Success School – Week 3: with Serena Bradshaw, Performance Coach

Serena Bradshaw

Performance Coach

Where: 402 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PZ
Date: 18th November 2013
Time: 18:30
With: Serena Bradshaw, Performance Coach




Biography of Serena Bradshaw

Serena Bradshaw is a social entrepreneur and founding director of Goddard Consultants—an organisation specializing in coaching and training. Serena is particularly inspired and motivated by the people she helps and who transform their lives in spite of multiple barriers. Overcoming drug and alcohol abuse, severe and enduring mental illness, disability, learning difficulties—or living in some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities. “I often ask people who come to my workshops what success means to them,” says Serena. “They begin with the rich and the famous—pop stars, actors… then they quickly realize that success is not fixed; that these people face huge challenges in their lives. And crucially they realize that they, too can develop the mindset of these people—motivation, hard work and determination.”

Serena has what she describes as a portfolio career spanning tourism, publishing, marketing and coaching. She is a graduate of Lancaster University, and has worked overseas in the corporate and statutory sectors. She holds an MBA and four years ago she re-trained as a performance coach and trainer. “I re-trained and established Goddard Consultants. Leaving behind job security and a regular income may seem scary, but I certainly know what motivation, hard work and determination are about. I’ve changed the way I think about success. Success is now about fulfillment. Success is about passion and it has to be personal.”

Session Summary

The Winning Formula

This fun interactive workshop will help you banish self-doubt and eradicate the thought processes that hold you back from your goals. We all need to make an impact – whether we’re selling ourselves or our ideas; whether we’re in a complex negotiation or contributing to a meeting. And that impact comes from our own self-belief. If you sometimes see the glass half empty, if you find yourself procrastinating, if you want to improve your personal effectiveness and reduce unnecessary anxiety, then this workshop’s for you!

Learning points

By the end of the session you will:

  • Recognise your unique skills and qualities
  • Develop empowering beliefs
  • Feel liberated in the knowledge that can change the way you think
  • Have practical tools for goal achievement

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 successful professionals in a friendly and interactive environment (4 sessions). 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 from (2 sessions). Dialogue Society staff will lead an additional practical session looking at key skills such as leadership and time management. The School will establish an ongoing network through which participants, staff and speakers can share ideas and opportunities. Click here for further information and poster.

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. Nina Wadia, Actress

2. Jessica Huie, Entrepreneur and Publicist

3. ‘The Winning Formula’ with Serena Bradshaw

4. ‘Compassion and Resilience’ with Dr Chris Irons

5. Can Yeginsu, Barrister

6. Sam Gyimah MP