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"Leadership Recharge"

An urban retreat to focus on you and your well-being

Are you a leader who's been pushing yourself to the limit for years?

Is your day filled with endless meetings, high expectations, and complex challenges, leaving you with little time to rest, recharge, and prioritise your own well-being?

Do you find it challenging to switch off from the daily distractions and connect with yourself and the people who matter the most?

When you're running on empty, every aspect of your life suffers - your physical health, your emotional resilience, and your ability to lead with authenticty and impact.

That's why we've created the "Leadership Recharge" - an urban retreat designed to put your well-being first and transform the way you approach leadership.

Meet your Guides

Andrea Goodridge and Paul Wood will be your guides for the day. They bring a wealth of experience and a shared passion for promoting well-being in leadership. Andrea, with over two decades of experience as a leadership coach and facilitator, supports leaders to focus on leading themselves first. Paul, a former professional rugby league player, understands the pressure of high-performance environments and brings a fresh perspective on the importance of well-being in leadership.

Together, they create an engaging and welcoming space for connecting, learning, and sharing. They’ll share their personal journeys and offer practical strategies that you can immediately apply to prioritise your well-being and lead with authenticity.

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“Leadership can be a lonely and overwhelming journey, but it doesn’t have to be. As a leadership coach for over 20 years, I’ve witnessed the pressure leaders face to juggle countless responsibilities, often at the expense of their own well-being. 

That’s why we’ve designed the ‘Leadership Recharge.’ A unique opportunity for leaders to step back, reconnect with themselves and remember what makes them a great leader.” Andrea Goodridge

Paul Wood

“With over 20 years working in professional sport as a player, coach, and well-being lead, I have seen the best leaders (on and off the field) are the ones that have the greatest self-awareness and are able to connect with themselves which enables them to connect with others. That deep connection within their team is the foundation for performance. 

The ‘Leadership Recharge’ gives leaders the opportunity to step back, become present and refocus, which will enable them to not only perform optimally themselves but to enhance their whole team and culture.” Paul Wood

Why Choose the "Leadership Recharge?"

Imagine stepping away from your hectic schedule and taking a moment just for you.

Unlike traditional leadership development programmes, we place a strong emphasis on personal well-being as the foundation for great leadership. We believe that “you can’t be a great leader if you’re not a great you.”

The “Leadership Recharge” is a retreat with a twist. It’s all about you and your well-being, but don’t think of it as a day of relaxation at a spa. This is an urban retreat, held in a rugby stadium conference room. While the venue symbolises the high-performance environment leaders operate in every day, the retreat transforms this space into a place for reflection and rejuvenation. It’s a unique opportunity to step away from the chaos and pressures of work and life, and focus on the most important asset in your leadership journey: you!

Andrea's leadership motto.
You can't be a great leader, if you're not a great you.

"Valuable time to take stock, remember what makes you the best leader you can be, and make plans to put into practice. An action oriented, deeply reflective day with others."

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Sally Bucknall, Director of Diversity & Inclusiveness, Ernst & Young LLP

"Time to spend some valuable space focusing on me! Time to network with other sectors and have meaningful conversations with other leaders."

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Paula Davies, Head of Education, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

What to expect at the "Leadership Recharge"

During this urban retreat, you’ll join a supportive group of leaders facing similar challenges. Through sharing experiences and exchanging ideas, you’ll gain valuable insights and make lasting connections.

You’ll participate in interactive workshops, engage in group discussions, and take time for self-reflection. Together, we’ll explore new ideas and develop approaches to prioritise your well-being while navigating the complexities of your role.

Key Highlights of the Event

The “Leadership Recharge” is not your typical retreat – it’s a transformation experience designed specifically for leaders who want to invest in themselves and their personal growth. Get ready to do the work that matters most – the work on yourself.

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  • Connect: Build a supportive network of senior leaders facing similar challenges
  • Learn: Gain valuable insights from Andrea and Paul’s unique perspectives and expertise in leadership well-being
  • Explore: Understand the link between personal well-being and leadership effectiveness
  • Recharge: Learn practical techniques to recharge your energy, connect with your authentic self, and grow as a leader
  • Grow: Reflect on your leadership journey and identify areas for growth

Take action today

Think about the last time you felt truly energised and focused. How long has it been?

Don’t wait until burnout or a strained relationship forces you to prioritise your well-being. This retreat is your chance to invest in yourself and your leadership journey.

Join us at the “Leadership Recharge” and emerge recharged, refocused, and better equipped to lead with authenticity and impact.

This event is just the beginning of your “Leadership Recharge” journey. By joining us for this first event, you’ll lay the foundation for continuous growth and development. As we continue the series, each event will build upon the last, providing you with ongoing support, fresh insights, and practical tools to navigate the evolving challenges of leadership.

We look forward to seeing you at the first “Leadership Recharge” where your well-being takes centre stage.

Focus on leading yourself first. Then you'll be in a much better place to lead others with confidence.

Leadership. It all starts with you.

The two biggest ‘excuses’ my clients tell me for not making time for themselves are:

  • Someone else usually needs them more
  • They just haven’t got the time

They’re hesitant to put time aside for themselves, as they feel guilty. So, they plod on, thinking they’ll get round to it. But they don’t! Their diary is really busy. It’s full of back to back meetings and ‘stuff’. There’s hardly a space when something isn’t booked in.

Sometimes busyness from doing ‘stuff’ or focusing on everyone else (even when it is highly productive), can be a symptom of wanting to avoid something difficult or awkward that we don’t feel prepared for emotionally.

It means there’s no time to be present and connect with what’s really important to you. Your focus on logic and reason has taken over. But in the meantime, it’s pushed you to close down your heart and avoid connection.

Take action today and schedule in some time for yourself, rather than wait until you’re feeling run down or there’s a crisis, and you have to force it in.

Remember with leadership, it all starts with you.