Strategies for Success - What is it all about?

Brian Cullen and Sarah Mulvey - Strategies for Success Workshop

What is it all about?

Since we began advertising our workshop called “Strategies for Success,” we have received quite a few enquiries as to what exactly the weekend involves. There is a webpage with lots of details, but we figured we would answer some of those enquiries here.

The workshop is made up of four parts which are outlined below. The parts come together to create a cohesive and well-rounded course, and participants will leave the workshop refreshed, focused on their goals, and confident that they will be better communicators in their personal and professional relationships.

We run these workshops because people from all walks of life have approached us to help guide them in areas of their lives that may not be running as smoothly as they would like. Some examples of the concerns brought to us include;

a) communication difficulties in cross-cultural relationships both at home and in the workplace,

b) not reaching full potential in a career,

c) feeling uncertain about future plans for settling down permanently in one place.

The tools that are offered in Strategies for Success have helped many people to find direction and move forward in a positive and productive way. Participants from past workshops continue to contact us to thank us, and to let us know how well the important things in their lives have moved forward since taking the workshop.

Below, we have given a quick break-down of the four main areas we will be working on over the course of the weekend:

1. State Management

We know that we can deal with the important things in our lives so much better when we are in a good state physically and mentally. There are lot of ways of getting into a better state and you probably already have your own favourites. Some people do yoga or tai chi or meditation or self-hypnosis, play a sport, or go to the gym. The particular method that you use to manage your state is probably less important than the fact that you are taking control of your physical and mental state. We’ll be introducing and practicing a few useful tools for managing your state including a great relaxation technique and one for getting you in the right state to get stuff done.

2. Clarifying Personal Values

So once you are in a good state, it’s probably the right time to remember or to figure out what is important to you. After all, life is limited. You only have 80 years or so on this rock, and if you are reading this then the chances are that you have used up quite a few of those already. We all waste a lot of time and energy in our lives doing things that we don’t think are really important, but perhaps the only way to direct our energy better into what is important is to identify and clarify our own personal values.

In the workshop, we will be sharing a simple, but really effective tool for helping you to figure out your values in any particular area of your life. You might be surprised at what you learn about yourself.

3. Setting and Following Through on Goals

Some people are really good at setting goals to achieve what they want and some people aren’t. You probably know people in both categories. For example, you might know a person who successfully set up a small business, or someone who ran a marathon. Both of these are good examples of people who set goals and achieved them. While it might seem simply like luck or hard work, there is a whole lot of research into goal setting and achievement, and the good news is that it is a skill that can be learned.

We will be practicing the SPECIFY technique which you can use to translate vague ideas and dreams into more concrete achievable realities.

4. The Wheel of Life (What area in your life needs attention now?)

Once you’ve figured out what you want, whether it’s in your romantic relationship, your work, or in your own personal development, if you don’t clarify your own personal values and start to work towards goals in these areas, you will probably find yourself getting overwhelmed again. After all, while you may be able to do anything, you certainly can’t do everything, and you are likely to be find yourself being torn between different goals. Should you spend your time practicing the piano to reach your personal music goal, or should you spend more time working on your side-business? Or is it more important right now to have quality time in your relationships with your partner, spouse, child or friends? All of these are clearly important and managing these different areas is where you might need to work on life balance.

In the workshop, we will use a classic coaching tool called the Wheel of Life to explore important areas of life including career, money, relationships, health, personal development and much more.


We hope you can join us at the workshop in Nagoya on June 30-July 1. Please contact us with any further questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at this really helpful and worthwhile workshop.


Strategies for Success Weekend workshop

June 30-July 1, 2018

Nagoya, Japan

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