With 8 years of experience of helping charity leaders, solo-preneurs and changemakers to reach their potential, this blog reflects on the 8 biggest reasons you need a dose of SLI in your life.
Whether it’s your company mission, charitable purposes or simply the sense of ‘what you want in life’, it is important to start every endeavour clearly knowing your WHY. Especially when you are a heart-led change maker whose personal sense of purpose is inherently tied to the goals of the organisation and team. Working with the SLI will help you to unpick what matters to you, your personal values, driving goals and ultimately make sure that you’ve got fuel in your tank and your direction of travel clearly in mind.
You know where you are going – great! But do your team, trustees and clients know where you are headed? Sometimes your mission can seem like ‘just a feeling’ that is hard to pin down and tell others about. The SLI is here to help you articulate your vision clearly and make sure that all stakeholders understand the benefits of joining you on your journey. Let’s turn your idea into a movement for change!
“There are dreamers and there are planners; the planners make their dreams come true.” – Edwin Louis Cole
When you want to achieve big things, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start and how to keep up the momentum. The SLI empowers you to be a project management whizz with a range of workshops and coaching to; create your value proposition, consult stakeholders, plan timelines, create budgets, allocate responsibilities, risk assess the plans, keep on top of time management and evaluate your project. This means that the pathway to your goals is clear for you and your team.
We all get settled into our own status quo of thinking – sometimes opting for our comfort zone, bad habits, limiting beliefs or even imposter syndrome. As your critical friend, The SLI is here to ask challenging questions, provoke thinking and provide honest, constructive feedback on your goals and development. This unlocks new opportunities and helps you to overcome those blocks in thinking that were holding you back from reaching your potential.
The internet is full of life hacks and quick fixes for living your dream life. In reality, there are no shortcuts for reaching your potential. The things that really matter to you take time, intention and practice to do well. As seasoned educators, The SLI takes lifelong learning seriously. All training is rooted in research and delivered experientially at a pace that is conducive for learning. The goal is to build strong foundations so that you leave us empowered with all of the knowledge and skills to implement what you need on your own.
You are a beautiful, complex human being with many different hats to wear; Leader? Parent? Bookworm? Activist? Family mediator? Chef? The SLI knows that we bring our whole selves into everything we do – looking after the body supports the mind. Taking care of your work goals releases tension in your family time. Our holistic approach to training and coaching allows you to make positive changes which benefit all areas of your life – not just your work self.
Does the phrase “But that’s how it’s always been done” make you shudder? Quite right. You deserve to do things in a way that works for you and your mission. The SLI is here to partner with you in a non-judgemental way – which means the focus is entirely on your outcomes (not what some guru says you should be like!). Feel liberated to bring whatever quirky, ambitious, niche or experimental ideas to the table to work on together.
Isn’t it annoying when development doesn’t quite fit your needs? Perhaps you are looking for; building on the basics you already have, coaching alongside your workshops, something remote for your team, examples tailored to your sector, residential sessions, a bit of wellbeing thrown in too?
The SLI is proud to collaborate with you on what YOU need rather than delivering some ‘off the shelf solution’. Whether you are looking for training workshops, facilitated team meetings, 1:1 or group coaching – or a mixture of everything – rest assured that your personal development package will be designed, delivered and evaluated in partnership every step of the way.
So, what do you need support with?
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If you need a dose of The Self Leadership Initiative in your life then book in a FREE 30 minute chat with Founder Gemma Perkins to discuss your needs today.