Purpose

'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.

Course Leader

Sophi Bruce crafts learning experiences for a range of people and contexts that focus on thinking differently, developing leadership impact and adapting to change. Sophi has lived and worked extensively in the UK and now in Australia where she holds roles with the University of Technology Sydney and Social Leadership Australia.  She has previously worked within public and commercial sectors and holds a Honours degree in English Literature and a Masters in Communication.  Her formative years were spent growing up in a commune learning the basics of collaboration, perspective sharing and tolerance.

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 the professional lives and to sustain themselves, others and their business over time.

The business workshops running for our Autumn Program include: Purpose; AdaptabilityCalmLeadershipObjectivityResilience; and Self Awareness.

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

TIMETABLE 

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
12.00   Farewell

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TICKETING 

Full price: $195.00
Concession: $170.00 (please contact us if you would like to purchase a concession ticket)
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0481 263 041 or email sydney@theschooloflife.com.au.

Our Business Workshops are limited to individual participants or 5 participants per organisation maximum. Please contact us to discuss the learning needs of your company should you wish to engage us for larger groups.