I spruik myself as being the ‘communications queen’ given I have been observing, researching and practising communication techniques for many, many years. I have come to realise the culprit for most angst in life is communication; either the lack of it or the miscommunication of it. Most people believe because they have two ears that … Continued
Indulge in a Wellness day out …Enjoy the scenic and relaxing journey through the Avon Valley, situated within the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia via the AvonLink train service. The train leaves from the East Perth terminal at 8:55am (returning from Toodyay at 3:06pm) where plenty of parking is available. You simply hop on, kick back and enjoy the ride. We will meet you at the Toodyay Train Station on arrival, just after 10am and get you to the venue where morning tea is waiting prior to the workshop kicking off at 10:30am. The 9-Dimensions of Wellness starter workshop is a great introduction to exploring your Wellness. The workshop is run over 3 ½ hours (lunch and refresh breaks make up the extra hour) and navigates you through the 9-dimensions model, looking at the various aspects of YOU that make and keep you well. It will become the beginning of your Lifelong journey to wellness and includes a Wellness Starter workbook. Read the latest Wellness Starter Workshop blog post.
Learning is the key to enabling potential Your potential, is yours. What you do, how you achieve, the choices you make, are all yours. From the moment we are born, we are learning. Some of those learnings provide a better grounding for life than others, but nevertheless we are constantly learning. Alvin Toffler says ‘the … Continued
Conscious Conversations underpin everything we do in life. This workshop will enable you to learn about communicating authentically and effectively. You will explore the components involved in great (conscious) conversations while participating in many over a sumptuous long table learning lunch. Learning to communicate authentically, that is, being conscious and mindful (present) is one of the best skill sets anyone can hold. This session will set you off on the path to better understanding YOU, while creating the ability to participate in fabulous conversations (even ones, that may at first seem tough). This event runs over 3 ½ hours; it includes a sumptuous lunch and Conversation workbook. For those that like to explore, learn and journal the Spells for Wellness Journal is available for purchase.
Learn about Self: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®This is a fun and engaging workshop, held in one of the many magnificent Toodyay historical venues with fabulous local produce put together by our local talented foodies. The workshops combine great learning content and great food and beverage to set your mind, body and soul on fire! The thing about the MBTI® is it provides insights into questions such as – have you ever wondered why you immediately hit it off with some people and find others challenging or difficult? The MBTI® is a personality assessment that indicates psychological preferences in how we perceive the world and make decisions. It came about through the work of Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myer. They wanted a tool that would make the work of Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung useful in everyday life … and they nailed it!
Many years ago, my (then) team and I sat down to brain-storm what we thought Lifelong Learning (me, as a person and a business) was all about. I remember it well because my very good friend and colleague Mary (who sadly died last year), was pushing me to identify what was important in terms of what … Continued
The occupational YOU means being able to identify your skills, abilities, and interests in order to incorporate them into your life’s work. Being willing to continually learn and explore many career options keeps you flexible and able to respond to different economic cycles. Being a lifelong learner opens new possibilities for finding talents, interests, and … Continued
This is the vintage recording by Earl Nightingale, circa 1950’s. It is one of the best motivational pieces I have had the pleasure of being introduced to. Please take the time to listen, it is certainly worth it! Happy Learning!
I love to ponder life, love, the universe, all its mysteries and the lessons to be learned. I have always hung out in that learning and development space providing training and coaching, predominantly to the corporate sector. My strength is adding my ‘take’ on standard learning around leadership, people and communication. I always said my … Continued
Lifelong Learning hosts a range of (learning) tours and events show-casing the beauty of the Avon Valley and Wheatbelt region with a particular focus on the picturesque Town of Toodyay. Unique to these tours is the inclusion of sumptuous long table lunches over conscious conversations. Events and Tours Events and tours are advertised throughout this … Continued
I came across a model that looks at wellness through a multi-faceted lens many years ago and the concept has stayed with me from that moment on. The model isn’t attributable to any one researcher however it forms the basis of a universal approach to Wellness. That is, there are multiple dimensions or aspects that … Continued
Our recent 9 Dimensions of Wellness Starter Workshop was absolutely fabulous. The participants chose the AvonLink Train Service as their preferred mode of travel and enjoyed the scenic and relaxing journey through the Avon Valley. The train leaves from the East Perth terminal where plenty of parking is available, then you hop on, kick back … Continued
FEEDBACK … of course… where was your head at? Feedback is the key to us truly gaining a sense of who we are, by validating our view of Self through others. This is equally important in both a personal and professional setting. “Mirror, mirror on the wall; do I see me warts and all?” I have … Continued