Do What Makes You Happy
Women's transformational coaching programme
November 11th 2021 - February 2022
...And a ton of fun working with incredible women on the same 'purpose mission' as you.
DWMYH is a unique bespoke programme of expert weekly content
combined with live online group coaching meetings (2 hours Thursday 10am-12)
Written and led by me - Kelly A Drake - Life, Work and Organisational Analyst BA MA CQSA Dip Couns
This programme is right for you if:
You feel stuck, confused or frustrated about aspects of your work and possibly your life in general. You feel time is moving and the career that you began some years ago doesn’t hold the same spark for you. It's time for change but to what? or where? or how? EEK!
You've been made redundant or are rethinking your worklife and what really excites you about work but feel overwhelmed and not sure how to do things differently. You might have a load of random ideas!
You have a secret passion or creative venture you would love to do more of, and possibly monetarise, but feel scared and procrastinate!
You stumble at the first thought about taking your idea to market or making it into a business.
You've got an idea for a 'side hustle' alongside your usual work but your imposter syndrome is screaming!
You are just surfacing after having kids! You had a great career but don't want to go back to it. NOW WHAT?
Life has moved forward and you have no sense of who you are NOW and your confidence is LOW! Help!
You feel nervous or anxious about making changes, or concerned about what others might think and say if you suddenly shift into a new direction.
You're fed up of seeing other people doing what you want to do but you're just not doing it yourself?
What's exciting and different about this 4 month course?
- its based on over 15 years experience of coaching people just like you; professional people who come to a realisation that there's more to life but for one reason or another are stuck.
- It's tried and tested and it rocks! I've run this programme three times and have had fantastic impacts and results for my clients.
- Helping people like you to 'unstick' yourself is totally my thing. I base all my work on over 35 year expertise -I know what I am doing so you are in very safe and confident hands.
- I am on a mission to help busy high-achieving women face the big questions in their lives and the work purpose one is really important to me. If we are happy in work, living our lives on purpose then this has huge benefits for our families, our relationships, our community, our systems and ultimately the planet.
-The programme is designed around my step by step 'Do What Makes You Happy' System to help you become aligned with purpose and create your strategy and plan. I will take you through a creative process of learning and discovery. I will 'hold space' for you and the group to explore, learn, discover and generate new and exciting ideas. You will put new ideas into action and take the next step - whatever that is for you. Most importantly you will be come really clear on what gets in your way and how you sabotage your own happiness and success. Boom!
Each week we will cover one element of my Do What Make You Happy System;
What's your why? The Transition Cycle
Purpose into Action – Personal Framework for Success
Imposter Syndrome and Limiting Beliefs
Transition, Threshold and working with your Flow
Returning to our Body and Heart
Leadership, Creative Thinking and Derailing Shame
Self Sabotage and Networking
Money and Value
Working with our fear of Failure
Who You Are - knowing your own narrative
Your forever toolkit
EARLYBIRD PRICE - £699.00 if booked by November 7th.
After November 7th each place is £800.00
I offer monthly payment options to enable anyone to attend the event - so payment can be over a number of months.
Earlybird price - payable over 5 months Oct-Feb =£139 per month
Full cost price from Nov 8th = £160 per month
About me :)
Kelly is The Transition Coach - on a mission to help people with the big questions of life. A multiple award winner, she is known for her incredible ability to motivate, inspire and enable people to transform potential ideas into great things. Indeed this is something she has done time and time again in her own life. Renown as having a 'one-woman dynamo' approach to life, she is famous for her sense of humour, direct approach and deep intuition and empathy.
This energy is backed-up and demonstrated by a successful and lucrative portfolio career arising from over 30 years experience of leadership, strategy and organisational development; three BA and MA degrees; in Philosophy, Fine Art and Social Work, and additional qualifications in Counselling, Groupwork and Coaching. Kelly's leadership abilities have enabled her to manifest many exciting new projects and programmes; she was a National Charity CEO at 28 years old, she grew a somewhat dormant branch of a national parenting charity to award winning status and at the same time had three children as a solo mum in her 40's and launched the Arty Mummas Creative Collective. She has been running transformational group programmes for many years.
'Do what Makes You happy' brings together her passion and expertise in helping people to dream big and work out what happy work lives could look like. Her expertise gained from deep engagement in the arts, in coaching, in psychoanalysis, in innovation and strategy and in making stuff happen means she is adept at helping people create workable plans and strategies to move themselves forward. She is an artist and a creative thinker and draws insights and ideas from an eclectic and wide range of spaces and people including artists, leadership and management gurus, alternative practicioners, business strategists and thought leaders in her field.
Imagine being part of a small online group of like minded 'travellers', all of whom are signed up to the same commitment as you and want to do more of what makes them happy.
Imagine creating a dynamic network of cheer-leading friends and colleagues all focussed on moving forward together; a community where you can test out ideas in a safe space so that taking action really doesn't feel scary at all.
Imagine if you could join a community of fellow travellers and breathe life into your work dreams.
Imagine feeling really happy about what you are doing and being able to share this.
Expert coaching support
Weekly dynamic group online coaching calls (recorded and available throughout the course)
where questions are answered, solutions discovered and you can get clear on strategies, stumbling blocks and ways that work.
Draw on the enormous expertise Kelly has gained during her 30+ years of working with people to identify and put purpose driven plans and strategies into action. Benefit from her remarkable expertise in locating values and purpose in work, personal and business confidence development (sorting out imposter stuff), influencing, networking, planning and strategising for success and lots more.
Time to think together about what works and what really gets in the way of us doing what we need to do to make our ideas into action.
Step by step strategies for success
Weekly themed modules and emails sent direct to you full of easy to follow teaching, exercises and trigger questions to move you on in your journey.
Content will include lots of creative tasks, exercises, journaling prompts and trigger questions all focussed on the application of the theory of change, creative process development, creative planning tools and strategic prompts to take you to the next step on your plan to do what makes you happy.
Imagine learning how to put your new plans and creative ideas into action so you can do it again and again.
Access to an online confidential community where you will be able to ask questions and get ideas and coaching support from Kelly and the group on a daily basis.
What people say about working with Kelly...
"Thank you again for a most meaningful programme. I feel truly blessed to have found your course and this group of remarkable people. It truly has been a godsend. Thanks you for making such a huge difference to our lives….
"Your format of processing our ideas, thoughts and emotions in a supportive network with such amazing people on similar journeys whilst being able to see real progress through creative outlets has been invaluable in driving me through this transition
"Kelly, your courses ( I've been on two!) have been so enlightening"
"It's incredibly supportive to have such a safe space to explore this stuff.
Your teachings and insights are invaluable"
Do I have to have set ideas of what I want my work life to be like, or what makes me happy before I do the programme?
NO - not at all. What you do need to come on the programme with is a positive intention to start to explore ideas and do the work that will help yourself. My work as coach will be to ask incisive questions and lead you through a process that will open up ideas and thinking so we can work on this together. Whatever you come on the programme with will be exactly the right place for you to be. The programme is designed as a journey and it is this journey that will be useful to go on - you won't know what the destination will look like yet.
How much time will this take out of my week?
The weekly coaching calls will be 2 hours long and will be ONE morning A WEEK 10am-12 BST. In addition to this I will send everyone a learning module to read and work on. The time you spend on the course will obviously be dictated by your situation. If you are not currently working then you will have lots of time to really deep dive into the process and so on. On the other hand if you have work, a family and other commitments then of course time will be limited and you will have to decide at the outset what kind of time allocation you can spare to the course. We will deal with this in the opening session. I would hope that you will be able to spend at least two hours per week on the programme to get the minimum benefits and then if you can spend more time then you will move forward faster. And of course - because of the way this course is presented you will infact be working on your issues at a unconscious level throughout the process. In this way I plan the course to be immersive on a range of levels.
I am working full time during the day - will I miss out the coaching calls?
I would suggest (and this may be tricky for some) that if you want to do this programme and you are working full time that you talk to your boss/supervisor about being allowed to take 2 hours off per week as CPD / work-related training or TOIL etc. Employers are far more aware these days of the need for staff to be happy and thinking about their well being, personal and professional development. You will be learning loads of new skills via the work we do together and it will all be deeply transferable for your leadership and ability to take initiative in your organisation. The workshop calls will be recorded and sent to you each week as a record and can be replayed and watched at any time. In addition you can post questions and queries on the daily online platform and get issues cleared up immediately this way too.
I am a parent with kids at home - they may be 'in the room' with me and I may have to look after them at the same time...is this OK?
YES of course...everyone is welcome. I am totally used to having kids in the space. I've got three of my own and should schools close/COVID strike us (I hope not!) then they will be at home with me too so I will have to juggle as well. Such is life at the moment :)
What tech do I need?
You will need to have access to zoom for the calls and to whats app so you can join the private online community. I will send details of all of this once you are booked onto the course.
Do I need access to any other materials?
You will need a notebook and pens. In addition, and because I use creative methods in the groups we may be drawing, writing, or making stuff. It would be great therefore if you have access to a cheap set of paints, felt tips (kids standard is totally fine), brushes and some A3 paper. Creative expression will come in all sorts of ways and so could be a poem, notes, a song, some music etc etc. Access to all of this seems to be wide scale these days so no need to have anything in particular.
If I miss the live calls will this mean it's not such a good programme for me to do?
I am sure that life will undoubtedly happen and you might miss a call or two and this will be fine. The replay is there to use as if you are in the room at the time and this is a great back-up - as is the daily online community. Playing a part in the live calls however is proven to accelerate learning as is the sense of community that is important in online groupwork. Being able to attend at least 30% of the live calls would be beneficial as a good place to check-in live with me and your fellow colleagues as we go through the programme.
I'm not an artist - is this programme for me?
This programme is open to anyone and everyone but I have added this question because I am known as someone who works with creative processes as a way to unlock ideas and new ways forward. I make no assumption about who will be attracted to the course and what your background will be. This programme is for anyone who see's themself in the scenarios described above, and who, when reading this information can feel like there's something in this programme for you. I will use creative tasks to uncover information and ideas but ALL of my methods are designed with no artistic background needed.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes of course - I am happy to set up a payment plan with you.
I am an introvert and/or a bit nervous of joining a group of people online I've never met before and talking about my stuff that's personal - how will it be facilitated?
Safety in groups is really important for me as a facilitator and I work very hard at the beginning and throughout the programme to make sure that we creat the right atmosphere and space to make sure everyone feels that you can contribute and be yourself in the group. Without this we wont be able to take risks and try out new ideas etc. Everything we do in the programme is private and confidential to the group and we will make a group agreement at the outset that will act as a tight container. I am skilled at supporting less vocal people to get involved and find space in groups.
More questions? Please click on 'let's talk' on this site - I'm happy to talk about any aspect of this course to check this is right for you.
Now - please do fill in the form above if you want to talk to me or book a place - I'll come straight back to you :)