“This workshop delivered a powerful message that everyone needs to hear, at least once in their life. Facing fear brings endless opportunity.”

– Australia Post Leader

The Challenge

With the rapid pace of technological progress, work in the future will look very different from today.

To thrive in the advancing digital economy, leaders and individuals need to be prepared, but many of us are unsure of how or where to begin.

The Opportunity

The Future Of Work provides a unique opportunity to re-conceptualise what work means and cultivate environments and skills that create happy organisations and people.

But how as an organisation do you leverage the next technological era to create a truly diverse and inclusive culture, attract and retain the talent of the future and skill your people to bring their best selves to work?

The Solution

We’re here to humanise the future of work, amplify human potential and evolve organisational cultures that thrive.

Our motivation is not money, it’s positive societal impact, which means we choose to only work with companies who are invested in leveraging the future of work, as an opportunity to reconceptualise how gender diversity and inclusion can be realised to thrive.

We work at the intersection of diversity, innovative change, happiness, and the Future Of Work to amplify human, and organisational potential. Our extensive global networks across entrepreneurship, social enterprise, venture capital and corporate, enable innovative problem solving and thought leadership.

As a disruptive global education company, we partner with corporations and women in technology communities, to build businesses and careers that make women happy.

The Harvard Business Review indicates that the key skills required to thrive in the future, include innovative thinking, resilience, humility, open mindedness and emotional intelligence. BKindred has developed diversity focused, transformational leadership programs, cultural advisory services, and keynotes to build the skills of the future.

THE ART OF NO

When was the last time you said yes to something you didn’t want to do in order to avoid a hard conversation? For many of us this is a daily practice. A practice that impacts our ability to do the work we love, live the life that we want, and leave the legacy we dream of.

Why do we do this? Because many of us suffer from People Pleaser Syndrome, avoiding difficult conversations out of the fear of feeling uncomfortable and potentially damaging relationships.

Outcomes

The Art Of No will teach your people how to:

  • Step into each opportunity with conscious intention.
  • Take back control of how they respond under stress.
  • Build resilience through the practice of getting comfortable with discomfort.
  • Improve influencing and conflict management skills.
  • Improve productivity.

Move closer to what they want in work and life quicker, through the elimination of unnecessary noise

Takeaways

  • Clarity on where to invest energy and resources in order to build confidence and maximise productivity.
  • A new positive language to use when faced with a difficult conversation to help shift mindset and build change capability.
  • A set of evergreen tools that can be used to tackle having hard conversations and support building ongoing resilience and confidence.
  • An action plan that will enable your people to remove the barriers associated with difficult conversations and delivering a No.
  • Improved confidence to bring who they truly are to work and life, supporting greater diversity in your organisation.
  • A deeper level of trust and connection amongst peers based on the personal experiences shared in the room

 

THE BRAVERY MASTERCLASS

Did you know that “61% of us deny the power of our own ideas because we are too busy trying to work out how to fit in”- Nilofer Merchant.

Imagine the innovation that could be created in your organisation if fear did not hold your people back. Imagine the diversity of a workplace that encouraged people to bring their whole self to work.

There’s a good reason why companies like Lulemon Athletica, Australia Post and Powercor are investing in the Bravery Masterclass for their people and the evolution of their organisational culture.

FUTURE PROOF

Predictions indicate an unprecedented scale of disruption caused by the full realisation of automation and technology. To thrive in the rapidly advancing digital economy, those of us who work and lead will need to be prepared, but many of us are unsure how, or where to begin. We have a unique opportunity to re-conceptualise what work looks like, and how we can leverage it for greater happiness, greater workplaces, and social impact.

Outcomes

Future Proof will provide:

  • Clarity on what the future of work looks like, and how it impacts individuals, work, and communities.
  • Identification of the opportunities and challenges the future of work provides, in the context of you, your work, and your community.
  • Simple tactics that you and your team can employ, to positively impact what the future of work looks like.

Who It’s For

Any organisation or community group seeking to get ahead of the curve, cultivate and innovative environment, and future proof the happiness of their organisation and their people.

TACTICS FOR HAPPY CHANGE

This thought provoking keynote demonstrates the power of getting comfortable with discomfort, in order to create impactful and innovative change in both the workplace and in life.

Whilst the original delivery was undertaken in a bathing suit, went viral on LinkedIn and started the #nakedforchangemovement, this moment is now leveraged as a powerful case study during the keynote.

Outcomes

  • Experience practices that enable greater clarity on what makes you and your people truly happy
  • Learn the foundations of how to create happy change in life and work
  • Expose the key barriers to change and learn simple tactics to overcome them

Who It’s For

Senior leadership teams and high performing professionals seeking to make innovative change in the workplace and in life.

PROJECT HAPPY

Do you know what makes your people happy? Have you considered how this insight would help you motivate, connect and engage your people on a whole new level?

Project Happy is a workshop designed to create the space to explore happiness and identify how to bring more of it into life and work.

We empower your people to make and influence tangible change through the exploration of personal possibility.

Outcomes

  • Learn how to articulate and evolve your purpose
  • Define what happiness looks like for you and walk away with a clear vision and plan to bring it to life
  • Build confidence in your ability to influence and make impactful change
  • Connect your people on a whole new level through the understanding of what matters most to them in life

Who It’s For

Senior leadership teams and high performing professionals seeking meaning and greater fulfilment in their work and life.

PROJECT ME

Emotional intelligence has been referenced by Harvard Business as one of the most critical skills in the context of the future of work. Project Me is designed to enhance the emotional intelligence capability of your people enabling them to bring their best selves to work and life.

Outcomes

  • Take back control of how you respond under stress through the practise of self awareness and self regulation
  • Learn how to improve relationships through the understanding of how your actions and behaviors influence and impact others
  • Understand why people respond the way they do and learn how to demonstrate authentic empathy

Who It’s For

Senior leadership teams and high performing professionals seeking to bring the best version of themselves to work and life.

THE  INNOVATION EXCHANGE

How many of your people have brilliant ideas that could shift your business? Ideas that never see the light of day due to overwhelm and a lack of skill and resources to make it happen?

Do you observe departmental teams competing and withholding rather than coming together to innovate?

Have you truly explored the possibilities of external collaboration partners to build your problem solving capability, brand, market share or skills and resources?

The Innovation Exchange workshop brings business divisions together for shared outcomes. It provides the foundation to turn the seemingly impossible into possible and turbo charge ideas into tangible action.

Outcomes
Learn how to:

  • identify innovative collaboration partners internally and externally
  • build the confidence and skill to pitch new collaboration ideas or solutions
  • establish and execute internal and external collaborations effectively
  • explore collaboration opportunities and build connections through live in room collaborations

Who It’s For

Senior leadership teams and high performing professionals seeking to exploit possibility, level up problem solving capability and create an innovative culture.

WINE & WHITEBOARDS 

We believe the world of tomorrow is going to fundamentally shift due to the rapid growth of technology. We are fascinated in what this means on an economic, environmental and sociological level. Everyone has a perspective as to what opportunities and impacts this will have on all of us in the context of work and life.

Wine & Whiteboards is a team building event that searches social challenges and devises possible solutions for de-risking and positively impacting our future in creative ways that hopefully bring more enjoyment to what we do.

Outcomes

  • Empathy and understanding of what motivates the belief systems of others
  • Next level connection based on what truly matters to your peers
  • Shifted perspectives around social issues
  • Innovative problem solving, ideation and often a desire to explore further

Who It’s For

Senior leadership teams and high performing professionals seeking to leverage the power of diverse thinking to create authentic connections and critical problem solving skills.

Words From Our Kin

“You can’t walk out of this workshop with out having been inspired by yourself and clear on at least one action that will make a difference in your life.” – Tav

“I have done a lot of self development work and purpose exploring. This opened up a way to get there that I hadn’t done before and I’m excited to take these actions away and put them into practice.” – Jen

“Fear can be one of the best things. That freaking blew my mind.” – Francesca

“Wonderful session. If you are looking for a way to break down the barriers to what really makes you happy, this is a must do.” – Sasha

“Penny makes you feel like you are not alone in the quest to seek happiness in everyday life. Her vulnerability and passion connects with you and leaves you hanging on with every moment she has to share.” – Taylor

“Hearing so many people embrace fear makes happiness easy to find with the help of Penny and leaders like her.” – Elle

“Penny opened my mind to principles I’ve never used to help break down fears and the stigma of fear. I was completely engaged and empowered to take even the smallest of steps to create change for the better” – Ellie

“Thank you for putting things in perspective and making me think about what’s stopping me from making change today.” – Ellie

“I just had a conversation with myself that I never knew I wanted to have.  Thank you” – Katie

“One of the highlights of my year so far was listening to Penny deliver her keynote on ‘getting comfortable with being uncomfortable’ for happy change.” – Lisa 

“Incredible talk! Truly inspiring and so, so relatable to so many of us.  Nice to hear true stories from real people making stuff happen.” – Bianca

“BKindred thank you for such an awesome session, absolutely loved it and so many great takeaways to put into play.” – Renee

“Thank you for helping me to recognise that as humans we all have the same fears and sharing them can be hugely constructive” – Carolyn

“Such a great and insightful session! Thanks for cracking open even more possibilities for the world and ourselves.  You rock!” – Jay

“Great content and heartfelt delivery.” – Cassandra

“I love that the actions were achievable and the theory easy to implement.” – Renee

“You made me think about my current state of mind and where my life is at.” – Bridget

“Thank you for your honesty and helpfulness in making me think about ways to improve how I view myself and my situation.” – Sam

“You opened my mind to new beginnings.” – Kaitlyn

“Thanks for getting me started on kicking away my fears.” – Lolly

“I realise now how important it is to take time to reflect on my fears, how they are holding me back and what I can do to change this.” – Sian

“Thank you for teaching me that fear has a positive side.” – Lauren

 

LET’S TALK

If one or many of these programs have sparked your curiosity or perhaps you have a specific question feel free to email hello@bkindred.com.au or call on +61 408 996 879

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