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Visions and Legacies – Beyond Goal-Setting

Jessica RichardsJessica Richards (pictured, right) is the most frequently booked Academy speaker of all time according to the summaries we receive on a monthly basis. Listening to one of her very interactive workshops and participating in it, members of Surrey-based Academy Group 11 completely understood why this is the case.

Jessica is the epitome of professionalism and is completely painstaking in all of the detail that goes into her session on “Visions and Legacies – Beyond Goal-Setting”. Her 30 minute session at the start to relax the members is hugely effective (in fact, a couple of members even nodded off!). Her methodology of taking the CEOs present down the timeline: five, ten, fifteen, twenty five and fifty years into the future is amazing. One of the members became quite emotional with this part of the workshop.

Huge importance is put on the value of intuition, i.e. “if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it”. Use the technique of looking back as a method for what you do in the future. Jessica’s method for relaxing is sensational and should be used by everyone. Walking the time line as a precursor to goal-setting is awesome. Map out a new pathway for yourself following on from what you dream about – turn this into a paradigm for the future.

In many cases, this confirmed the member’s personal life plan and opened their eyes to the opportunity that lies ahead for them to use this same methodology with their employees. Have a bigger picture as a steady frame of reference, especially in uncertain times. Recognise employees who don’t share your own values and prioritise your importance with working with those people.

Joe Adams“From the stand point of take-away value and as a precursor to goal-setting, this session is not only valuable, but in my opinion, essential before anyone sets out to create meaningful life goals. As always, this is a not-to-be-missed session.”

Joe Adams,
Chairman, Academy Group 11

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