Clearly it struck a chord. From a subscriber list of 3019, I had an email open rate of 34.3% (compared to the industry average of 12.6%) and at least 50 emails or phone calls from people with messages of love, support and encouragement alongside many admissions of feeling just like I did, like this one…
“I spent half of last night bawling my eyes out for the same reasons. The ups and downs of entrepreneurship (or life in general).” Name withheld
In our business world, it’s rare for a leader (and we are all leaders) to be so vulnerable. We fear that by exposing our human frailties, we’ll be judged, ridiculed and rejected.
Courage is the most essential human quality as it guarantees all the others. (Aristotle)
What I’ve come to believe is that conscious leadership is about embracing these most essential human qualities – courage, vulnerability, honesty, the ability to know when to surrender and when to push through.
What traits do you value in the leaders you admire? What traits do you possess as a leader? What traits would you like to develop as a leader? Write and let me know.
So what’s happened since giving birth?
Two wonderful things have happened. We’ve opened Slow School HQ at the Hoffice (a revolutionary new way of working and playing with others in your own home) and I’ve had a very public showing of one of my babies Conscious Marketing at a launch party @ Kinfolk Cafe (photos here). It was a fabulous evening with change makers and visionaries from all over Melbourne.
On the not so wonderful front, we’ve had to go back to the drawing board on the course curriculum for my other baby, Slow School, due to a number of ‘hiccups’. The good news is that while we’re back in review, our hugely popular Slow Dinners are back by demand. So if you’re in Melbourne come along and join us for a ‘learn by sharing’ evening.
So what’s coming up?
Conscious Marketing keynotes and workshops
Firstly, I’ve developed a new keynote talk on Conscious Marketing and a strategic workshop, Conscious Marketing at Work. This ‘learn by doing’ workshop is based on the model outlined in the book and follows real life case studies that are relevant to your business. If you’re interested in embedding the Cycle of Conscious Marketing model in your company or community email me at email@example.com.
Connect with me in Sydney
I’ll be in Sydney for 10 days in June (can’t wait!). If you’re a Sydney-sider I’d love to connect with you while I’m there at one of these events:
Tuesday 2 June | Conscious Marketing Book Launch | 6pm-8pm | Space 4.0 Sydney
Join me at Space 4.0 with my dear friend Robyn Katz. Details here
Wednesday 3-5 June | Conscious Marketing at Work + Coaching
I have three days available in Sydney to run Conscious Marketing at Work workshops and to do some one on one coaching on how to embed the CM Model in your business. Drop me an email to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 10 June | Conscious Capitalism Summit | 9am to 5pm | The Ivy Sydney
Join me and the CC team with keynote speaker Raj Sisodia at our full day summit. If you’re coming let me know! I’d love host you at my table. Details here