Our next Business Champions programme launches in October 2021 and six business leaders will have the chance to learn from performance psychologist Dr Phil Clarke in a unique 12-month programme.
This second cohort will run online, making it easier for busy professionals to join sessions from anywhere.
“This is more than traditional business coaching,” said Dr Clarke, who has trained Olympians and Paralympians as well as delivering performance psychology support to a number of FTSE 250 companies. “The sessions and tasks in this year-long programme will help leaders learn how to thrive in high-pressure situations and adjust to rapidly-changing situations in the business environment.”
Over the year, there will be six educational webinars, 11 group reflection webinars and six one-to-one coached sessions online with Dr Clarke where the business champions can work through specific challenges they face at work or work on improvements to their reactions, communication and behaviours in different circumstances. There will also be five peer tasks during the year that champions will work on remotely in pairs.
Craig Harbron, of Bennett Engineering Design Solutions, completed the first Business Champions programme. He said: “(It) has enhanced my ability to understand new approaches to situations and new ways of thinking. Having these methods and understanding has led to increased motivation, focus points and with the one-to-one support I’ve been able to overcome current challenges.”
Another graduate of the first programme, business owner Sarah Gatford, said: “Working with DIS Business Champions has been a great decision. Having been knocked sideways by the pandemic business-wise…being part of this programme and having access to the incredibly knowledgeable and insightful Dr Phil Clarke has supported me in turning things around. I’ve had the opportunity to talk things through individually, attend webinars and generally feel that I’m back on my feet with some exciting new challenges ahead.”