New May 2018 Mentoring Groups

Written by NZBWN Mentor Programme Team.

Group One - HUSTLE + Hush

Apply now!  Applications close Wednesday 21st February 2018

This twelve week mentoring programme is for you if you:

  • Are constantly tired/exhausted by work, and feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day.
  • Are functioning externally, but internally feeling that the way they’re working isn’t working/isn’t sustainable.
  • Want to find a way to be more effective in what they’re doing workwise.
  • Desire to find space to recover, recharge, restore, recalibrate and rainbow chase.

The focus of the programme is on helping people to engage with why it’s so important that we balance our HUSTLE with our hush energy, determine their ideal personal balance of HUSTLE + hush and understand where they are currently in terms of balance and identify the steps to get where they would like to be.

Dates: Regular sessions starting on Tuesday 1st May 2018.  You must also be able to attend on 15th May, 29th May, 12th June, 19th June and 3rd July. The first and last sessions will be face-to-face and the other sessions will be remote.
Group times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm for the first and last sessions, and 6.30pm-7.30/8pm for the other sessions
Location: Central, near Old Street tube station, for the first and last sessions. The other sessions will be remote/call.

Tee Twyford

Tee Twyford is hugely passionate about finding ways for us all to hustle harder in the workplace by also “hushing” a little deeper. In 2017 she launched her new business HUSTLE + hush to do just that, enabling and empowering future leaders to chart their own course, bringing out the best in themselves and those around them. 

Prior to this, Tee led inspiring teams of high-performing millennials for the likes of Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and Charlotte Tilbury, within their digital marketing, social media and content departments. 


Group Two - Growing your Leadership and Influence

Apply now!  Applications close Wednesday 21st February 2018

Do you ever wonder what effective leadership really means? Are you struggling to find your place as a leader or wondering how you might take that step? Are you keen to grow your influence with people beyond your team? Are you a leader seeking time and space to reflect on how to be even better?

Leadership isn't easy. It's a skill that is largely developed 'on the job' and, like all skills, requires time and effort to maintain and improve. Our mentoring group will explore how to grow your leadership and influencing skills, reflecting on helping yourself and inspiring others to transform and grow your work. Whether you're someone keen to take their first step in this or a seasoned leader, this group is for you. Specific topics covered will be tailored to meet the needs of the group but might include managing yourself, communication and persuasion, building relationships and coaching, assessing effectiveness, authenticity, difficult conversations, and guiding change.

If you're looking for somewhere to develop your leadership and influence, join us for 12 weeks of learning and laughter with like-minded women.

Dates: Mostly fortnightly sessions starting on Wednesday 9th May 2018.  You must also be able to attend on Monday 21st of May, Tuesday 5th, and Monday's 11th & 25th of June and the 9th of July. Please hold the 23rd and 30th July in the unlikely situation that an earlier group session does not go ahead. 
Group times:  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:  Central London
Mentor:  Fiona McKenzie

Fiona is an independent healthcare management consultant and general jack-of-all-trades. Most of her time is spent helping healthcare organisations better collaborate and co-design improvement in services with patients, population and staff. Having filled many voluntary and paid leadership roles, she has developed a strong understanding of the practicalities of leading and influencing well, engaging and empowering colleagues and peers.

While consistently seeking out new opportunities to learn, grow and travel, Fiona has spent most of her life juggling involvement in many life-and-work activities alongside three long-term health conditions. In the process she has learned a lot about 'going plural', building a portfolio career and being an authentic leader in life and work. 

Further groups are being planned for September 2018 so make sure to keep your eyes on the website or sign up to our newsletter and contact the NZBWN Mentor Programme Team if you an interest in a particular theme.

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