Running a small firm or being a sole trader can be a lonely experience for many business people, so long-standing Swindon coach, Peter Mayes, has come up with a way to tackle the feeling of isolation experienced by many people at the top of the tree.
Peter has developed a half-day workshop to bring together leaders of small businesses and sole traders, to enable them to collaborate, generate ideas and get some moral support.
The Lonely Leaders’ Action Workshops are being staged on April 10 and April 30, from 10am-12.30pm, at Basepoint Business Centre, Rivermead Drive, West Swindon.
Peter will take participants through a programme which enables them to chat, listen, think and share their experiences.
“Many small businesses stand or fall on the skills of the leader,” he said. “Yet often the leader has no opportunity for personal or business development. Being a leader in a business of one, or leading a small business, is not easy, especially when times are tough. You can feel isolated and unsupported. The Lonely Leaders’ Action Workshop is designed to let people experience the collaboration and ideas generation they would get if they worked in a large organisation.
“Often, a business boss has nobody to turn to; he or she can’t talk to clients, suppliers, or employees – indeed, there may be no employees. My workshop will give them a chance to stand back, share, reassess and refocus.”
Peter has a career spanning more than 20 years in leadership coaching, leadership and management training and coaching for performance, and has worked with the likes of DHL and Schneider Electric. He said the workshop was a stand-alone event, but participants would be given the opportunity to enrol on an ongoing programme, focussed on collaboration and mutual support.
The workshop costs £25 and can be booked via
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Peter on 01793 882058.