

The Solent LEP are also seeking to actively engage the wider community, particularly employers, to secure a genuine tri-partite approach to the development of skills for residents of the region and the wider economy.

Summary of local project

The Solent LEP is working with over 25 schools from across the Solent area and partnering these with 25 Enterprise Advisers. These schools were selected from the identified ‘cold spots’ and predominately focus around the areas of limited employer engagement and low socio-economic status.

The Solent LEP is working with over 25 schools from across the Solent area and partnering these with 25 Enterprise Advisers. These schools were selected from the identified ‘cold spots’ and predominately focus around the areas of limited employer engagement and low socio-economic status.

The Enterprise Coordinator will be working from within the Solent LEP and their main role is to:

  • Help schools and colleges to improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work
  • Make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges
  • Focus everyone’s efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people

Volunteer Enterprise Advisers will be recruited from local businesses and organisations and be working at a strategic level alongside the schools’ senior management teams. The aim of these partnerships is to evaluate the existing programme of enterprise activity in the schools and my role is to develop activity plans to ensure that the best local careers and enterprise provision can be accessed.

Using local Labour Market Information, the Enterprise Advisers will be able to identify skills gaps within the Solent region to help shape the delivery of enterprise activity in schools. The aim is to build sustainable partnerships which can be adapted and improved upon during the length of the project and beyond.

If like me, you, your business or your school like to get involved in the Enterprise Adviser Network? Register your interest here: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/enterprise-adviser-network

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

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Ruby Wax’s 5 ways to bring mindfulness into your everyday life

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‘The key to practicing mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is paying attention. It sounds easy, but we don’t automatically know how to do it. To be able to shift attention at will is my solution to how we can live better, be happier and stay healthier, because it means we are in control of our magnificent minds,’ says Ruby Wax.

‘Think of mindfulness as a “mind gym” where you learn to build your ability to pay attention like a muscle. A well-honed muscle of attention helps us make the right decisions, even amidst all the stimuli and emotional turmoil of our lives. MBCT is really “mind fitness” – and all the equipment you need is already in your head.’

5 everyday mindfulness tips:

Choose an activity you do each day and, for a few moments while you’re doing it, try to pay attention to every sensation – sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch – just try to sense it.

  1. Eating: “Find something you enjoy putting in your mouth (within the realms of normality). Cut whatever it is into bite-sized pieces. Place a morsel in your hand. Without feeling ridiculous focus on what it looks like, as if you’ve never seen anything like it. With a sense of curiosity, notice the colour, the edges, the shape. After a minute or so, chew slowly and notice what sweetness or bitterness tastes like. Notice what the urge to swallow feels like.”
  2. Showering: “What does the water feel like? Experience the movements you make while soaping up and washing the soap off again as if you’ve never done them before in your life. Notice when your mind takes over, then bring your focus back to the feel of showering.”
  3. Making tea: “Slowly, try to experience the detailed sensations of pouring, stirring, smelling, tasting and, hopefully, not burning your lips off. But if you do . . . try to sense that, too.”
  4. On your computer: “Tune into what the sensations are of tapping your fingers on the keys. Come off autopilot and notice when your mind begs you to type something and, when you do, come back to the feeling in your fingertips. Notice: are your shoulders humped over? (I do most of my emails in the posture of the Hunchback of Notre Dame.)”
  5. Doorways: “Here’s a really easy one: Each day when you go through a particular doorway use it as a reminder to notice what’s going on around you; the sounds, smells, sights and the feeling in your body. Oh, come on, you can’t get away with saying you’re too busy to walk through a doorway.”

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‘Fourth industrial revolution’ prompts call for review of work skills

The dramatic pace of technological change at work has led Hampshire researchers to call for an urgent shift in how employers engage with education and skills providers.

It follows a study looking at how jobs will evolve in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ era of robots, drones, driverless cars, 3D printing and other kinds of automation.

The research, involving Southampton Solent University, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Business South, examined the skills, competencies and behaviours that will be needed in the workplace over the next ten years.

Respondents included employers from high-growth sectors of the Solent economy such as advanced manufacturing, construction, marine, aerospace, the creative industries, education, transport, information technology and health and social care.

Explaining the findings, Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Mike Wilkinson, said: “The fourth industrial revolution is happening right now. Automation in the workplace has moved from something evolutionary to something revolutionary. This seismic shift means that how we respond as employers and education providers is more important and urgent than ever.

“What our respondents are telling us is that the key to managing this transformation and disruption is building stronger, ongoing connections between education and employment. This is the best way to help identify the skills needed in this new era and nurture the talent of both young people and those further into their working lives.”

The research – led by Lesley Strachan, Learning and Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Solent University – identified many areas where particular skills will increasingly be needed.  They include leadership, entrepreneurship, IT, science, maths, coaching, talent management, communications, customer service, sales and marketing.

Stewart Dunn, Chief Executive of Hampshire Chamber, said: “Businesses need to seize the opportunity of talking more with schools, colleges, universities and others in the world of education to provide input on the skills needed for the workplace.

“At the same time, learners and education providers can benefit from understanding the real world experience of employers as to how skills and competencies should be taught.”

The study also reflected some of the difficulties employers face in an era of highly mobile global talent with more people also choosing to be self-employed as freelancers and consultants.

Mr Dunn said: “Trends in employment are already making it difficult for many bosses to attract and retain people with the skills they need. The UK’s record employment levels mean it is more competitive than ever to fill skills gaps. With the reversal of the National Insurance changes announced in the Budget, it’s clear that the government has been forced to recognise the economic importance of self-employment.

“We are witnessing a time of massive change in the workplace and how we manage skills will be absolutely key to how we go forward.”

The research findings were presented to business leaders at an event at the Hedge End offices of law firm Trethowans. Next steps include sharing the results with headteachers and other education and skills providers and focusing in on specific sector requirements with employers and business support organisations.

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We’re all kids at heart – what did you want to be when you grew up?

We’re all kids at heart – what did you want to be when you grew up?

· Stuck in a job that, isn’t you?
· Feeling unfulfilled and not enjoying work?
· Struggling to find a way to move on and not making much progress?
· Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do – or where to start?
· Facing redundancy or severance and need a new direction?
· Or are you an organisation that is faced with making staff redundant?
We believe in inspiring the kid inside of you and supporting people to achieve greater success in their lives. As your career progress or changes direction we have a formula for success which will shift you into a higher gear, both personally and professionally using a method which helps people like you create breakthrough results in everything you do.
You will be inspired and motivated to achieve greater success because we will provide the tools necessary to meet challenges, adapt to change, shape perspectives and solve problems. Lesley is uniquely qualified to coach you to success because she is a Jack Canfield Success Principles ™ qualified coach and has been teaching, mentoring and coaching for over 30 years. Her experience crossed industry, Higher Education and the third sector. Knowing how to achieve success is like knowing the combination to a lock. If you are missing any of the numbers, or have them in the wrong order, the lock won’t open.
Here’s what you’ll learn in a fun, inspirational and supportive learning environment:
• How to double your results/income and double your free time in 3 years or less.
• A simple but powerful formula (E+R=O) that will empower you to handle any experience more responsibly, effectively and successfully.
• How to clarify your purpose, vision and goals, including the latest research on goal setting and goal achievement and how to apply it to your life.
• How to change your self-talk and your limiting beliefs to better support your success.
• How to program your subconscious mind to unleash greater creative thinking and increased motivation to act on your ideas.
• How to more effectively use the Law of Attraction to accelerate your success.
• The three main ways people sabotage their success and how to overcome them.
• How to overcome your fear of failure and get into action.
• How to overcome your fear of rejection and ask for what you want and need.
• Why it’s important to drop out of the “Ain’t It Awful Club” and surround yourself with positive, success-oriented people.
• Why, when, and how to successfully use an accountability partner and a mastermind group.
• The daily “disciplines of success” you need to have to sustain success over time.
• And so much more
As a result of this coaching, you will be able to experience new confidence and commitment, on all levels—taking risks, making decisions, pushing through your fears and limiting beliefs, asking for what you want, creating the support teams you need, taking the necessary actions to achieve breakthrough success, and persevering in the face of obstacles and challenges to enable you to change career.
Coaching is available either on a regular or an ad-hoc basis on a 1-1 basis on-line.
For organizations who are facing having to make staff redundant we offer both 1-1 coaching and group sessions of up to 25 people at your place of work. The group workshops are practical, interactive, supportive, inspiring and fun. Whether being coached as an individual or in a team workshop we work with you to design a specific programme for you and/or your staff. Coaching is delivered in a series of one-hour workshops over a period, or in a half or full days of training.
Coaches work with a proven strategy that is been used successfully for over 40 years. We are very excited to be bring these workshops to the UK so that we can help you to produce similar fantastic results for you and your team.

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IMAGINE WHAT YOUR STUDENTS COULD ACHIEVE BY WORKING WITH A CAREER COACH

Coaching For Schools

We come into the school and work with groups of teachers, parents and students and complete a series of exciting and stimulating exercises which:

  • Clarifies their vision and goals.
  • Support them through their fears.
  • Keeps them focused.
  • Confronts their unconscious behaviors and old patterns of behaviour.
  • Expects them to do their best-and holds them to it!
  • Help students live by their personal values.
  • Show them how to get more out of their studies and be more engaged in the classroom.
  • Keeps them focused on their core passions and interests.

We believe that young people are not getting the amount of support they should have to help them make great decisions about the subjects they choose to study. This in turn impacts on their future career choices. This becomes even more important as students go through college and university where over 50% of university students I have taught have no idea of what they want to do with their lives.

Coaching is available either on a regular basis or on an ad-hoc basis. We come to the school and work with groups of up to 25 in practical interactive workshops where we also have a huge amount of fun. We work with you to design a specific programme for your teachers, parents and students and this can be delivered in one-hour workshops over a period, or in a half, or full day of training.

The workshops are taught by experienced coaches who have had 30 years of experience working with young people. Coaches are Jack Canfield Certified Success Principles™ trainers who work with a proven strategy that is been used for over 40 years. We are very excited to be bring these workshops to the UK so that we can help you to produce similar fantastic results for your students.

Lesley Strachan
The UK leader in Coaching – The Success Principles™
Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training
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How to achieve your goals in life.

As a certified Jack Canfield Trainer and life coach I recently brought the programme into a Masters programme at a university in the UK. My lovely students have just completed some Success Principles modules and were then were invited to Come as they will be in 2026. They came to the party as if they had already achieved their goals by living out their plans for the future and telling each other about it. The modules enabled many students to learn a clear vision of where they wanted to get to in life. I am very proud of my students. See more https://lnkd.in/dJzxc6Y. Book me for your event at https://lnkd.in/emaPKEw

Lesley Strachan
The UK leader in Coaching – The Success Principles™
Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training
Author-Coach-Trainer-Tutor