I've recently been listening to the book Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. I do love me a good Audible book (no this isn't as ad!).
Have you read/listened to it? Maybe you haven't yet as it's really only just come out, but maybe you've read some of her other work like Braving the Wilderness or Daring Greatly?
Anyway, one of the reasons I love the work of Brene, is because she's done the work. I mean really done the work (or for other fans of Brene, she's been in the arena!)
You see she's done the research. In other words she hasn't just sat on her bottom in her lounge and thought up, out of thin air, a series of opinions about the topics she likes to discuss, namely vulnerability and shame.
Brene Brown is, aside from being a qualified social worker, a US based academic. In this capacity she's spent more than 20 years researching these fascinating facets of our human being-ness, and in turn impacted the lives of many as she's shared her valuable lessons which have come from the research. From the data.
But why am I sharing this with you here today...so unlike APE you might be thinking.
Well, some of you reading this may not be aware of the fact that aside from being a Chartered Psychologist, I too am an academic, based in a UK University.
My area of interest is Change....how we do it, what stops us, what propels us forward, what inspires us, what hinders us, what stands in our way, what transforms our lives and helps to truly evolve us from the ground up.
It just so happens that I am starting an important piece of research in which I'm going to look at this in detail. In a way that's not been done before and to do that, I need YOUR help.
If you feel that there is something in your life that you have made a change in, then I would love to hear from you. I'm going to be conducting interviews with people who have undergone change and compliling a study which will aim to unlock the process of change and in turn help us all in understanding it better.
Right now I am just in the process of making preparations for the study to begin, but I would be so grateful if you would, if you feel you fit the bill, to show your interest by opting in early to find out more.
All you have to do is click on the link below which just asks for your name and best contact details and I will be in touch in the coming months to provide more information about the next steps (you can opt-out at any time so don't worry).
That's all for this week, but please do forward this on to others who you think might be interested in participating.
The more the merrier and the more we will all be able to learn...
...remember, compelling, important work like this, and that of Brene's, can only happen with your help and input, so please consider stepping out of your comfort zones if it's not something you've done before. I'd be forever grateful.
With many thanks... x