We offer the following workshops (click on the titles to be taken to each):
All workshops can be delivered either online or in-person.
We prefer to tailor the workshop to your specific needs, but we can certainly provide an off-the-shelf solution if that’s what you prefer.
Finding Your Why
Why do you do what you do? Why do you do the work? Why do you put in the hours?
According to Nietzsche, ‘He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.’ He’s right. When you know why you do what you do, when you understand and stand behind your why, when you can feel and experience it in your daily life, it liberates energy, strength, and courage.
And if you find that you can’t answer that question, if you find that how you live doesn’t match up to what you find important – well, that’s an answer too, isn’t it?
In Finding Your Why we’ll directly investigate your purpose. And we’ll also give you a conceptual framework and a set of tools that will help you think about your purpose yourself, whether at work or in relationships or in any area of your life that you care about.
Purpose for Leaders of Teams
As studies have repeatedly shown, a shared sense of purpose is essential for keeping and attracting talent and for getting buy-in from your team.
In one version of this workshop, we teach leaders how to discover the purpose of the individuals in their teams and how to get it aligned with the purpose of the broader team.
In another version of this workshop, we offer it for small groups to help participants discover their individual purpose and align it with company purpose.
For thousands of years, philosophers have studied the art and science of thinking. In this workshop, we’ll make that body of knowledge relevant and accessible to you.
In short, our Critical Thinking workshops teach you skills and give you tools that help you think better.
You’ll learn to identify and avoid common logical errors. You’ll learn to identify different types of arguments, to understand their limits and strengths, to understand when to use some types and when to use others. You’ll learn how to better clarify and make your own arguments for the things you care about.
The Art and Science of Well-Being
Life’s hard. It was hard enough before, and then the pandemic happened.
People are struggling. The statistics on mental health are terrifying. We’re stressed and unhappy. We’re lonely. We don’t enjoy what we do but we don’t know how to find what we do enjoy.
Forget maths, forget English, forget Mandarin and forget learning to code. Forget all the things that people say are useful. Because actually, the single most useful skill that we could learn is how to be happy.
Philosophers have thought about this question, and about happiness and well-being more generally, for thousands of years. In this workshop, we combine the insights of the philosophical tradition with the best that modern science has to offer.
We put these together to deliver something entirely practical: a set of concepts, skills, and tools that you can use in your quest to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
The Writing Toolbox
If you struggle with writing, The Writing Toolbox can help.
The Writing Toolbox will give you many different tools that can help you write better, more easily, and with more enjoyment.
The idea behind The Writing Toolbox is that there are multiple reasons writing can be difficult. One method, one solution, is never going to work for everyone. In fact, it’s not even going to work for you, because at different points in the writing process you will face different obstacles.
That’s why we’ll give you many different tools – this gives you the power to choose the tools that work best for you.
Support Groups for Peers
The power of groups and the power of peers is enormous. Our facilitated support groups harness this power to help people navigate the shared challenges of their careers.
These facilitated support groups create a safe space where people can be open, vulnerable, and supported; a place where they can help their peers and be helped by them.
These groups are explicitly not therapeutical.
The minimum duration of the group is the length of an Oxford term: 8 weeks. We recommend weekly meetings. This group is normally offered virtually.