Women of Wisdom

Rediscover Who You Are, Gain Insight About What Next, Move Forward With Ease

Pilot program begins Spring 2021

 

Women of Wisdom (“WoW”) is a unique opportunity to join a group of female leaders at a threshold in their work and life who want to make wise choices for their future, aligned with their deeper self.

Over 12 weeks we will be opening up the big questions, in confidence, between a group of successful women who have reached a key turning point, and have some significant things to consider about the direction they want to go in now. WoW is a safe, confidential place where we can have the honest conversations that create a platform for new and exciting possibilities.

Right Now You Need Space To Think

Right now you need space to think. You’ve achieved a lot and are proud of that, but your priorities are shifting and the global pandemic crisis has brought things to a head for you. Big decisions are brewing. The trouble is that you have been, and continue to be, incredibly busy. With much of your focus out there in the world (getting the job done to a high standard, taking care of others, making sure none of the plates you’re spinning drop) you haven’t had capacity to really consider, at a deep level, what you truly want. Sometimes it might even feel like you don’t know who you are anymore. The uncertainty within your situation may have started to wear you down and your health might be suffering.

One of the challenges of success, and holding a position of seniority in an organisation or in your own business, is finding people to talk to who you can trust and who can relate to your experience. In the past, at various points, you may have sought out professional coaches or therapists but sessions then fizzled out because demands on your time made regular meetings difficult. You might have turned to self-help books and podcasts for insight, but found they didn’t really match your situation and were too general to be of value. You may have thrown yourself into health regimes as a way of supporting your mind and body, but this hasn’t changed the reality that you don’t know what to do next.

All this leaves you in the uncomfortable position of feeling like there’s no place where you can voice what’s going on for you, get clear in your thinking, and make the choices you need to.

If this is you, WoW might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

 

WoW

The first WoW experience begins on Monday 12 April and for this pilot I am inviting a maximum of 5 female leaders to join me. This group is going to be powerful. We’re going to be exploring topics that are relevant and interesting to you, learning and growing together, and having fun along the way. In WoW you will get to talk about important things that you rarely get to talk about. Things like:

  • How you inhabit and cope with your work and life in a way that is most healthy and supportive for you.
  • Where you want to go in your life and work, what matters, and what’s really calling you (even if right now you have no idea).
  • What’s getting in the way of you making new choices to create the future you’re longing for (and importantly how to move beyond these things and into flow).
  • The actions you can take to express more of who you are in the world.

WoW is a place where you have permission to get curious, not know all the answers, explore possibilities, gain insight, and re-discover yourself, so that you can make new choices with ease, and move forward consciously into a future that’s true to you.

What Makes WoW Stand Out?

The Living Change Process: A new approach to change that works for women

I created the Living Change Process (“LCP”) to introduce feminine principles into change methodologies dominated by the masculine for centuries, especially in the worlds of business and professional growth. It represents the culmination of decades of my work, discovering what truly helps a professional woman live creatively and authentically, and able to make choices that bring fulfilment. I’ve put everything I know into it. During your time in WoW we’ll be working in each of its 3 spheres (Well-Being, Direction, Flow) so that you learn a new way of being in change that embodies the true you. With consistent application of the LCP you’ll reap the rewards of staying well in change, living with a clearer sense of who you are and where you’re going, and discovering the courage to move beyond conditioned patterns of limitation that have held you back.

WoW is a zone of zero imposition so that you have the freedom to be you

I won’t tell you what to do in WoW or force a solution on you that doesn’t fit. Instead I’ll open a space where you can meet yourself where you are, talk freely about your reality, share your hopes and dreams, reconnect with a well of courage inside you that can move mountains, discover your own solutions and make decisions that are right for you. I’ll be encouraging you to reconnect with the woman you may have lost, and be more of yourself, not less, or someone else. This might sound a small thing. In truth it is huge.

WoW combines pioneering, focussed presentations, with space for discovery

WoW isn’t a course in the conventional sense. You don’t need another course. You’re in a transitional stage of work and life, where a confidential, supportive group space, with opportunity for quality conversations, expert coaching, and discovery, is important. WoW provides this quality of group space and combines it with pioneering, focused presentations on relevant topics from the LCP to give structure and momentum. The presentations are tailored to the group and draw on poetry, art, science, data, enquiry and reflection to stimulate deeper learning, discussion, and insight than more conventional approaches to navigating transitions and change can offer. The topics for the presentations are highlighted in the WoW Journey which follows.

The WoW Journey

WELL-BEING

How do you stay connected inside?

Session One: A Compassionate Mind

Session Two: Settling In Your Body

Session Three: Feeling And Releasing

 

Session Four: Reflect, Integrate, Bridge To DIRECTION

DIRECTION

Which way do you want to go?

Session Five: Deepest Desire

Session Six: Listening For The Way

Session Seven: New Vision

Session Eight: Reflect, Integrate, Bridge To FLOW

FLOW

 How do you move forward with ease and power?

Session Nine: Your Ever-Present Current

Session Ten: Dynamic Planning

Session Eleven: Fully You

Session Twelve: Completion

About Me

A former maths teacher, chartered accountant, and mergers & acquisitions advisor, I retrained as a coach in 2002. This freed me up to re-connect with a love of poetry, discover the joys of painting, and integrate a life-long passion for well-being into my work with professionals. I now specialise in helping leaders who are at threshold, deepen into who they are, get clear what they really want, and take actions that expand their horizons and enrich their life. Over the years I’ve facilitated 1000s of change and leadership workshops, and coached 100s of professionals privately, or through their organisations, in a wide range of industry sectors, including Accenture, Cinven, Civil Service, Grant Thornton, GSK, Harrods, JP Morgan, O2 and Uber. I’ve also written many published articles about flourishing through change and spoken at several professional womens’ networks.

Here’s How Some Women Have Benefited From Working With Me

I have recently worked with Amanda over a period of 6 months in support of a leadership course that I was undertaking. Her coaching came at a time of significant change in my life and her holistic approach to supporting individuals enabled us to have broad and powerful conversations identifying patterns and commonalities across all aspects of my life and career. Her sessions gave me fresh thinking and inspiration for the future whilst being grounded in building a strong understanding of my personal leadership strengths and how to maximise their impact. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mandy and would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Jill Long

Director of Finance & Strategic Performance, Teenage Cancer Trust

I worked with Amanda over a period of six months and in that time she helped me not just identify my strengths and how I used them, but most importantly she helped me really believe in myself. Amanda got me to dig deep and explore actions I had taken and actions I was planning to take. By getting me to look at things from lots of different angles, I got to know myself and have much more confidence in myself as a result. This ground work has given me the springboard I needed to move forward with purpose.

Harriet Avison

Head of UK Finance Risk Office, Capital One

"...putting in the time to focus on the Step Into Your Future program has resulted in one of the best transitions to a new role I have ever had. I found a deep sense of confidence that I have been missing for some time. I feel energised and have some new tools to utilise and reflect on that will help me to stay in this incredibly positive place. I think it is a monumental achievement for Amanda to help me to get to that point during a global pandemic and unprecedented uncertainty in my life and the world around me."

Tracy Isacke

Head of Vendor Relationships, Silicon Valley Bank

Working with Amanda gave me a much better insight into my core values, motivators and behaviours. She provided tools to help me structure my thinking to define and create an exciting new role for myself within our business. I'm confident that many of the positive changes that Amanda has worked with me to affect are permanent and will deliver ongoing benefits to me professionally and personally. I found working with Amanda an inspiration. I have huge regard for her insight, energy, integrity and ability to engender long lasting change in others.

Amanda Blacklock

Global Marketing Director, GSK

When You Join WoW You’ll Specifically Receive

 

  • 12 one hour weekly group meetings via Zoom to connect with others, learn, share, and gain insight in a structured way. The calls are at 7am on Monday mornings to minimise disruption to your working week and lessen the chances of your WoW time being usurped by other priorities and commitments. They also help get your week off to the best possible start!
  • Optional weekly practises and enquiries to help you explore the big questions and go deeper.
  • A private online forum for those who enjoy the virtual space and wish to share experiences, ask questions, and continue to strengthen relationships with each other between meetings
  • Electronic versions of any slides, tools, or handouts that I share with the group so that you can build you own WoW resource kit.
  • Audio recordings of each meeting for you to re-listen to as often as you want, and, if you need to miss a week, stay up to date with topics discussed and hear my responses to any specific questions you have about your situation.
  • Exclusive opportunity to work with me 1:1 for that extra deep dive, at a significantly reduced price for WoW members only.
You’ll Also Receive These Complimentary Bonuses
  • BONUS 1: An inspiring, thought-provoking guest speaker, to be chosen and announced when the unique blend of the group is apparent.
  • BONUS 2: A group zoom reconnect meeting 4 weeks after completion, to share your experiences and actions post WoW.
Recap

 

Whether you want to deepen into a new phase of your leadership, explore what next, adjust to life after a big job, set up a business that lights you up, or change the world, WoW is a place where you can:

 

  • Find an oasis of calm to explore the big questions.
  • Talk privately about sensitive stuff that’s happening without the worry that it will get out and cause problems.
  • Claim the time to think amidst all the plates you’re spinning and expectations you’re managing, and identify a new range of possibilities for your way forward.
  • Build the self-belief and inner confidence that enable you to get clear about what you really want, connect with an aligned vision for your future, and move forward with conviction and ease.
  • Reconnect with the deeper you, the woman who knows her true worth and walks her true path.
  • Free yourself from the isolation trap that successful women often find themselves in and connect with others who can become your long-term personal and professional allies.
How To Secure Your Place

Being part of WoW is all about fit so I’ll be speaking to everyone before they join. The first step in securing your place is to complete a short questionnaire that will help me get a sense of whether we’re right for each other. Then we’ll arrange a twenty minute call to exchange questions. If it feels like you’re a great fit with WoW, I’ll offer you a place. The questionnaire and my call scheduler can be accessed via the phone symbol below.

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Let’s Talk About Costs

 

Be honest with yourself. If you don’t change where you’re heading, what’s the cost going to be?

If you burn out, as so many driven women do, what would that cost you physically, emotionally, financially? What if you make a poor decision about the way forward because you’re so exhausted and can’t think straight? What if you make no decision at all and then suffer the lost opportunity cost of not allowing yourself to grow and change? What about all THESE kinds of costs? They could cost you a lot of money and a lot of heart-ache.

Compare this to the cost of WoW. 

Today, if you are accepted for the 12 weeks pilot which begins on Monday 12 April, you get the chance to participate at the UNREPEATED INVESTMENT OF £1,900.

 

Take Action Now

Don’t delay in taking the next step a moment longer. This is your one precious life on our one precious planet so get in touch now. Here’s where you can complete the application form to apply for WoW and arrange a call with me.

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Got Concerns?
  • “I’m too busy to join.”

If you’re thinking this consider what’s going to happen over time if nothing changes for you? If you continue as you are, where will you be in 6 months, a year, five years? What will the impact of this be on you, your loved ones, your clients/team/business, the world at large? If you draw a blank on these questions, or they alarm you, WoW is the place to explore that. Often we move so fast that we fall into the trap of being busy using our precious energy on activities that don’t really matter to us, or even worse, on activities that drain us because we’re done with them. Ultimately this can lead to us being unwell, burnt out and miserable. At some level we forget that our time belongs to us. Joining WoW is a first step in claiming time as your own.

  • “I should be able to sort this out myself.”

As a capable, professional woman who is used to dealing with difficult issues and moving forward decisively you may be thinking this. The place you’ve reached now though is different to other challenges and choices you’ve faced. This place brings with it an invitation to go deeper and create a future that is truly fulfilling, and truly YOU. At some level you know you need a new approach to healthily move through the uncertainty you’re feeling and respond to what’s calling you. Getting the right professional expertise to support you with this is essential. Surrounding yourself with women you can trust and who will listen to you is a gift that it’s time to give yourself. You don’t have to do this on your own.

    There are definitely times in life when you reach a crossroads and things can go either way.  Redundancy can be devastating and frightening but, with the right support, can also be liberating and exciting.  I had never thought of using a coach but then I met Amanda and with her help I worked out what success meant for me and what I really wanted to achieve for the future.  I was able to turn redundancy into a brave new start and 18 months down the line I'm still thankful that I took some time get a new perspective and make the right choices for me.

    Ruth Carr

    Marketing Consultant, Freelance

    My coaching experience with Amanda was incredibly liberating – showing me how every moment I can create the life I want. I began working with Amanda when I was starting a new business and finding it overwhelming and all consuming. Amanda was wonderful and very containing. She helped me to identify my values and build alignment with my ways of living and working, and with the business I was creating. Through the coaching I gained clarity and insight into what was important to me and revolutionised the way I spend my time and energy both at work and at home. I am very grateful for this as it has helped me become a happier, more integrated, less stressed person. I learned decision making tools which I still refer to today, built confidence to navigate the situation I was facing, spoke up in a difficult interaction, managed my boundaries and much more. Amanda also helped me to create a vision for my life and my future which was very exciting and I continue to be amazed at how that unfolds even today. Amanda’s enthusiasm, intuition, business sense and caring make her a wonderful coach with a lot of depth in what she has to offer.

    Nicky Aylward

    BSc (Hons) Physio, Mindful Health and Wellness

    APPLY NOW AND SCHEDULE A CALL BY CLICKING THE PHONE ICON BELOW

    I think Amanda is a very talented woman and coach. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a coach whether it be for personal or career. I honestly believe that if I hadn’t worked with Amanda I wouldn’t be as assimilated or as happy as I am today.

    Lisa Jazwinski

    Global Marketer, Bacardi

    I went to Amanda for executive coaching when I was taking on a new role. The reason that I chose Amanda is because of her excellent grasp of both the "hard" side of business (finance, etc) and the "soft" side (people, emotions, etc). I really appreciated Amanda's help in clarifying a number of issues and choosing my path forward. I would not hesitate to use her services again.
    Cate Newnes-Smith

    CEO, Surrey Youth Focus