Is Fear Holding You Back?

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Many people have goals (whether or not they call them goals), thing they want to achieve in their life for example relationships, work, family or business.

A huge proportion of those people will not achieve their goals for many reasons, maybe their situation changes, perhaps the goal is not right for them … or there are surmountable obstacles in the way that stop people in their tracks.

So why do people not achieve their goal if the obstacle can be overcome?  Well sometimes the goal is not right for them and they know it – or the fear of achieving their goal itself can be scary.

For example

  1. Losing a significant amount of weight and becoming more attractive to others can be scary for some people with low self esteem.
  2. Moving on after a relationship – starting to date again, worrying that the next relationship will end for similar reasons, e.g. cheating, violence, debts etc
  3. Working in a job that makes you unhappy – but worried to leave incase you don’t get another job – or fear of taking another job and it not working out.
  4. Business – setting up on your own and finding that you can’t get clients or sell your products

There are many situations where fear can hold us back but what can we do about it? Firstly acknowledge the fear then take action – books, coaching groups and 1:1 coaching are all great methods that can help you overcome your fears and help you move forward in life and in business.

My tips is:

  • Acknowledge the Fear – what exactly are you scared of
  • Rate it 1-10 (10 being really scary)
  • How ‘real’ is the fear?
  • Explore ways you can overcome the fear
  • Take Action
  • Celebrate you Success at overcoming your Fear.

There are some great books on overing coming fear and self doubt.

Susan Jeffers book ‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’ is our Personal Development Book Club title this month  (If you are interested – contact us or book your place on Eventbrite)

We also run regular workshops to help you deal with ‘Fear and Self Doubt’ – see Eventbrite for the upcoming sessions.

Eventbrite link to all our sessions: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/newcastle-performance-coaching-limited-6295082261

Our 1:1 coaching, workshops and talk sessions run from our office; West Fifteen, Wickham View, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6UN

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Goals – Keeping Focused and On Track

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Having set your goals is one thing but keeping focused and on track is quite another thing altogether.  If you are not working with a coach or extremely motivated to achieve your goal on time it is easy to lets things slip.

Often when we set goals we are inspired and motivate, keen to achieve whatever it is we want.  However it is easy to sit back and expect things to happen, before you know it often time has flown by and little progress has been made.  It’s not that we don’t want the goal .. just that it is not as motivating when having set a goal then you have to actually take action to make it happen

Most goals require some form of physical engagement, whether it be to write a book, lose weight, run a marathon, change jobs.  It takes a lot of thinking and effort to turn your dream goal into a reality and it is so easy to start making progress then become complacent or become side tracked only to find that time has slipped by and your not making the progress you had planned or have lapsed with the progress you have made.

How best to stay focused and on track:

  1. Write your goals down, make sure they are SMART goals and have a deadline.
  2. Next chunk down you goal into smaller, achievable steps – working on one at a time makes it less scary if it is a big goal.
  3. Chart your progress – it’s motivating to see what you are achieving as you go.
  4. Work with a Coach – or if that is not possible join a Coaching Group.  Meet with other people who have goals they are working on will help you feel motivated as you help and support each other.

If you are interested in our Coaching Groups you will find our sessions listed on Eventbrite

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/newcastle-performance-coaching-limited-6295082261

We also run GOALS sessions for people who would like to check in with a coach on a regular basis to keep themselves motivated and on track . https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/got-goals-keeping-focused-and-on-track-tickets-15899401538

Personal Development Book Club … Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway

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Each month we will discuss a coaching, spiritual or personal development book. … Facilitated discussion NOT a debate … So many people buy these great best selling books then put them on the book shelf where they are left – unread.  Instead you could read the book then join one of our sessions where we discuss the book, try some of the exercises and reflect on how it can help us deal with our own situation.

£5 Tea/coffee and biscuits/nibbles are provided.

In each months Book Discussion we will be looking at a different personal development best selling book.

Most of these titles are available on audiobook and may be free to listen to on YouTube

……..

The phenomenal classic that has changed the lives of millions of people around the globe

What are you afraid of? Public speaking; asserting yourself; making decisions; being alone; intimacy; changing jobs; interviews; going back to school; ageing; ill health; driving; dating; ending a relationship; losing a loved one; becoming a parent; leaving home, failure, believing in yourself…

Internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives with her simple but profound advice. Whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation. You will learn to live your life the way you want – so you can move from a place of pain, paralysis, depression and indecision to one of power, energy, enthusiasm and action.

An empowering and life-affirming book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway will help you triumph over your fears and move forward with your life.

Amazon link …http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feel-Fear-Anyway-Indecision-Confidence-ebook/dp/B00PYJ5Y6W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423740503&sr=1-1&keywords=susan+jeffers

Listen to audiobook free on YouTube- lasts 62 minutes

……

Session starts 6:30pm

Session ends 8:30pm

2015 Title Author

January A Mans Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl

February Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins

March Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Susan Jeffers

April Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Dr Wayne Dyer

May Magic of Thinking Big David J Schwartz

June Eat That Frog Brian Tracy

July As a Man Thinketh James Allen

August The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell

September Who Moved my Cheese Spencer Johnson

October 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R Covey

November How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie

December The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle

Venue: Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited, Room 1.3, First Floor, West Fifteen, Whickham View, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6UN

(Entrance door signed Princes Trust – at top of stairs turn left, take the last door on the right and we are in the room opposite)

Please book your ticket on Eventbrite to secure your place, thanks.

Personal Development Book Club

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Each month we will discuss a coaching, spiritual or personal development book. … Facilitated discussion NOT a debate …

£5 Tea/coffee and biscuits/nibbles are provided.

In each months Book Discussion we will be looking at a different personal development best selling book.

If there are coaching activities in the book well may do some during the session.

Most of these titles are available on audiobook and may be free to listen to on YouTube

Arrive 6:00-6:20

Session starts 6:30pm

Session ends 8:30pm

2015 Title Author

January A Mans Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl

February Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins

March Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Susan Jeffers

April Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Dr Wayne Dyer

May Magic of Thinking Big David J Schwartz

June Eat That Frog Brian Tracy

July As a Man Thinketh James Allen

August The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell

September Who Moved my Cheese Spencer Johnson

October 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R Covey

November How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie

December The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle

Venue: Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited, Room 1.3, First Floor, West Fifteen, Whickham View, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6UN

(Entrance door signed Princes Trust – at top of stairs turn left, take the last door on the right and we are in the room opposite)

Please book your ticket on Eventbrite to secure your place, thanks.

Dating – Decide your game plan BEFORE you go hunting!

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Arrive 9:30-9:50

Session starts 10:00

Session ends 12:00

Many of us set dating or relationship goals at the beginning of the year.  But how many people actually succeed in achieving their goals? How many end up dating the same/wrong type of man/woman and experiencing the same relationship hiccups? .. Then end up still since as we approach the next New Year!

in this 8 week program we

  • look at ourselves … Eek!
  • Decide at what we want from a relationship
  • Explore where WE went wrong in previous relationships
  • Understand how our values, beliefs and internal rules are sabotaging our progress and learn how to make them work for us instead of holding us back.

Booking link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/8-week-dating-program-decide-your-game-plan-before-you-go-hunting-tickets-13114743551

Trainers/Facilitators … Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited

Coaching Cafe – October 2014 – Newcastle

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This is one of the ‘Cafe’ style coaching sessions ran by Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited in the North East.

How many of us set goals at the beginning of the year? Many people decide to lose weight, end a relationship, change career, do more or less of something. But how many people actually succeed in achieving their goals?

In this interactive session we will look at the our Goals for 2014, see how much progress we have made to acheive them, what learnings we have taken from the progress we have made and look at how else we can work on those goals that we are struggling to acheive.

Life coaching can bring amazing results to the clients who wish to acheive Personal and Professional success – but good coaching comes at a cost. These ‘Cafe’ sessions are a great way of accessing affordable coaching whilst being supported and motivated not just by the Coaches but also by fellow delegates.
Refreshments provided – please bring a notebook and pen.
Limited places available (10) so that everyone has the opportinity to contribute.

 

Law of Attraction session October 2014 in Newcastle

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This session is a great Introduction to the Law of Attraction.

We will look at the steps to take to successfully engage the Law of Attraction to attract Personal and Professional success.
This is an interactive session in which members share their own knowledge, experience and success when engaging the Law of Attraction.
Whether you are new to the concept of engaging the Law of Attraction or if you have used it before this is a great informal session to meet other like minded people and take something positive from the session.

Refreshments provided – please bring a notebook and pen.
Limited places available (10) so that everyone has the opportinity to contribute.

Meeting Location:
Room 1.3, West 15, Whickham View, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6UN
Meeting room is on the first floor (please note there is no lift in the building)

The session is facilitated by Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited – this is one of their regular Personal Development ‘Cafe’ sessions.

Tickets available on Eventbrite … http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/law-of-attraction-tickets-13114637233

Pub Grub a Foxy meal

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Professional People North East are joining up with the Personal Development Circle North East and other meetup groups in the North East for their monthly pub night at the Fox and Hounds in Newcastle this week.  Typically we have 15-30 people pop along and have something to eat and drink.  It’s very relaxed and informal – so if you are at a loose end why not come along and join us.

 

Professional People North East
Professional People North East

Professional People North East is a social group for single professionals in the North East who first and foremost want to build friendships and socialise – meeting someone special for some would be a bonus.

Not all single 40+ people want to hit the dating sites or have a friend, colleague or family member play matchmaker for them. So this group is idea for anyone who would like to get out a bit more, build friendships, socialise with other single professionals.

Great thing is that it’s so cheap to join – £10 a year and if you go to our events then you buy your own food, drinks and tickets so you have control of what you spend and can keep within your financial budget.

What do we do? We are an events website that run pub meals, coffee, cinema, friendship group, restaurants in the North East. Members log in – find out what events are on and if they want to go they click the RSVP button to let other members know they will be going – simple!!!

Where do we meet? Newcastle and Gateshead mainly however any member can add a social event to our calendar so if you are in Sunderland, Durham, Tyne Valley, Northumberland that’s fine – just pop up an event on our website (its free to add you own things) at your local pub, coffee shop or maybe a walk somewhere nice, dancing lessons, or whatever interests you. See who comes along and maybe you will be a new friend or 10.

Join us today … Professional People North East http://www.meetup.com/Professional-People-North-East

 

Personal Development Circle North East
Personal Development Circle North East

The Personal Development Circle North East if for people who are interested in their personal self development, they have regular sessions most weeks.  Workshops are called ‘Cafes’ as they are relaxed, informal and there’s plenty coffee/tea to be had.  Sessions include life coaching, building positive relationships, improving confidence and self esteem, engaging the Law of Attraction, Spirituality, NLP, stress, stress management, time management and more.  At only £15 a year for membership which gives access to so many workshops and discussion groups (many discounted to PDCNE members) this website is well worth checking out.

Find out more:  Personal Development Circle North East http://www.meetup.com/Personal-Development-Circle-North-East

 

Both groups are sponsored by Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited http://www.geordie-coach.com a coaching, training and consultancy business that works with Professional People in the North East to bridge the gap to their success.

Coffee and Cheese if you please.

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Professional People North East are heading off into Northumberland on and checking out the Cheese Loft Cafe soon.  A nice Saturday morning social to kick start the weekend.

Professional People North East is a social group for single professionals in the North East who first and foremost want to build friendships and socialise – meeting someone special for some would be a bonus.

Not all single 40+ people want to hit the dating sites or have a friend, colleague or family member play matchmaker for them.  So this group is idea for anyone who would like to get out a bit more, build friendships, socialise with other single professionals.

Professional People North East
Professional People North East

Great thing is that it’s so cheap to join – £10 a year and if you go to our events then you buy your own food, drinks and tickets so you have control of what you spend and can keep within your financial budget.

What do we do? We are an events website that run pub meals, coffee, cinema, friendship group, restaurants in the North East.  Members log in – find out what events are on and if they want to go they click the RSVP button to let other members know they will be going – simple!!!

Where do we meet?  Newcastle and Gateshead mainly however any member can add a social event to our calendar so if you are in Sunderland, Durham, Tyne Valley, Northumberland that’s fine – just pop up an event on our website (its free to add you own things) at your local pub, coffee shop or maybe a walk somewhere nice, dancing lessons, or whatever interests you.  See who comes along and maybe you will be a new friend or 10.

We have a monthly pub night in Newcastle (typical numbers 15-30 people attend) but most meetings are capped at 8 members (no guests) so we have a good chance to chat to each other and build friendships.

Join us today … Professional People North East http://www.meetup.com/Professional-People-North-East

The Group is sponsored by Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited http://www.geordie-coach.com a coaching, training and consultancy business that works with Professional People in the North East to bridge the gap to their success.

 

 

Professional People North East
Professional People North East

Personal Development Cafe – Exploring Values and Motivation

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Monthly Personal Development Cafe starting March 2014

Exploring our Values and how that affects our motivation

Last week for those who came to the session on Personality Types, we explored both our own type preferences and touched on identifying some of our values.

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This week we are going to take the theme of Values and link them to MOTIVATION

We will be asking questions like

“Why do I get so excited about some things and not others?”

“How can I get more motivated to do the things I should do, but do not really want to?”

“How can I increase the motivation I have got, so I can achieve more “

“Where the heck did my Mojo go?”

As usual we will use discussion, learning and exercises to deepen our understanding of ourselves, but this week I will be introducing some NLP techniques, which will be optional.

By the end of the workshop you will understand and recognise how your values affect your passions and, and be able to increase your motivation not only to do the things you want to do with more energy, but also the tasks that you have to do.

See you there, Caroline

Personal Development Circle North East
Personal Development Circle North East

The Personal Development Cafe is both for those people new to personal development and for those already exploring coaching and neuro linguistic programing (nlp). The café sessions are designed to be informative, stimulating and compliment other Personal Development Circle North East’ workshops.

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Gandhi

As a member of the Personal Development Cafe part you will:

– Discover the benefits of using personal development techniques
– Learn tools for confidence, motivation & the power of your mind
– Gain an understanding of the science and behind personal development
– Feel motivated and supported by the group
– Progress to become the person you want to become

Café sessions are monthly and run for 2 hours. In a relaxed and informal setting the sessions will start with a coffee followed by “some food for thought” – an informative and stimulating talk. Then it’s time for “café chatter” to open up discussion. We finish with some “clearing up” and self-reflection which is for your eyes only.

You are welcome to “drop in” on individual café sessions, but you may find benefit from regular attendance.

No matter what your goals and dreams may be or at what level you are to achieving them. With consistent motivation, a deeper understanding of the power of your mind, good clear teaching, and a friendly group of people behind you, you will gain a deeper understanding and belief in yourself from which change will naturally develop.

You can choose from our Café menu over the following dates

March  8th    Start thinking right

April  26th    Your personality types

May  24th    Understanding your values

June  14th    Communicating with confidence

July  19th    Love yourself and others

August    No meeting – summer break

September 20th  Hear your Inner wisdom

October 18th    The fear factor

November 15th  Towards your spiritual self

For PAID members of the Personal Development Circle North East it’s only £10 per session

Unpaid / Non members can pay on the door – £15.

 Address:

The Methodist Church

Framwellgate Moor, off front street, Framwellgate Moor DH1 5EJ

http://www.durhamdeernessmethodist.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=236

Personal Development Cafe Presenter Caroline Molloy

If Caroline is unable to run the session it will be ran by Aly or one of our other regular presenters.

Monthly workshop

No meeting in August (summer break) or December.

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Show me the funny!!

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Professional People are going to see Sarah Millican in Newcastle in May 2014.

We have 5 tickets available for members to attend this event … check our website for details —> http://www.meetup.com/Professional-People-North-East/events/154485272

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Why only 5?  Well that is because we do small number events to members can get to know each other and build friendships.

Members only event (membership per year £10) so if you want to come along to this great show with us … check out our website today http://www.meetup.com/Professional-People-North-East

If you already have your ticket for this show … that’s fine you can still join us for pre-food meal/drinks.

Plan is to meet first for something to eat then head along to see the show.  Hopefully there’ll be lots of laughs to be had.

If you aren’t sure who Sarah Millican is … here is a link to her website and tour dates … http://www.sarahmillican.co.uk  Since Sarah won the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican’s Not Nice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, she quickly established herself as a household name, TV personality and her  tours often sell out.

 

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Monthly Social

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Join our Monthly Social, a bar meal in Newcastle upon Tyne …  A social setting where you can meet myself and other members of our MeetUp groups  in a relaxed environment.

To attend please register online and reserve a place.  Details on our websites:

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Professional People North East – Friendship group for single working people over 40

http://www.meetup.com/Professional-People-North-East

 

Personal Development Circle North East  – Personal Development and Spirituality sessions in the North East

http://www.meetup.com/Personal-Development-Circle-North-East

 

Both groups are sponsored by Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited http://www.geordie-coach.com – Professional Coaching for Professional People – Bridging the Gap to Your Success

FAQ

What will you be doing at this event?

This is an informal meeting, where we will talking over drink/food and getting to know each other better.

What will it be like?

Relaxed as always, grab your refreshments then join us for good conversation.

Who should come? Are newcomers welcome?

This meeting is ideal for new members to come along & get involved, to find out more about the group and share any ideas for future meetings as well as to get to know each other better.

Who should come?

Members of the Group are welcome to bring along friends/guests especially those who may be interested in joining. 

Please pay for your own food/drinks at the bar as you go.  

Why should people come?

To get to know other members, to find out what we’ve been up to over the last month, maybe there was a meeting that you couldn’t attend and want to know what was covered, to suggest ideas for other meetings or just to come along and say ‘Hi’ and have something to eat/drink.

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Is it okay to arrive late?

Yes that is fine.

This event automatically repeats every month.

The date may be varied BEFORE RSVP’s open.

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Family Friendly Day Out

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Join us for a day out to Flamingoland. You’ll find the Theme Park & Zoo in Kirby Misperton, a small village between Malton and Pickering in North Yorkshire. About 2 hours drive from Newcastle.

You don’t have to have kids to join us, but being up for a fun day out is essential.

Details on our websites:

Professional People North East – Friendship group for single working people over 40

Family Friendly Trip To Flamingoland

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 9:15 AM

5 Companions Went

Check out this Meetup →

Personal Development Circle North East  – Personal Development and Spirituality sessions in the North East

SOCIAL: Fun Park / Zoo – day out

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:30 AM

6 Coaching Friends Went

Check out this Meetup →

Both groups are sponsored by Newcastle Performance Coaching Limited http://www.geordie-coach.com – Professional Coaching for Professional People – Bridging the Gap to Your Success

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Professional People North East are Pleased to meet you

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Are you single and over 40?  Looking to vary your social life a bit and make new friends?

Join Professional People North East today.

Our next social is this evening in Newcastle city centre.  A drink then onto a meal.

Limited numbers so members can get to know each other.

 

See website for details

We’re Pleased to Meet You – Newcastle City Centre

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

6 Professional People Attending

Aim is to meet from 7:30 pm to eat at 8:00 pm.Restricted numbers so we get to know each other.Please RSVP early so I know how many I am booking for.No guests – this is a members only evening :-DDid you know you can ‘share’ our events on Twitter and Facebook?  the buttons are above the event on the full website.Please keep your RSVP up to dat…

Check out this Meetup →

 

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Coaching Club – Communication is Projection

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Group coaching sessions working on our 2014 goals, very relaxed and informal.  Whatever the goals are that you are working on  (personal, professional or business) there is something for everyone in this session.

 

How do you communicate with others?  What signals are you sending out?  Are you getting your message out effectively.  Lots to cover in this great 2 hour interactive session.

 

Your Coaching for this session is PDCNE organiser – Aly

 

£10 to members of the PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE NORTH EAST

£15 anyone else who comes along

Cash only – please attend 10-15 minutes before the session start time to make payment on arrival for the session and sort out tea/coffee before we start.

Price includes refreshments.

Remember to bring along a notepad and pen!

Venue – Wallsend Memorial Hall

Date – Saturday 5 April 2014 – 1pm to 3pm

Link to website: http://www.meetup.com/Personal-Development-Circle-North-East/events/172728042/

 

 

Dine on Newcastle Quayside with Professional People North East

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Professional People North East are out tonight for a meal on Newcastle Quayside, as with many of our events there are only 8 places available.  Why? So members get to know each other and build friendships.

Professional People North East is a great group to join if you are single, professional and over 40.  We’re not a dating group!  It’s about building friendships and making connections with other mature single people in a relaxed setting.

If you are interested in meeting people, building friendships, doing something a little different why not check out our website and join us sometime?

We are a members led group – dining, meals, coffee, breaks, comedy … members are able to add their own events too 😀

Tonights event can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/Professional-People-North-East/events/172621662

Professional People North East
Professional People North East

March Coaching Club – How are you meeting your 6 Human Needs

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Come along to our group coaching sessions and join with others working on our 2014 goals.  If you are interested in working with a coach and would like to join a supportive group session check out this regular meeting.

Personal Development Circle North East
Personal Development Circle North East

Next meeting

22 March 2014 from 1pm to 3pm

venue – Wallsend Memorial Hall and Peoples Centre in Wallsend (parking & metro station nearby).

Session is brought to you by Newcastle Performance Coaching sponsors of the Personal Development Circle North East.

 

In this Group Coaching session we are looking at The 6 Human Needs. (Certainity, Variety, Signification, Love & Conection, Growth and Contribution) and also the 4 Classes of Human Experience.

 

Group coaching and interactive session.

£15 payment on the day (cash only thanks) – includes refreshments

please pre-book your place either on our website http://www.meetup.com/Personal-Development-Circle-North-East/events/168233272/ or on our Eventbrite page http://personal-development-circle-north-east.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

 

 

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Are you locked inside in your Shack?

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In this months Spirituality Cafe we are looking at … a book – The Shack – a New York Times bestseller – the story of a man lifted from the depths of despair through his life-altering encounter with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit

 

The Shack

 

The Shack
The Shack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

If nothing else it is interesting and very thought provoking.

 

Listen to it (all 8 and a 1/2 hours) for free on YouTube read by the author.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1sgn4VXoyM

 

Here’s some information from Amazon about the book:

 

Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack.

 

Against his better judgement he arrives at the shack on a wintery afternoon and faces up to his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack’s world forever.

 

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question, ‘Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?’ The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book!

 

 

JOINT EVENT WITH … THE PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE NORTH EAST meetup group

 

Here’s some reviews:

 

Review’Brilliant! One of the most faith-enhancing books I have ever read’ (Bear Grylls)

‘Clearly the book is speaking loud and clear to a lot of people’ (The Independent)

Bunyanesque … bold, imaginative, humane and funny. (Church Times)

This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan‘s Pilgrim’s Progress did for his. It’s that good! (Eugene Peterson)

‘This is the most heart-warming, inspirational story I have read in decades. If you only read one book in the next year….read THE SHACK’ (J.John)

‘By far the most captivating, deliciously written and theologically refreshing page turner of a novel I have ever read.’ (Gerald Coates, Pioneer)

‘Dangerous, dangerous way to do off-the-hook theology, I love it! It’s not just what happens when a theologian becomes storyteller: this is what happens when a survivor who has experienced God decides to tell a story. This should be required reading in spirituality/theodicy classes everywhere. The Shack will quickly become a modern classic, and it will inspire imitators. But very few will match the competence of this work.’ (Siku)

THE SHACK is the most absorbing work of fiction I’ve read in many years. My wife and I laughed, cried and repented of our own lack of faith along the way. THE SHACK will leave you craving for the presence of God. (Michael W. Smith, Recording Artist)

This story reads like a prayer – like the best kind of prayer, filled with sweat and wonder and transparency and surprise. If you read one work of fiction this year, let this be it. (Mike Morrell, Zoecarnate.com)

Reading THE SHACK during a very difficult transition in my life, this story has blown the door wide open to my soul. (Wynonna Judd, Recording Artist)

 

 

PDCNE Meeting cost £5

 

Please pre book either on our website PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE NORTH EAST or on EVENTBRITE (link on side panel).

This meeting is held 22 March 2014 at Wallsend Memorial Hall and People Centre 10am to 12 noon.

 

Refreshments are provided.

 

 

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Personal Development meeting in Durham

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Monthly Personal Development Cafe starting March 2014

 

The Personal Development Cafe is both for those people new to personal development and for those already exploring coaching and neuro linguistic programing (nlp). The café sessions are designed to be informative, stimulating and compliment other Personal Development Circle North East’ workshops.

Personal Development Circle North East
Personal Development Circle North East

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” Gandhi

As a member of the Personal Development Cafe part you will:

– Discover the benefits of using personal development techniques
– Learn tools for confidence, motivation & the power of your mind
– Gain an understanding of the science and behind personal development
– Feel motivated and supported by the group
– Progress to become the person you want to become

Café sessions are monthly and run for 2 hours. In a relaxed and informal setting the sessions will start with a coffee followed by “some food for thought” – an informative and stimulating talk. Then it’s time for “café chatter” to open up discussion. We finish with some “clearing up” and self-reflection which is for your eyes only.

You are welcome to “drop in” on individual café sessions, but you may find benefit from regular attendance.

No matter what your goals and dreams may be or at what level you are to achieving them. With consistent motivation, a deeper understanding of the power of your mind, good clear teaching, and a friendly group of people behind you, you will gain a deeper understanding and belief in yourself from which change will naturally develop.

You can choose from our Café menu over the following dates

March  8th    Start thinking right

Start right thinking

There’s a battle going on in our minds, a daily conversation with ourselves which if it’s going well, can make our day and if it not well “I might as well not even bother !!!!” (does this sound familiar?)

The true fact is that our bodies and behaviours are affected by the way we think. We think in patterns that develop habits, our brain remembers these habits and like a well-worn path, they are stored in the neurology of the brain.

More often than not we talk down to ourselves, talk ourselves out of things and limit our opportunities before that have even entered the room.  When was the last time you told yourself how amazing you are?

The good news is that our brain can learn a new path, and the more often we choose a better path the more worn it becomes until it becomes a new path of better thinking.

So in this session we are going to explore a little bit about how the brain works, the physical effects of both positive and negative self-talk and write ourselves some affirmations to take home, so we can start the day on the right path.

 

 

April  26th    Your personality types

May  24th    Understanding your values

June  14th    Communicating with confidence

July  19th    Love yourself and others

August    No meeting – summer break

September 20th  Hear your Inner wisdom

October 18th    The fear factor

November 15th  Towards your spiritual self

 

£15 …  just pay on the arrival.

 

Address:

The Methodist Church

Framwellgate Moor, off front street, Framwellgate Moor DH1 5EJ

http://www.durhamdeernessmethodist.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=236

 

 

Personal Development Cafe Presenter Caroline Molloy

If Caroline is unable to run the session it will be ran by Aly or one of our other regular presenters.

 

Monthly workshop

No meeting in August (summer break) or December.

 

 

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Professional People North East – March social

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We are off for a bar meal in Gosforth tomorrow evening, if you are interested in joining us register on our website.

Professional People North East
Professional People North East

Who are Professional People North East ?  We were are a for single men and women over 40 in the North East who want to meet new people, socialise, make friends and enjoy life.

Professional People North East is all about our members, enjoying ourselves in a relaxed and comfortable environment whilst building friendships.

 

What do we do? Well we have regular events e.g.

  • Regular bar meal / drinks socials
  • a Saturday mornings coffee morning get togethers to kick start the weekend,
  • cinema, theatre, walks, discussions all coming soon

We are more than a monthly booze up group and whilst some events are pre-planned we often have ‘pop up’ events which are listed at short notice to keep numbers low not everyone wants to go out in large groups.  As this group is members led feel free to add your own events to the calendar.

Most of our dining events will be capped at 10 members – this is so that we have the opportunity to talk and can get to know each other better.

If you are looking for pub crawls and ‘piss-ups’ … sorry this is not the group for you!

We are an easy going, uncomplicated group of single people – if you are genuine, honest and be yourself you will fit in well with the membership.

If you want to make friends and improve your social life, or just try something different then join us and get involved.

We will be having lots of new, varied and interesting events all over the North East on a regular basis.

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First and foremost the Professional People North East is a Social group.

We are based in the North East and our events are for members only though guests of members are very welcome to come along and join in.

We will hold most of our meetings in Newcastle or Durham though members are free to add other event in locations.

Professional People North East
Professional People North East

Whilst the group is for single people it is NOT a dating site.  There are plenty other sites on the internet for single people to join.  This is first and foremost a social group, where people can meet each other and build friendships, if you meet someone at one of our events that you connect with it is a bonus.

We have plenty of things going on enable our single members to meet each other at informal and relaxed events, either mingling in a pub, the cinema or theatre, over a coffee & conversation meeting or during dinner or at one of our ‘Dating Workshops’.

This is a very friendly relaxed group. We hope you sign up and join in.

If you like to arrange socials then perfect we are always looking for people to get creative with events and lead the way.

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We are not going to define ‘Professional’ but here are a few thoughts if you are unsure … if you receive a salary (past or present) from an employer or your own ventures … or maybe you went to Uni (not essential).

You don’t need to be a high flyer, your role within an organisation is irrelevant and if you’re retired or no longer working in the organisation that is OK too.  If you consider yourself to be a ‘Professional’ that’s fine with us.

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Single means that you are not married, living-with or in a relationship with someone.

Single includes separated – it does NOT include any of the above or ‘open relationships!!

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Over 40 …  I’m not checking birth certificates so if you’re near enough (high 30’s) it’s fine.

 

Sign up for this event here http://www.meetup.com/Professional-People-North-East/events/167348852/

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