We meet early – before the challenges of the working day put paid to our best intentions – and feast on croissants and fresh fruit in a lovely, bright, spacious room. We talk, we share, we laugh, we learn. I think there have even been tears, which is fine by me.
This is what it’s like at a Leaders Who Brunch meet-up.
I’ve just set the date for the third one – and so far, so good! The crowd of purpose-led leaders from big and shall charities, social enterprises and purpose-led business are loving it.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about that.
Leaders Who Brunch has been a dream of mine for a long time. Anyone who coaches with me knows I’m always talking about finding the ‘sweet spot’ and Leaders Who Brunch is my sweet spot – the place where Changing The World and Having A Good Time meet. I am so delighted it has attracted the sort of leaders with whom I feel a deep, warm connection and who I am drawn to support in their important work.
I knew it was needed but I was full of self-doubt. Would the right people come? Would anyone come? Would it start off well and then fizzle out? Would it all be a total disaster?
You know the kind of negative mind-chatter I’m talking about. I know many of my coaching clients have doubts like this.
But then I re-watched Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, “How great leaders inspire action”. Lightbulb moment or what?!
Simon Sinek challenges us to think about the “Big why”? To answer the question, “So what?” It’s a question leaders need to be asking themselves a lot. Why does my organisation exist? What do we believe? Why should anyone care?
So, I asked myself the same question…
Be The Change exists so that dynamic sector leaders who care deeply about the challenging issues they face can get the support they need to shine in their roles and motivate their teams.
I set up Leaders Who Brunch to give leaders like you a joyful, confidential space where you can be yourself, take time out, and get support, inspiration and community from your peers.
Come along if you would like to:
- share your challenges with others travelling in the same direction so you feel less isolated and alone
- Set up some accountability for your personal and professional goals and plans
- ward off the group-think that comes from only connecting with colleagues in your world
- get support with difficult decisions from people who know what they’re talking about
- explore fresh, challenging new perspectives and ideas
- stay focused and motivated when you’re not feeling great
- get coaching, advice and support on issues that are concerning you
- head into the rest of your day with a spring in your step and a feeling of deep connection with wonderful colleagues.
Over To You
If that sounds right up your street, we’d love for you to join us!