Wellbeing & Performance
We tend to think of having a work-life balance but, in reality, many of us spend a considerable amount of our time working; it is very much a central part of our lives. Similarly, our lives do not begin only when we finish working. Of course, the lines have only been blurred further by the significant shift to home working as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Personal Leadership guides you to reflect on the balance of your life as a whole. It helps you raise your self-awareness and increase your resilience, enabling you to identify key actions that will transform your ‘whole life’ performance.
The programme provides a bespoke personal development framework that supports whole-life self-reflection. It will encourage you to identify and take responsibility for key wellbeing outcomes, and it will help nurture the mindsets, skillset and toolset that enables you to thrive in the areas you determine are most important to you.
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As an exploration of our personal lives with a view to helping us thrive, the Personal Leadership programme is a great vehicle for supporting individual wellbeing.
Being our best is largely mindset; a commitment to, and a belief in being, our best. As humans, we operate at our best when our whole being is in harmony – our ambitions, thoughts, deeds and relationships. However, most of us do not intentionally cultivate our personal leadership skills and so, compared to what we are fully able to achieve, we unwittingly fail to unleash our full potential.
By bringing out our best and helping us make powerful choices, great leadership helps us to be more focused, more productive and most importantly, more fulfilled. It creates a sense of achievement that fills our lives with greater purpose, clarity and intentional joy!
Great self-leadership emerges when you:
Love, know and trust yourself
Create a personal vision
Believe in yourself to achieve that vision.
Personal Leadership is a coached programme which explores numerous insights to many aspects of your life and provides lots of useful tools to help you boost your impact, fulfilment and achievements. The course encourages you to explore your energy and life balance, before using the 6Rs framework as you review your life as it is, then begin to transform it to how you wish it to be.
In this course, you will explore your personal:
The programme comprises online modules to facilitate your discovery, before each module concludes with a 30-minute personal coaching session. Coaching will deepen your learning and challenge you to push further and think bigger, helping you make the changes and build the habits which lead to the realisation of your intended outcomes. The programme culminates in you producing a roadmap with clear actions to take your life forward as you want it to be.
At a corporate level, developing a programme that includes multiple employees completing the course simultaneously can further boost wellbeing, performance and engagement across teams and across your organisation. This will help you realise significant cost savings and increased profitability.
Personal Leadership includes 10 x 30-minute coaching sessions and runs across approximately 16 weeks. Start your transformation now!
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Read our blog post - 'Wellbeing: great for us and great for business' - to learn more about how improved wellbeing links with employee engagement and boosts performance in many areas of business.
Our article on 'The Importance of Employee Engagement' explores evidence and practical steps to improve the relationship between managers and employees, creating greater engagement that enhances wellbeing, performance and results.
Studies show that stress, anxiety and depression increased in 2020. Read our article which explores whether all stress is bad for us, which stress is beneficial and how we can manage stress to prevent it from negatively affecting us.
80% of UK employees work when sick and presenteeism is estimated to cost the UK economy £15.1 billion every year. And yet, only around a third of businesses are taking action to combat it. Find out more here.
Personal Leadership's coaching format provides you with a bespoke programme that will help you explore your life as it is, then begin to transform it to how you wish it to be. Whether you are seeking a personal course or a corporate programme, we can support you to improve your wellbeing, productivity and performance.
The resources include introductions to managing your energy, balancing your life-wheel and creating your personal charter. These exercises are taken from the full programme and will give you a starting point from which to explore and reflect further.
You will also have access to a Gratitude Habit Former that will begin to build an attitude of gratitude for you and those around you.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that sustainable employee engagement requires a focus on both engagement strategies and employee wellbeing. As well as the personal benefits, there are significant business benefits to be realised for companies in actively engaging and boosting the wellbeing of their people.
Extensive research from the London School of Economics (LSE) provides very strong evidence that a commitment to employee wellbeing leads to significant shifts in performance in the four key areas of customer satisfaction, employee productivity, profitability and a reduction in staff turnover.
Gallup’s global 2016 ‘Q12’ survey research shows that, compared with businesses in the lowest quartile, companies in the top quartile of employee engagement realise substantially better outcomes, including:
41% lower absenteeism
24%-59% less staff turnover
70% fewer safety incidents
40% fewer defects
10% higher customer ratings
17% higher productivity
20% higher sales
21% higher profitability.
Yet, according to Gallup’s 2017 ‘State of the Global Workplace’ report, just 11% of employees are engaged in the average UK company.
As our work and home lives merge more and more with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, employee engagement and wellbeing have become much more prominent topics. Many studies also show a decline in our wellbeing over this period, from worsening mental health to increased anxiety and lack of sleep.
Companies that support their people to turn up each day at their best, connected to their role, feeling valued and tuned to their purpose, are companies that thrive.
If you are interested in a corporate Personal Leadership programme, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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One-to-one coaching personalised to your responses, reflections and personal & professional goals
Personal Leadership - 2021 Starter Pack
Our Personal Leadership - 2021 Starter Pack is a great introduction to the Personal Leadership programme. The pack includes exercises from the three core elements of Personal Leadership - Energy, Life-wheel and Personal Charter (in greater detail than the free taster versions, above). It will help you determine key actions that you intend to stop, keep and start, before reflecting on your discoveries.
You will then have a 30-minute coaching session to review your reflections, deepen your discovery and help you focus on powerful shifts that move you to positive action.
This Personal Leadership - 2021 Starter Pack is ideal for someone who is seeking to boost their impact, fulfilment and achievements by gaining clarity on their direction and key actions.
At just £50*, it's a great way to start building the habits that will help you live the life you want to live.
*On completion of the Starter Pack, you will qualify for 10% off the full Personal Leadership programme.
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Personal Leadership is an online discovery and development programme that has been created by a qualified teacher and NLP Master Practitioner. It is designed to boost your wellbeing and performance, deepening your personal discovery through coaching and enabling you to determine clear actions to take your life forward as you want it to be.
Turn up at your best - in work and in life.
Design Manager, Birmingham
“Both personally and professionally,
the Personal Leadership course challenged me in a way that helped me discover a whole new dimension of my capabilities.”
“Both personally and professionally, the Personal Leadership course challenged me in a way that helped me discover a whole new dimension of my capabilities. Not only is the course professional and insightful, it is also fully thought through in the smallest details to ensure it maximises the positive impact it will have on the participant.
I have done other courses in the past, but I find the Personal Leadership course to be the most ‘human’. It is the only one I have encountered that makes the participant feel like a friend is giving them great advice, rather than merely providing standardised theory and methods on personal development.”
Ana, Design Manager, Birmingham
Improvement Manager, Hartlepool
“Since finishing the programme, I am continuously using and referring back to my notes to drive my approach and I am confident my own productivity, and that of my team, has significantly improved on the strength of my learnings.”
“Every good leader needs to take time to reflect and the Personal Leadership course gave me that opportunity. I have read many books on how to be a great leader to teach, inspire and coach others, but the main difference with this course was that it encouraged me to look at myself.
The Personal Leadership course was structured to encourage me to develop my own vision, take ownership of it and, through a series of application-based exercises, help me design a roadmap to achieve it. For me personally, the habit forming energiser was particularly interesting and has shown me how to watch out for alarms that affect my productivity and techniques to address them.
Since finishing the programme, I am continuously using and referring back to my notes to drive my approach and I am confident my own productivity, and that of my team, has significantly improved on the strength of my learnings.
I just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ for the new thinking that the Personal Leadership course has given me.”
Neil, Improvement Manager, Hartlepool
Design Manager, Birmingham
"I have learned to relax more and make myself happy, as well as everyone else. Now I am in a really good place and feeling a lot more in control of everything."
“I loved the course and the journey it took me on, it’s been fantastic.
Work and home life are so busy. Whereas I normally rush around in my own little bubble, the Personal Leadership programme made me stop and look at these things properly.
Doing the exercises made me more aware and encouraged me to make little changes. Without noticing it, it has changed a lot of things for me. I have learned to relax more and make myself happy, as well as everyone else. Now I am in a really good place and feeling a lot more in control of everything.”
Emma, Executive PA, Gloucestershire
Emma, Executive PA, Gloucestershire
Natasha, Marketing & Brand Manager, Northamptonshire
"The Personal Leadership programme was the perfect way to kick start the new me! I really feel that I am performing at a much higher level. I have greater confidence in myself and along with that, of course, comes calm for me.
Identifying the key blockers to excelling in my performance, I believe, has been a game changer for me. I now believe that I can wholly achieve my goals in my new role and my original goal."
Natasha, Marketing & Brand Manager, Northamptonshire
"The Personal Leadership programme was the perfect way to kick start the new me! I really feel that I am performing at a much higher level. I have greater confidence in myself and along with that, of course, comes calm for me"
"The Personal Leadership Programme is excellent. It guides the delegate to consider all of themself, in detail and then learn to apply this to their leadership role.
It is helping me now in a period of transition in my career and I would definitely recommend the course to others."
Richard, Project Director, Leicestershire
"I felt the structure and processes provided a robust pathway and stepping stones that, when followed, provided insight and challenge to strive for improvement, which then cascaded out into daily life."
Mark, Business Owner, Warwickshire