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Rebuilding resilience seems to be essential to help us all move forward as positively as we can.  This can sometimes feel difficult with so much concerning us as we find our way through these troubling times.  So, we thought you might like some tips to help you rebuild your resilience.

Our next Wisborough Conscious Leadership Programme will start in January 2021.  If you want to be a more self-aware leader who has the resilience and emotional intelligence to create the best conditions for your team go to Conscious Leadership and find out more about the Programme.  

How do people around you know you appreciate them?  What do you do to celebrate their successes?  How do you recognise and value their strengths? Here are a few ideas to help you appreciate and encourage everyone around you  

Our Winter Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme will start in November.  It is a good blend of skills and knowledge that uses current work situations to develop more positive conversations and skilful leaders who can bring out the best in their teams.  It may be just what you are looking for to help you be the best you can be.

Our free leadership workshop is on 24th November 2021 in West Sussex.

As usual there is a reminder about our Wisborough Conscious Achievement Coaching and lastly in Musings Over Breakfast - Words of Encouragement

What's in this "Latest News"?

· Rebuilding your resilience  

·  New dates for the Winter 2022 Wisborough Conscious Leadership Programme to help you be a more mindful and successful leader

·  A few ideas to help you appreciate and encourage everyone around you  

·  New dates for the next Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme to help you motivate yourself and your team

.   Free leadership workshop in West Sussex 

·  Coaching How the Wisborough approach could help you be true to yourself and be the best that you can be

·   Musings over breakfast – Words of Encouragement

    why choose Wisborough?

Rebuild Your Resilience 

Rebuilding resilience seems to be essential to help us all move forward as positively as we can.  This can sometimes be difficult with so much to concern us as we find out way through these trying times.

During Covid 19 there have been many triggers to raise our levels of stress.  Many of these triggers have been experienced by people, to different degrees, during the last eighteen months.  They could be around

-  How you see your status now

-  Your sense of certainty or lack of it 

-  How much autonomy you think you have to make decisions 

-  How related or connected to others you feel 

-  Your sense of fairness

Although your happiness set point may be 50% genetic, your natural temperament, 50% can also be determined by you and your ability to

Reframe positively

Can you reflect on a situation from a different point of view – how might you view it from the perspective of someone you admire, or how might you recall the details of it in five years time?  The trick is to be able to stand back and see a bigger picture.

Experience gratitude

Can you take time to experience the small things in life – the warmth of the sun on your face, the scent of a flower, the passing clouds overhead, reflections in a puddle of water?  Noticing everything around us brings us back into the present and stops us fretting about the past or worrying about the future.

Be kind and generous to others and yourself 

Can you smile at someone, say thank you to the person at the checkout, or put something in the supermarket box for the local food bank.  Giving something of yourself in this way raises your energy and makes you feel good.  Therefore, it’s actually a way to be kind and generous to yourself too.    Such kindness ripples out and makes a difference to those around you and encourages you to want to be kind again.  You will feel better too.

These steps can help us strengthen our resilience and increase our hope in the future.  

So, you may like to stop a moment to notice how you could perhaps see something a little differently, recall something you’ve been grateful for today, or simply give someone a kind smile.  Every little helps to make us feel stronger.

Wishing you something good to lift your spirits every day!

If you would like to discover how you can rebuild your resilience contact us or email or call us on (44) 01798 872 266.

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New dates for the Winter 2022 Wisborough Conscious  Leadership Programme to help you be a more mindful and successful leader 

The Conscious Leadership Programme will help you question what is important to you as a leader.  It will increase your emotional intelligence, make your relationships easier and more effective, and help you be authentic as you use your values to deal with difficult situations with integrity. 

The Conscious Leadership Programme, run by Chrissie McGinn & Richard Hewitt, uses new concepts of leadership to develop successful leaders. This is a cutting edge programme for managers to discover their natural leadership qualities and to learn skills to enhance them. Each workshop is limited to six people to ensure maximum benefit to each delegate.

“The course offers a unique opportunity for deep and intense work in a small group of fellow professionals, and stresses both personal and professional development. It is a combination of theory, group dialogue, and experiential exercises, as much a deep and life-transforming experience as a training course.”

The new dates for the Conscious Leadership Programme

The Conscious Leadership Programme is divided into 3 modules to give you time to embed the learning in the workplace and see the results as you go along.  

Using your Emotions to Create Success – 13th & 14th January 2022 

Making & Maintaining Positive Relationships – 3rd & 4th February 2022

Influencing with Integrity – 24th & 25th February 2022

The cost is £2200 or £1950 if booked six weeks before the first module.  If you think it’s time that you became not just a good leader, but a great one come on the Conscious Leadership Programme.  Go to contact us or email or call us on 44 (0)1798 872 266 to find out more or to book your place.  For more info click here 

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A few ideas to help you appreciate and encourage everyone around you  

How do people around you know if you appreciate them?  What do you do to celebrate their successes?  How do you recognise and value their strengths?  It seems that we are more likely to focus on what’s going wrong, or at best what should be done to improve.  At the moment people are often feeling “less than” or not good enough.  There is a permanent low level of stress around. 

It helps if people feel appreciated for what they can do, for the energy that they bring with them to situations every day, for their particular skills and knowledge.  They are more likely to want to give their best to any situation.   They will feel more energetic and everything will naturally improve. People feel more confident in themselves and in the future. So, here are a few tips to help you encourage people around you:

- Celebrate the successes – the big ones and the little ones

- Acknowledge how someone has done something, rather than just praising people for getting results

- Ask people what they are pleased with this week

- Encourage them to share what they are pleased with when they are chatting with others

- Remind people about the way they are seen positively by friends or colleagues they respect

     - Make sure that others know when someone has been kind or helpful

- Involve everyone and encourage and develop their strengths

- Encourage positive conversations

- Do all of this with a light touch!

If you would like to know more about Building Harmonious Groups give us a call on 44 (0)1798 872266 or contact us or e-mail 

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How the Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme could help motivate you and your team  - 18th & 19th November & 9th December 2021

 Leadership is about hearts and minds. It is about consciously helping people to really engage with their work and the success of the company. As a leader you need to have the resilience and interpersonal skills to create the right conditions to help your people build a better future.

The Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme will give you the insights and skills you need to help everyone give their best performance, and achieve the results you want.  Every Programme is tailored to meet individual and organisational needs.  We’ve been running and developing this Programme for more than ten years now and people are always delighted with the results.

Benefits of the Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme

Here are some comments from delegates about how the Wisborough Programme has transformed the way they work.  

 “It has got me thinking completely differently about myself, and my staff, and how I can manage them.”

“It takes the theoretical to the practical in the workplace.”

 “It has shown me that a lot of time we do know how people feel, but we don’t acknowledge it and so people think we don’t care.”

 “It has given us great skills to manage our own different situations at work.”

“It makes us be realistic about our feelings and how they affect our decisions and our behaviour.”

“This is thought provoking for everyone as it isn’t the way we usually work with people.  It develops a maturity with everyday actions in the organisation.”

How does this transformation happen?  

Day 1: will identify your leadership qualities, show you how to manage your emotions and build powerful relationships within your teams by communicating in ways that create real understanding and action. 

Day 2: will help you understand how to motivate your team to get the best long term results, and will give you time to practise your skills with your real issues. 

Then you will have a couple of weeks to practise your skills back at your workplace and see some great results ready for

Day 3: to show you how to take your team with you through times of change, how to resolve conflict, and how you can use your power to influence as you continue to develop your skills. 

The Programme uses the Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership model to help you create a harmonious and highly productive team and organisation.  After completing the Programme you will regularly review your progress with follow-up emails and questionnaires. 

Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme in Sussex The Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme in Coldwaltham, UK is on 18th & 19th November & 9th December 2021.  If you would like to know more please give us a call on 44 (0)1798 872266 or contact us or e-mail headed "Positive & Powerful Leadership"

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    Free Conscious Leadership Skills Workshop in Sussex to help you manage conflict with ease is on 24th November 2021

    When times are difficult do you just react or can you be a Conscious Leader?  Can you maintain your integrity in difficult situations?  Do you want to feel more confident?

    If you want people to be motivated and to work together more positively and productively, and you want your relationships to work well for you, join us on the Wisborough Free 2 hour Conscious Leadership workshop in West Sussex on 24th November

    “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” Dale Carnegie

    This seminar will help you to:

    -  Deal with difficult people and situations more easily so that you can have those  conversations you have been avoiding

    -  Manage your feelings when they get in the way

    -  Manage conflict

    -  Understand what is happening in your relationships

    - Use skills to improve your relationships and get the best out of people

    How to book your place on the Wisborough Free Conscious Leadership Skills Workshop 

    Book your free place with Chrissie McGinn & Richard Hewitt at Wisborough now.  Please phone 01798 872266 or go to contact us or email headed "Free Workshop"  

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      How our approach to coaching could help you be true to yourself and be the best that you can be

     Make the most of your coachWhat do you want from a good coach? Someone to encourage and support you? Someone to help you transform your negative perceptions of life? Someone to help you clarify your goals?

     How do you want your coach to work with you?  You probably want your coach to ask you questions, really listen and understand what you are trying to say.  Perhaps you would also like to do some visualisations to really embed some new ideas. 

    When do you want to work with your coach? Would you like to be able to meet,  chat on the phone, or zoom at a time to suit you, perhaps at the beginning or the end of the day?  Would you like to have time in between sessions to practise some new skills?  Would you like to have a set number of sessions, and then time to review the way forward?

    enjoying a coaching session

    "I wanted to thank you for your time today.  I have come away with some very useful tools which will help me improve my way of handling those difficult situations/ people.  I understood the model you used and can relate it to my own position in the lab. You were superb at explaining it all and I really felt that you understood my own situation.  I will start practicing and know that one day it will become more of a habit." 

    What do you want to focus on with your coach? Would you like to understand yourself better, learn some new skills, and be more confident?  Would you like to know how to get the best out of your relationships?  Would you like to solve some current problems, become less stressed, and be more successful?

    If all this sounds like you, and what you would like from your coach contact us or call 01798 872 266 or email headed "coaching" Looking forward to helping you be more positive and maintain that positivity throughout 2020.

    Musings Over Breakfast  - Words of Encouragement 

    These words from “To an English friend in Africa” by Ben Okri seem to us to be perfect words to encourage us all at the moment..

    Be joyful in your silence

    Be strong in your patience

    Do not try to wrestle with the Universe

    But be sometimes like water or air

    Sometimes like fire

    And constant like the earth.


    Live slowly, think slowly, for time is a mystery.

    Never forget that love

    Requires always that you be

    The greatest person you are capable of being,

    Self-regenerating and strong and gentle-

    Your own hero and star.


    Love demands the best in us

    To always, and in time, overcome the worst

    And lowest in our souls.

    Love the world wisely.

    It is love alone that is the greatest weapon

    And the deepest and hardest secret.


    So fear not, my friend.

    The darkness is gentler than you think.

    Be grateful for the manifold dreams of creation

    And the many ways of the unnumbered peoples.


    Be grateful for life as you live it.

    And may a wonderful light

    Always guide you on the unfolding road.

    Do hope that you will feel encouraged and guided to be the best that you can be every day.

    Go well

    with love

    Chrissie & Richard

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