The Self Leadership Initiative predominantly works with teams in organisations such as charities, corporates and universities, however, you as an individual may still need pointing in the right direction for becoming a self leader outside of the support of such an organisation.

You are here because you want to work on yourself using the tools you already have available (because, sometimes, just reading up isn’t enough), interact with others on this path and get the chance to practice new skills. Well done you!

Below are the latest events that The Self Leadership Initiative will be hosting, which are open to all individuals to attend. If you wish to make a private booking for your team please do be in touch.

THIS GIRL CHILLS – WINTER ENERGISER, 14th November 19.15-20.45

90 minutes of rejuvinating self care activities

With the season changing it can be difficult to adapt our mindset shift to the change in weather, change in pace and a shift in priorities with a busy time of the year ahead of us.

Join our team of experts for an opportunity to close the door on the world for 90 minutes and enjoy being present within your own body and mind.

  • Guided use of vegan skincare products
  • Meditations and breathing exercises to find your calm
  • The science behind serotonin and beating the winter blues
  • Making the most of your winter


This 8 week group coaching programme equips you with a toolbox of wellbeing skills to live your best life. Each 90 minute session gives you a practical experience of essential positive psychology topics:

  1. The benefits of gratitude
  2. The psychology of optimism
  3. Increasing your personal control
  4. Boosting self esteem
  5. Managing stress
  6. Meet your happy chemicals
  7. Happier relationships
  8. Finding meaning

The next programme starts in 2022. See more details and enquire about a place here.


An overview of recent Self Leadership Initiative workshops.


Change the way you think to find your power.

In those moments where things feel on top of you, part of the stress may come from feeling out of control. The good news is that a large part of personal control comes from your perspective.

The language you use has a massive impact on whether you feel that you have the power to change things around you or whether you feel helpless. Learning to change your perspective is the key to taking charge of your life. This workshop will help you to explore your current levels of control and how to shift your thinking.

  • Learn what is meant by ‘locus of control’
  • Understand the importance of an internal locus of control for psychological wellbeing
  • Use a tool to help you gain more influence over your environment
  • Practice changing your language to practice your personal power and boost your control


Prioritise your day to get the important stuff done.

Do you ever feel like your to-do list is running away with you and the important stuff slips off the end of the list? Then you may need some help setting your priorities and cutting away the distractions.

Not all goals are created equal! Learning to make time for what matters is the key to effective time management. This workshop will help you to dig into your to do list and effectively prioritise the things that will make the biggest difference to your life – along with some tools and tips for cutting down on the time wasting activities.

  • Learn how the importance / urgency matrix helps you sort tasks
  • Explore time blocking, rolling lists and job boards to help you plan your day
  • Understand what is meant by ‘flow’ and how to get more of it in your day
  • Learn tips for cutting down on distractions and being assertive with your time
  • Work with your real to do list to action plan your week


Achieve more in life with the right kinds of goals.

Have you got a rolling to do list that never seems complete? Finding some of your goals uninspiring? There’s a real psychology to setting goals that matter and get you motivated.

Setting the right kinds of goals and intentions is the first step towards actually getting motivated to carry them out. This workshop will introduce you to some simple but effective tools for making your goals well rounded and meaningful.

  • Learn to frame goals positively
  • Use the SMART goals model to give more structure to your goals
  • Use the wheel of life tool to identify your priorities and ensure a balanced set of goals
  • Learn the difference between progress goals and result goals, and why both matter
  • Set intentions to help you practice self care during longer challenges


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Three models that help you to bounce back from challenges.

Resilience is the ability to recover from setbacks and persist in the face of challenges. So what are the skills of resilient people?

Being able to cope with challenges takes a great deal of self care and understanding. This workshop will help you to understand some of the psychological factors at play when you are going through stress, challenge and new experiences so that you are able to be more mindful moving forwards.

  • Learn the four stages of learning and how resilience needs change at each stage
  • Learn how the comfort-stretch model allows you to implement self care and develop a resilience ‘muscle’ over time
  • Know the difference between growth and fixed mindset
  • Understand how a growth mindset allows people to bounce back quicker
  • Apply these models to your own life
  • Develop an action plan for your own resilience


Identify what matters in your life.

Do you ever feel like you are ‘spinning plates’ and that you may have lost yourself? Chances are that your time is out of balance and a little focus will make the world of difference.

Balancing the different demands of life can be difficult when so many external forces demand your attention. This workshop will give you the space to explore the aspects of your life that most bring you meaning, and the different ways you balance your human needs. This can then be used to identify gaps and plan changes in your priorities for a happier and more fulfilled life.

  • Reflect on the different ‘hats’ that you wear in day to day life
  • Identify which aspects of your life contribute greatest to your sense of meaning
  • Explore the life balance areas to identify goals you would like to work on
  • Use a tool to identify discrepancies between your identity and how you manage your time
  • Create an action plan for living in a more balanced and authentic way


The science of living a happier life.

What’s the secret to a happier and more fulfilled you? It might just be gratitude!

Positive Psychologists have proven that practicing daily gratitude is a great way to raise your wellbeing, resilience and reduce the impact of stress and negative events. This workshop will help you to get started in your own gratitude practice and try out some of the most effective gratitude tools.

  • Know the science of why gratitude works
  • Learn how to get a long term boost through gratitude journaling
  • Try out short term reflections for a quick pick me up
  • Learn how to bring gratitude into your relationships
  • Take away some handy journal prompts


Using Non Violent Communication to collaborate through challenges.

When tensions are high and people have conflicting views or needs, the key to collaborating is careful communication.

This workshop will help you recognise the underlying emotions and unmet needs that are escalating a conflict – allowing you to diffiuse the situation with non-judgement and objectivity. We will use a model of Non Violent Communication (NVC) to practice moving from conflict to a workable solution for all parties.

  • Understand what is meant by Non-Violent Communication
  • Distinguish between judgements, opinions and facts
  • Work through a conflict scenario from your own setting
  • Identify the unmet needs and emotions that are providing challenge
  • Learn to use ‘I statements’ and ‘requests’ to communicate more harmoniously


Explore the inner drives behind conflict in order take an empathetic approach

Ever said to yourself ‘they push my buttons’ or ‘they made me angry’? What is it that pulls us into conflict and how can we better avoid it?

Each of us has a set of values and patterns that we live by which are often unnoticed. When these are challenged or disrespected that is when we are most likely to find a conflict escalating. By becoming aware of what our needs and value systems are we are more able to navigate challenges calmly.

  • Learn a model of conflict hooks
  • Explore and identify your own hooks and how they may have affected your previous conflicts
  • Begin to recognise potential hooks in others to be more empathetic
  • Learn how to use ‘I statements’ and ‘requests’ to tackle challenging situations more calmly
  • Plan your own next steps for conflict situations


Learn to speak the language of the mind to get the most out of your day.

Have you ever found yourself struggling to get going? Can’t find the words to get your team up and running? There may be a reason why…

The way we speak to ourselves has a massive impact on how we feel and engage with tasks. This workshop will introduce you to some basic Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) to help you understand your motivational style and how your self talk patterns are affecting your progress on goals.

  • Learn about two different motivational styles
  • Identify your current patterns and how they are impacting you
  • Practice rephrasing your inner voice to feel more ready to take on tasks
  • Explore how motivational language is affecting team members and colleagues
  • Learn a self motivation tool to take control of your mood