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Wednesday 27th February
Covent Garden

Our next Story Social on Wednesday 27th February will address the topical theme of resilience. Come and join us for stories from fellow audience members about their experiences of when life got in the way of the plan. You might feel inspired to tell your own tale of toughness, or lack thereof.

Has your heart been broken into pieces by the person you trusted it with? Maybe you found yourself working for a psychopath? Perhaps illness crept uninvited, into your life, or the life of someone you love? Remember the time when, despite all your hard work and best endeavours, you fell short of the mark? Maybe you found hidden reserves when you were unfairly overlooked because of your race, gender or sexual orientation? Maybe economic uncertainty is suffocating your business? Or maybe you’re like me and have periods when for no apparent reason, joy and happiness are replaced by darker emotions. We’d love to hear about how you’ve coped when faced with adversity.

Wednesday 27th February, from 6.00pm at the Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LA.

We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Cowper, European HR Director at Tapestry, who will share her insights into wellness and what trail blazing organisations are doing to help their people develop the ability to bounce back and adapt when things don’t go as planned.

Want to practice your story telling skills? Come along for a free afternoon workshop (2pm-5pm) and work with others on your 5-minute resilience tale under our direction. We will give you some structure and help you craft an interesting and memorable story plus some techniques to boost confidence and calm those nerves, and then, if you’re up for it, you can take to the stage in the evening. There are just 15 workshop places available.

Do let me know if you’d like to come along!

Call Jeremy Francis on 020 7557 4377 or email:

What is JAW Story Social

Stories bring us together; they connect us and help us make sense of the world and our experiences. They help us to understand who we are, and why we do what we do. Stories make us laugh, love and cry; they bind us together whilst we’re listening to each other, and long afterwards as well. It is in these lasting connections that we find insight and inspiration.

Each story social follows a theme. With friends, colleagues and clients, we get together to explore each other’s experiences; heart-warming or heart-breaking, humorous or thought-provoking, cautionary or terrifying. Each event is a unique experience, yet offers the opportunity to broaden perspective, and to learn more about ourselves through the experiences of others.

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