Providing Professional Women with Focus and Connection in Lockdown
Since lockdown measures were put in place, we know that women are busier than ever – caring for family members, helping isolated neighbours and friends, coordinating home-schooling, cooking and chores. There are new financial, physical and emotional stresses and uncertainties and many women say that finding time for themselves is a challenge.
However, in some ways the hectic pace of our daily lives has slowed down giving us the opportunity to reflect and take stock. Our ReLaunch coach Henrietta Nelson says that it is important for women to care for their mental health and wellbeing at this unsettling time and one way of doing this is to focus on the future beyond the pandemic. Henrietta says,
“ReLaunch offers women the opportunity to carve out some time for themselves to reflect on what is and isn’t working in their lives and focus on their vision for the future. They will also benefit enormously from connecting with other like-minded women who will support them on their journey.”
Our upcoming ReLaunch Course starting on the 5th of May via 6 online sessions, will empower women on a career break to understand the value of their strengths, build confidence, clarify their goals and create an action plan for next steps. The course is led by experienced facilitators and held in small groups, so participants not only finish with an action plan but with a new support network too.
Since completing ReLaunch, participants have gained full or part-time employment, started their own businesses, changed careers, engaged with skilled volunteering or gone on to further education.
“ReLaunch made me set aside time to really think about my strengths and weaknesses, what was important to me and how that could translate into a new pathway going forward. The group was small and supportive, and the facilitators were well trained and capable. I learnt about Link UP London’s skilled volunteering projects, and through their team I became engaged on a project with the Katherine Low Settlement, the much-loved Battersea Charity that supports the local community in a variety of ways.
I really enjoyed being back in an office environment, where I brushed up on my IT skills and gained confidence. When the project came to an end, I was offered a paid role within KLS as their Community Partnerships Manager. In these unprecedented times I couldn’t be busier or more fulfilled. Coronavirus has thrown us a host of new challenges and I am working with KLS and the Coronavirus Angels to support Battersea residents through these difficult times. I fully believe ReLaunch made all this possible; without it I would still be considering my options without the confidence to press forward as it’s so easy to make excuses and procrastinate. I encourage you to take the plunge and see where ReLaunch takes you!”
With a view to providing connection, community and support for women, we are running our next ReLaunch course via 6 online sessions, with a 1 to 1 coaching session, starting Tuesday 15th September 2020.
Session 1: Tuesday 15th September | 09:00 – 11:30
Session 2: Tuesday 22nd September | 09:00 – 11:00
Session 3: Tuesday 29th September | 09:00 – 11:00
Session 4: Tuesday 6th October | 09:00 – 11:00
1 to 1 Coaching Session: (slots from 7th - 12th October)
Session 5: Tuesday 13th October | 09:00 – 11:00
Session 6: Tuesday 3rd November | 09:00 – 11:30
Early Bird: £245 for the course (full price is £275)
The price includes a complementary one-to-one virtual coaching session with a ReLaunch coach in October.