Rediscovering our Purpose and rethinking patterns of work

Thu, 24th October, 2019 from 1:00 PM, in Lewes

Based on current evidence of longer life spans (and delayed pensionable age!) is it time we rethought our approach to work?   This workshop will offer an opportunity to review and refresh our core purpose and propose ways of adapting the rhythms of work and life; where social bonds can help and hinder us in achieving our potential and what we might do at any point in our individual lives to reframe our purpose, contributions and value.

Using Viktor Frankl’s explorations of meaning as a starting point we will examine our core purpose and values using Open Systems methods devised by Chris Bull and Andrew Heap. We will also draw on some of the elements of the Japanese concept of Ikigai – which loosely translates as ‘the happiness of always being busy’ or put more simply ‘what gets us up in the morning’.

This session is for you if you want to take time out to (re)consider your personal mission, where you put your energy and how you want to live your life – It is likely to be of interest to someone at an early place in career and life as much as someone considering a career change  or retirement.

For those who want to prepare for the session, the best-selling book ‘Ikigai (Garcia & Miralles, 2017) explores the characteristics that are experienced around the world in so-called ‘blue zones’ for those with healthy, productive and rewarding lifestyles –and offers suggestions to how we might learn from this.

Tim Whitworth  will lead this session.   He  is principal of Transformation through Change, a qualified executive coach and facilitator and a member of the Leadership Centre systems enablers group, which  provides leadership, team coaching and development support in complex integrated care systems

Following an early foray into a blues and soul  band, he trained as an accountant in the City and has worked in many sectors at a strategic and practical level including Senior Fellow Capacity building at the Office for Public Management. At a practical level, he recently completed a major 5 year change programme in an Oxford charity providing residential and hospice care and supporting vulnerable and older people. Like many, he is no stranger to questioning his purpose in life;  in 2011 he brought his personal experience as a bereaved dad to bear in setting up nd facilitating to this day a community of bereaved dads.


Date, time and venue

Date(s) - 24/10/2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Lewes Subud Centre
26a Station Street
Lewes, BN7 2DB

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