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6th September 2014 15:02 | 0 comments

Castles in the Sky

If you haven’t seen Castles in the Sky, then you must.  A glorious piece of television, it is the story of the magician Robert Watson Watt, who invented radar and the beauty of the creative process he travelled to get there.  Writer, Ian Kershaw, deeply understands and loves creativity, the art of making the invisible visible, of making the impossible possible.  Wonderful.

Today, I particularly loved the recognition of the team – it is never one man or woman alone.  There was a father of the invention, a mother of the invention and a whole host of others standing for the heart of it.

The moment Robert Watson-Watt said a very fierce ‘NO’ to the person continually and negatively focusing on the problems instead of focusing on and believing in the end result which allows ‘a shift, something to happen.’ How in this fierce stand the commitment to the end result doubles, is fired up and charged and power moves in its favour.

I smiled in recognition of the set up of creating for a client who does not know the creative path. Who doubts and diminishes the project with an arrogance and ignorance. Until you have nailed it and they sweep in for the glory, recognition, it is suddenly theirs you can leave now.  And how of course it never is because the beauty and the glory comes from having lived it and breathed it into being. The grit of never giving up, the strength to pull yourself up from the floor in the moments when you don’t know how and want to throw in the towel and feelings of defeat and failure sweep over you.  And carrying on and following your heart and believing anyway – that is the prize, that is the magic and that will only ever belong to the brave hearts, the people with courage to believe in the impossible.

And I breath in a moment of gratitude and awareness that I work with clients right now who do know, love and tread the creative path, or if they don’t walk it themselves respect and honour those who do – we are collaborators.

Absolutely genius television. It made me want to go out and roar up at the sky!

If you’ve seen it then I’d love to know the stand out bits for you.

And if you haven’t you can catch it on BBC iPlayer until Thursday 9 September.

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28th August 2014 15:21 | 0 comments

Creating Mainstream Visibility for Heart Centred Leaders, Social Change Makers and Conscious Entrepreneurs.

Listen to the replay.

Kat Byles

As a heart-centred leader, social change maker, conscious entrepreneur, you have a big message in your heart that you want to deliver to a big audience. You know this is key to fulfilling your mission and purpose.  And it feels impossible. You feel daunted, afraid, overwhelmed, or you don’t know how?

Tune into this PR with Heart webinar with me, Kat Byles, PR & Creativity Consultant, where I will share with you the simple keys to successful PR to increase your visibility, expand your reach, get your message out AND enable the transformation for you to deliver this with confidence and ease to fulfil your true purpose and potential.

We will:

  • Demystify PR so you can become more savvy and naturally able to be visible to the people you want to reach and who want to find you
  • Explore PR with Heart, creating visibility from your higher self to share your wisdom, serve and fulfil your purpose
  • Share 3 simple, key steps you can to take to create visibility that enables you to serve and fulfil your purpose

You can access the replay here.

Enjoy!

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14th August 2014 08:33 | 0 comments

 

I’m so happy to announce that British film director Ken Loach will be our guest storyteller at Campfire Bath on Tuesday 30 September 2014, 7.30pm at The Porter, Bath.

This is a rare and such a special opportunity to share a pint and listen to stories from an acclaimed British film director.

The event will raise funds for Bath City FC Community Sports Foundation, which brings the benefits of sports to children in Bath, of which Ken Loach is Chairman.

Ken Loach has had a long career directing films for television and cinema from Cathy Come Home and Kes to Looking for Eric, The Wind that Shakes the Barley and most recently Jimmy’s Hall. He is also known for never selling out to Hollywood and speaking out on issues in Society that matter.

Drawing on stories and experience from film, his work in local community and society Ken will be sharing stories of ‘Collaboration’. The importance of collaboration in creativity, whether that is creating a film or a local community or wider society, and the role we can each play in choosing collaboration over competition.

Ken Loach, said: “Words like ‘collaboration’, ‘teamwork’ and ‘community’ have been devalued through overuse. Yet our society has become fractured and divided. I look forward to discussing how we can resolve this paradox, with a few stories from behind the camera thrown in!”

Campfire Bath tickets cost £12.50 (earlybird), £15 (general admission) and can be purchased here.  Get them now as it will sell out.

Campfire Bath was set up by Emma Horn, producer, Simon Tapscott, Do Good Things, and myself, to bring inspiration, collaboration and storytelling to the people of Bath doing good.  Previous guest storytellers include John Cullum sharing stories and insights on TALENT after nurturing the natural talent in two boys – Ben and Jamie Cullum – to become world-class musicians.

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7th August 2014 17:38 | 5 comments

Blossom

You are called to get out there and share the message of your heart…

But this terrifies you?

You are not alone.  More and more heart-centred leaders, especially women, are giving voice to this fear. I’m convinced it is a primal fear women are being called to move beyond, to change the story and create an evolutionary shift.

That we need more women as brilliant radiant role models, leading with love, sharing powerful, positive messages of compassion and possibility is not in question.  And the great thing is that more and more women are being called to step up and share their wisdom and intuition.  And they are.  Just that it is happening in the fringes, not the mainstream.  Yet.

Fears include being publicly shamed and humiliated (my own personal favourite), that no one will be interested, no one will listen, a fear of being killed, of being shot, of being dismissed, of failing, of losing the most important people you hold dear, and of just not knowing how to be visible in the world. And when we listen to and believe these fears they are strong motivation to return into hiding, remain on the fringes, keep quiet and tell yourself it’s not quite the time, when I’ve got a bit more money, when I….

We are waking up to the cost of hiding.  The individual mental, emotional, spiritual and financial cost of not showing up for the life you know it is true in your heart for you to live.  Then comes the cost to society with our systems absent of heart, values, emotional intelligence they have given way to corruption, rising greed and self-interest across the board – in politics, media, business, banking, sport, the list it goes on. Personally, I love the theory that if more women had been present in the banking sector there would not have been such a testosterone imbalance and limits would not have been pushed so extremely, the economic crisis would not of happened.

One explanation given for the absence of women and heart-centred leaders in the mainstream and the terror faced by women who want to step up is the five generations of witch-hunts – women burnt, drowned, tortured and killed for expressing their wisdom, heart and natural abilities to heal.  For five generations mothers told daughters to hide their true nature to stay safe, to stay alive.  Eventually, no one is left alive to remember a time when women were visible and powerful leading with love.

Flip this around as a solution and we simply need to create five generations of brave, courageous, big-hearted women leading with love, visible, powerful, sharing their wisdom and compassion and greatness. Women are ready, the world is ready, it’s crying out!  Step-by-step it can and will be done.

If you have a positive, powerful message for the world and a desire to share your true message join us for the next PR with Heart Online.  We want and need your heart-centred leadership visible in the world.

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10th July 2014 16:46 | 0 comments

Yoga_London logo croppedSimon Haas, author, The Book of Dharma, Making Englightened Choices will present The Dharma Code for Yoga at the Om Yoga Show in London in October. 

The Om Yoga Show takes place at the Olympia National, London from 24 – 25 October 2014.

You can join Simon on Saturday 25 October from 10.45-11.15am for an introduction to The Dharma Code for Yoga and access this ancient wisdom to deepen your yoga practice.

Simon Haas presents Yoga and The Dharma Code How to create transformative change in your life using four universal yoga design principles for making enlightened choices. See you there!

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