Success School - Week 4: with Andy Barrow

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:00 in Courses
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Where: Cafeteria, City and Islington College, The Marlborough Building, 383 Holloway Road, N7 0RN
Date: 9th December 2015
Time: 15:00
With: Andy Barrow, Retired GB Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Player; Motivational and Inspirational Speaker

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Session Summary

In an interactive interview with a member of the Dialogue Society staff Andy Barrow will explore his journey to success, discussing the challenges that he faced, the inspiration, attitudes and actions that helped him overcome these and his advice to participants at the start of their journeys. A Q&A session will follow the interview, and participants, staff and speakers will have time to interact informally over refreshments.

The format of this session will be as follows:

  • 2.45pm: Guests arrive and register
  • 3.00pm: Introduction from Dialogue Society staff
  • 3.05pm: Interview with speaker
  • 3.45pm: Question and Answer Session
  • 4.15pm: Closing Remarks
  • 4.20pm: Refreshments
  • 4.40pm: End

Biography of Andy Barrow

Andy Barrow is a triple Paralympian and three-time European gold medalist. He was a professional Wheelchair Rugby player for Great Britain for over a decade, captaining the team for five years spanning the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. He competed at London 2012 Paralympic Games before retiring internationally to pursue a career as an inspirational speaker and mentor. Andy Barrow is already a full member of the Professional Speaking Association and has become a “Team London” ambassador for whom he regularly speaks.

Andy Barrow runs two large projects working with young people. The first, with long-term client Chaucer Syndicates sees him create volunteering opportunities for employees, who help him run team-building days for young people with challenges. This year, Andy will run 18 of these days across London and Kent based on his “3 C’s” (confidence, communication and compromise). His second project is the “Athlete Inspiration Programme” where he runs a series of workshops for the schools in his home borough of Greenwich. This is now in its third year and themes include wellbeing, nutrition, resilience and teamwork.

About the Success School

The Dialogue Society Success School is a six-week programme of weekly evening seminars intended to help inspire, encourage and equip young people to aspire to and work towards success.

Participants will hear the inspirational stories of a range of eminent professionals in a friendly and interactive environment. In addition, experts from performance coaching and self-help backgrounds will provide them with practical guidance on positive thinking and on setting and achieving manageable goals. The School will establish an on-going network through which participants, staff and speakers can share ideas and opportunities.

For details and photos from previous Success Schools, please see our Success School webpages.

Who's it For?

The School is primarily intended for young people of 16-21 years of age, and the Dialogue Society will initially advertise in North London. We hope to welcome participants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Sessions

1. Robert Kelsey, ‘How to Overcome Your Insecurities and Achieve Your Potential’
04/11/2015

2. Nicky Clarke OBE, Hair Stylist and CEO and Co-Founder of Nicky Clarke
10/11/2015

3. David Baboulene, Author, Script-Writer and Story Consultant
11/11/2015

4. Serene Bradshaw, Performance Coach
02/12/2015

5. Andy Barrow, Retired GB Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Player; Motivational and Inspirational Speaker
09/12/2015

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