Caroline Doran, Creator of Thriving Leaders
"This course has been the best investment in myself, not only professionally but personally too, and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to make a real and sustainable change."
Becky, Cohort 3
I am deeply passionate about my work and I know how easy it is to burn yourself out by giving so much of yourself to your work, your team, your organisation. You care deeply. You give generously. And you are doing amazing work. But it is coming at too high a cost. We cannot make the difference we want to make in the world if we are exhausted and on the brink of burnout.
The Thriving Leaders Programme shows you how to do it differently. It is based on the heartfelt belief that we can make our difference and thrive.
Through the 12-week programme you will:
I have achieved a new sense of confidence and calmness that has had a positive impact on my leadership. What I wasn't expecting was the impact it has had on how I feel and behave outside of work, the confidence and calmness continues which in turn has given me a new sense of well being and resilience
Spring 2022 Cohort
This has been a fantastic experience, and has taught me so much about myself and the way I show up to work. I have a wealth of tools, techniques and tips that are already helping me to improve my impact at work and the way that I feel about my career
Autumn 2021 Cohort
The course has helped me rediscover, reinvigorate and redefine parts of my leadership style. It will help me move forward in a more positive space. It’s also been great to connect with like-minded people.
Autumn 2021 Cohort
Over the 12 week programme, with Caroline’s calm guidance and education, and with support from a wonderful group of women, I gained the knowledge and tools to help me be my best. I am now using these tools virtually every day for personal reflection and to help me build and grow my leadership and career.
Spring 2021 Cohort
What we will cover
Introductions and Intentions
In this session you will start to get to know your fellow participants, understand what we will cover and how we will work together and share and commit to your intentions for the programme. You will get really clear on the change you want to work towards.
How did we get here?
In this session we will explore the cultural and personal paradigm that can contribute to a life of stress, anxiety and overwhelm and understand the impact this has.
You will learn about a tool that can help you identify patterns of behaviour that are not serving you, build greater awareness and start to take action to make a change.
In this module we explore our relationship with power; power in the old paradigm and the alternative sources of power that are available to us.
What's driving you?
In this module you will understand your core drivers, get clarity on what you are moving towards and begin to understand what is standing in the way.
In this session we will start to connect with the alternative sources of power introduced in Session 3. Today we will focus on the importance of prioritising our own needs in order to have the impact we want to have in the world. You will come away from this session with a plan of action and practical steps that can help you move out of a cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion.
This session focusses on the importance of vitality – pep, pizzazz, power, drive! We’ll look at how this energy drives us forward and how we can keep it in balance. We will identify ways we can access vitality – what enhances this and what prevents it.
Giving and receiving
This session will focus on the power of giving and receiving support and nurturing. We will use practical tools to think about where we are giving to others and what this is telling us. You will have the opportunity to give and receive support in the session.
In this session we will take a deep dive look at the boundaries that will help you communicate and maintain clarity across all areas of your life. We will look at the energy you need to bring to boundary conversations.
You will go away with a clear strategy and plan for setting or resetting boundaries.
In this session we will look at how you can connect with your inner wisdom and how this can support your decision making. We will explore what stops us from listening to our inner wisdom and how we can harness this source of power.
Creating your Network
In this session we look at why connection is so important for Thriving Leadership. We will look at the different forms of connection and how you can build a network that supports you across all areas of your life.
You will come away from this session with a network development plan that will support you in your leadership.
Creating the Plan
Bringing everything together you will experience a powerful process of setting a clear plan to move you towards the future you desire.
You will come away from this session with clarity on the steps you will need to take to move towards your vision in a way that works for you.
Reflection and next steps
In this final session we reflect on the learnings from the programme, the progress you've made against your intentions and experience a powerful process to help you focus on your priorities for what comes next.
For the first time this year you can opt for the Self-Led training programme. This is a great option if you prefer to learn at your own pace and the group element of the programme is not a priority for you. The Self-Led training has the same powerful content delivered through videos and accompanying workbooks.
or £199/mth x 3
or £99/mth x 3
And you can add in 3 x 1-1 coaching sessions to either programme for an additional £300*
*By far the cheapest way to work with me 1-1!
Connection is a core pillar of thriving leadership and central to this programme. As a member of the Thriving Leaders programme you will have the opportunity to connect with your fellow participants both on the group calls and between sessions in a private online space.
This connection and peer support will help you grow a network of like-minded, inspiring brilliant women. You will share and support one another through your journey towards thriving leadership and the connections you make will last well beyond the duration of the programme.
"The group aspect of the course was a really important part for me too. I think it's a brilliant approach, that created a network so we are better able to continue on our journeys"
"I feel privileged to have met other women in leadership roles, all at different points in their career. We learnt so much from each other."
What is the time commitment?
You will need to commit to 1 x 75 minute call a week for 12 weeks. On top of this there will be short integration exercises to do between sessions. You should plan for a minimum of 2 hours per week to focus on the programme.
What if I can't make a session?
You'll get the most from the programme if you attend the sessions in person but all sessions are recorded and will be uploaded as soon after the session as possible so you won't miss out on any content.
Who is this course for?
This course is for women who are fed up of feeling over-stretched, over-worked and often over-looked. It is for women who want to make a difference through their work. You are passionate, driven and ambitious and are no longer prepared to put yourself last.
I don't work in the charity sector, can I still take part?
Can I pay by invoice?
Yes. If your employer is paying for your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll raise an invoice. This will need to be paid by week 3 of the course.
Can I spread the payments?
Yes. You can split the cost of the programme in to three installments. See the Investment section below for more details
If you still have questions, let's jump on a call and talk it through.
Not so long ago I was exhausted, overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout. I was working endlessly and felt like nothing was ever enough. I was driven by everyone else’s priorities and mine were nowhere to be seen.
If I wasn’t at work, I was on my phone replying to emails. If I wasn’t replying to emails, I was stuck in my head thinking about what needed to be done the next day, that conversation I needed to have, that conversation that had gone badly.
I felt guilt for not being present for my kids. I felt guilt for not being able to solve all of the problems I was faced with at work. I felt not good enough on any front.
Then one day, sitting poolside waiting for my kids swimming lessons to start my then five-year-old daughter handed me a truth bomb. She looked me dead in the eye and said “Sometimes people are sad.”
I was shell-shocked. “I’m not sad darling. I’m just really tired.” She toddled off to her lesson and I was left facing the truth. I was really unhappy.
I knew in that moment that something had to change. This was not the life I wanted to live. This was not the role model I wanted to be for my daughters.
It started with focussing on me. Then on my work. Then on my dreams.
My life now is unrecognisable from that time a few years ago. What I have learnt since has developed within me a deep passion to support other purpose-led women; women who care deeply and give generously – to be able to make their difference in the world and thrive. Because if we are exhausted, deplete and unhappy we cannot have the impact we dream of having. And making a difference in the world doesn’t need to come at this huge cost.
I have collated what I have learnt in to four key pillars that support a thriving life and career. Through this course you can learn how to implement these tools and lessons in to your own life. Join me and together we can make our difference and thrive.
With over 15 years’ experience of charity leadership I have a deep understanding of what it takes to lead in the sector. I understand how hard it can be to switch off from a job and organisation that is doing important work in the world. Life changing work. And as a certified One of Many women’s leadership coach I have the tools and skillset to support you to thrive in this demanding and rewarding environment.