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Future Proof Yourself

Future proofing yourself is about taking control of yourself in your professional career

Who is it for?

This is for everyone. At times we will all feel vulnerable in one way or another in our working careers. We will worry about the future of our company and our roles within them. We will feel out of our depth and lack confidence. This can now be managed. Things will not always go the way that you want them to, but now you can take control of your reaction to situations and make the right choices for you.

It’s all about choices but we must make sure you put yourself in the right position, so you have those choices.

How can we help?
We can provide workshops on the Key Focus Areas.
Mentoring and coaching support on the Key Focus Areas for individuals and small groups.
Provide consultancy on developing effective Personal Development Programmes for organisations.
Help develop a true learning culture in companies.
Provide untold numbers of inspirational ideas to aid learning and helping people to Future Proof themselves.

 

Pick the subjects that are most relevant

Managing your Key Skill Sets

Technical skills - Yes but I have loads of experience
Your experience was good for yesterday’s market but is it still strong for tomorrow?
Skills for the next 5 - 10 years and beyond
Next innovation
This business in 5 - 10 years’ time

Social media skills - I’ve got 10 likes
How does it work?
Why it’s important?
Content verses quantity

Technology - IT skills -  Re-boot switch it off and start again
How does it work?
My aunty got her first ipad at 91
What’s next on the horizon?
Get yourself a tech mentor or talk to your children

Moving from Technical Expert to Manager to Leader
They will Never be able to do it as well as me

Providing a clear path from technical expert where you are hardworking, perfectionist and a bit of a control freak to enable others to perform without you suffocating them and taking over.

Coming away from the day-to-day operations (Management) to a more strategic approach to the direction of your people and the business (Leadership).

 

Proactive Self-Management

Communication skills - Can you get on with absolutely everyone?
Shut up and listen you might learn something
Ask more than you tell
No more them and they -  it’s me, we and us
Communicating with all personality types
Don’t just listen to people try and understand them and why they think that way

Self-Organisation - If you don’t look after yourself you will?
Personal organisation
Prioritisation or work silly hours?
Goal setting because it can be fun
You’re good but you can’t do everything

Working in a fast-moving environment
Don’t wait for them and they to make it happen
Controlling the controllable
Performing under pressure
Taking the initiative

Career Development
Building a career portfolio
Career climbing frame
Are you willing to work really hard?
Getting feedback and advice

 

Developing a Clever Way of Thinking

Building self-esteem – Filling your head with positive facts about your achievements
What’s gone well? Focus on the facts
Building confidence
Comfort zone opportunities and learning
Understanding my values and what’s really important to me as a person?

Selling myself - If you can’t wave your flag, who will ?
Sell yourself - YOU Ltd
Raising your profile
Personal branding
Providing real factual examples
Roger Federer thinking

Ways of thinking - Don’t just think like you
Learn to think like a; CEO, MD, Director, Manager, Consultant, your customers
Who makes you think differently and where makes you think differently?
Get yourself a mentor or even better a reverse mentor
I can’t do that – when did you decide that?
Treat your key contacts and senior managers like a customer

 

Personal Development and Maximising Opportunities

Appraisal time – Performance review - My annual MOT
Manage your annual appraisal / PDR -It is your yearly business plan
Managing and developing your CV
What have I learnt
New learning opportunities
Go grab a new experience
Get out there! How do others do things?

Networking throughout your career - You can’t do it all on your own
Who do you know?
Who do you need to know?
Who makes you think differently?
How can you help others first?
Why would people want to network with you?
How does Linkedin work?

New generation experiences – Well in my day
How do they think?
Why they think that way?
What they need to do to what I need to understand
How will business and people make decisions in the future?

 

Being in Control of Your Well Being

What really matters in life – What else life can do that give true meaning
What I was going to do was…….
If only we had ………
I once had the chance to………….
You can’t revisit regret
Go grab a hobby or two
What are my passions – love what you do
What do I really want

Wellbeing - I feel great
Motivation values – what is important to you?
How to pick yourself up when you’re feeling low or have a set back
Resilience
Mindfulness
Self-Care
Self Esteem and happiness

Health - Just another pizza I am working late
Health check
We are what we eat
Exercise – good for the mind and the body

Financial Planning – Taking Control
Cut up the credit cards
Sort that mortgage out
Pensions and retirement income
If only we could win the lottery – well you have!

 

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