Someone to talk to is an event with a blend of archive film, artist film and live elements being held at the Tyneside Cinema on 16 October. With other colleagues in the Yes We Can Coaching Collective, I’ll be offering ‘speed-coaching’ sessions to attendees wishing to take advantage of the chance for ‘someone to talk to’. This should be fun!!
25 January, 2020, 10AM-1PM, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- Too much to do?
- Hard to find time for the important tasks?
- Not sure what your priorites are?
Give yourself some space to focus on YOU.
This interactive workshop will support you to:
- Define what is important to you, professionally or personally.
- Set realistic goals to aim for.
- Leave with a personalised plan of how to stay on track and achieve your goals.
Be guided to reflect, to learn and to set your goals.
Share the space with other women who understand the particularites (and peculiarities?!) of the academic world.
Join us in the supportive retreat of the Figgis Suite at the Tyneside Cinema to set your direction for 2020.
Tea and coffee will be served on arrival to help us get started!
***EARLY BIRD OFFER: Book by midnight on 8th December to qualify for a 30 min phone/skype call with Julie in February/March/April to provide personalised support in progressing with your plan!***
BOOK VIA EVENTBRITE: https://wiarr.eventbrite.com
Information about the Tyneside Cinema, including information for people with acccess requirements, can be viewed on their website.
And do check out this blog on my rationale behind this event!
I was delighted to contribute to the Institute of Fundraising North East Conference, September 2019. It was my second year of supporting the conference and this year I was invited to be part of a panel discussing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in fundraising and in the charity sector more broadly.
Rafiki is a powerful film telling the story of of two young lesbians who fall in love in Kenya, where their relationship is forbidden. The film was banned in Kenya, its country of origin. I was pleased to contribute to a panel discussion after the Tyneside’s premiere screening in March 2019.
I gave a talk on the dangers of gender stereotypes at Sister Shack’s International Women’s Day events in Sunderland and Newcastle in March 2019. I focused on the impact of stereotypes on wellbeing and on how we can all work to challenge stereotypes.
I was pleased to offer a workshop on ‘Being an LGBT Ally’ for staff at North East Business and Innovation Centre , Sunderland. The BIC do great work offering support to people starting and growing their businesses. We considered how to create an inclusive culture for LGBT people as both colleagues and clients. Check out a testimonial from the workshop here.
I’m delighted to be offering a workshop for the Assocation for Coaching’s Edinburgh Coaching Exchange on 26th February. I’ll be asking participants to explore gender assumptions and stereotypes, unconscious bias and how to counter these in their coaching practice. To book, click here. If you’re intested in this topic or in hosting a similar event for your coaching/HR professionals, get in touch!
In September 2018, I was pleased to offer a workshop at the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Annual conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Writing Wrongs’ and I offered a session riffing on this theme entitled ‘Righting Wrongs for Women in Academia’. The workshop was a space to share strategies, experiences and thoughts on how to shift academic organisational culture, where 1 in 4 professors are women and where BME women are particularly underrepresented.
At the Institute of Fundraising conference, 2018, I delivered a ‘Coaching Taster’ workshop, based on a ‘skills share’ approach.
I introduced participants to some basic coaching principles and models and then asked them to pair up to be coach and coachees with one another to test out their new skills!
The participants were fantastic and the room was ‘buzzy’ as they supported one another through some work-related issues. One participant stated she may even have found new career through the process!
It was a pleasure working with charity fundraisers who devote so much of their time to working for their charities and to allow them to spend little time on themselves.