“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take gets us to the wrong place faster…” Steven R Covey
My Next Chapter is a personal and professional development programme working with individuals and organisations thinking and planning for what’s next. The choices we make are hugely important with the potential to impact for many years to come and now the stakes are even higher.
My Next Chapter provides space to look at a wider view, helping to achieve clarity, set intentions and create a plan to deliver them. We create a safe space which allows you to ask yourself some hard questions. We work in a fun and engaging way providing not only an environment where people are able to be open and challenge and listen to each other, but also one where there is fun and laughter in the room. The sessions draw on thinking and theories from positive psychology, philosophy, resilience, and emotional intelligence and use a coaching based approach to facilitation.
My Next Chapter programmes 2018
My Next Chapter facilitated sessions for organisations in transition
Taking time out and space to consider where you are now and where you have been is incredibly important; it informs what’s important, where you go next and the reasons why. My Next Chapter facilitated sessions for organisations in transition provide a framework for this hugely important conversation. It is designed to sense check if the organisation is on the right track and help ‘course correct’ the direction of travel to align the organisation to its intention and desired impact.
To date, the following My Next Chapter organisational sessions have been delivered with; The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Together Women, Clean Break, The Children’s Media Conference, Chapel FM / Heads Together, The Cultural Spring (Creative People and Places), Ladies Who L-Earn and Cancer Support Yorkshire.
My Next Chapter 1-1 Coaching
This 1-1 coaching is a private space to explore what’s next. Coaching series are designed to meet needs, budget and the timescales to suit each person’s requirements. Sessions take place either face to face or via Skype or phone.
My Next Chapter for Creatives
Exciting times! When there’s nothing to lose, it’s time to do what we really want to do. The result is this new two day programme is working in collaboration with Bradford based Jean McEwan to create a space for creatives to think about what’s next. Using creative methods throughout the programme, creatives will come away with a clear sense of where their creative practise fits into the wider work context and a set of intentions for the future. The pilot of My Next Chapter for Creatives took place in August 2017 with a second programme delivered in May 2018 both at South Square Centre in Thornton, Bradford . Most recently, Bev and Jean working with New Art Exchange in Nottingham delivering a programme supporting creative businesses through their ESF funded project. Their new website is due to be launched in October.
Please get in touch if you are interested, either as a participant or a commissioner.
This one-day personal and professional programme is a creative collaboration between Coach and Facilitator, Bev Morton, and Artist Jean McEwan. Using creative methods throughout, providing an immersive and focussed space working alongside creative professionals and peers, each different, in a supportive and challenging environment.
A previous participant said:
“My Next Chapter for Creatives is a well structured, objective, shared and supportive space which provided me with the time I needed for my own individual reflection and planning and helped me release the confidence I needed take my own step forward in achieving my ambitions.”
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
One-day open programmes
Previous one-day open programmes have included sessions for change makers, leaders, creatives and social entrepreneurs across the social and cultural sectors in addition to a My Next Chapter for Founders of organisations, projects and programmes. One day programmes working with closed cohorts of participants have also been run with Clore Social Leadership Programme, UKCF and The School of Life.
The one-day open programmes provide an immersive and focussed space working alongside professionals and peers, each different, in a supportive and challenging environment to:
- Take stock of where you are now
- Prioritise needs and wider life context
- Gain clarity about ‘the space that only you can fill’ – unlocking untapped and under-utilised potential
- Explore your ‘highest point of contribution’; identify the best contexts for you, how and where you can achieve the most impact
- Create a sense of purpose for your ‘next chapter’ and setting specific intentions about the future and an action plan to make it happen
Group size for open programmes: Up to 14 participants
“A sense that you are not alone…often as a Founder you can feel quite alone. Here there is a commonality of experience and this has been very supportive day for me”.
Founders one-day series participant
“..as life is so busy this was an important moment for me to press pause, reflect and reconsider..It gave me time to begin to think about who I am and understand how I may have changed over the years…”
London one-day series participant.
“Thank you for a life-changing day! The course enabled me to sum up where I was in my life journey and gave me the tools to identify specific intentions for the future and envision where my next chapter was going to take me.”
Leeds one-day series participant.
“…I feel that it has truly changed my whole outlook on life…My career is on a completely different level from before, and I feel it is snowballing, as opportunity attracts opportunity.”
Tim Burke, Conductor
My Next Chapter is a registered trademark and product of The Art of Possibility Ltd. The company supports individuals, teams and organisations to use their resources to best effect in order to achieve the greatest personal and professional impact.