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Webinars run weekly on a variety of subjects and are a great way to get an overview of a new topic, or a refresher which can help you to look at your business plan in a new light. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, our webinars are useful, inspiring and informative.

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**CANCELLED** – The Power of Thought in Times of Change

September 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this event. Please accept our apologies.**

Join Ann McCluskey to consider how your mind can help/hinder you to make the leap from ‘what is to what if’ and create the future you want

Have you been questioning the ‘upending’ of everyday life during the past 18 months – trying to make sense of it all and wondering what the future holds? Like many of us, it might have given you the space to think about a different way of working – maybe the opportunity to follow your dreams by turning your passion into a business? Carving out your own path to create a balance that works for you and on your terms. Could be time for a change…..

The session will give you an opportunity to consider and discuss how your state of mind and quality of thinking can move you forward or get in the way of creating the change you want to make. Here’s a flavour of what Ann will be covering :-

  • What you see is what you get
  • Your feelings are what you think
  • “Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re right”
  • Theatre of your mind
  • Lost in thought
  • The ‘yellow brick road’
  • Clutter to calm

If you’re curious about making the leap from ‘what is to what if’ to create the future you want, join us on 15 September.

About Ann:

With a career of 30+ years in a range of business sectors, Ann has led change with and through people and coached leaders throughout transition and organisational restructures. She now works as an Associate and independently as a Coach-Practitioner, Change Specialist, and Founder of ‘Finding True North’ and supports individuals, business owners, and professionals. Ann prepares clients to futureproof themselves – mind, body, and spirit – for uncertain times within an ever-changing world – making self-care a priority if they are to thrive in all areas of their lives in order to find a balance that works for them and bring purpose back into their lives.

Ann provides Finding True North support through coaching, webinars/workshops, and speaking at both national and local events. Her voluntary work includes pro bono coaching, 1:1 counselling with a bereavement charity, and as the host of Local Leader Devon on behalf of Enterprise Nation, facilitating local Meet Ups for start-ups and small business owners across the region.

Booking/Joining information

This is a Zoom webinar – details will be sent to you 24 hours before the session via email.

The session will be recorded for BIPC Devon’s archive. You are free to leave your cameras on or turn them off as you prefer. There will be a chance to ask questions during the session, which you can do via video/audio or by using the Zoom chat function.

If there is anything we can do to help you access this session more easily, please do get in touch at

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September 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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