I was stuck in a situation where I was in a job and industry I didn’t enjoy, and had lost all of my confidence. Then I was then made redundant.
I believed it had happened for a reason and that I should use the time to make changes in my life. However, because I’d lost so much confidence working in an industry I didn’t enjoy for so long, I just couldn’t push myself to not only get started, but to think clearly about what it was I really wanted.
In this course, I learnt to sit back, forget the history and why I couldn’t move on, and map and plan out exactly what I wanted in life. Writing it down made me start to think more clearly and the plan started to come together. The fact that there were also other people in the group to listen and share feedback gave me confidence I hadn’t previously had. I felt a part of a team that was very supportive. It also gave me access to a pool of people with great insight and knowledge to draw from.
In addition to this, I became very motivated and also got a lot of self-awareness from the group, particularly from Jane. She has a natural ability to not only identify individuals challenges very quickly, but also how to direct your thinking in the right direction. It completely changed my thought process.
I became so much more aware of myself, my attitude, tolerance and other areas that needed focus and improvement. I just seemed to gain so much clarity in such a short time.
The outcome for me is that I actually now have clarity around what it is that I want to achieve in life. I’ve named my business, created a business plan and started talking to companies re: company set-ups and pricing. This wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the group. I’ve also worked on my processes; I wasn’t being effective prior to the group. Understanding what works for me and following this process makes it easier for me to plan.
The overall value of being a part of this group isn’t definable. Jane has made a huge impact on my life and way of being. I highly recommend the School of Cultural Creativity and would suggest anybody will benefit.