I’m Afua, some of you may have read my articles from Nurture Network. I am pleased to welcome you to this new series, Directors’ Diary, in which I let you know what the Women on Purpose directors have been up to.
Mel is soon going to be leading some marketing training programmes in Europe but first she’ll be celebrating with businesses in her community at the annual Streatham Business Awards that take place this week.
Ishreen plans on making International Women’s Day, International Women’s Week with a number of events planned, all of which provide support and advice for women to reach their full potential at work.
Forever passionate about safeguarding children and their families, Catherine has been working intensively over the past few weeks to deliver the necessary training to many individuals and organisations. She’s also gotten involved with some local politics to highlight an important subject.
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…