The Christmas Collection

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.

Charles M Schulz

A Time for Thoughtful Reflection

From tales of good and bad fairies, to Dickens’ Scrooge and Clarence, the Guardian Angel, whatever your religious outlook, the slow down over Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to revisit the wonder of childhood and reconnect with forgotten lessons of tolerance, balance and the possibility of miracles.

The Christmas collection are highly interactive events, intended to introduce an element of festive fun as participants wind down for the annual break. Great as a light-hearted show of appreciation for a year of endeavour, whilst also tapping into the wisdom of the season to reflect on business performance and the general direction of travel. Available as a basic two hour workshop or, to incorporate business specific outcomes, choose half day, or full day events. Bespoke programmes also available.

Prices start at £299 for a two hour workshop for up to 12 participants with one facilitator online.

In the land of the Giants

Applying the wisdom of traditional folklore to modern business scenarios.

Once upon a time, in a land bereft of social media, there lived a rare breed of children known as the 'talent of tomorrow'. They didn’t know it then, but the stories they were reading would have a profound effect on the adults they would become. Transported to a time and place where magic was as abundant as the fairies in the forest, they quickly learned to recognize the importance of resourcefulness, perseverance, and resilience in achieving the things that were most important to them. Sadly, as the years progressed, some of the children became distracted. They began to forget the lessons they had learned and became stuck in lives that were no longer exciting or fun. But others stayed focused on what they wanted to achieve. They worked hard putting the lessons into practice until, one day, as if by magic, they emerged as the business leaders of their generation. Hosted by Karen Carpenter, this is an interactive event rediscovering the age old wisdom contained within some of our best loved fairy tales and exploring how this relates to our happy ever after as business leaders operating in a complex world of giants and dragons.

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Bah Humbug!

What’s haunting you in your business this Christmas?

Most of us are familiar with Charles Dickens’ story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the mean spirited miser who had no compassion for those worse off than himself, and resented the annual disruption to business caused by Christmas. Alone on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley who heralds the arrival of three spirits; the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. During the course of one night, the three spirits reveal to Scrooge the trajectory of his life, prompting him to re-evaluate his choices, and mend his ways. Hosted by Karen Carpenter, this is an interactive event during which we will explore how the lessons of the three spirits may be relevant to modern business, and share strategies for maintaining a successful work/life balance. Christmas jumpers and other festive attire all welcome.

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It's a Wonderful Life Really!

Lessons in resilience from Clarence the Guardian Angel.

Every time a bell rings, an angel wins its wings. So says Clarence, the angel sent to rescue George Bailey following a financial crisis that has brought him to the brink of bankruptcy and self obliteration. 'It's a Wonderful Life' is a long time festive favourite; a tear jerking, feel good story about the value of every life and the miracles that are happening all around us, whether or not we choose to notice. And for business owners, like George himself, it conveys another powerful message - a message articulated so well by Simon Sinek in his book, 'Start With WHY'. Hosted by Karen Carpenter, this will be an interactive event, during which we will explore the importance of understanding WHY it is that we do what we do, and consider the strategies we need in place to honour our purpose whilst, at the same time, staying true to our core values and living a life of presence and joy.

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The Quotes of Christmas Past

In search of inspiration from years gone by!

Tis the season to be jolly – and busy, and patient and, most of all, resilient. For leaders and entrepreneurs in particular, it’s also an opportunity for reflection; time to take stock, reset the compass, and plan for the year ahead. Hosted by Karen Carpenter, this will be an interactive event, during which we will explore some festive words of wisdom from seasons past, and consider how these might apply to modern business scenarios – not just at Christmas, but throughout the coming year.

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Another fabulous event with a great mix of learning, both from the fascinating content and the personal reactions and insights of the other participants.

Paul Rackham, Independent Consultant, Strategic Support

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