How it works
The beginning of the evening starts with a guest speaker, or speakers. They talk about their careers and experiences and hopefully spark some ideas for discussion later in the event. Past speakers include: Jane Dancaster (Wimbledon School of English), Sian Mattos (Tti School of English), Sarah Cooper (English UK), Lucinda Douglas (the "Yes You Can Woman") and the founders of Lead 5050, Ella Tyler, Leanne Linacre and Maria Castro. If you are interested in telling your story, contact us.
We use "active learning sets" in groups of three to give everyone an uninterrupted opportunity to speak and give their opinions. We create a safe space for you to explore concerns or issues, and operate under the Chatham House Rule.
The first coachee speaks for 2 - 3 uninterrupted minutes while the other two coaches make notes. After the 2 - 3 minutes are up, each coach has one uninterrupted minute to give their feedback on the issues raised by their coachee. The original coachee then has one minute to make an intention to agree what they will do as a result of the advice and support. Then the next coachee goes.
The evening concludes with sharing a drink of Cava or juice and a chat during a networking session. Some people use this as a opportunity to continue the conversations started in the peer coaching, some like to ask the guest speaker questions or to introduce themselves to new people. We are happy to facilitate introductions but won't force you to speak to anyone!