It’s one thing to have a good idea and another thing to put that idea into practice. In this session, we think about what to do once a good idea has struck, from the first prototype to keeping your stakeholders on board as you scale up over years.

In this three-hour session, we will:

• Practise prototyping designs and pitching so that stakeholders buy into our ideas

• Consider how to keep multiple stakeholders in the loop and engaged over the long run

• Think through how to keep our project going long term

• Explore our responses to failure and risk, where they come from in our lives, and how we can embrace risk, overcome difficulty, and learn from setbacks


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


'Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.'
― Brene Brown

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. 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.

Course Leader

Gauri Bhalla is an educator, entrepreneur and social innovation driver. She is the founder of Curious Collective, a design thinker, lean start up practitioner and ‘learn by doing’ methodologies. Her passion is to explore and challenge business models, to extract shared value. With the Collective, she designs and delivers capability and execution programs for organisations such as the Department of Education, the Experimentation program for CBA, the Innovation lab for MGSM, and a flagship leadership program for Stockland. She worked in global organisations then found her vocation in education and has worked for Universities such as Cambridge, Stanford and UTS.

Buy tickets for


Business Workshop
When and where:
  • Fri 7 Feb 2020 9.15 – 12pm
    Spaces: Ground Floor/111 Flinders St, Surry Hills NSW 2010



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 email

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.