My third and final instalment on inspiring events is the Stylist live,the first of its kind for the London based magazine.
An absolutely fabulous day for friends or, equally a bit of me time. The event was billed as ‘a four-day festival of cocktails, culture, catwalks and conversation‘ hosted by Edith Bowman and Dawn O’Porter.
The energy was fun, uplifting and defiantly inspiring. Highlights included 38 Learning labs, Catwalk shows showcasing this seasons must haves, the inspire stage with the likes of Lisa Eldridge and of course shopping with100 boutique stalls. Key lessons from the day for me where
- Know your value
- Be confident
- Feel good
More details and highlights can be found below:
This is the second of three instalments of my inspiring events series this month. It was a coaching network event by London Coaches. I was pleasantly surprised and wanted to share some of the ideas in the hope you would find it useful.
The trainer asked us to think about the stories we play out on our lives, the:
- Plot lines
He asked one powerful question: Would changing one of the above elements get you
For example, do you play the warrior at work but nothing works, everyone is screaming -a horror story. The trainer suggested instead using the character of jester to see if this changes up the energy and gets better outcomes, the story you want. That is slaying the dragon/reaching work goal via humour.
My take away was to be mindful of the narratives we have about ourselves and situations and not to get locked into stories that don’t service you- be flexible. You are the director.
This is the first of three posts on inspiring events I attended recently. TEDx Brixton is a very special event to me and dear to my heart as I was involved in the founding two events.
This event is curated by a fabulous leader and woman, who has become a friend. In this third instalment, TEDx Brixton has expanded and became bigger and better. Live stream was provided at venues around Brixton.
Amazing stories where shared. The speaker that stood out for me was that of the Muslim Trans who talked about his journey of courage. What happens in between talks is equally as powerful, conversations, new found friends, old found friends and of course thinking. Videos will be uploaded soon here if you missed it: http://tedxbrixton.com/
Get to one near you! You can find out more here: http://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program