Hi, we’re Jane and Anj. We’re experienced coaches and non-execs who are tired of seeing talented, female charity and social enterprise CEOs like you feeling overwhelmed when leading your organisation through times of change.
You’re responsible for the effective running of your organisation: managing budgets, overseeing funding and reporting, aiming to meet the needs of all your stakeholders – your employees, Board, funders, clients, local communities, Councillors, volunteers… It’s a lot to juggle.
We want to help you get the best out of your Board and your teams, and to have a balance between your home life and career. And that’s why we’re excited to have created a day residential, just for you.
On the day, we will place a focus on Governance, influence and impact, creating a welcoming, confidential space to discuss the challenges you’d like to solve. Everything is figureoutable when you’re with supportive peers. Join us.
What’s on the Agenda?
In the morning
Arrive at 10:00 and pull up a chair for a 10:30 start. Over a brew, we’ll introduce ourselves and invite you to tell us about your work and the things that are on your mind, which we’ll address throughout the day.
Anj will lead the morning session, working with you on charity and social enterprise Governance: what you should expect from your Board, and what they should expect from you. She will share her experiences as a Director reporting to a high-profile Board and MPs in her earlier career, and what she expects from her leadership team as the Chair of a charity now.
She’ll then open up the conversation, asking you about your individual experiences as a CEO. You can be assured that she will create a safe space for such confidential discussions to happen, giving you strategies for addressing tricky situations.
There are some issues you might not have been able to discuss with your Board or team, and your well-meaning friends and family usually don’t have a clue. It can feel lonely trying to find solutions alone.
Jane will guide you through the afternoon session, leading you through a stakeholder mapping exercise.
She’ll then invite you to speak about the impact that these diverse groups have on your work, to discuss the opportunities and possibilities that can be reached through understanding key stakeholder relationships. She’ll share her insights on how to navigate challenging conversations and to build your influence whilst staying true to your style and personality.
At the end of the day
We’ll finish at 16:00 so that you can avoid peak hour traffic. Before you leave, we’ll agree a way for you to stay in contact with the rest of the group, if you choose. We’ll ask for your feedback to enhance this and future sessions, which will also enable us to shape our content to your specific needs and to share appropriate resources after this first session.
Confidentiality and non-judgemental listening is an important element for all group members. Both Jane and Anj are experienced coaches and they will facilitate the discussions so that everyone gets what they need. And while you will have already had the opportunity to discuss your thoughts as a group, you will also benefit from full focus and attention from your Mastermind group on the topics you’d like to address.
When can I come?
Bookings for Friday 1st May 2020 are now open. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.