Big Conversations from Small Talk
January 4th, 2017 by Suzanne Sweeney
When was the last time you had a Big Conversation about what really matters to you or someone important to you? Who did you have this conversation with – a family member, friend, colleague or stranger? Where did it take place – at a formal work review or informally over a coffee? How did it start and how did it help you in the end?
Our first newsletter of 2017 highlights how many of us can struggle at times to make sense of what is happening in our lives and what we want to do about it. With this in mind Windmills invites you to engage in ‘Big Conversations from Small Talk,’ a highly practical, creative and interactive personal and professional development event on 1 March 2017 to talk about positive approaches to enable individuals to take control of what is happening to them. We all face challenges, concerns, choices and chances in life which may well be resolved or re-shaped if we take the first steps to begin to talk to someone about them. Talking to someone who listens (without an agenda), provides perspective, is supportive, perhaps pragmatic at times but whose focus is on you is often rare to find. In a fast paced world, many of us are too busy to stop and listen to what’s on our minds, let alone someone else’s.
This year’s Annual Windmills Event, held in Liverpool Central Library brings together practitioners supporting individuals at every critical stage in their life, from developing resilience and positive mental health in young people, to enhancing wellbeing and career drive in the workplace, including supporting key transitions such as restructure, redundancy and retirement. The event will also touch on agendas of mental health, wellbeing, resilience and personal growth with participants engaging in a number of ‘Big Conversations’ for themselves. This will be done by using a portfolio of creative Windmills resources and activities to stimulate discussions and in tandem, explore ways to apply new tools and techniques to support their clients at critical life stages. During this lively, participative and thought provoking day participants will talk about positive mind-sets, values and vision, passions and interests, strengths and skills and personalised pathways. We very much look forward to seeing you on 1 March.
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