Working With Individuals

Our work with individuals is twofold:

1. Workshops that you can register for to develop active compassion and social impact projects, from the faintest of stirrings to supporting developing programs and social enterprises.  There are four workshops.

2. Coaching for individuals with a social impact mission. This may be one-to-one coaching and work with people germinating their impact ideas or with people taking their mission to its next level. 

Square Cube also runs ad hoc group coaching groups of solopreneurs.

Square Peg Round Hole ?

Coaching is process which helps individuals get in better alignment with themselves and their circumstances.  As time passes it is easy to lose sight of values and drivers, to move on to the next rung on a career ladder, to get blown off course by changing circumstance, to make serial compromises or to assume that what would have been seen as success and a result a decade ago is as pertinent now. 

Coaching is a process that helps plumb disconnect, discontent and dissonance.  It is an opportunity to re-explore values and priorities, to re-define, to reset and to reprioritize. 

Balancing a process of exploration is that of taking action. Coaching is an opportunity to be emboldened to take action, to experiment and to see what happens, to re-cast next actions and explore outcomes with the coach. A coach helps move coaching clients to action and helps them to evaluate the outcomes of action. Coaching is potentially a way to turbo change a change and development process.It is always a process where the client is at choice.

Workshops for Getting into and Sustaining Action

Square Cube has various workshops:

No, Not That a 1/2 day workshop to begin surfacing what it is that participants find outrageous and how they want to move from disquiet and protest to more purpose driven activity in their personal and professional lives. 

Developing Your Inner Leader a one- day workshop to introduce some concepts of what it means to be a leader and ways to initiate leadership.  The day explores what it means to be a strengths based leader. The workshop draws on an understanding of leadership as multi-dimensional, which enables people to lead from places in which they are more comfortable or have more strengths. 

Play Your Bigger Game A one-day workshop using the concept of a 9 square game board.  Participants learn how to keep themselves in motion as a they develop their positive social impact projects and non profit programs.  Each square has a particular role in helping individuals and projects remain fluid and dynamic.  Participants explore issues such as finding allies and even re-framing obstacles as allies, addressing sustainability, investment in self and taking big actions. Please see the diagram opposite.

Make Ideas Happen A one-day workshop where we move from ideation, (having a vague idea to a more concrete one) through managing barriers and self-sabotage into taking more focussed action and developing habits that sustain action.  You will leave with a number of tools to help you in your mission of getting into action.

Strategic planning and action initiation.  A day to work through key steps in planning and developing a project or program. Participants will leave with some work completed and a clear set of next steps to help them move their ideas forward on a more certain foundation.  This workshop is offered both to those seeking to develop ideas and those seeking to scale up what they are doing.

Bringing Elements of Ourselves into Alignment

Bringing various elements of ourselves into alignment creates powerful forward action. When they are not aligned it takes energy to keep the structure from toppling. Just look at the image below. It doesn't take much to see its weak points and that it will topple. Compare with the triangular diagram opposite, which has a steadier base. Doing some basic personal development and coaching work can bring us to a place of being more powerfully aligned and able to engage purposefully with our compassion projects and missions.

Action Learning

In addition to one to one coaching we offer a group coaching activity  -Action Learning where group members help one another through a carefully structured process to move forward through generating deeper understanding of knotty problems and into action.

Action Learning Sets work over a six session cycle. These may be in person or through a platform like Zoom. 

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