The Power of My Why: Women in Nuclear UK 2018 Conference

Taking place at the end of January, it gives me great pleasure to be attending the upcoming Women in Nuclear UK 2018 Conference, which offers the chance to bring together more than 200 attendees to discuss some of the most pressing issues in corporate leadership.

Building on the success of previous years, the conference theme is: ‘Power Together to Create Change’. It represents a perfect opportunity to get to the heart of how individuals can use the power of their personality to break the glass ceiling and truly excel in their field.  Of course, this is relevant to everyone, whether you’re attending the WiN Conference or not.

The Power of My Why – What will we talk about?

In my workshop, I will help those in attendance to unlock a range of insights about not only themselves, but the impulses that drive them in their career and the wider world.

Connecting with your ‘why’ plays an important role in understanding how we have arrived at where we are today, as well as helping individuals to become more motivated, more driven and giving a real meaning to what we do.

Drawing on Simon Sinek’s ‘Golden Circle’ model, we’ll be examining the importance of understanding why we pursue the goals we do and the importance of effective communication of that driving purpose within all of us.  It brings to my mind this quote from American poet and author Maya Angelou;

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Taking this lesson on board, we’ll be examining how when people connect with their ‘why’, they have the power to make others feel special and buy-in to their way of thinking. This can be a powerful tool in inspiring others through your own passion and energy.

Understand your purpose with the Personal Flag

Central to my workshop this year will also be asking attendees to create their own Personal Flag.

This is a process that complements the understanding gained through a focus on Sinek’s ‘Golden Circle’ model with participants asked to identify their strengths, values, potential for growth and, ultimately, their purpose.

What life events have had a significant impact on you? How have the choices you’ve made changed your world? These are just some of the questions we’ll be exploring to help generate a clearer picture of each individual’s lifeline, and in the end, give access to their driving purpose.

You can read more about the power of this process and get a feel for how it works from this article by my colleague Tina Breslin, General Manager for Primeast LLC in North America: ‘Developing Your Personal Flag: Self-discovery for the authentic leader‘.

I also recently carried out a video interview with Jack Gritt, President of WiN UK.  She shares her incredible story of resilience and persistence to get to where she is today, the video link is at the end of this article.

Empowering change through self-discovery

Overall, the conference promises to be a lively and informative event that will help all those in attendance to better understand themselves and the inherent power they can gain from doing so. It also represents an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow attendees, with a range of receptions and associated socials.

There’s a series of other workshops taking place throughout the day, including a workshop being hosted by my colleague Martin Carver, Primeast’s Head of Organisational Development “Resilience, the power you have to take charge”.

His workshop discusses the importance of individual resilience, with a focus on discussing how the premise of ‘bouncebackability’ is essential in the modern world of business. It’s set to be a truly inspirational day for all those who attend.

For more event details visit the Primeast Event page here.

  • Sarah Cave, Director and Head of Leadership at Primeast