In order to assist the small and start-up business community, the School of Life offers a selection of key business workshops in our public program. These provide a cost-effective way for start-ups or smaller businesses to access the support of developing key emotional skills to thrive in their professional lives and to sustain themselves, others and their business over time.
Day-to-day work can all too easily make us feel bored or burnt out. For many of us, this is when we start fantasising about changing careers. But what we most often need is to feel reconnected to our underlying values and the long-term impact of the work at hand.
In this three-hour session, we will:
- Rediscover our motivations and values and learn to prioritise among them
- Explore five different areas of work in which we can find meaning
- Spend time reflecting on our professional role and its place in our organisation
- Create an action plan which helps us scale up our deeper sense of purpose
9.15 Arrival, tea, coffee and pastries, meet and greet
9.30 Part 1 commences
10.30 Break (times vary)
10.45 Part 2 commences
11.45 Workshop concludes, reflections & questions
'I would live my life in nonchalance and insouciance, were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.'
– Ogden Nash
ABOUT BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Many of the most pressing problems of the modern workplace have to do with shortfalls in emotional intelligence – rather than with deficiencies in technical or ‘hard’ skills. Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs – and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence – our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace. They also provide the opportunity for informal networking with other business professionals.
Michael Bartura is a mindfulness-based life and leadership coach and a group facilitator working with individuals and organisations seeking transformation and conscious business development. He was a senior manager in the private and not-for-profit sectors for over 15 years before switching to teaching, training and coaching. In recent years, he establish a pilot training program focused on designing an integrated Mind-Body approach to leadership education at the East West Learning Centre in Singapore, and now runs an online coaching social venture called TeamUp as well as directing strategy and development for the SLOW school of Business in Melbourne. Michael holds a Masters in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, is a trained Positive Neuroplatsicity teacher and a long time associate of the Asian leadership Institute.