Crucial when you need to notice what’s going on in and around you
What are Pause Days?
A Pause Day is a day to pause. It is protected time. It allows you to take stock, explore choices and decisions. We create a small group of up to 8 senior professionals and provide conditions for you to be open, frank and honest with yourself At the end of the day you can move on refreshed and refocused on a clearer purpose and plan.
Our Pause Days are held in a private country house in North Hampshire where we are hosted by the owner who provides us with fresh, local food and beautiful grounds – offering the ideal environment to pause and reflect.
How does it work?
Two of us facilitate the day which is deliberately slow-paced and reflective. We provide structure and stimulus to your thinking, as well as giving you unique space and freedom to focus on things that are important to you. Time is precious and pause days are precious time offered no-where else in this hectic world
The day flows through three simple phases which can cater for any issue you bring: Where am I now? What do I want? What am I going to do? It comprises a mix of individual and group activities, all designed to get to the heart of an issue.
We develop a sense of community and use simple, powerful, self-recollective techniques – of listening, walking, journaling, questioning and talking. This is to introduce and develop good habits. Habits which we know turn data into insight, experience into wisdom, energy into purpose.
Who is it for?
The senior professionals join us because they’ve started a new job, got a promotion, they know an organisational change is coming, or they need to think about the people around them; their teams, stakeholders and customers. Sometimes they come because they want quality time and support to think through a decision they’re stuck with. Some simply come because know daily pressures are affecting the quality of their decision-making and they need to take a step back.
Everyone who comes wants to see the wood rather than the trees. Everyone wants to hold themselves accountable to the promises they make to themselves.
The Pause day was truly life changing for me - and three months on it is still bearing much fruit in my lifeVP External Affairs & CSR
Take stock of where you are as a team and explore the dynamics to discover your motivation and commitment to working productively together. I will help you agree how to hold yourselves accountable to each other.