Stepping into the Spotlight: Flourish under Fire

A three-part Flourish Programme which explores four pillars of confidence that ultimately allow us to flourish.

Building confidence and performance over time. This thought-provoking, interactive, online programme will explore a key topic in all areas of our lives: Confidence.

Please sign up here to get the joining link for this webinar.

We will explore how confidence is not a talent we are born with but a skill that can be learned. It is a skill that can be cultivated by growing our awareness of our best self, our view of the world and our natural place in it.

This three-part programme will leverage the Flourish Model™ which explores four pillars of confidence that ultimately allow us to flourish: to be our best self and to live the life we want:

  • Optimism – developing a winning belief system
  • Flow – being fully in the moment to be the best you can be
  • Grit – building your gritty and resilient self
  • Mastery – understanding our purpose and the story we tell ourselves

Our method of combining thought-provoking activities with inspiring speakers allows
you to get to the heart of things, discovering what’s true for you. You will benefit from shared experiences and vision of others. It’s a safe environment where you will be inspired and challenged.

Participants can expect to take away practical how-to skills that can start being used immediately in their professional and personal lives, as well as deeper learning’s, reflections and life-long tools. Support and activities in-between sessions will aim to ensure that learning is embedded.

This webinar is for IPA members only. Registrants will be sent a link to join the webinar closer to the date of the event. 

Session 1–12 May

Flourish Under Fire - The power of self-compassion and gritty resilience

People with grit and resilience demonstrate an enduring commitment and perseverance to their goals and have the ability to bounce back from setbacks and failures. We will explore how to build your gritty and resilient self through growing your optimism. Optimism is more than a disposition; it is also a mode of thinking that can be learned. Being optimistic allows us to make better choices, feel more content and cope more effectively. At the heart of the approach is developing a practice of self-compassion and kindfulness allowing us to be more open to the possibilities to be our best and flourish under fire.


10am: Introduction

10.05am: Lynne Parker, Funny Women 

10.30am: Flourishing Under Fire* - Part 1: Kinder to ourselves

10.50am: Break

11am: Part 1- Growing our gritty resilient self

11.20am: Part 3 - Optimism and quieting our self talk

11.40am: Final reflections and commitments

11.45am: Close

*Note: each part will include topic area stimulus plus group/individual exercise

Upcoming sessions

Session 2 – 14 July: The power of purpose - Build your superpowers

High achievers understand the power of purpose, having a goal bigger than yourself. While the GB Hockey Women who won gold at Olympics 2016 set out to win gold, they had a higher purpose of wanting to leave a legacy. We will explore what is your purpose and how this focus and building your superpowers can prime you to have the confidence needed in owning your journey to mastery and ultimately flourishing in your career.

Session 3 - 12 November: Finding Flow - Doing what we love

Flow is about “What make’s life worth living?”.  Money can’t make us happy – we find our true pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of ‘flow’. Flow is being fully in the moment, an effortless sense of control and performing at the peak of our abilities. Flow emerges when we do what we love – when there is a level of challenge that truly engages us. We will explore understanding when you are at your best to create more opportunities for flow and how this allows you to build confidence needed to perform to your best when under pressure, whether that is a big pitch you need to win or in having your voice heard in asking for what you want.

About the facilitators

Tina Dullaghan

Tina is a Global Learning and Development Consultant, executive coach (ICF) and NLP practitioner. She has 20 years experience working with global blue chip companies. She has used evidence-based research and evaluation to measure the effectiveness and sustainability of leadership and management programmes. Her practice includes executive and systemic team coaching to help leaders and teams explore their capabilities and be the best they can be.

Sarah Kelleher

Sarah is a NLP coach and mentor supporting individuals, teams and organisations to flourish by unlocking real & tangible performance in people. She has extensive experience in sport and business performance having captained Ireland’s hockey team, currently England Hockey U18 Lead Coach and as a Strategy, Innovation & Storytelling Consultant. Sarah had the vision to renovate a ruin in Italy to set up retreats that offer inspiration on how to live well, flourish and be your best self.

Both Sarah and Tina are qualified as LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitators and believe in the power of purposeful play, storytelling and coaching to unlock a deeper level of actionable insight.

Last updated 21 January 2022