Is Summer here yet? Er…we’re not sure.
No matter, someone who always lights up the room with her warmth is our Nurture Network member, Afua Akoto.
We are very pleased to share her new blog about her experience of our popular monthly group:
Nurture Network Journey…The Diary
It was reflection time before the commencement of the meeting. I sat in the comfortable leather sofa; embracing the rays of the sun permeating through the coloured stained glass at the October Gallery. It’d been about two months since we’d attended the Immersion Experience 2015. Hopes were high and ears were eager to hear the progress everyone had made since then. Catherine and Mel seemed ready to delve right into the programme for the night.
The lovely ladies present, shared quirky facts about themselves,
f you are committed to growing and developing yourself there will almost certainly be a time when you need a team around you. In fact, you probably already
have a team around you – but you might not call it that. A team can be a professional business team but it can also be a group of friends who are your cheerleaders or supportive family members.
It’s worth taking some time every now and then to look at what type of team would best support your next phase of growth in home-life or business-life. Many of you who have just completed The Immersion Experience chose to join ‘Your Life on Purpose‘* or ‘The Nurture Network’ ** since you know they provide inspirational and powerful group structures to support accelerated personal growth over 9 – 12 months.
As we prepare to lead these new programmes, we are also looking at and reviewing our own relationships to teams and those who support us.
Mel throws her pebble
I enjoy working in teams and I like expanding that way of working into building wider communities. It wasn’t always that way. For a long time I was very independent (or so I thought) and my leadership style was usually, ‘My way or the high way’! I did get results that way but I found out that…
e learned and loved the term ‘noodling’ from the lovely Katharine Dever* to describe that activity when you let your mind fairly idly and randomly mull over an idea or issue. At our last team meeting we agreed to let our subconscious brains noodle over some critical concepts and challenges while we… fully relax during the seasonal holidays!
One of the themes we are jointly noodling over is the idea of ‘A Life of Plenty’. It’s the theme for our annual summer event** so we started looking at what ‘Plenty’ means to us and what we do when opportunities for Plenty start to appear (or not appear) in our lives. Find out how we will be noodling over yuletide…
shreen, Catherine and I discovered the other day in our team meeting, almost by accident that we each have a private metaphor for our own personal growth. Private until now that is: we first shared them with each other and then decided to share them with you. We were discussing how to describe that moment when you break through something that has previously held you back.
We love the diversity of our team – we have such different backgrounds and ways of expressing ourselves and we enjoy enabling other women to see that their own special way is just perfect for them too. So we hope these thoughts will spark off your own self-enquiry.
Read on below to discover our hitherto ‘secret metaphors’…