So what’s been going on in the Meta world this month and what’s coming next?
Here you will find news about what we’ve been up to and what we have planned for the coming months. Remember to also check out our Blog for our latest articles and our Events page for forthcoming dates and more information on our training programmes.
SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWS: HOW TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN OTHERS, WHILE BECOMING YOUR OWN BEST SELF
We hope you all had a wonderful summer and are feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes next. If you do need a pick-me-up, we are here for you! This month we have the second part of Di’s blog about how to get into just the right state to be fully prepared for all your interactions; and we would like to remind you about our forthcoming events.
Learn how to use your Journey to Mastery skills to bring out the excellence in others at our next and final (of 2018) Journey to Mastery Masterclass, held at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel on Thursday 18th October. On the Journey to Mastery programme you learnt how to utilise NLP to help transform your own lives, and those same tools can be super-useful in also helping others to be at their best – be that in a mentoring capacity, or training/leading a group at work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today to reserve your place and come along to learn the next level of mastery!
Our next Leadership Network event is on Thursday 15th November in Coventry, where we’ll be focussing on the challenges leaders face today. These events give everyone who attends an opportunity to share their own experiences of being leaders in their own organisations. Is it easy being a leader? Does your organisation reward you for it? Can you be the leader you want to be and how can you make that happen? Find out at our Leadership Network events – the first one is FREE to attend, so you have nothing to lose. Contact email@example.com to reserve your place.
AUGUST 2018 NEWS: FILL YOUR FUEL TANKS WITH WISE WORDS OVER SUMMER BREAK AND JOIN THE MISSION TO MASTERY IN AUTUMN
Happy summer holidays everyone! Before we all take time out for the ‘silly season’, it’s good to get some dates booked in for when we return and also, of course, catch up on some reading.
In Events news, we are running our next Masterclass on October 18th and here is a photo of Jo and all the happy faces from our last one. This is a brilliant day to catch up on and re-boost your Skills of Excellence from Meta’s Journey to Mastery programme.
In reading news, in addition to our thought-provoking and ever-wise first instalment in our new two-part blog from Di, on how to Be Fully Prepared, did you know that Di also has her own blog at www.dikamp.com . It is free to subscribe, so why don’t you sign up to keep up to date with the latest musings from Meta’s founder. You will receive updates when new blogs are posted, but we will never share your details with anyone else.
Wishing you all a magical summer!
JULY 2018 NEWS: ALL ABOUT LEADERSHIP, WITH NEW LINKED IN BLOG AND NEXT NETWORK DATE SET FOR NOVEMBER
In July news, we are all about Leadership, with an excellent, thought-provoking, new LinkedIn article from Jo: Leadership Integrity – What Do You Stand For. Jo writes: “Integrity is something that no one can fake. No amount of coercion can convince me that you are a person of integrity if you are not. As soon as you ‘relax’ your own values, as soon as you ‘allow’ the bending of your own morals or ethics as a person or as a company you can no longer be ‘in integrity’…”
Read the full article to discover the top two qualities of a great leader, the pitfalls to watch out for, and how to retain your own integrity in business and in life. And remember to connect with on LinkedIn so you can keep up to date with our news there too. Link through to our Meta-Uk-Ltd page and Jo Clarkson‘s page to gain full access.
We’ve also set our next date for our Leadership Network Event, which will be taking place on 15th November. Check out our Events page for details.
JUNE 2018 NEWS: WE’RE HALF WAY THROUGH THIS YEAR’S EVENTS, WITH LOTS MORE TO COME!
We have just enjoyed a wonderful May Masterclass and are half way through this year’s Journey to Mastery Awakening programme. If you haven’t joined us yet, don’t worry, we have lots more going on, with many more opportunities to come and meet us and realise your own excellent self; and we are running our next Masterclass on October 18th.
Our forthcoming June event is our Meta Leadership Network on 27th (in Coventry). We have created our own Meta leadership network, made up of all the wonderful leaders we have met over the years. The idea was to get these leaders together to chat about the issues and challenges they faced in their organisations, share best practice, tell the truth in a safe environment, and go away with some extra tools for their leadership toolkits from the facilitation from Meta.
Above are a couple of photos from our last leadership event, with some of our lovely Meta friends and clients deep in thought and discussion. To find out more about our events and book your place on one, head over to our Events page.
MAY 2018 NEWS: TWO EXCITING META OPEN PROGRAMME EVENTS – MAY & JUNE
We have two really exciting open programme events coming up which we’d like to share with you. If you are getting this newsletter, they are open to YOU – so if you’ve been wanting a taste of Meta and a re-fuelling of your fuel tank, why not pop along to one of them.
META MASTERCLASS: NLP for everyday – 31st May, Cheltenham
This open day workshop will show how practical and useful NLP techniques can be to help you deal with some of the challenges you are facing in life and at work right now. You’ll take away from the day some simple, easy to use tools which will genuinely change the way work and life feel.
WHO WANTS TO BE A LEADER? – being a leader in challenging times – META LEADERSHIP NETWORK, June 27th, Coventry
Last year we decided it was time to create our own Meta leadership network, made up of all the wonderful leaders we have met over the years. The idea was to get these leaders together to chat about the issues and challenges they faced in their organisations, share best practice, tell the truth in a safe environment, and go away with some extra tools for their leadership toolkits from the facilitation from Meta.
APRIL 2018 NEWS: NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR OUR MASTERCLASS AND LEADERSHIP NETWORK EVENTS
META MASTERCLASS – MAY 31st
NLP is something that shouldn’t just be used on the good days, when we are ‘on form’ but should be immediately what we call upon when we’re struggling, when we’re finding life and work a challenge. So we want to use this Masterclass to remind you that NLP is not just for high days and holidays but also for EVERYDAY.
This day is all about reminding you how AMAZING you are. It’s about reminding you that you have all the tools you need in your Journey to Mastery toolkit. This day is about turning the challenges into adventures – to wrestle back control and get back on top of life and work.
So if you feel that you need a boost and a reminder of just how brilliant you can be, If you’d like to get back to how amazing you felt when you were on the Journey, and like to get that energy, that positivity and absolute belief that you could do anything you set your mind to, then this is the Masterclass for you.
META LEADERSHIP NETWORK – JUNE 27th.
Meta has created a new kind of leadership network, one where leaders from all sectors can share and speak their truth.
Each network meeting, facilitated by Meta’s Di Kamp and Jo Clarkson will be around a theme and all leaders attending will be able to share their good practice and develop their own leadership skills in a structured interactive half-day workshop.
The aim is to develop a mutually supportive network/environment where leaders can speak openly, share best practice, and learn how to thrive in today’s challenging organisational workplace.
We ask questions such as: Is it easy being a leader in today’s workplace? Does your organisation want you to be a leader? Are you rewarded and appreciated for being a leader and showing leadership traits? Do you have the time or the capacity to do the things you’d like to do as a leader? Can you be the leader you’d like to be? And if not, what needs to change?
Visit our Events page for more details on these events and how to reserve your place.
Also follow us on Facebook as we will be creating dedicated events pages there too, so we can invite you all along!
MARCH NEWS: MASTERCLASS DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 (MAY & OCTOBER)
We are happy to announce our Masterclass dates for 2018. We will be running two events, which are open to all: the first on May 31st and the second on October 18th. If you’ve been on our Journey to Mastery programme already and want to take it to the next level, or if you are a leader looking for an inspiring day of learning, then make sure to mark the dates in your diary! To find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE META LEADERSHIP NETWORK 2018 (JUNE AND SEPTEMBER)
Announcing our new dates for the Meta Leadership Network in 2018 – WEDNESDAY 27th JUNE and THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER.
Meta, supported by BDHT & Alstom Ltd., has created a new kind of leadership network, one where leaders from all sectors can share and speak their truth.
The aim is to develop a mutually supportive network/environment where leaders can speak openly, share best practice, and learn how to thrive in today’s challenging organisational workplace.
Contact us to find out more
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: NEXT LEADERSHIP NETWORK SET FOR MARCH 8TH 2018
The next leadership network event is on March 8th. It is on the topic of influencing – something we all need to use as part of our leadership skills. It will be held at Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Do get in touch with email@example.com if you would like to find out more and secure your place today.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: WANT TO TAKE YOUR LEARNING TO THE NEXT LEVEL? JOIN US FOR OUR FLAGSHIP JOURNEY TO MASTERY PROGRAMME (LATE MARCH 2018)
When you get to a certain phase in your career, it’s difficult to know where to turn for more professional development. You’ve got the business degree, you’ve been on so many leadership courses you’ve lost count, you’ve done the MBA… but you’re still looking to take your learning to the next level. So where do you go to find what you need when you are a busy executive, enlightened leader, dynamic director or inspiring CEO?
At Meta we’ve spent 14 years researching, designing, creating and refining our Journey to Mastery professional development programme. Based on the study of excellence, this 8-day programme, with built in 1-1 support, will help transform your work and personal life, helping you to become the leader and person you always wanted to be.
This practical and inspirational programme will give you more than 70 tools for your leadership toolkit and toolkit for life. If you love to be challenged and stretched and want to learn how to truly excel, then we’re looking for leaders like you!
We’re currently enrolling for our Journey to Mastery – Awakening programme due to start at the end of March. Contact Jo, our CEO and Journey to Mastery lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or download our PDF brochure 2018-Journey to Mastery-full info to find out more and secure your place today.
NEWS – DECEMBER 2017: A BIG THANK YOU! META @ DELOITTE SSC, GBS & BPO CONFERENCE (VIENNA)
Thanks to everyone who came to our workshop on ‘Creating the [Brain] Capacity to Lead’ at the Deloitte Global Shared Services Conference in Vienna at the end of November 2017. It was such a wonderful experience, and it was so lovely so share our ‘working smarter tools’ at such a prestigious event. We’d like to personally thank the organisers for allowing us to take part; and thank all the leaders who joined us for our break-out session, for their willingness to join in, and their amazing feedback. Here’s a couple of photos of Jo in action!
NEWS – NOVEMBER 2017: LAUNCH OF NEW JOURNEY TO MASTERY PROGRAMME FOR 2018
Our flagship personal and professional development programme, ‘Journey to Mastery’, starts on March 22nd 2018 . JtoM is a magical programme – not only does it give you a tremendous NLP toolkit to use at both work and at home, but is also a truly transformational experience for those who come along and take part. We’d love for you to join us! Contact Jo for more more information at email@example.com.
NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2017: Last JtoM MASTERCLASS of 2017
“Working Smarter Not Harder” – tools and techniques for thriving in challenging times
Over the last couple of years we have been researching the topic of ‘Working Smarter Not Harder’, the science and study of working (and living) in a more natural, sustainable and excellent way. We have found that people who take part in our ‘working smarter not harder’ development days get a huge amount from it, so we thought it was time to share that research and combine it with some NLP techniques so that our Masterclass family can benefit from it too. You will come away from the day with some really valuable insights into how your brain works and great practical tools that will make a real difference to how work and life feels!
Our final Masterclass of 2017 will be held on October 18th at the Cheltenham Chase hotel.
NEWS – JULY 2017: META LEADERSHIP NETWORK – a great success!
In July we held the second Meta Leadership Network event, where nearly 20 leaders from all sectors gathered together to share best practice, tell their truth, and help each other with the common obstacles they all face. The theme was ‘creating the capacity to lead’ and was centred around how, as leaders, they can work in a smarter way that makes the most of their own capacity. It was a great success with amazing feedback from participants on the day. It’s proving to be a very powerful, popular and useful network for those that attend, and so we’d like to invite you to join us. Just get in touch for more details.
NEWS: META CUSTOMER BDHT ANNOUNCED NUMBER 1 COMPANY in “GREAT PLACES TO WORK”
There are certain organisations we have worked with over the years which we are very fond of. One such is BDHT (Bromsgrove District Housing Trust) which we worked with extensively in 2014/15 when they were in the Sunday Times Top 100 places to work competition, where they reached number 4, and we have continued to work with them ever since. Just recently, BDHT won the amazing accolade of being NUMBER 1 in the “GREAT PLACES TO WORK” competition. There are very few organisations which truly live their values and want to continuously improve themselves. BDHT has created a culture of excellence that enables them to excel even in these challenging times in the Housing Sector – we wish to congratulate them for this well deserved award!
We asked BDHT Chief Executive Mike Brown if he’d put a few words together on camera about the “Journey to Excellence” that we did in his organisation in 2014/2015 and what its lasting legacy has been. We are very proud of the work we have done with BDHT over the years and, if you’d like to get a feel for what Meta can do for you, then please do take a moment to watch the video.
NEWS MAY 2017: META CONFIRMED FOR DELOITTE GLOBAL SHARED SERVICES CONFERENCE
We are delighted to announce that we have been invited to give a workshop at the Deloitte Shared Services Global Conference in November. During this two-day conference held in the beautiful Austrian capital, Vienna, we will be offering a session on ‘creating the (brain) capacity to lead’. This is a new exciting venture for Meta and for Deloitte, who are extending their traditional conference offerings to do something new and innovative to support the top global leaders that this world renowned conference attracts.
NEWS: VIDEO TESTIMONIAL FROM MARYHILL HOUSING ASSOCIATION
In 2015 and 2016 we did an extensive leadership and staff development journey at Glasgow’s Maryhill Housing Association. Last December, Jo went back to see how everyone was getting on, one year on. The Chief Executive, Lynn Wassell, was happy to give this glowing video testimonial of the work we did together – we’re proud of the work we did at Maryhill and we’re proud of all that those at Maryhill have done to carry on the wonderful work we did together!
NEWS – JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY TO MASTERY – enrolling now!
Our flagship personal and professional development programme Journey to Mastery starts on 26th January 2017. JtoM is a magical programme – not only does it give you a tremendous NLP toolkit to use at work and at home, but is a truly transformational experience for those that come on it. We’d love you to join us, here’s what some of our previous attendees had to say about it.
NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA: LINKEDIN ARTICLES
At Meta we are passionate about getting a different message about business and how to work out there. So every fortnight we post our own articles on our LINKEDIN page and we frequently re-post articles we feel that every busy executive, CEO or leader should read – we think it’s time to start a debate about whether the way we work… is working! We think these articles will make you think! So come befriend us and follow us on LINKEDIN.
NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA: META ON FACEBOOK
We figured it was time to spread our wings into the world of social media and bring a bit of Meta-positivity to Facebook! The purpose is to post inspirational, positive messages and videos to remind people of the important things in life and work. We’ll be renaming the last day of the week “FACEBOOK FRIDAYS” from now on, so if you’d like a positive end to your working week, something to make you smile and warm your heart then come like and befriend us.
NEWS: NEW META LEADERSHIP FOLDER NOW AVAILABLE
In response to customer requests we are delighted to announce we now have a brand new Leadership brochure. We have compiled our extensive leadership and leadership team development offerings into one NEW leadership folder. If you’d like to get a copy, and find out about our innovative and creative approach to leadership then you can either get in touch via the contact page to get a hard copy or download the PDF Version here:
NEWS: NEW META STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOLDER NOW AVAILABLE
At Meta we have spent many years studying and researching excellence within teams. In this NEW staff development folder we have brought all our one-day team development offerings into one place. They are designed to be used in-house, either as stand-alone workshops for team away-days, or as part of a more coherent organisational team development programme. If you would like to know more about Meta and what we can do for your team and organisation then get in touch via the contact page OR you can download your copy here:
NEWS: ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE -THE META BOOK!
Di Kamp, Meta’s founder, has written a business book. Called ‘It’s Not Rocket Science: A Blueprint for a Sustainably Successful Organisation’, it distils all of her years of experience and wisdom into one very accessible and brilliant book. Her first book in over 10 years, it was launched in June. Available as both a paperback and an e-book, this book highlights a more enlightened and evolved way of working, an A-Z of how businesses could and should be run – a must read for any leader.
You can buy the book from the Meta website store, or on Amazon Kindle.
Have a great month everybody, and Happy New Year!
Jo and Di xxx