Many black belts don’t do private consultations. If we could wave a magic wand and have a bespoke conversation with any of the faculty we would hit them up to do something they don’t even do for their practice clients. You could not put a price on these things as they are not for sale. But we thought that champions for TLBS might appreciate special access to the brilliance of the faculty. As thanks for your championing what we do you are welcome to choose any one of the 90-minute consultations, on us. This is our way of saying thanks. The Black Belt is paid for this service so it’s a professional engagement and our gift to you. Here are some of the priceless conversations you can choose from.
Visual Skills Coaching
Models are a big part of thought leadership. And how those models look to people connects directly to the perceived value the model has. When you deliver your IP - as workshops, mentoring, coaching, training, blogs, writing and speaking - anytime you pick up a marker to draw one of your models, or your draw on a tablet or device, you’re stepping into a zone where you'll either create value, or create waste. Value comes from the visual. It’s doesn’t need to be perfect, but it does need to look neat, polished. This session will give you marker, whiteboard, flip chart and digital tablet skills so you can create your own hand-drawn models and draw them live in your sessions. No drawing or artistic skills necessary. This is a technical skill and capability; and it can be learnt.
Whilst it’s imperative you have good technical skills, you also need good mental skills to effectively apply them. Testing and developing your mind, assists you in recognising counterproductive emotions and how to use them as an energy source to take your practice to the next level. Prepare to be inspired as Dan shares with you the tools and understanding, he himself has used, to take personal responsibility for mentally committing to the needs of your practice.
Selling to the Big End of Town
The challenge of working with corporates can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be that way. Andrew will work with you to look at your offerings and your approach, and how you can make them more accessible to the corporate clients. You will walk away with a list of actions and insights that will help you get it done.
Ask Me Anything
90-minute ask-me-anything session with Ral to discuss things such as… life by design, selling to corporates, to self-publish or publish, honing your storytelling skills, positioning and pricing.
Great facilitation is about creating a space for others to have rich and powerful conversations. That means knowing when and how to get out of the way—when to put down your script and dance with the stuff that’s already happening in the room. In his own work, Simon draws heavily on his training as an improviser. In this session, you will discover ways of connecting with groups and creating wonderful conversations, by playing in the moment - just like an improviser!
Better Learning in Your Workshops
If your training cluster needs a bit of a spruce up or spark, spend a session with Tracey looking at how to do just that. Tracey will help you design or refresh your workshop content so that it deepens the learning, impact and stickiness of your message, and makes your training cluster one that will get return work and word of mouth referral.
Making the Most of Your Networks
The success of your practice depends not just on what you know but also on who you know. Having the right people around you builds your personal marketing machine, your board of advisors and your intelligence bank, and supports you in building a black belt practice. Janine will help you identify the key people you need in your network right now to take your practice to the next level, help you develop a Contact Strategy and show you how to leverage her unique framework in to managing and building your client base for retaining business and building new business.
As a mentor who helps others with their personal and professional development, Christina believes that the greatest risk against the human race is not war, or environmental issues, or disease. The greatest risks are those who listen to and are sold on their own excuses for why they can't have the life they want. In this powerful 1-1 session Christina will deep dive into YOU - your values, aspirations, fears and blocks and help you to gently and courageously call out the self-sabotage with an EXCUSE-INVENTORY. It’s time to shine a light on what's possible with a plan for your next 12 months and beyond.
Your Universe on a Page
Are you ready to shift from Thought Leading to Life Leading? If you’d like insight to achieve greater impact in the world, draw on Richard’s wisdom and capacity for systems thinking. Review your practice by exploring the relationships among the clusters and major life activities, map these around your thought leadership and assess the value of the parts in the context of your life aspirations. Leave with a new way of looking at your thought leadership practice as your life map that you can readily update as you and your practice evolve.
Researching and Writing a White Paper
Writing and creating a white paper can be a daunting task for some. However, as an academic it is something that I have been trained to do. I’ll walk you through a simple process I use for finding and citing work that should be included in your white paper. We’ll look at structures and layouts that could work for you. Importantly, I’ll show you places where you can reliably go to find the studies necessary for a strong white paper (and the bottom of all ace Pink Sheets!)
Working with Universities and Academics
Just like public and private are different markets, so too is the academic/university sector. Indeed, academics are a “special” lot – I know because I am one. In this session we’ll look at some of the similarities and differences between working with the public veruses academics and working with corporates versus universities.
Unlock Your Shadow
Do you self-sabotage your own success? Do you derail your growth? Do you wish you could transcend your basic human instincts to be the person you aspire to be? In modern psychology, these patterns are frequently described as "the shadow”. But what if your shadow is your superpower? Stephen will introduce you to your shadow—the 'flipside' of your strengths—and show you how knowing, reconciling, and integrating your shadow side can lead to success.
Feedback That Doesn’t Suck!
Grow your confidence and ability to step in to conversations that matter. Learn how to prepare and structure some of those difficult conversations you need to have and know how to do it in the future. Whether it's with a client, a colleague or a friend. You'd be amazed how much your confidence and your relationship with them will grow. Really.
Reviewing and Rewiring Your Practice
For those who have hit Blue Belt it's often been all guns a blazing with little time to sit down and learn from the past to make good decisions for the future. In this session, Georgia will facilitate time to sit back and lift the lid on our practice as a whole. She will help you review your positioning, pricing and cluster strategy. At the end you will have clarity on how you grow your practice and greater confidence in your future. How cool is that?
Gain New Perspectives
Knowing your mindset, and how to tweak it, will give you an enormous advantage in overcoming the limitations you might put on yourself. When it comes to developing your practice this is critical. Self-doubt and limiting beliefs can be crippling. Designing and developing values, beliefs and a worldview that serves you will deliver conviction in spades. The bonus is can apply this to your clients and prospects.
Developing a Deep Personal Practice
The how where and why of adding Yoga Meditation and breathing into your practice. Take away a handful of personal practices to assist the way you self regulate throughout a typical Thought Leaders working day; before you step up on stage, run an all-day workshop or before you dive into book writing. Jaquie will teach you basic pranayama (breathing), gentle yin yoga techniques, finishing up with a meditation practice, leaving you feeling calm, gain greater mental clarity and cultivate an overall peaceful state of being.
Impact Your Vision
It’s great to make money, few who succeed in this game have that as a driver. It’s a nice way of keeping score. What really drives you? What’s your legacy? What is your crusade? And is what you are doing in all areas of your life aligned on these intentions? This deep conversation goes there.
The Business of Training
Many Thought Leaders are missing out in both income and impact by not packaging their offer into a training program. Explore how to take what you know and offer it as a multi day large contract training offering from a TL Blackbelt and someone who has sold million dollar programs to corporate clients.
How do you know that people learn from your programs? Design a bespoke survey you can use to determine that profound and meaningful learning actually occurs when you work with your clients. Use this survey to prove the effectiveness of your work, to position yourself as a high-impact Thought Leader, to add value to exisiting work and to promote your successes in proposals and clicking conversations.
Risk Management 101 for Thought Leaders
How to talk about risk to your clients and trial the principles on your own practice. Answer the questions, what does risk management done well really look like (risk is not about compliance!), what risks am I running in my practice and am I managing them to suit my appetite for risk. Think – life well lived without regrets! Includes a small business risk checklist covering contracts and insurance options.