Who’s it for?

This edition of Tune In: Unlocking the Power of Self-Talk is for MEN who want to:

  • Create some space in a noisy mind
  • Quieten self-doubt and build confidence and positivity
  • Turn down their over-active Inner Critic
  • Dial up their ability to self-coach
  • Deal with ‘Imposter Syndrome’ (yes, men have it too!)

This immersive development experience is for men who see themselves as self driven learners with a growth mindset about their character, ability and potential BUT they are also aware that they're the ones getting in their own way. Negative self-talk, niggling self-doubt and a noisy Inner Critic are stopping them stepping up to the next level in their career, taking the next leap in business evolution or stretching into the next level of becoming a better version of themselves in life.

Sound like you? Then make yourself a priority for ONE DAY

NO MATTER the personal place of streeeeetch in which you find yourself - getting present to your human experience and learning to drive your own mind are skills for life and business.

What is it?

Tune In: Unlocking the Power of Self-Talk provides a much-needed opportunity to increase your awareness of the constant stream of ‘chatter’ going on between your ears, the negative impact this has if left unchecked BUT the power it offers as a guide and self-coaching tool when harnessed.

This 1-day workshop brings men together as a powerful learning community to share their experiences and insights as they explore their internal dialogue, the impact it’s having on their wellbeing, performance at work and general life experience, and how to tune in and take charge of it. 

The spacious, conversational design allows you to reflect on, connect with and share your own experience; learn from the experience of others; and contextualise new tools, practices and frameworks PLUS you'll leave with a self set action plan and an Accountability Buddy for support.

Why is it important?

When it comes to the challenges and obstacles we face as part of a 24/7, always on, increasingly volatile, stressful and uncertain life/business environment, self-talk can be our biggest enemy or our most powerful ally.

Butwe just don’t know how to tune in to it and even if we do, we don’t like what we hear. In a series of studies in 2014, people preferred to distract themselves by self-administering electric shocks rather than sit alone with their own thoughts for between just 6-15 minutes!

Add to this NZ's challenges in the area of men's mental health and a culture based on 'the good keen man' model of 'harden the f*ck up' and 'she'll be right' and we have a context in which men struggle to come to terms with what's going on between their ears, let alone talk to each other about it. THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE!

Self-talk simply isn’t something we learned how to listen to, handle and harness as part of our education experience growing up or our professional development as adults. In the face of immense, convergent and rapid change (at work AND at home) our ability to connect; build trust and self confidence; create, innovate and discover new value, is becoming more and more challenged by what's going on between our ears.

Increasing self-awareness and the capacity for inner self management is now a foundational development agenda. This is where the importance of personal leadership development is becoming clear for leaders at all levels.

Workshop outcomes

By participating fully in the Tune In: Unlocking the Power of Self Talk workshop you can expect the following outcomes:

  1. A new awareness and wider perspective on your internal dialogue
  2. Personal leadership insights and practices to implement immediately to improve your ability to tune in to and take charge of self talk
  3. A new understanding of, appreciation for and relationship with your Inner Critic
  4. Identified opportunities to develop new habits and practices to grow your ability to use ‘chatter’ as a self-coaching tool
  5. An action plan based on learning insights and a new community of GOOD HUMANS to support you in your evolution.

Registration

$795 pp including GST and Booking Fee 

[Registration includes all food and beverage for the day, a Tune In Journal and materials in the workshop along with follow up resources.]

PLEASE NOTE - places strictly limited so get in while inspiration grabs you!

This event starts PROMPTLY at 9.00am so please arrive by 8.45am for a cuppa and conversation to connect before we begin. The session is a full agenda through to our 5.00pm finish so please ensure you can stay for the whole day.


THIS WORKSHOP IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN IN-HOUSE OFFERING

Email paul@blacksmith.co.nz for more information (both men and women’s sessions), pricing details and potential dates 

Your Facilitator  Kate Billing

Kate is a Co-founder of Blacksmith, one of New Zealand’s top leadership development practices (www.blacksmith.co.nz) and is independently a sought after speaker, author, facilitator and mentor.

Along with over 20 years in the people, culture and leadership industry, Kate has earned a ‘life university’ PhD in suffering as part of the human condition and developed a deep appreciation for the value and importance of personal growth. It is this magic combination of experiences, her realness and her commitment to a conscious approach to life, leadership and business that makes her a leader in the field of personal and organisational evolution using a fully human approach.

“Don’t let who you’re being get in the way of who you could become.” - Kate Billing


"It is rare, in this late stage of my career, that I find anything that inspires me to change the way I look at or think about others and myself.  Tune In was just that. I think having it ‘men only’ was a great move – it was a safe environment for us all and I think without fail the group were all inspired to adopt some part of the advice and insights that Kate provided." David Hayman, Test Practice Manager, Genesis Energy

"Kate goes above and beyond for her clients. Icebreaker has a Global Team and communication styles and cultural backgrounds vary. Kate was able to seamlessly relate to everyone at our Senior Leadership Team workshop. Her collaborative style, attention to every detail, all mixed with humility and humor sets her apart from other leadership coaches and programs I’ve seen."  Greg Smith, CEO, Icebreaker

"Kate is an outstanding facilitator - knowing just when to probe a little deeper or give you a little more room and space to think. This makes all the difference in this type of course - you will certainly be in the 'stretch zone'! However, that's where the learning is, and Kate is a master at providing an environment that allows this to flourish." Aaron Stafford, Business Development Manager, Ballance Agri-Nurtients


Kate has worked with leaders across a range of organisations and industry sectors including:

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FAQs


What’s the refund/transfer policy?

We don’t offer refunds for this learning experience however you may transfer your place in this workshop to a later date or to a friend or colleague, just let us know their names and details in advance and ensure they're across what the workshop is about and have 'self selected in' - this isn't the sort of session you want to turn up to cold!

Can my dietary requirements be catered for?

Snacks and lunch will be provided as part of your registration and we will be in touch in advance of the workshop to ask about dietary requirements so keep an eye out for an email from Kate.

What do I need to do to prepare?

  • Dress – comfy casual layers so you can warm up or cool down as you need and a brollie/coat if it looks like rain
  • Phone – this will be an ‘unplugged’ day so make sure those that will want to connect with you understand you won't be glued to your phone
  • Materials – yourself and a learning mindset – we’ll provide everything else!