Success School - Week 1: with Robert Kelsey

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:45 in Courses

Where: Cafeteria, City and Islington College, The Marlborough Building, 383 Holloway Road, N7 0RN
Date: 4th November 2015
Time: 14:45
With: Robert Kelsey, Author


Session Summary

This practically-oriented session will explore psychological barriers that tend to hold people back, and more specifically the fear of failure. Robert Kelsey will offer down to earth advice on making the most of your potential by recognising, accepting and learning to negotiate your insecurities. There will be short exercises to help you apply some ideas to your own lives, and time for questions and discussion.

The format of this session will be as follows:

  • 2.45pm: Guests arrive and register
  • 3.00pm: Introduction from Dialogue Society staff
  • 3.05pm: Interactive Presentation by Robert Kelsey
  • 4.00pm: Refreshments
  • 4.30pm: End of Session
  • Biography of Robert Kelsey

    Robert Kelsey is a best-selling author, founder and CEO of a successful London PR agency, and co-founder and deputy chairman of a leading entrepreneurs' think tank: The Centre for Entrepreneurs. Yet he left school with one O'level and struggled to fit in - his early careers usually ending in failure. He was always the outsider - whether from his upbringing (as a townie "marooned" in the countryside) or from being the deep-thinker among the deal-junkies of investment banking. Yet Kelsey found redemption in entrepreneurship - giving his life meaning and offering him the philosophical insight that underpins his writing.

    His books on the insecurities that made him such an ineffective young adult, 'What's Stopping You?', 'What's Stopping You Being More Confident?' and 'Get Things Done', have become best sellers, translated into 10 languages. His latest book, 'The Outside Edge: How Outsiders Can Succeed in a World Made by Insiders' adopts the same alchemy of deep research, strong insight (including personal struggles) and practical guidance to help tackle the insecurities that blunt our potential for 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 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’

    2. Nicky Clarke OBE, Hair Stylist and CEO and Co-Founder of Nicky Clarke

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

    4. Serene Bradshaw, Performance Coach

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


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