Intuition: A very human characteristic

Fri, 12th April, 2024 from 9:30 AM, in London

We invite you to our next London Sadler Heath workshop on 12th April from 9:30am to 1pm.  This workshop will be run by a regular member of our community, Gill Stevens, accompanied by two lovely colleagues, Jo Bishop and Jessica Pryce-Jones.  Jeremy will be moderating this time.  The event does not include lunch.

With the emergence of generative AI impacting on many aspects of our lives, how can we maximise what is essentially our range of human characteristics in our professional and personal lives?  Our work over the years on Intuition is something we strongly believe enables us to develop strong relationships and be effective problem-solvers and decision-makers.

Intuition is something we all possess. Consider these questions.  Have you ever:

  • Made the right choice although you didn’t go with the logical option?
  • Met someone and just knew that they would be a terrible or great colleague?
  • Gone against your gut feeling only to regret it?
  • Been surprised at how an idea or solution seemed to pop up out of nowhere?

If so, you’ve been experiencing your intuition.

During this workshop we will experientially explore the topic focusing on these three questions:

  1. How do you define intuition?
  2. How does it show up?
  3. How can you become more sensitively attuned to it in your professional and personal lives?

To facilitate your responses to these questions, we will:

  • Investigate what intuition is for you
  • Examine why it matters
  • Explore where and how it shows up for you
  • Help you to recognise your personal intuitive cues
  • Make space to practise and develop using your intuition


Whilst it is OK to just come along with a curious mindset, you might also want to come with something to focus on during the workshop.  For example, these types of challenges typically lend themselves to an intuitive response:

  • What could my next step be in a given situation?
  • I’m feeling stuck; how do I find a way forward?
  • I don’t entirely trust someone and I’m not sure why?

Please use the link on this page to sign up for this workshop.  As you know, we are all working on our learning edge and nobody gets paid anything, we simply cover costs so hope you will be OK with contributing £50 towards these.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Your facilitators are:

Dr Gill Stevens

Gill is a founding director of Level Seven, a leadership development and coaching consultancy.  Gill delivers coaching programmes and interventions for teams and individuals which speaks to her passion for supporting the development of creative and innovative thinking in organisations.  More recently she has decided to focus on team coaching and helping coaches to focus on becoming more attuned to their intuitive capacity.

In addition to her private consultancy work, Gill is the Academic Director for Coaching at the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge in the UK where she helped to launch their MSt in Coaching, a master’s programme for advanced coaching practitioners.

Gill gained her PhD from the University of Bristol where she examined the role of Intuition in the creative problem-solving process and more specifically whether it is possible to develop intuitive capacity.  With the emergence of AI, it seems that intuition is coming back into the spotlight, possibly because intuition is a human characteristic and something that AI cannot replicate (yet!)

Jessica Pryce-Jones

Jess started her career in finance where she learned about numbers, strategy, and leadership. After 10 years she switched focus, using a degree in psychology as her lever. That started her on a new career in 2001 coaching senior leaders and their teams while also acting as adjunct faculty in 10 of the top 20 global business schools.

Her clients include multinationals in FMCG, tech, biotech, professional services, banking, creative, education, manufacturing, publishing, and engineering industries as well as the public and not-for-profit sectors. Her coachees and delegates appreciate her approach which is warm, challenging and rooted in practicality.   With two publications under her belt, ‘Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital For Success’ (2010) and ‘Meetings and Workshops for Dummies’ (2014), she has just completed a third, ‘Intuition at Work’ which will be published in spring 2024. She is a regular contributor to The Times.

Jess lives in France but works all over the world. In her spare time, she likes to weightlift and walk her dog in the woods.  For more, visit her LinkedIn profile here.

Jo Bishop

Jo went straight from school into managing retail sales and customer service in her hometown. Dealing with the public at a young age, taught her all about people, and she learned to cope with everyone. Working in corporate travel and financial services meant she learned to work with everyone too.

Her natural empathy and interest in developing her team lead organically to a more formal role, qualifying professionally in Learning and Development. She’s a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (UK), has a post-graduate diploma in human resource management, and is a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists. To add to that, she’s also a qualified career counsellor and executive coach.

Absolutely grounded in practical application, whether coaching an individual, a team, department or organization, she works with every aspect of being human, particularly in encouraging informed intuitive choices.

Her clients tell me that her that her approach offers a supportive and creative, yet challenging and dynamic space to work together and grow.   She lives in the UK and Zooms all over the world.

Date, time and venue

Date(s) - 12/04/2024
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Amadeus Centre
50 Shirland Road
London, W9 2JA

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