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Small Business Festival Victoria: Taking The Leap – Women in Business Panel Discussion
MELBOURNE

Tuesday 15 August 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Donkey Wheel House
673 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Maybe you’ve got a business itch you’d like to scratch, a possibility you’re pondering, or are teetering on the edge of leap. This live panel event is for everyone who is considering starting their own business, side gig or would like to be a bit braver in their working life. We’ll explore what you need to consider, how to get yourself organised and put together the building blocks for moving forward.

If you’re looking for inspiration, courage and practical insights from business women who’ve all taken leaps you don’t want to miss this session! We’re going to dive into what goes into taking a leap – practically, strategically, emotionally and financially.

This is your opportunity to ask questions, plan your next steps, make friends with like-minded folk and walk away with the courage to take action towards your leap the next day.

If you have a burning desire to play a little bigger in your working life, come and talk with kindred spirits who can help light your path.

Hosted by Kylie Lewis, founder of Of Kin, business coach and author of The Leap Stories.

Light refreshments provided.

All tickets include a signed copy of The Leap Stories book.

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Small Business Festival Victoria: Instagram for Biz
MELBOURNE

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
General Assembly Melbourne
Level 12a, 45 William Street
Melbourne, VIC

Instagram is a powerful marketing tool for small businesses, enabling business owners to grow their audiences and their revenues from their mobile phones. This workshop will help you use Instagram with strategic intent aligned with your brand, and do so efficiently. Full of insights and hacks to grow your voice, audience and your bottom line.

Part 1: State Of Play
Current usage and demographics – who’s hanging on the gram.

Part 2: Your Instagram Profile
Making sure your profile helps you put your best game forward, personal vs professional profile, standard accounts vs business accounts.

Part 3: The anatomy of a follow-worthy, converting feed
We dissect what makes a people hit the ‘follow’ button, and how followers convert to customers.

Part 4: Content ideas
We conquer the ‘what am I going to post today?’ gremlin.

Part 5: How to take better photos on your phone
A few tips and apps to help you quickly and easily up the quality of photos you post – learn to polish your pics in under 30 seconds.

Note: You’re are invited to bring along products you sell or props you have to practice taking photos (if time permits).

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Small Business Festival Victoria: Taking The Leap Workshop

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
General Assembly Melbourne
Level 12a, 45 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Maybe you’ve got a business itch you’d like to scratch, a possibility you’re pondering, or are teetering on the edge of leap. If you’re considering starting your own business, side gig, change career or would like to be a bit braver in your current working life, this session will explore what you need to consider, how to get yourself organised and put together the building blocks for moving forward.

Equal parts inspiration, courage building and strategic planning we’re going to dive into what goes into taking a leap – practically, strategically, emotionally and financially. So often we wish we had more time to think more deeply about work that really matters to us, but we get caught up in day to day busyness. This session is about holding space to think and making plans to do. You will walk away with an action plan for your next steps. Let’s write your leap story together.

All tickets also include a copy of The Leap Stories book.

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Small Business Festival Victoria: Work/Life Design for Small Business Warriors

Friday 25 August 2017, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
General Assembly Melbourne
Lv 12a, 45 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Our working lives don’t exist in a vacuum. So how do we design our work practices, life commitments and personal aspirations to be the best business owner, leader, family member and friend we can be, without burning ourselves out?

You are the most important asset in your business, so it’s essential you take time to understand what makes you tick, how your brain works and harness your energy flows. Getting clear about your priorities, strategic planning and working on purpose not only drives better business results, it makes for a happier human at the steering wheel.

This session is about taking the latest human performance research from psychology, neuroscience, physiology, sociology, business management and leadership to maximise your focus, productivity, clarity and impact. Participants will spend time designing their own life map that maximises their peak energy performance times, and pairs it with time for reflection, rest and renewal, based on the principals taught in the workshop.

This is a chance to work on your personal productivity and priorities to be the best business owner you can. By design, this workshop is held in the morning, at the end of the week, which research shows is an ideal time to work on tasks involving new ideas and long range planning.

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Small Business Festival Victoria: Brave Business – Humanising Work & Building Your Leadership Courage Muscle

Thursday 31 August 2017
9:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
General Assembly Melbourne
Lv 12a, 45 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Contradictory to common belief, business is indeed personal. And the bravest of leaders don’t shy away from the very real challenges of bringing the best of our their teams, by modelling courageous leadership in their interpersonal interactions.

Dealing with human emotions, ambitions, needs, conflicts and exchanges will determine the success of a team, and of a business. Toxic leadership practices, lead to toxic workplaces, poor employee satisfaction, disengagement and high staff turnover, low trust, a lack of innovation and compromised business outcomes. Not acknowledging that business is personal is costly.

So how do we lead our businesses in times of great uncertainty? How do we have difficult conversations with staff? How do we innovate, build trust, foster deep engagement, reset after setbacks and deal with conflicts rather than avoid them? It’s unlikely that you’ve ever been taught to effectively deal with difficult emotions, much less have helpful language or frameworks to call on in times of challenge.

This workshop will unlock the framework, language and tools to be the brave leader your business, your staff, your clients and your loved ones need you to be. And courage is contagious – once you take a step towards choosing courage in your leadership practices, you inspire others to do the same.

Brave Business is facilitated by executive coach & business consultant, Kylie Lewis an accredited facilitator of The Daring Way and Rising Strong by social scientist Dr Brené Brown, student of Conversational Intelligence by neuroscientist Dr Judith Glaser, author of The Leap Stories and founder of Of Kin.

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COMING SOON


Brene Brown Rising Strong Workshop Melbourne Sydney Australia Kylie Lewis Of Kin

Rising Strong™ Workshop

Sydney & Brisbane coming soon

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A workshop for anyone who wishes to be braver in how they live, love and lead. This is how you rise strong in the face of challenge.

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The physics of vulnerability is simple:
If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall.

When we take risks in our lives, we will inevitably experience disappointments, hurts, failures and heartbreak.

Rising Strong is about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.

Rising Strong™ Workshop is a research-based program about what it takes for us to get back up, live a more wholehearted and satisfying life by owning our stories. By participating in the Rising Strong™ Workshop you will have the opportunity to explore how to live bravely every day by showing up in the various arenas of your life to become the best, most authentic version of you.

Throughout the workshop, you will be guided through many positive experiential exercises, personal exploration, watch exclusive videos from Brené Brown created specifically for Rising Strong™ participants and have opportunities for personal reflections and growth in a safe, supportive, positive and fun environment.

The Rising Strong™ Workshop is designed to address your personal goals, relationships, professional and creative lives.

You’ll learn and experience how to:

:: Clarify your core values and beliefs
:: Recognise emotions and increase curiosity
:: Build your vocabulary for explaining hard emotions
:: Learn a robust framework for hard conversations
:: Own your story
:: Learn how to set and communicate healthy boundaries
:: Understand the mechanics of trust
:: Develop practices for processing anxiety and criticism
:: Increase resiliency and courage
:: Cultivate wholehearted living, loving and leading
:: Practice self-compassion techniques
:: Write new endings to our stories

When you deny the story, it owns you. When you own the story, you get to write the ending. – Brené Brown

 

 


ON DEMAND


#ContentKin: Content Marketing and Social Media for Small Business eCourse

Ongoing enrolments are open for our signature ecourse, #ContentKin. We’ve taken the face to face workshop we’ve run with hundreds of small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, social media managers and freelancers, and created a delicious learning online learning environment that will lift your digital marketing game beyond what you thought was possible.

For more information and enrolments, click here.

 

#TheTime: Planning and Productivity for Possibilitarians eCourse

This isn’t your average goal setting or time management course. While we do work through those topics, we bring together our own backgrounds in psychology, sociology, communication, entrepreneurship and coaching, as well as world leading thinkers to create this one of a kind ecourse.  We’ve drawn on our own real life experiences, the learnings of our coaching clients, and the latest research into productivity, positive psychology, resilience, happiness, mindsets and mindfulness, stress, energy management, character strengths, and neuroscience.

So we’re going to help you download the noise that’s in your head, and upload habits that serve your beliefs and priorities.

By the end of the ecourse you’ll walk away with a clear vision for your business and life for the next three – six months. All captured in your very own Clarity Map. And it will be fun, motivating, informative and empowering.

For more information and enrolments, click here.

 


ROLLING OUT


The Leap Stories 2017 Book Tour

Following on the publication of The Leap Stories: Intimate Interviews On Overcoming Fear, Choosing Courage Over Comfort, and Designing a Fulfilling Career, we’ll be hitting the road in 2017 to talk with leap takers all over Australia. Subscribe to be kept informed of upcoming dates! And in the meantime, grab your personal copy of the book via the link below.

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