It’s for journalists at the beginning of their careers who are unclear about which way to go, those in their mid-career who are downshifting while raising kids, and those who may recently have been made redundant or have retired, but still want or need to stay in the game.
Unless you’re a well-established superstar, it helps to develop a niche and be a ‘go to’ person for a particular topic or skill set. This self-development workshop has been created especially for WIJ members to help you discover that niche and feel confident about yourself..
If you’ve ever wondered why anyone would hire you, after this Women In Journalism event, you’ll know the answer.
Did you know that:
● You are unique and your niche will feel completely comfortable once you find it
● When you feel confident about yourself and what you’re selling it will be easier to get work
● Knowing what you don’t want stops you wasting time
● Having a plan gives you focus
In a small, interactive and relaxed group in lovely surroundings, you’ll:
● Identify your unique strengths and skills to set you off in a new direction
● Learn to step out of your comfort zone and try new things
● Actively focus on the kind of work you want to do
● Learn to set goals that you can achieve one step at a time
● Understand how to manage your time at and thinking about work
What journalists say about Nina’s workshops
● ‘Nina’s workshop helped me to consolidate my existing skills and achievements, but also to uncover some potential areas of growth. She created a fun, non-judgemental and thought-provoking environment and covered plenty of ground in a few hours.’ Lucy Fry, freelance
● ‘It slightly pains me to admit it, but life coaching with Nina Grunfeld has made me a happier person.’ Clover Stroud in the Daily Telegraph
● ‘Rather than giving precise instructions, Life Clubs offered gentle guidance to getting to know myself better.’ Joanna Della-Ragione in the Daily Express
● ‘I left Life Clubs feeling brighter, lighter and more positive. On the way home, I made a detour into Peter Jones to buy myself a new mug — a pink one — in defiance of the unwritten white-only crockery rule in our house. Change indeed.’ Jackie Annesley in Evening Standard
Nina Grunfeld started her career as a graphic designer, then worked as an author and journalist (columns in Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard) for most of her life. Twelve years ago she started Life Clubs – a continuation of her passion for helping individuals discover what makes them unique.
Life Clubs runs local workshops around England and in the corporate environment. Nina’s self-development books, The Big Book of Me, The Life Book and How To Get What You Want have been published by Short Books, Pearson and Walker Books.
Afternoon 2.00 – 4.30pm SOLD OUT
Susan Kench is a LinkedIn trainer, marketing and relationship development consultant, and an associate at Marshall Walker Associates. Susan now specialises in training professionals – ranging from one-woman-bands up to professional service organisations in the City – to use LinkedIn to raise their professional profiles online and build productive relationships with both existing and prospective clients, partners and influencers.
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Women in Journalism are combining forces with Journalists’ Charity and City University Journalism department to bring together well-seasoned editors and bright young sparks at our How to be an Intern seminar.
Panellist Aidan McGurran Managing Editor, Mirror Group Newspapers who oversees the trainee scheme and says “I am the one that goes through all the applications, narrows it down from about six hundred applicants to about twelve or so and then lead interview panel to select final three. And I then look after trainees progress through three year scheme. “
When: 16th March, 2017
Time: 6-8pm ( doors open at 6. Panel starts 6.15. Drinks 7.15)
Where: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City, University of London, Northampton Square
London, EC1V 0HB
The Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre is located in the TaitBuliding(https://www.city.ac.uk/visit/campuses/northampton-square/tait-building) which is accessible through the University Building(https://www.city.ac.uk/visit/campuses/northampton-square/university-building) in Northampton Square.
Chaired by Suzanne Franks, Head of Journalism at City,
Aidan McGurran, Managing Editor, Mirror Group Newspapers.
Helen Lewis, WiJ Deputy chair, Deputy editor, The New Statesman
Louise Court, Former Director of Editorial Strategy and Content,Hearst
Georgia Edkins, City University former WiJ intern and now Journalists’ Charity social media intern.
We will discuss how to get work experience, how to get the most out of your work experience and how to bag yourself freelance shifts!
The panel discussion will be followed by networking drinks and nibbles supported by the Journalists’ Charity, who have invited a swathe of influential editors, ex-editors and journalists for you to meet.
An optional £5 donation can be paid to Journalists’ Charity, who help journalists in times of financial difficulty.
This is set to be a brilliant evening, one certainly not to be missed for aspiring journalists hoping to get their foot in the door.
2. Life coach sessions
3. Working beyond 50+
4. An evening with Miriam Gonzalez
5. Agile working