Up-coming programs in Sydney & Melbourne:
MELBOURNE starts Thursday 10th October
SYDNEY starts Friday 11th October
‘Action on Purpose’ provides regular space, support, and a proven process to unlock patterns of thinking so you can take action on the stuff that really matters to you.
Our mission at the Frog is to infuse business with the skills and positive energy to change the world. It’s a big call. Trickier when the people inside the organisations we work with are unable to pay attention. Typically, they’re bombarded – hourly, daily – by the ‘urgent’. Most people we see are doing the best they can with the skills they have. They are working hard but feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. There’s no time nor kudos for celebrating their results … because often they are results that don’t necessarily indicate progress, over the longer term. That’s tough!
We invite reflection, sharing, practise and experimentation with new skills, so they can work out better ways to show up. They define and achieve things that are important to them. Their entire ecosystem benefits. And they can breathe.
“I just feel more on top of things” – from a recent Action on Purpose (AOP) member,
while showing visible signs of relief.
Vibrant Frog works mostly at the macro level across businesses, to help them shift culture and implement strategy. But we also love to work with people one-on-one, in more intimate groups. AOP gives us the gift of stronger and deeper connection. For clients, they often say ‘It was life-changing’ – yep, they do! Sometimes we get immediate feedback on how things have improved. Sometimes it’s a year or two afterwards, an email or LinkedIn message out of the blue, explaining where they are now and how AOP helped. That’s soul food for all of us.
For some, Action on Purpose is a nuanced look at life, and a re-commitment to things they’ve overlooked. With a loud call to refocus.
For others, it’s a stark wake-up call. Looking at your life – and your career – can be confronting. I’ve had a number of conversations with people towards the more experienced end of their career who say, in various ways how on earth did I get here?
The great thing is that, whatever your starting point, AOP gives an opportunity to draw a line in the sand, to take stock, and dare to be better. Whatever that means to you.
The deets, in brief:
- Individual coaching – at the start, the end, and wherever else is required
- 10 weekly 2½ hour workshops with a brains trust of 12: to think, connect, challenge, learn, experiment
- A personal audit leading to a plan, supported by the specific thinking and action needed to get you there
- Unrelenting practise in getting meaningful stuff done – the stuff that counts
- A spruce-up of your self-image, because the decisions we make come through the lens of our self-perception. You need one that supports where you’re heading!
Us Frogs are renewing our focus on Action on Purpose, with regular multi-company groups, because our clients are calling for more from their people, and they need a response that isn’t just ‘work more hours, get stressed, fall over’. A Facebook post and some balloons on RUOK day may highlight some of the issues in our current environment; the knowledge that mindfulness is important doesn’t tend to get it done. Action on Purpose gives tools, techniques and ways of thinking to swim strongly and master the wave rather than get pulled under. With a coach by your side.
It is for those who want to be better, so they can do better.
Why does it take 10 weeks?
Because ‘being better’ isn’t an intellectual exercise. You don’t just watch a TED talk, listen to a podcast, read a book, have a bit of a think and ‘Eureka’! If nothing changes, nothing changes.
It is called ‘Action on Purpose’ because you have to do something.
It is like having a personal trainer for the mind, building the muscle to follow through on what you have decided is important.
Right now, we have an invitation to join a multi-business Action on Purpose in either Sydney or Melbourne, starting at the end of September (Thursday 26th Sept in Melbourne CBD, Friday 27th Sept in Sydney CBD). If getting the right stuff done and feeling more in control is up your alley, give us a call and talk to us about what you are after:
- Nicola on 0408 480 840
- Ali on 0432 620 925
It’s a quick and easy way to decide if there is a fit.
Expect to shift. Expect to challenge your thinking. Expect new friendships. Expect more. We will expect it of you, too.
For the specific details, or to book a place, email our Ops Rock Star, Adelaide Hirst: firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: Nicola Deakin