Trade School Digbeth: How To Create Better Networks
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Trade School Digbeth: How To Create Better Networks

This session with Benedicta Banga of Leadher Initiative will show you how to create better networks using technology

 

People who are successful in their careers have mastered collaboration through networking. They get things done faster and achieve more because they know the right people that can support their goals and provide solutions to their challenges. When they don’t know the right people they tend to know someone who does or are able to connect with people they need and build the relationships quickly.

Networking, like public speaking is one of those activities people dread and will do anything to avoid. When done incorrectly it stops any great connections happening but done correctly it will provide mutually beneficial opportunities to help each other.

 

In this workshop you will learn:

How to get over your fear of networking

Who to network with

Using technology to grow a relevant network

How to build your relationships

You be able to use this information to create a networking strategy that works for you so you can build a relevant network faster

 

 

Barter Items to bring for Benedicta:

Trade school runs on barter and rather than a monetary exchange. Lauren, the teacher of this class has requested one of the following:

  • Nice notebooks
  • Printed memorable quotes
  • Stories of beautiful places people have visited
  • Classy restaurant, hotels and cafe recommendations in UK
  • Shout outs on social media
  • Feedback
  • Recommendation to friends and family interested in career coaching or CV/LinkedIn writing service

 

More about Benedicta:

Benedicta is a Career Strategist and Author. She owns two career brands. One is Gradstrategy career management service for graduates and young professionals. The other is Leadher Initiative helping women design a career they love and enjoy so they can progress. Benedict is also the author of a career book: How to Land Your Perfect Career After Graduation.

 

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Career Goal Setting: How to create your vision for the year
Jan
6
11:30 AM11:30

Career Goal Setting: How to create your vision for the year

Start the year intentionally by joining 15 ambitious and like-minded women to review your past year and intentionally design the type of year that you want in 2018. You can’t follow your dreams without clarity. Everything seems like an option and you’re pulled in many directions and in the end you achieve nothing or you don’t reach your full potential because you don’t have focus.

Did you have some big goals that didn't quite happen in 2017?

Did you find that people in your network weren't always able to give you the career support you needed?

Are you ready to make some bold changes in your career but aren't quite sure where to begin?

Maybe you know the changes you need to make in your career but lack confidence or keep procrastinating?

Did you have a pretty awesome 2017 and want to make sure you keep the momentum?

What to expect:

Networking

Nibbles and refreshments 

Masterclass with workbook and exercises:

A review of your 2017

Setting your vision for 2018

Setting your goals

Identify resources required to make your vision a reality

Review areas of imbalance in your life that might derail your goals

To sign up for future sessions visit: bit.ly/BrunchMasterclass

Past events:

Creating a big vision of where we wanted to be 12 months from now

How to use networking as a strategy for career growth.

How to become more self-confident in your career.

How to stay motivated and productive as you work towards your career goals. 

Creating a career strategy and being decisive will help you design the career results you want in the short-term and mid-term (rest of the year and 12-36 months).

Differentiating yourself: Emotional Intelligence and Personal Branding

Positioning yourself: Influencing and Pitching

BOLDER: Become more confident, credible and influential in your career

 

This career brunch masterclass will be led by Career Strategist and author Benedicta Banga the Founder of Leadher Initiative. She is the Author of the Career Guide: How to land your perfect career after graduation and has over 10 years work experience for global brands such as Cummins Engine, Cadburys and Jaguar Land Rover.

 

Testimonials:

"Really interactive, inspiring and educational session. It gave me an avenue to look inwards. I am normally quiet in groups but felt welcome enough to contribute today."

"It was great to hear different opinions and using experience and problem-solving techniques to find solutions to barriers experienced at work."

"This was a very useful session, it absolutely helped me in shaping and directing my skills. I particularly got great advice on how to network and connect with influential professionals."

"This session gave me ideas of how to achieve my goals and helped me to become more focused. I am a lot clearer on what direction to take. I'm taking action, looking after myself and managing my time and reducing distractions to enable me to have room to take massive action!

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Inspiring Women celebrating outstanding stories
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Inspiring Women celebrating outstanding stories

The Google Digital Garage is holding its first ever ‘Inspiring Women celebrating outstanding stories’ event where you’ll hear from our guest speakers and their journey to empowerment, to get you feeling inspired to go for your dreams.

Agenda: 

5:30 - 6:00- Welcome / Networking

6:00 - 7:00 - 3/4 Speeches from inspiring women 

7:00 - 8:00 - food, drinks, and networking 

Guest Speakers:

Nicola Cronin - Having not long graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in English Literature, Nicola Cronin is now working in a Birmingham tech start up. She will be talking at the event about her experiences as Head of Marketing at School of Code, and the fast-paced environment of a 2-man company! 

Debra White has been a Retail and Commercial Banker with HSBC Bank for the last thirty nine years, working within the North Region and presently as the Customer Experience Director for Business Banking UK delivering and leading the Customer Experience Nationally. Debra is on the Regional Development Board for Breast Cancer Haven and Forward Ladies.

Benedicta Banga is a Career Strategist, Coach and author who runs career brands Gradstrategy and Leadher Initiative. She has more than a decade of experience working for Global brands and SMEs. She also writes on careers for several publications.

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Nov
25
11:30 AM11:30

BOLDER: Become more confident, credible and influential

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Achieving new milestones in your career is not just about setting a goal and writing it down. You have to take steps to consciously become a person that takes the right strategic action when it's required. The problem most people face is stepping out into the unknown is it's scary and uncomfortable and as a result they don't take action. Some people are courageous enough to take action but no one believes in them because you can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. For some people the problem is neither courage or proven results, it's the fact that no one knows about you and your achievements- the result of that is being passed over for desirable opportunities you are capable of.

Limited places.

What to expect:

Brunch

Networking

Coaching to establish your challenges around confidence, credibility and influencing. This will help you:

Identify confidence issues

Explore creating a credible portfolio

Understand influencing at different levels

This career brunch will be led by Benedicta Banga the Founder of Leadher Initiative. She is the Author of the Career Guide: How to land your perfect career after graduation and has over 10 years work experience for global brands such as Cummins Engine, Cadburys and Jaguar Land Rover.

Testimonials:

"Really interactive, inspiring and educational session. It gave me an avenue to look inwards. I am normally quiet in groups but felt welcome enough to contribute today."

 

"It was great to hear different opinions and using experience and problem-solving techniques to find solutions to barriers experienced at work."

 

"This was a very useful session, it absolutely helped me in shaping and directing my skills. I particularly got great advice on how to network and connect with influential professionals."

 

"This session gave me ideas of how to achieve my goals and helped me to become more focused. I am a lot clearer on what direction to take. I'm taking action, looking after myself and managing my time and reducing distractions to enable me to have room to take massive actions!

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Career and Makeup
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Career and Makeup

Join Leadher Initiative and MAC Cosmetics for a fun evening sharing career confidence and makeup tips. 

What to expect:

  • Career Confidence Tips

  • Masterclass with one of MAC's highly skilled artists

  • Daytime to Evening look

  • Q&A sharing tips and tricks

  • Goody bag

  • Exclusive Shopping time with artist

  • Glass of prosecco

Limited places on a first come first serve basis.

Important:

RSVP will not get you a ticket. Tickets will be obtained from MAC and the cost is redeemable against purchases on the night. You will be sent details following your RSVP.

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