We were super excited when Lancaster University asked us to work with graduates of the prestigious Bonington Leadership Programme. It’s not every day that you get to make one of the world’s most awesome commutes winding through the Lake District, alongside Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwent Water, Thirlmere and Rydal Water. But that’s exactly what happened when we were invited to work with Lancaster University. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to be driving through such amazing scenery en route to the exceedingly grand Belsfield Hotel overlooking the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. We even got to talk about one of our favourite subjects….
We had a great time meeting the academic staff from the university, talking about mindfulness and how it can be applied to all aspects of leadership to optimise performance, build resilience and decrease stress. We loved every moment that we spent working with a roomful of exceptional academic leaders in such an amazing setting. And the perfect end to such a fabulous day? A mindful moment by the lake and snow capped fells before jumping on the train to London to do it all again the next day. We really do love what we do at PCG!
Here’s what Lancaster University had to say about the day.
“Gill and Viv ran a Mindful Leadership Workshop with a group of Professional Services and Academic leaders undertaking the University’s Bonington Leadership Programme. The session was a valuable introduction to this topic, providing some practical steps for managing oneself and for managing others using mindful techniques. As well as covering the theory, Gill and Viv encouraged an interactive session and a safe space for us to practice techniques. This was enhanced by incorporating our lovely rural setting and carryout parts of the workshop outside.
The team were good to deal with in setting up the workshop. Available to answer questions and design a bespoke experience for our group, professional throughout, arriving punctually and well prepared for the session.” Larissa Morrish, Head of Procurement, Lancaster University.
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