Live Life More on Purpose...
Do What Makes You Happy
A 10 week creative transformational online group coaching programme to help you discover how to live your work life more on purpose; to explore what work makes you happy and craft your ideas into real life action and change.
Led by Kelly Drake Analytical Coach BA MA CQSA Dip Couns
Unlike any time before, this time in history is really focusing our attention on how and what we spend our working lives doing, and if we are happy with what we are doing... or not.
Loss of work, redundancy or furlough has forced us into thinking about this and many of us have also come to the realisation that life is inherently unpredictable and that there could be more substance and purpose to our working lives.
All of this is tough and true.
It's also true that this time offers us an amazing opportunity to do things differently. To take a good look at the work we do, and how we do it, and ask ourselves the question - is what I am doing making me happy, and if not - then what else do I want to do and how can I do this?
So, rather than seeing this crisis as a negative time, I've designed this online live coaching programme as an innovative way to disrupt old thinking and to enable you to explore and implement new possible ideas for work. Some ideas you may already have dreamt of and some may be unknown to you right now, but ultimately the programme is designed to help you start to take action to make the life changes that you so want and desire - to do what makes you happy, and, if you want to, to monetarise your passions and dreams.
Take a look at these real life scenarios and see if any describe you...
You feel fed up, confused or frustrated about your work life. You feel like time is moving and the career that you began some years ago doesn’t hold the same spark for you.
You were furloughed or made redundant or possibly had time to rethink your worklife and what really excites you about work but feel stuck and not sure how to do things differently
You harbour a passion or creative venture you would love to do more of, and possibly monetarise, but stumble at the first thought about taking your idea to market or making it into a business.
You have an idea for a 'side hustle' (a new small busines idea you can run alongside your present work) but you are not doing it.
You have been made redundant, lost your confidence and are feeling a bit lost.
Perhaps you are not really clear about what the possible work paths are that are open to you or you have a range of all sorts of random ideas but not sure where to start
Your lockdown experiences have opened your eyes to exciting new passions and possibilities but nothing is really formed or started; you just know you need a change
You have connected parts of your life that were disperate and come up with a possible new way or plan you could action, but you are not doing it as yet.
You feel nervous or anxious about making changes, or concerned about what others might think and say if you suddenly pivot into a new direction.
And... you are totally fed up of seeing other people doing what you want to do but you're just not doing it yourself?
SO...Is this you?
Acknowledging how you feel and where you are is the first step to raising your own awareness that something isn't right and something needs to happen or change. If you do see yourself in these statements and want to invest in some good quality time with expert support to think through how you can change up your work scenario into something that makes you happy... then this is the programme for you and read on :)
What's unique about this programme?
The motivation to design this programme comes from over 15 years experience of coaching people just like you; people who sense that there's more to life but for one reason or another are stuck.
Helping people to 'unstick' themselves is totally my thing.
My purpose is to help people face the big questions in their lives and the work 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 as a step by step replicable method to help you become aligned with purpose and create your strategy - your blueprint. 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 about the work you are meant to be doing. You will put new ideas into action and take the next step - whatever that is for you. The programme consists of:
10 weeks (around 20 hours) of live themed online coaching in once a week workshops focussed on designing, planning and implementation of change
12 weeks of membership of our own 'Do What Makes you Happy' online community where you have access to me and your colleagues to pose questions, generate ideas and get immediate help
10 weeks of themed learning modules designed as a step by step replicable method and model you can use in other areas of your life to help you put anything new into practice. Modules will be filmed and/or written and will be posted to you every week.
12 weeks of being a part of an intentional positive fun transformative creative online community at a time of tricky external chaos (COVID etc)...and new friends and colleagues for life we hope!
10 weeks to explore, learn and implement new strategies and ideas.
The Course will begin with our opening session on Wednesday November 18th 10.30am-12noon and will run for 5 weeks before Christmas. We will break and resume on Jan 6th 2021 for a further 5 weeks.
Sound good to you? Here's the bit about money.
As a pilot programme, I am offering this at a discounted cost.
Cost of Pilot Programme November 2020 - February 2021
Early bird rate - paid before 8th November £333.00 per person
Earlybird VIP Rate paid before Nov 8th (includes 90 min 1:1 coaching session with Kelly to be taken at any time of the course to accelerate and focus the journey) £500
Places booked 7th -17th November
Programme rate £500
VIP Programme Rate £700
Places are limited on the course and will book up fast - please do book and pay to avoid disappointment. From the next intake in March 2021 the cost will rise by 50%.
About Kelly A Drake
Kelly is an analytic and strategy 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.
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"
How much time will this take out of my week?
The weekly coaching calls will be 1.5 hours long and will be every wednesday morning 10.30am-12 BST. In addition to this I will send everyone a recorded learning module to watch or listen to - this will take around 10 mins per week to read and digest. 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 1.5 hours off per week every Wednesday morning 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 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 facebook 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.
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.
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 in the yellow circle, 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.