Personal and Professional Development

What is Professional Development?

The desire to improve and to do better is probably an inherent part of being human. Do you ever think of being slightly happier, being on top of your game, being able to ‘just do it’ rather that postponing it, improving your relationships, finding meaning and fulfilment in what you do, listening to your own heart’s deepest longings and following your own dreams? Well, there is plenty of help out there – some of it promising instant and magical results. Yet the vast majority of us have experienced that even maintaining a simple resolution of doing something for 5 minutes a day on a consistent basis feels like being up against a wall – more than often an insurmountable wall. There comes the question: is it possible at all to change, to discover what it is that you want to do in life, to do something that you always wanted to do, to overcome the dis-ease of procrastination?

Motivation is such a complex process and to remain motivated is a journey not a final destination. Sometimes our conscious mind wants to live a different life but often we are not aware of the forces that pull us in opposite directions. How do we recognise them? How can we overcome them so that we find a way to initiate that little step towards the achievement of something that could potentially bring greater life? How is it possible to find that energy to remain motivated?

True transformation is definitely possible. History brims with examples of those who defied the odds and reached seemingly impossible heights. The journey towards greater heights in life – whatever that means for you – is within your reach. But you have to discern whatever that height that you want to reach. It might be as little as a commitment to do some regular exercise everyday, or on certain days of the week consistently. It might be a radical change that you want to bring into your life – beginning of a big project that you have in your mind, something that you always wanted to do.

These group sessions could potentially enlighten you about what you are up against, how you can let yourself down, the usual pitfalls that people fall in, the myths around achievements in life, the cost you might have to pay along the journey towards the realisation of your dreams, however small or big they are.

Why do I want to do this journey in a group?

There are a number of benefits for doing such a journey in a group:

  • There is a great amount of research that point to the fact that to be part of a group is such a powerful motivating factor.
  • You can potentially gain invaluable insights about strengths, weaknesses and resistance as you unfold yourself within a small group in a confidential setting.
  • Within a group you might come to the awareness that you are not alone in your struggles. The group often poses challenges, but the support that you will gain in the group can be invaluable in a transformative process.

Can I find out more about this?

If you want, you can arrange a free 30-minute session with the facilitator to find out more about this before you sign up.

How big is the group?

There will be no more than 6 people in a group.

How much does it cost?

The cost of each session is £20.00.

What is the length of the sessions and for how long?

Weekly sessions will last one and a half hours. There will be morning, evening and weekend groups from the end of November for twelve weeks. If you let us know the times and days that are suitable for you, then we will try to fit you in a group that will match your availability.

Who facilitates the sessions?

The sessions will be facilitated by Dr.Shibu Karippai. He has a special interest in human motivation. If you are interested in joining the group or would like to find out more information about it, please do not hesitate to contact him on 0207 278 4304 or