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Hope that life is good for you at the moment!  We’ve become more and more interested in how we can affect our neural pathways when we change our habitual thoughts.  So, we’ve included here something you might like to try as it will change your mood and help you feel good.  

Our next Wisborough Conscious Leadership Programme will start in the Spring on 26th & 27th April.  If you want to be a more self-aware leader who has the resilience and emotional intelligence to create the perfect conditions for your team to be able to succeed with ease go to Conscious Leadership and find out more about the Programme.

We’re conscious of time rushing past at the moment and about the way we use our time.  We thought you might be interested to consider these two quite different approaches to consciously using time.    

The Spring Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme,  on 17th & 18th April & 4th May,is a good blend of skills and knowledge that uses current work situations to develop more sensitive and skilful leaders to 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.

As usual there is a reminder about our Wisborough Conscious Achievement Coaching and lastly Musings over Breakfast uses a poem to ask “what picture are you painting of your life?"

What's in this "Latest News"?

·        Feeling good

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

·      Consciously using your time well

·         New dates for the Spring Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme to help you motivate yourself and your team and also the dates for a Refresher to bring you up to date

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

·         Musings over breakfast  - what picture of your life are you painting?

    why choose Wisborough?

Feeling good 

We’ve become more and more interested in neuroplasticity and how we can all do things to help rewire our brains.  As you may know, we’ve always believed that using reflective tools, such as gratitude lists, keeping a journal, etc. can help us release serotonin and reduce cortisol. 

We also think that if we could consciously be appreciative and grateful at the time something is happening (in a meeting, going for a walk, as we make decisions), rather than afterwards on reflection, it would create a habit, that will give us a more positive attitude to life.

So, we thought that as an experiment you might like to consciously ask yourself at random times during the day, questions such as

·         “What am I appreciating at this moment?”

·         “How am I making a difference at this moment?”

·         “What am I pleased about at this moment?”

You get the idea!

The more often you do this in the day, the more it will lift your mood and give you a good feeling, leading to more energy, more creativity, and easier relationships.  But, more than that, it will begin to change your neural pathways so that it will become easier and easier to stay on track.  We’d be interested to hear how you get on and how it affects your feelings and your mood.

There is so much more …  If you are interested in consciously changing your mood and how it might help you contact us or email  or call us on (44) 01798 872 266 

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New dates for the Spring 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 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 places 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 lectures, 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.  The dates are:

26th & 27th April  Using your Emotions to Create Success

17th & 18th May   Making & Maintaining Positive Relationships

6th & 7th June     Influencing with Integrity

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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Using your time well

We’re conscious of time rushing past at the moment and about the way we use our time.  We thought you might be interested to consider these two quite different approaches to consciously using time.   One may appeal to you more than the other.

Take a few minutes to finish these statements and see what would make you feel happier and more fulfilled at home and at work:

o   Nowadays I don’t have time to ….

     o   Lack of time affects my relationships as …

o   When I am in a hurry my mind is like …

o   When I am in a hurry my body feels …

o   If I had all the time in the world I would …

o   The effect of this on the coming year would be …


As you already know, your secondary or outer purpose lies within the dimension of time, while your main purpose is inseparable from the Now and therefore requires the negation of time.  How are they reconciled?  By realising that your entire life journey ultimately consists of the step you are taking at this moment.  There is always only this one step, and so you give it your fullest attention.  

This doesn’t mean you don’t know where you are going; it just means this step is primary, the destination secondary.  And what you encounter at your destination once you get there depends on the quality of this one step.  Another way of putting it: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now.  Eckhart Tolle

If you would like us to help you or your team be less stressed contact us or email headed "reduce my stress" or call 44 (0)1798 872 266 

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How the Spring Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme could help motivate you and your team  - new Autumn dates for the UK -  17th & 18th April and 4th May

 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 this Programme for over five years 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, UK

There will be a Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme in Coldwaltham, UK on 17th & 18th April and 4th May at a special rate of £999.  If you would like to know more please give us a call on 01798 872266 or contact us or e-mail headed "Positive & Powerful Leadership"

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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 perception? Someone to help you clarify your goals?

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

    When do you want to work with your coach? You would like to be able to meet or speak on the phone at a time to suit you, perhaps at the beginning or the end of the day. You would like to have time in between sessions to practise some new skills. You would 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? You would like to understand yourself better, learn some new skills, and be more confident. You would like to know how to get the best out of your relationships. You would 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 2014.

    What picture are you painting of your life?

    We recently spoke at a conference on compassion in Cashel in Ireland.  Sean Brophy, a most remarkable man, has spoken at this conference many times but couldn’t be with us this time as he died earlier in the year.  

    Sean was very insightful and hugely positive about life.  We thought that you might like this poem to encourage you to make the most of your life.  

    A poem for young women by Sean Brophy

    True art carries

    A message and a smile

    From the Divine.

    Each day your soul

    Creates this work of art

    Called yourself.


    Creation’s flow,

    Life’s abundance brings you



    You don’t measure yourself …a

    No need to win, for self-image,

    You are beyond images.


    You are everything

    You need, secure because

    You’ve nothing to fear.


    You find perfect love,

    Because you have discovered it

    First in yourself.


    Life is a self-portrait …

    What picture are you painting,

    You lovely woman?

    We’re sure these words can be inspiring for women and men of any age!

    We hope that you are painting a wonder-ful picture and enjoying all that life can offer as you see the best in yourself.

    Go well

    Chrissie & Richard

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