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Wednesday 3rd April
Covent Garden

Our next Story Social on Wednesday 3rd April will explore the theme of collaboration. Come and join us for an afternoon workshop on story telling and an evening of stories from fellow guests about their experiences of acting in concert with others. We’d love to hear your tale of teamwork if you’re feeling in the sharing mood, but you’re equally welcome to sit back and listen to others tell theirs.

Stories allow us to make sense of our experiences; they help us navigate the world we live, love and work in, and they form the foundation of our relationships.

Perhaps you’ve experienced the joy of being on the local cricket club committee when consensus is needed – a new clubhouse roof vs paying off some debt? Maybe you’ve been involved in staging an am-dram production – despite the chaos backstage, the show must go on! Or have you been a subcontractor on a job with others who you’d ordinarily go out of your way to avoid? Maybe you are part of an operating theatre team – how do you get big egos to work together when the patient’s life is at stake? Maybe you’ve been lucky enough to be part of a team effort where a range of conflicting views ended up producing a better outcome than a love-in from the outset would have done.

Wednesday 3rd April at the Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LA.
2pm if you’d like to come to the workshop, 6pm if you’re joining the fun in the evening. 

Do let me know!

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.

So, when did you last step into the unknown?

‘I just wanted to thank you all for your help and enthusiasm. We asked a lot of the teams, we took them out of their comfort zones, but the output was incredible and the credit for this goes to you for helping them understand what was possible.’

Ralph Wheeler,
SVP Group Financial Controller, IHG

‘Top class. The work that Jeremy and the entire just add water team do has been truly inspirational not only for myself but for all of my team. They made work really FUN and effective! The energy and excitement generated by just add water has continued into our global workplace.’

Kathleen Lucas,
Head of Function , Remediation Management at BP

‘When I think of just add water what comes to mind is a team of really creative people, who understand the challenges today’s leaders face, and find incredibly skillful ways to help, support and shake these leaders. The team’s roots in the arts world also makes a positive impact and offers a refreshing alternative to the corporate perspective.’

Elina Koussi,
Leadership Development Programme Manager, GE

‘just add water was a true partner for me in my role at Thomson Reuters. Jeremy and the team approached every challenge with intelligence and a proactive mindset, delivering strategic and tactical interventions with equal success. They quickly understood the leadership dynamic and their passion and creativity never ceased to amaze.’

Michelle Horowitz,
Chief of Staff, Office of the CMO, Thomson Reuters

‘I have worked with the team at just add water for many years and I keep asking them back because they consistently deliver great results. Their creativity and ability to translate corporate goals into meaningful messages is simply amazing!’

Jill Nealon, SVP Human Resources & Development Unit, 
Dubai Airports